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Salary: $60,998.61 – $69,422.06 annually

Ecosystem Information Technologist
Scientific Technical Officer R21 – Resource

An eligibility list may be established.

On November 1, 2021, the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19.  Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required.  It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service.  More information can be found here.

An excellent opportunity to apply your natural resource expertise on beautiful Vancouver Island.

To provide technical advisory services pertaining to the information and data collected, stored, managed, analyzed, and used by staff and clients of the Ecosystems Information Section in support of Natural Resource Sector decision-making.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbors, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities, and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive, and rewarding workplace.

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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position-related inquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.


Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in a natural resource management field (e.g., biology, forestry, geography, environmental science) and 1 year of *recent (within the last 5 years), related experience; OR
Diploma in a natural resource management field (e.g., biology, forestry, geography, environmental science) and 2 years of recent, related experience*.

*Recent (within the last 5 years), related experience includes each of the following:

  • Experience working with complex species and ecosystems data and related information in support of resource management.
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel and ArcGIS to capture, manage and analyze data and information.
  • Experience in the development, maintenance and delivery of data management policies, procedures, systems and/or standards.
  • Experience in client support, providing technical training, extension and/or outreach.


Preference may be given to applicants with the following:

  • Experience working with and applying BC species and ecosystems-related data.
  • Experience working with programming and scripting languages (e.g., FME, SQL, R, Python) for the purposes of data management and scientific communication.
  • Experience with the design, development and/or maintenance of client focussed applications and tools.
  • Experience developing web maps and applications using ArcGIS Online (e.g., story Maps, Dashboards, Suvery123, Collector, Web AppBuilder) or other similar software.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.



Cover letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allow approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.


IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

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