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Anticipatory - Geomatics Technician

Reference number: CAP24J-116297-000015
Selection process number: 2024-PKS-LLYK-EA-012
Parks Canada - Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay Field Unit - Integrated Land Use Policy and Planning
Radium Hot Springs, BC
Term, Acting, Assignment-at-level depending on the selected candidate.
From $70,159 to $88,195 per year

Closing date: 18 February 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

📢 We will only accept online applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site.

Persons who are unable to apply online must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.

Failure to clearly demonstrate in your screening questions how you meet the Education and Experience factors found on the Statement of Qualifications, may result in the rejection of your application.

The asset qualifications are not essential to the job, but may be an asset in carrying out the duties of the position. They may be used in screening, assessment or determining right fit for this selection process.


• Provide geomatics technical services in the collection, manipulation, analysis, integration, and presentation of geospatial and non-geospatial data to functional specialists and managers of the Lake Louise, Yoho, and Kootenay Field Unit.
• Maintain geospatial and non-geospatial data and information in support of management activities and local implementations of national systems that utilize geomatics.
• Work primarily in an office environment with occasional work in the field.
• Be part of the Integrated Land Use Policy and Planning team and work closely with other functions.

Work environment

Our dedicated, multidisciplinary teams work together to maintain and improve our unique infrastructure to ensure long-term environmental sustainability, conservation of built heritage, and great visitor experiences.

Top 6 reasons to work for Parks Canada:
⚖️ Work-life balance
📅 Paid vacation and leave
📚 Training and professional development
🏞️ Working in beautiful locations
🤝 Diverse and inclusive workplaces
🍁 Contribution to public service

Intent of the process

The results of this process will be used to fill a term and may be used in the future to fill permanent or temporary vacancies that may arise at the EG 04 level in the Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay Field Unit or in various locations with full or part-time hours for various tenures, such as: Indeterminate, Term, Acting Assignment or Assignment at level, depending on status of the selected candidate.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

• Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with specialization in geomatics, geography, cartography or other discipline relevant to geomatics;
• An acceptable combination of two years post-secondary program, training and experience in a field related to the position.

Degree equivalency

• Experience acquiring, storing, processing, analyzing and disseminating scientific and geospatial data in a variety of formats;
• Experience using GIS (ESRI ArcGIS Pro) as well as word processing for technical documentation, spreadsheets, and database programs (e.g., Microsoft 365 and Confluence);
• Experience building and managing web maps and apps on an ArcGIS Enterprise Portal, ArcGIS Online and/or mobile field apps like Field Maps and Survey123;
• Experience troubleshooting geomatics implementations.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of geomatics methodologies, systems, standards and tools;
• Knowledge of trends and technical developments in GIS.

• Ability to acquire, store, process, analyze and communicate scientific and geospatial data;
• Ability to effectively communicate concepts and ideas, orally, graphically and in writing;
• Ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues/problems;
• Ability to manage tight deadlines and multiple, competing priorities.

Personal Suitability
• Exercises sound judgment;
• Takes responsibility;
• Makes things happen;
• Personally connects with people;
• Strong organizational skills.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Asset Experience
• Experience in providing basic technical training and/or presentations;
• Experience building custom tools/scripts within ArcGIS;
• Experience in collecting, handling, processing and managing Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) imagery.

Operational Requirements
• Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment;
• Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation;
• Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.

Conditions of employment

• Obtain and maintain Reliability Status security clearance
• Possession and maintenance of a valid class 5 driver’s license or provincial equivalent

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their application.

Parks Canada is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. Parks Canada operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

Each person is entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.

Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Stephanie Potter - Geomatics Coordinator, Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay Field Unit, Parks Canada
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