Geospatial Systems Analyst (staff position)

The Department of Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) invites applications for Geospatial Systems Analyst. The Geospatial Systems Analyst provides teaching and research support to the Faculty on the application and development of geospatial technologies for natural resources management, specifically around the access to, processing of, and application of geographic information data. In addition the position liaises with the wider UBC community on the application and development of geospatial technologies. The position consultation, training, and advice to faculty, staff and students in the area of geospatial techniques and technologies. Delivers support to undergraduate and graduate level programs across the faculty on geospatial technologies and its state of the art application. Ability to work with faculty on research projects as needed, providing expertise and training on state of the art approaches to geospatial data analysis.


Degree specialising in Geography, Forestry, Environmental Science, Computer Science or related field with a clear focus on geospatial technologies. Advanced technical training in a range of geo-spatial technologies, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing is required. The successful candidate should have a minimum of three years’ experience in industry, supporting research and development or consulting in a relevant field or the equivalent combination of education and experience. A commitment to ongoing learning to keep abreast of changing technology is a job requirement. More specifically the candidate should also have;

  • Evidence of training users from a range of experiences in geospatial tools and software is required
  • Skills training for less experienced users on how best to obtain, process and apply these data for applications
  • Demonstrated experience accessing and manipulating geo-spatial natural resource data for applications.
  • Knowledge of international GIS data standards, quality control and application of common GIS methods
  • Mastery of basic concepts behind data management in a relational or object-relational database
  • Programming skills in one or more of, but not limited to,: Python, C, C#, C++, R, or other language.
  • Thorough knowledge of current ESRI GIS software products, and various ESRI modules and extensions appropriate for teaching-support purposes; familiarity with key open source programs, including QGIS.
  • Thorough knowledge of remote sensing applications, for example ENVI.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide range of clients, including the ability to present complex concepts in a clear, organized fashion. Lead and facilitate teaching and learning around geo-spatial data and its use to students and faculty with a range of experiences from beginner to advanced users.

For full job description and to apply, please visit the UBC Careers webpage: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/ JOB ID 36251

Deadline for applications is: January 17, 2020.

posted: 13 December 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.