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Lead GIS Analyst

Lead GIS Analyst

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BC Assessment

  • Are you an experienced GIS Analyst with a solid toolkit of technical and analytical skills? 
  • Can you interpret and translate data into solutions that work for the business?
  • Are you motivated to dig into solve problems, support change and make a difference?
  • Are you passionate about mentoring and coaching others to ensure that everyone is growing and learning?
  • Do you thrive in a client-focused environment where relationships and the work that you do has real impact?

BC Assessment is currently looking for a Lead GIS Analyst to join the Data Management & Reporting team of our ITS Division.  This leadership role requires an in-depth knowledge of GIS software, databases and procedures (ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Web App Builder, SDE, SQL, ArcGIS Model Builder, scheduling applications, and Python scripting language), and acts as a lead for the creation and maintenance of Geographic Information System products and services to support BC Assessment’s core operations.  It involves leading the day-to-day operations of the team, fielding and allocating client requests, and includes coaching and mentoring.

Key responsibilities include supporting the Senior GIS Analyst in:

  • Providing technical guidance to staff on all GIS matters and communicates current program issues to staff to ensure they are able to provide accurate information and services.
  • Identifying issues and opportunities to integrate GIS solutions into enterprise and business solutions and works with project staff to implement GIS-enabled functionality and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Acts as key point of contact and fields escalations from GIS Analysts related to client issues and the business.
  • Operating and coordinating multiple GIS related software and relational database management systems; documenting new processes and conducting testing, reviews and release management.
  • Developing quality assurance procedures and conducting quality control on digital products and deliverables to ensure technical standards are met.
  • Working with external clients (i.e. local governments, provincial government); coordinating the extract, transform and loading of spatial and attribute data.
  • Coaching, mentoring and training staff; setting priorities and assigning work to ensure optimal functioning of the team.

To be successful in this role:

You need to be a proactive, detail-oriented, analytical, customer-focused individual that understands data, the technology and the value and purpose of the GIS function within the organization.  You are able to understand issues, prioritize tasks, coordinate resources and make sound decisions that contribute to the success of the organization. You are highly technical, but have strong interpersonal skills and experience in a leadership role with a small team.  You can do the necessary analysis and can communicate solutions to all levels within the organization.  You also truly hear your stakeholders and understand the business.  You care about solutions and are timely with projects that you manage.

Relationship-building skills, communication skills and organizational ability are key to being successful in this role.  You must be able to work collaboratively with a wide variety of people, build teams, and support cross-functional teams within the organization.  This role requires strong verbal and written communication skills (both technical and non), as well as facilitation skills to disseminate and gather information to and from relevant stakeholders. 

This position is included in the bargaining unit.  BC Assessment intends to establish an eligibility list for this competition.


  • University Degree in Geographic Information Systems or related discipline;
  • Completion of Certificate (or higher) in software development would be an asset.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in the GIS field.
  • Capturing, converting, creating, editing and maintaining digital information in a GIS environment.
  • Experience creating and managing relational database technologies
  • Gathering requirements, performing geospatial analysis, and producing thematic maps.
  • Developing scripts for process automation, using ArcGIS Model Builder, Python, and SQL.
  • Leading teams, supporting education plans and delivering training

Note: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  Offers of employment are conditional upon a satisfactory criminal record search. A criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily preclude employment with BC Assessment. However, a recent criminal charge or conviction found to be related to the intended employment may result in the loss of an employment opportunity.

Why BCA?

As a Provincial Crown Corporation, our mission is to create uniform assessments and trusted property information that supports strong and vibrant communities in BC.  Our people are the key to our success - they drive our business, bring our values to life and truly help build communities.  We value BC and also, truly value our people.

We offer:

  • Work-life balance – 35-hour work weeks and flexible work schedules
  • Health and Wellness - generous extended health and dental benefits, plus other wellness focused programs and benefits
  • Retirement benefits – including public service pension plan
  • Career development – ongoing learning, leadership development and career development scholarship program
  • An award-winning culture!

Visit our benefits page to learn more and know that if you join the BC Assessment team, your skills and experience will be valued and will make a difference in the communities that we work and live. 

BC Assessment is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values inclusion and diversity.  All of our offices are accessible and reasonable accommodations will be made to persons with disabilities.

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Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Location : Victoria, BC

Experience Level : Intermediate Level

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