New Job Geospatial Unit Lead, Ne In Alberta

Geospatial Unit Lead, NE
Geospatial Unit Lead, NE

Geospatial Unit Lead, NE

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $5,433–$7,102 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 37560

Ministry: Environment and Protected Areas

Location: Fort McMurray or Lac La Biche

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Permanent

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: February 9, 2023

Classification: Program Services 4

About Us

We support Albertans in being proud stewards of air, land, water, and biodiversity by leading the work required for the desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources.


Are you looking to apply your GIS experience and technical leadership skills to lead a team in meeting the dynamic geospatial needs for a wide variety of resource management activities? Then consider this exciting opportunity within Environment and Protected Areas!

Reporting to the Manager, Geospatial Projects, you would be responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating, maintaining and enhancing resource information, GIS and related information technology services in support of regional and departmental business priorities and programs.

This position requires a broad knowledge of resource management, geospatial sciences, data and technology as well as government policies and practices in order to support regional programs and client requirements. The incumbent is expected to manage the work of the Geospatial Unit, develop strategies and set priorities for the services provided, as well as perform technical services work as required.

You would manage delivery of services and programs with a large degree of independence, and would be the primary regional contact for all GIS and resource information data and services. The scope of work can range from simple field mapping and data analysis, to large scale cross-ministry landscape level initiatives involving complex GIS analysis and modelling.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that all client requirements for services are identified and documented.
  • Scheduling and coordinating client requests for services.
  • Supervises and leads the geospatial unit team; developing and monitoring work plans and tasks assigned to staff.
  • Monitoring and managing the allocation of resources to ensure that the deadlines for client requests are met.
  • Developing and implementing the required processes and procedures to ensure that the services provided are of the highest quality.

Role Cont'd

  • Developing and reporting on workforce and service performance metrics.
  • Coordinating with other region leads in the province to standardize processes, procedures and standards for services to ensure that they consistent across the Province.
  • Liaising and meeting with regional, departmental and other government (GOA) clients to ensure that the type, quality and level of services provide continue to meet client requirements.
  • Interfacing with industry, vendors and other non-government organizations to ensure that the unit is current on following industry best practices.
  • Providing geomatics, GIS and other subject matter expertise when required.



  • University degree in Geomatics, GIS or related natural resources specialization.
  • Plus 4 years of related experience such as in geomatics, GIS, and leading a team.

Equivalency: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of:

  • 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
  • 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.


  • Progressive experience in leadership roles related to GIS and informatics and well-developed supervisory skills with experience leading teams.
  • Demonstrated capability to prioritize tasks, and negotiate timelines.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of GIS data and processes as the apply to natural resource and environmental business practices.
  • Demonstrated superior technical expertise in geomatics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geospatial sciences, data and technologies.
  • Experience in complex data analysis, modeling or database management is desired.
  • Experience in projects that utilize remote sensing, soft copy photogrammetry, LiDAR or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) data collection and processing would be beneficial.
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies:

  • BUILDING COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.
  • DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: A commitment to lifelong learning and the desire to invest in the development of the long-term capability of yourself and others.
  • DRIVE FOR RESULTS: Knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders.
  • CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.


$2,716.64 to $3,550.90 biweekly ($70,904 - $92,678/year)


Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Please Note: This is a full time permanent position located in either Fort McMurray or Lac La Biche with some travel to other regional offices.

In your application, please a include cover page detailing your interest in the position, role related experience and preferred location of work. In your resume include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Also, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part-time or full-time. For example January 15, 2006 - June 25, 2009: Assistant (PT three 8 hrs. shifts/week).

What We Offer:

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service –
  • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreements
  • Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool –

How To Apply

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Resources for applicants:

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Christie-Anne Silverthorn at [email protected].

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check