Posted on May 9, 2023 - GC1739

Company: BC Public Service
Position: Wildlife Data Specialist
Location: British Columbia
Salary: $73,855.42 - $84,134.34 annually + $34.20 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Smithers
Contact Name: Dana Cruickshank
Deadline: May 24, 2023

Job Description

Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship
Multiple Locations (Hybrid)

This position can be based in any Water, Land, & Resource Stewardship office. The recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually. Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to two (2) days at home per week as per the Telework Agreement.

Wildlife Data Specialist
$73,855.42 - $84,134.34 annually + $34.20 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Smithers.


Natural Resource Information & Digital Services (NRIDS) is the information management/information technology (IM/IT) service provider and organizational partner to the Natural Resource Ministries. As the centralized authority for all information, geospatial data, and technology across the Natural Resource Ministries, NRIDS is leading the transformation and modernization of business practices through new and innovative technology solutions, continuous improvement projects and operational IM/IT solutions.

Reporting to the Provincial Wildlife Data Coordinator, the Wildlife Data Specialist supports the Caribou Recovery Program, managing provincial Caribou related inventory and habitat data, systems, tools, applications, products, and related information to ensure the availability of accurate, science-based information to support natural resource decision making. This position functions in a dynamic environment and must work in close collaboration with other units in the section, branch, and ministry as well as natural resource sector regional staff, external partners, and clients to ensure effective data management solutions.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Geography, Resource Management, Biology, Geomatics, Computer Science, or related area and two (2) years of related experience*; OR
  • Diploma in Geography, Resource Management, Biology, Geomatics, Computer Science, or related area AND four (4) years of related experience*; OR
  • Another relevant combination of education and training, AND six (6) years of *related experience may be considered.

*Related experience includes all of the following:

  • Experience working with large, complex spatial data using GIS software such as ArcGIS or QGIS.
  • Experience working with relational databases such as Oracle, MS Access, PostgreSQL and PostGIS.
  • Experience programming/scripting (e.g., Python, R, VBA, JavaScript etc.) for the purposes of data management, visualization, and scientific communication.
  • Experience communicating technical advice and information to non-technical users, team members, and clients.

For more information and to apply online by May 24, 2023, please go to:

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