Air Photo Interpreter

Posted Date: Jul 19, 2022
Application Deadline: as soon as possible

Status: Open

University of Alberta - Faculty of Science - Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute

Position Type  -    Full Time Term Contract (6 month)
Salary Range  -    $25.61 - $34.59 per hour
Grade  -    07
Hours  -    40

This competition will be used to fill two positions.

A major component of the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute's monitoring system is the collection of remotely sensed data to characterize habitat and human land-use in Alberta. To support this, the ABMI is responsible for the creation, development, support and maintenance of image analysis platforms to quantify this habitat and land-use. The ABMI's Air Photo Interpreter is responsible for air photo interpretation of vegetation and surface features to ABMI (NFI) specifications.

The Air Photo Interpreter will be involved in digital image analysis through softcopy technology using multiple software packages including ESRI, Summit Evolution and Microsoft. This position will also be responsible for implementing geospatial and digital image technologies, quality control for this interpretation and will work with ABMI staff and stakeholders to provide support and solutions on a variety of projects, including Caribou Habitat Tracking.

Duties
● Conducts photo interpretation
● Assists with the conversions of AVI, GVI, AWI and other data sources
● Prepares air photo interpretation for use of ABMI staff
● Helps to establish standards and ensures production levels are met
● Helps to estimate resources and equipment requirements to complete projects and allots these to meet fluctuating schedules
and priorities

Qualifications
● The ideal candidate will have a Forest Technology diploma or university degree in Natural Resources;
equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered
● Minimum 2 years; of practical experience with photo interpretation procedures, standards and application
● Minimum 2 years; of field experience in Alberta, British Columbia, or Saskatchewan
● Demonstrated stereoscopic acuity of a least 80%
● Experience with quality control methods
● Experience with ecosite classification
● Communicates effectively with other team members and consultants
● Results oriented and efficient; good analytical and problem solving skills
● Versatile - ability to work in a team setting, or independently without constant supervision
● High attention to detail and commitment to quality
● Working knowledge with ArcGIS software and file geodatabase is an asset
● Experience with 3D Visualization and SoftCopy software (e.g., Summit Evolution) is an asset

How to Apply:
Submit resume and cover letter to
Email: pfoster@ualberta.ca

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