Senior GIS Analyst

BC Assessment

May 14, 2014

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About BC Assessment:
Employees are the heart of BC Assessment. As a Crown corporation providing property assessment services for a variety of customers across the province, BC Assessment recognizes the importance of its employees' contributions.

BC Assessment seeks to recruit, reward and retain great talent - the people who work hard to help make the corporation a leading property assessment organization and the first choice for property information in British Columbia. To find out more about BC Assessment, please click here.

BC Assessment values all property in the province of British Columbia. Our applications and data are used to create an annual Assessment Roll which informs and acts as an important factor for municipal and provincial taxation planning, policy and decision.

Job Summary: 

BC Assessment is now searching for a dynamic person to join its team as a Senior GIS Analyst.

In this important role, you will design, develop and execute the BC Assessment spatial data model and assessment fabric to support real property valuation through the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Computer Aided Mass Appraisal Systems (i.e. ValueBC) and Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS).

You will also analyse BC Assessment business challenges and develop, design, deliver, and maintain Geographic Information System (GIS) products and services in support of the business activities of BC Assessment such as the establishment and maintenance of uniform real property assessments throughout British Columbia.

You will also lead and coordinate project teams including the development of project charters, coordination of staff resources, preparation of project reports and evaluation of project outcomes.

Finally, you will display your attention to detail by carrying out work to precise and established standards of accuracy and will be able to prioritize work coming from multiple clients.

In the first year, you can look forward to:
Supervising and leading the team of GIS Analysts to delivery high-quality GIS support services;
Coordinating the Desktop Review process, including management of contracts for the acquisition of aerial and street front imagery; Improving GIS support and driving GIS innovation at BC Assessment.


  • A post-secondary diploma in GIS technology or a related field.
  • Preferred – Degree in Geography, Information Technology or Environmental Science (must also have technical background).


  • 4 years of experience working in the GIS field.
  • Business analysis and project management experience is required.
  • Leading project teams and supervising staff.

Please Note:

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • This position is included in the Bargaining Unit.
  • BCA intends to establish an eligibility list for this competition.
  • BC Assessment is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 About the Benefits:

BC Assessment is committed to the professional growth, development and well-being of their staff. In return for your dedication, you will be rewarded with a generous remuneration package and a full range of benefits, including:

  • Extended Health and Dental
  • Retirement and Pension Plans
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Maternity and Parental Leave Top-Up Payments
  • Life/Sick Insurance Benefits
  • 3 Weeks Vacation to start
  • Awards & Recognition

Upon joining the BC Assessment team, you'll find yourself working with a group of friendly, team-oriented individuals who strive to deliver exceptional customer service while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

How To Apply: 

How to Apply & Additional Information
Location: Victoria, B.C.
Competition Number: 506
Posting Date: May 13th, 2014
Deadline for Applications: May 26th, 2014 @ 4:30 p.m. PST
Compensation: $62,133.13 - $73,098.34 Annually
To Apply: BC Assessment Careers