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Remote Sensing Analyst
- April 7, 2023
Flexible Work Location (AB, SK or MB)
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Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), one of Canada’s leading conservation organizations, is seeking a Remote Sensing Analyst to support the Prairie wetland mapping and monitoring projects and to provide GIS technical support (e.g., analytical, cartographic, and database management) specific to GIS/mapping projects.
The Remote Sensing Analyst will be responsible for undertaking the classification of various wetland/land cover mapping projects, working with a team of other Remote Sensing Analysts/GIS Specialists/Scientists, to support DUC’s vision and strategies. As a member of the Prairie Region team, you will provide remote sensing technical expertise and leadership to internal clients and collaborate with external partners to meet DUC’s mission and implement mapping project components.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
- Lead technical production of wetland mapping and land cover projects in accordance with internal and external protocols and standards.
- Develop and implement mapping workflows and image processing pipelines using remotely sensed data in both desktop and cloud-based environments.
- Support the design and implementation of image processing methods for monitoring DUC habitat assets with remotely sensed data.
- Support the design and implementation of appropriate validation frameworks following internal and external standards.
- Compile project reports, technical documentation, metadata and proposals as required.
- Identify, gather, analyze, and integrate spatial data/imagery from internal or external sources (e.g., USGS, Google Earth Engine, etc.).
- Participate in project teams providing GIS support, spatial analysis, modeling and decision support.
- University degree in GIS, Remote Sensing, Geography, or a related environmental science.
- Minimum 5 years’ work experience using GIS/Image Analysis software.
- Proficient with ESRI ArcGIS/ArcGIS Pro and image processing software (e.g., PCI Catalyst, SNAP, etc.).
- Experience with object-based image analysis (OBIA) methods, or proficiency with PCI Catalyst is a highly desirable asset.
- Experience with classification of wetlands and/or land cover from multisource inputs (e.g., Planet Scope, Sentinel-2, DEM, etc.).
- Experience with automating desktop workflows using Python is a highly desirable asset.
- Experience with developing, testing and implementing AI models is a highly desirable asset (e.g., machine and/or deep learning).
- Experience with ESRI’s Deep Learning Framework is a highly desirable asset.
- Ability to work independently, and within a team.
- Strong time management skills, with the ability to set priorities and meet rigid deadlines.
- Ability to travel to remote communities throughout Prairie Canada.
- A valid Canadian driver’s license is required.
- Solid understanding and experience working with Microsoft suite.
Salary range: $64,200 – $80,300