• Geomatics
  • Inuvik
  • May 4, 2018

Website NWT Department of Lands,

The Coordinator, Western Arctic Centre for Geomatics is responsible for the provision of expertise, leadership and vision to ensure the effective development and delivery of remote sensing services for the GNWT.

Western Arctic Centre for GeomaticsThe Western Arctic Centre for Geomatics coordinates the remote sensing activities of the NWT Centre for Geomatics. It works to maximize the benefit of remote sensing projects and initiatives for the GNWT through increased coordination of remote sensing projects; the development, implementation and maintenance of operational monitoring programs to support decision making; the promotion, education and outreach on remote sensing and its value to the territory; facilitating collaboration between stakeholders with common interests; the development of new projects and proposals; and pursuing third party funding sources to resource projects and initiatives.

Reporting to the Manager of the NWT Centre for Geomatics, the incumbent is responsible for the management of highly technical professionals, including 2 Remote Sensing Specialists. The incumbent will also participate in coordinating the work of the Remote Sensing Analyst in the NWT Centre for Geomatics.

Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities;

  • NWTExpert Knowledge of remote sensing systems, sensors, processes and analysis;
  • Working knowledge of various remote sensing computer applications and data management processes (image analysis software, geographic information systems, word processing, spread sheets and presentation software);
  • Working knowledge of financial planning, budgeting and administration systems;
  • Knowledge of procurement, contracting and project management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent leadership skills to manage human resources and guide a program
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex issues, identify options and support sound decision making;
  • Ability to successfully manage various projects related to remote sensing’
  • Ability to generate viable new approaches and solutions to different situations and problems as they arise’
  • Ability to work in a high stress environment with tight deadlines;
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and workshops
  • Ability to develop and build relationships and partnerships with clients and stakeholders;
  • Ability to initiate, anticipate, shape and adapt emerging remote sensing opportunities;
  • Ability to advocate and encourage the use of remote sensing techniques and data in the GNWT;
  • Ability to interact with multidisciplinary groups including industry, government agencies, Aboriginal organizations and the public;
  • Ability to resolve conflicts;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally

Typically attained by;

The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above are typically acquired by the successful completion of a university degree in a relevant remote sensing discipline followed by three (3) years of progressive experience.

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