Posted on October 30, 2017 - GC1651

Company: BC Public Service
Position: GIS Analyst
Location: Terrace
Salary: Salary $55,422.02 - $63,164.54 annually
Contact Name: Jennifer Arkinstall
Deadline: November 13, 2017

Job Description

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural resource Operations & Rural Development – BC Timber Sales

GIS Analyst
Salary $55,422.02 - $63,164.54 annually

A multi-faceted role in an advanced technical environment

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) plans, develops, and sells through auction, a substantial and representative portion of the Province’s annual available timber volume. The bid prices received from auctioned timber support the Market Pricing System (MPS) in setting stumpage rates for coastal and interior operating areas of the province. The costs incurred by BCTS also provide data for the Tenure Obligation Adjustments, contributing to another integral part of the MPS.

 To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website

The GIS Analyst conducts advanced spatial data analysis in support of program and management decision making on resource planning, land management or other program issues.  This position contributes to building the capabilities of ministry staff to maximize the potential of GIS and related geospatial and information technologies through the development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of standards, procedures and methods for collection, integration, maintenance, analysis, storage and distribution of digital corporate data.  Outputs from this position are used for development of science-based policy, standards and guidelines for natural resource management, and informed strategic planning and decision-making regarding forest management activities. 

Consider this exciting opportunity to live and work in Terrace, British Columbia   A vibrant and growing city, Terrace has the largest regional population base in this part of the province and is the service, educational, medical and transportation hub of the region. Rainfall is less than half of that found on the coast and temperatures are moderate - warm enough to permit the growing of fruit orchards and specialty crops, including peaches, for those with a green thumb and some TLC.  Terrace also boasts year-round recreational opportunities for the whole family to enjoy.

The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development.  To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Diploma or degree in geographic information systems, or in relate field, such as natural resources or geography and three years (gained within the last five years) of related GIS experience.

  • OR an equivalent combination of training and five years (gained within the last seven years) of related GIS experience.

  • Experience designing and developing customized spatial tools.

  • Experience delivering complex spatial analysis projects in support of client’s business needs.

For more information on this career opportunity including how to apply online by November 13, 2017, please visit:

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