Job Posting: GIS (Geographic Information System) Technician

Job Title:

GIS (Geographic Information System) Technician

Service Area:

GIS, Mapping & Information Management

Status:

Term Part-time (with possibility of renewal)

Reporting to:

Senior Manager

Start Date:

September 2016

End Date:

April 2017

Location:

North Vancouver (opportunity for some remote)

Closing Date:

August 31, 2016

COMPANY BACKGROUND:

Established by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Inlailawatash is an innovative and growing company that provides a range of natural and cultural resource services to diverse clients. The company has five service areas: Tree & Vegetation Management; Ecosystem Restoration; Archaeology; GIS, Mapping & Information Management; and Renewable Resources. By placing the respect of Aboriginal and environmental values as overarching priorities for our business, Inlailawatash is truly unique. Visit inlailawatash.ca for more details.

JOB SUMMARY:

The service area requires the addition of a passionate and committed individual who is able to assist us with providing mapping and analysis services. The GIS Technician will join a dynamic team of professionals and primarily support the production of geospatial deliverables associated with use and occupancy studies, anthropological and archaeological projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Scan, georeference and digitize features from paper and mylar maps.
  • Verify and check data to ensure continuity, integrity and compliance with standards.
  • Create, maintain and analyze spatial and attribute databases.
  • Create high quality cartographic maps.
  • Operate large format printer.
  • Provide geospatial tools to support field reconnaissance.
  • Acquire, translate, integrate and manipulate data from a handheld Global Positioning System (GPS).
  • Research, assemble and summarize data.
  • Construct visual material for meetings, proposals, reports, conferences and presentations.
  • Draft and edit reports.
  • Assist with other projects and duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES:

Education/Experience:

  • Completion of a post-secondary program in Geography, Natural Resource Management, Information Management Systems or a related field or concentration
  • Completion of at least one GIS course at a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Two or more years of related work experience is an asset.
  • Technical certificate in Geographic Information Systems is an asset.
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is an asset.

Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge and understanding of GIS principles and mapping systems.
  • Familiarity with georeferencing and digitization techniques.
  • Training and experience with GIS-related applications including ESRI ArcGIS.
  • Familiarity with LiDAR datasets.
  • Experience with spatial analysis and modeling.
  • Familiarity with and commitment to practice effective data management procedures and standards.
  • Familiarity with GPS data collection and management.
  • Current knowledge and understanding of latest GIS trends, applications and data technology.
  • Understanding of GIS applications in archaeology.
  • Knowledge and experience with provincial fish, aquatic, wildlife, or terrestrial ecosystems spatial datasets or datasets similar in size and scope.

Cartographic and Presentation Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of map design principles.
  • Experience with the presentation of map products (reports, atlases, public outreach).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Artistic design skills – know how to make good-looking maps and other visual products.

Personal Skills:

  • Ability to interact and work with others and communicate effectively.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Understanding of First Nations history and perspectives.

Apply by emailing your cover letter and resume to contact@inlailawatash.ca by August 31, 2016. Applicants of Aboriginal ancestry are strongly encouraged to apply.

We thank you for your interest in advance. Short-listed candidates will be contacted; others will be kept in our database for future consideration.