Job Posting: GIS (Geographic Information System) Technician

Job Title:

GIS (Geographic Information System) Technician

Service Area:

GIS, Mapping & Information Management


Term Part-time (with possibility of renewal)

Reporting to:

Senior Manager

Start Date:

September 2016

End Date:

April 2017


North Vancouver (opportunity for some remote)

Closing Date:

August 31, 2016


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 for more details.


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.


  • 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.



  • 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 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.