Local recruitment: Geospatial Systems Analyst

Government of Alberta

Lethbridge County, AB, Canada 🇨🇦

Posting Date: Feb 1, 2023

Location: Lethbridge County, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Geospatial Systems Analyst 

Job Requisition ID: 37351

Ministry: Agriculture and Irrigation

Location: Lethbridge

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: February 15, 2023

Classification: Opted Out & Excluded Systems Analyst Level 2

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx

The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (AGI) is responsible for the policies, legislation, regulations and services necessary for Alberta’s agriculture, food and forest sectors to grow, prosper and diversify; inspires public confidence in wildfire and forest management and the quality and safety of food; supports environmentally sustainable resource management practices; and leads collaboration that enables safe and resilient rural communities. For more information about the Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation please visit our website at: http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/app21/rtw/index.jsp


Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation has an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in water management in the Province. We are looking for a skilled geospatial data analyst to support the Basin Water Management section in its mandate to enable continuous improvement of the irrigation sector in water conservation, efficiency and productivity. Ensuring sustainable water management systems and practices is a critical factor for Alberta’s irrigated agriculture industry.

As the Geospatial Systems Analyst, you will ensure the delivery of quality geospatial system services and products in support of Alberta’s Irrigation Strategy, managing increased conservation, efficiency and productivity of Alberta’s water resources. The successful candidate will bring high technical knowledge and expertise to deliver accurate and functional geospatial systems databases and applications. Functions of this role ensure delivery of programs and projects, including infrastructure rehabilitation and irrigation development feasibility assessments. This role supports the Government of Alberta, the Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation, and irrigation sector decision-makers in making informed decisions for sustainable irrigation water management in Alberta’s irrigated watersheds. 

Your strong interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal, will be important in building and maintaining positive working relationships with internal team members, colleagues, management, and external stakeholders. Excellent leadership, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills are essential to your success in this role.

Responsibilities and activities include:

  • Managing the maintenance and enhancement of geospatial business databases in support of irrigation infrastructure programs and water management analysis in the business area
  • Maintaining geospatial applications and related products per Government of Alberta standards
  • Maintaining and enhancing business area web-based map server applications to enhance geospatial data accessibility and information packaging
  • Conducting advanced technical upgrades and maintenance of geospatial business data server applications and supporting development of new geospatial applications 


The minimum requirements for this role:

  • Related 4 year university degree
  • Minimum of two years related experience


  • Related two-year diploma 
  • Minimum of four years related experience. 

Related education includes computer science, information technology, or a related discipline with a specialization in GIS. Related experience includes developing and maintaining geospatial information technology databases and applications.


  • An understanding of water management conveyance infrastructure and irrigated agriculture in Alberta

Equivalencies will be considered

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors 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. 

The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

  • Systems Thinking – Consider how the work completed can support internal and external stakeholders for long-term success. 
  • Creative Problem Solving – Explore ways to resolve technical problems and improve complex systems through resourceful troubleshooting and balancing resources.
  • Drive for Results – Coordinate and deliver information technology projects, successfully fulfilling business goals and stakeholder requirements.
  • Build Collaborative Environments – Coordinate with team members to identify goals and priorities, deliver outcomes, and ensure consistency with department direction. 
  • Develop Networks – Proactively build networks, connect, and build trust in relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


$2,678.67 to $3,677.93 biweekly ($69,913to $95,993 per year)


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

This position is a permanent, full-time position with the standard hours of work as 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday. This position is an independent role with little travel required. 

Links and information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees:

How To Apply

Click on the “Apply Now” button.

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.aspx to learn more about creating a candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system. 

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, click here to access the main log in page where you are able to ‘Create an account’, reset your password (‘Forgot your password’) or ‘Sign  In’ should you already have an account.

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 https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-jobs.aspx 

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Resources for applicants:
•    https://www.alberta.ca/apply-for-jobs-with-the-alberta-public-service.aspx
•    https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-hiring-process.aspx
•    https://alis.alberta.ca/look-for-work/

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) https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

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.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Karen Jackman at Karen.Jackman@gov.ab.ca

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development