Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Work Unit:  Environmental Stewardship Branch / Environmental Strategies and Research Section / Land Use Unit

Ministry:   Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Competition Number:  1040372

Location: Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF), Edmonton: Are you looking for an opportunity to become part of a leading edge team that provides advanced technical expertise in support of strategic and operational objectives for the Ministry relating to land use, environmental stewardship, climate leadership and more?

Reporting to the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Lead, you will contribute to the continued long-term social license and market access of agriculture and forestry’s primary and secondary producers. You will do this by providing a greater understanding of the environmental issues facing our clients through the provision of high quality spatial information analysis and map applications that support research, extension and policy development.

Your ability to work independently on projects with a high degree of complexity, combined with strong engagement skills will be necessary. Highly developed communication skills along with strong interpersonal skills will help you contribute to a positive work environment. Your ability to be innovative, resourceful and to take initiative will enable you to push technical limits to find new solutions and ensure your success in this role.


Degree in a related field (geomatics, engineering, GIS) plus four years of related experience or a diploma (cartography, GIS, survey, drafting) plus six years related experience is preferred. A degree (natural science, earth science, geology or geography) with a minor in geomatics or GIS may be considered. Eligibility for certification by an accredited society for GIS, geodesy or cartography is preferred. Experience managing geographic information projects is essential. Experience working with computer coding environments and scripting languages (e.g. Python, R, SAS, Perl, JavaScript) is required. Experience and awareness of western Canadian farming systems will be considered an asset. Equivalencies will be considered.

How to Apply

Online applications are preferred. 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.

Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name (Smith,Joe_Resume). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Human Resources, Agriculture and Forestry, #304, 7000-113 Street, Edmonton, AB, T6H 5T6. Phone: (780) 427 2111 Fax: (780) 427-3398

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) –  It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

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