The Stanton Territorial Health Authority Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
21 mars, 2019Permanent - Temps plein
Location: Yellowknife Department: ENR Biodiversity Conservation Job Code: 16738 Salary: $87,263 - $104,208 Job: Full-Time Term: Temporary Environment and Natural Resources actively collaborates to protect, manage and restore ecosystem health, promote environmental stewardship and support the wise use of natural resources for the benefit of ecosystems, which include the people of the Northwest Territories. This position is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Manager, Biodiversity Conservation of the Wildlife Division. The Wildlife Division maintains various computer applications to store georeferenced data designed to supply information to wildlife managers to enable effective analysis and to support decision making. Georeferenced wildlife data is gathered by 30 GNWT biologists and technicians in all regions, and the incumbent works closely with these staff to ensure that wildlife related data is input into the appropriate computer application in a timely manner. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring data input complies with legislative requirements (privacy, intellectual property and copyright concerns), divisional data administration policies and protocols, and technical constraints. The incumbent is responsible for using GIS software to validate wildlife data, develop analytic procedures, analyze data and provide mapped GIS products to assist in the management and monitoring of wildlife and species at risk. The incumbent is also responsible for documenting procedures in a standardized format and consistent with GNWT Spatial Data specifications and developing new modeling procedures. The GIS products and analyses provided by the incumbent influence senior management decisions regarding wildlife management, resource management, environmental assessments, nonrenewable resource developments, and protected area establishment and development. Additionally, the incumbent is the senior technical expert providing advice and assistance to less experienced staff in headquarters and regional offices associated with wildlife management undertaking their own GIS projects. The incumbent also provides one-onone training and end-user support for the computer wildlife management applications in operation by the Wildlife Division. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that up-to-date, quality wildlife information is available for wildlife managers to analyze and use for decision making. The incumbent works closely with the technical support staff, including the Application Administrator and Informatics staff to ensure the computer wildlife management applications in operation are meeting business requirements. The incumbent reviews, evaluates and analyzes data sharing applications, determines spatially whether or not the data are available and appropriate, and facilitates the sharing of data. The incumbent is also responsible for administering the data sharing agreements with the public or other clients, and compiling data and information to fulfill the agreements. The position has a direct impact on the quality of wildlife management decisions made by senior ENR management that are based on georeferenced wildlife data that have been gathered, analyzed, visualized with GIS mapping tools and maintained in wildlife computer applications. These wildlife data are also used by industry and regulators to understand and mitigate the impacts of development on wildlife. The position has an indirect impact on the residents of the NWT as georeferenced wildlife data are also used to support the delivery of government and industry wildlife management programs and services to the public. The knowledge skills and abilities are typically obtained by acquiring a Bachelor of Science degree in the fields of biology, zoology, or ecology or an equivalent field, minimum 5 years direct experience in data management, including a minimum of 3 years working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).