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JOB POSTING: GIS Technician - Position Filled

May 14, 2019

Service Area: GIS, Mapping & Information Management
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Employment Status: Permanent
Closing Date: Open Until Filled



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.


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 including other First Nations. The GIS Technician will join a dynamic team of professionals and support the production of geospatial deliverables associated primarily with use and occupancy studies, natural resource and archaeological projects.


Essential Duties and 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
  • Operate large format printer and scanner
  • Setup and manage geospatial tools to support field reconnaissance
  • Construct visual materials 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
  • 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:

  • 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


Apply by sending your cover letter and resume to:


Closing Date: Position open until filled.


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

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