Geospatial Data Analyst

Location: Edmonton, AB

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Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 6864

Ministry: Treasury Board & Finance

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: May 3, 2021

Classification: Subsidiary 12B 3625 Technologies 6

About Us

Treasury Board and Finance, Edmonton – Office of Statistics and Information(OSI)

Staffed by a knowledgeable and experienced team, the Office of Statistics and Information (OSI) within Treasury Board and Finance is the provincial statistics agency with a responsibility to plan, promote, consolidate and develop social and economic statistics and analysis for Alberta.

Our function includes:

  • Developing and analyzing social, demographic and economic statistics about Alberta.
  • Providing geospatial information related to social, demographic and economic data.
  • Providing analytical and data support for government ministries working with social, demographic and economic data.
  • Providing data products to assist government in planning and decision-making, as well as to make information available to the public.
  • Coordinating statistical standards across the GOA, negotiates access to data and data sharing and leads several working groups and user networks for the benefit of the GOA.

For further information about Treasury Board and Finance, see our website at


Do you have your GIS TECHNICAL HAT on? An exciting opportunity awaits you in Alberta Treasury Board and Finance!

Within OSI’s Geospatial Statistics team, the Geospatial Data Analyst will work in close alignment with representatives from within OSI and across the Government of Alberta. The candidate will provide analytical and consultation services to support and assimilate the spatial information requirements of diverse stakeholder groups, and provide innovative solutions that build the spatial data competencies unique to the social based ministries of the Government of Alberta.

In this multi-faceted and evolving work environment, you will use your flexibility, professional judgement, and understanding of complex issues when liaising with technical information technology representatives, geospatial subject matter experts, and internal and external clients and stakeholders.


A two-year technical diploma in geographic information systems (GIS) or Geomatics, and 6 years of related experience is required.

University degree in a related field such as Geography, Geomatics, or Environmental Science, supplemented with a minimum of 4 years of related progressively responsible experience within the disciplines of GIS and/or data management is preferred.

Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of: 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.

Experience with ESRI products such as ArcGIS, ArcCatalog, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Community Maps and ArcGIS Server and other GIS and remote sensing tools is required.

The following are considered assets:
  • Experience with using web mapping capabilities (ArcGIS online, HTML 5, etc.)
  • Scripting and programming skills (SQL, Python, Latitude’s GeoCortex Essentials etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of technical writing and documentation.

A cover letter outlining how your experience relates to the qualifications of this role is required and will be used to assess your communication capabilities.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. This link will assist you with understanding competencies:

In this role, you will contribute to our team by demonstrating the following behavioural competencies:

Systems Thinking: Consistently takes a holistic and long-term view of challenges and opportunities at multiple levels across related areas. Anticipates outcomes and potential impacts across interrelated areas and factors this into planning.

Creative Problem Solving: Engages different perspectives in seeking out root causes. Continuously engages others to scope and solve issues and find the best solutions. Encourages debate and idea generation from across the organization.

Agility: Identifies alternative approaches or courses of action in unclear and complex situations. Supports others to identify, assess, and use alternative approaches. Proactively explains how anticipated changes will affect individuals’ roles or positions. Integrates the change clearly within existing work/projects.

Drive for Results: Clarifies objectives and taps into a variety of available resources within the organization; ensuring that roles and contributions are clear. Sets and accomplishes goals and priorities in order to deliver outcomes.

Develop Self and Others: Reflects on own areas of strengths and opportunities for development. Considers developmental needs when assessing options for development including both formal and informal opportunities. Takes initiative to stay current on a broad range of topics with new approaches and/or technologies that may impact his or her area.


$2,621.67 to $3,442.53 bi-weekly ($68,425 to $89,850 annually)


Location: Federal Building, 9820 - 107 Street, Edmonton AB
Hours of Work: 36.25 Hours per week
Permanent – Full Time

Final Candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security screening.

This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies at equal or lesser classification across the Government of Alberta.

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What we Offer:
  • Comprehensive benefits plan:
  • Pension plan:
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

How To Apply

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

Tips for applicants:

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)

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted, via email.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, please contact Cindy Zaiffdeen at

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check

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