Remote Sensing Analyst

Job Summary

Location: Inuvik
Department: Finance
Job ID: 18079
Salary: $94,946 - $113,393
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Feb 21, 2020

Department Information

The Department of Finance has the mandate to provide leadership and direction to the public service in all areas of finance and human resource management. This mandate includes negotiating major financial arrangements with the federal government, providing analysis and advice to the Financial Management Board, and ensuring that financial and information resources are managed effectively, efficiently and economically. This mandate also includes the recruitment and retention of a competent public service that is representative of the people it serves and the development of programs and services that effectively serve the human resource needs of the public service.

The NWTCG provides leadership and expertise to all departments of the GNWT, as well as some boards and agencies, on matters related to mapping; spatial data creation, maintenance, storage and standards; unmanned airborne systems; remote sensing and data acquisition; geospatial software and hardware; and online geospatial tools and services.  The Centre promotes the use of geospatial data and tools for decision making through education and outreach, and collaborates with a variety of internal and external partners to maximize the benefits of investments made in the GNWT’s geospatial resources.

The 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 Coordinator, Western Arctic Centre for Geomatics & Remote Sensing (Coordinator), the Remote Sensing Analyst provides standard and custom developed remote sensing products and services to all GNWT departmental personnel in headquarters and the regions in order to assist in the management and monitoring of the environment, wildlife, and the economic development of resources in the NWT.

Job Information


  • Advanced knowledge of remote sensing and geomatics techniques and methodologies;

  • Advanced knowledge of digital image analysis, especially using PCl Geomatics, in order to provide products and services to clients of the NWT Centre for Geomatics;

  • Knowledge of the principles and procedures of projections and earth coordinate systems;

  • Knowledge of metadata standards;

  • Some experience with GIS software, especially ArcGIS;

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

A university degree in remote sensing, or geomatics and 2 years of related experience in the area of image analysis.


Community college diploma in geomatics, remote sensing, or Geographic Information Systems and certification in satellite data analysis with a minimum of 4 years related experience in the area of image analysis.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
1st Floor, Alex Moses Greenland Building
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620

More Information


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $48.69 per hour (approximately $94,945.50 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 18079        

Closing Date: February 21, 2020- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time