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Multidisciplinary Hydrographers are responsible for the acquisition, validation, management, and transformation of data from internal and external sources for the creation and maintenance of Canada’s official nautical charts, related products and information. Services are provided to support the program objectives and initiatives of the CHS.
Services are provided on behalf of CHS managers and staff to external clients such as the commercial shipping industry, recreational boating, fishing industry, other government departments, and academia, who use these products and services for safe navigation and the conduct of technical and scientific studies. These products and services protect lives, property and the marine environment and are essential for safe marine navigation in Canadian waters.
- CHS’s vision is to be a world class authority and supplier of hydrospatial information, a responsive supplier of hydrographic products and services, and a valuable partner in ocean technology development and applications.
- The CHS office in Mont-Joli has more than 60 employees, 20 of whom were recently hired, as part of the federal government’s Oceans Protection Plan (OPP).
- Over the next few years, OPP will contribute in modernizing marine cartography and also the way to achieve it.
- The Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) is part of Fisheries and Oceans Canada within the Science Sector.
- Since 1883, CHS has studied the oceans, lakes and rivers of Canada to ensure their safe and sustainable use and to allow navigation in these waters.
- The CHS office in Mont-Joli is located at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute, a Fisheries and Oceans Canada research center, situated near Mont-Joli and halfway between Rimouski and Matane.
- The Institute is housed on an enchanting site along the St. Lawrence Estuary.
- CHS office in Mont-Joli works closely with the other four CHS offices, Dartmouth (NSE), Sidney (BC), Burlington (ON) and Ottawa (ON). Our hydrographic and cartographic operations include acquiring or receiving hydrographic data (e.g. bathymetry, water level), the processing, validation, management and integration of that data for the purpose of updating or creating modern nautical publications (e.g. nautical charts, sailing directions, tide tables).
- Willing and able to work away from home or in isolated areas for extended periods.
- Experience with using CARIS (HIPS, BE, HPD, etc.) geospatial software suite ;
- Experience in navigation.
- Willing and able to work overtime, on weekends and shift work;
- Willing and able to travel anywhere in Canada, by car, truck, ship, launch, helicopter or small plane, and may entail work at sea and in the field;
- Possess a valid driver’s license;
- Experience in at least one of the following areas: field hydrography, tides, currents and water levels, production of nautical products, or spatial data management ;
- Possess a valid medical clearance;
Company: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Mont-Joli, Québec, CA
Application Deadline: N/A