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Wildfire Data Specialist - BC Public Service

Wildfire Data Specialist - BC Public Service

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Natural Resource Information & Digital Services (NRIDS) is leading the modernization and transformation of business practices for the NRM through continuous improvement projects, new technology options and operational information management/information technology (IM/IT). NRIDS is providing leadership for IM/IT planning, policy and business process solutions and is also the single authority for all information and technology across the NRM.

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 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 December 16, 2022, please go to: 

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Location : Victoria, BC

Experience Level : Intermediate Level

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