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Job Posting - GIS (Geographic Information System) Technician Co-op - Position Filled

June 25, 2024

Type: Temporary (Full-time, Part-time, or Causal)

Reports to: GIS & Administration Senior Manager, Allison Hunt

Department: GIS

Location: North Vancouver

 

About Us: Established by Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Inlailawatash is an innovative and growing First Nations owned company providing a range of natural and cultural resource services. Comprising natural resource, forestry, fisheries, archaeology, and GIS professionals, Inlailawatash prioritizes respect for Indigenous and environmental values throughout its business.

Visit www.inlailawatash.ca for more details.

 

Job Summary: We are looking for a passionate and committed individual who is able to assist us with providing mapping and analysis services to a range of clients, primarily indigenous communities. The GIS Technician Co-op will join a dynamic team of professionals and support the production of a range of geospatial deliverables associated with use and occupancy studies, natural resource, and archaeological projects.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create high quality cartographic maps
  • Research, assemble and summarize data
  • 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
  • Setup and manage geospatial tools to support field reconnaissance
  • Assist with other projects and duties as required

Qualifications and Skills:

Education/Experience:

  • Currently enrolled in 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

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 ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, and ArcGIS Online
  • Familiarity with and commitment to practice effective data management procedures and standards
  • Current knowledge and understanding of latest GIS trends, applications and data technology
  • 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
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Artistic design skills – know how to make good-looking maps and other visual products

Personal Skills:

  • A high attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to follow instructions and existing methodologies precisely
  • Ability to interact and work with others and communicate effectively
  • Ability to work independently and adapt to changing priorities
  • Understanding and/or interest of First Nations history and perspectives

Travel: Limited travel may be required for meetings or training.

Working Hours: Flexible

Expected Start Date: May 1, 2024, willing to wait for the right candidate.

Length of Contract: 4-8 months, flexible

Compensation: $25/h CAD

Apply by emailing your cover letter and resume to employment@inlailawatash.ca. Please use subject line: Technician Co-op - Last Name, First Name (e.g., Technician Co-op – Riviera, Virgil).

Applicants of Indigenous ancestry are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

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