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GIS Technician

Tŝilhqot’in National Government

  • Posted on: September 12, 2023

The GIS Technician requires a broad technical knowledge of geography and geographic concepts as well as data management skills. The GIS Technician reports to the GIS Team Lead.  The GIS Technician will participate in map design, and spatial analysis related to nen (Water, Lands & Resources) planning, cumulative effects, and operational mapping. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a team implementing strategies to progress the Tŝilhqot’in Nation’s title and rights under the Gwets’en Nilt’i Pathway Agreement and Nenqay Deni Accord.

The Tŝilhqot’in Nation is a world leader in advancing Indigenous title and rights, as demonstrated by the landmark Aboriginal Title Declaration from the Supreme Court of Canada in 2014. The Nation is implementing a groundbreaking tripartite framework agreement (Gwets’en Nilt’i Pathway Agreement) with the goal of transforming the fundamental relationship between the Tŝilhqot’in Nation and the Federal and Provincial Crown governments. The Tsilhqot’in Stewardship and Nen Teams are important participants in the effective transition of lands and resource management and decision-making to the Nation, and to build off the commitments and work identified in the agreements signed with BC and Canada since 2014.

Key Responsibilities

In support of decision making, the successful applicant must:

  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with the GIS team, Stewardship department, and Nen (land use planning) department to conduct geoprocessing and querying of spatial data, using a variety of GIS programs,
  • Complete map layout design and production with a diverse range of themes (primarily land-use),
  • Follow established cartographic principles and standards, using appropriate symbology and classification methods to enhance readability,
  • Generate reports from geographic databases and related systems, to meet the needs of the organization, and
  • Work independently, troubleshoot mapping issues as they arise, have good time management skills and manage several projects simultaneously.
  • Other duties as required.

Education and Experience

  • Must have minimum 2 year diploma in GIS from a recognized institution
  • Must have minimum 2 years of work experience in a technical position in a GIS environment
  • Must have experience with ESRI ArcMap
  • Must have Bachelor’s degree in planning-, science-, forestry-, mining- or lands-related fields, e.g. Natural Resource Management, Land Use Planning, Geography, Environmental Sciences, Biology, or the right combination of experience and education
  • Experience with MicroSoft Excel, ArcGIS Online, ArcCollector, Survey123, and MicroSoft Access and/or Python would be an asset
  • Knowledge of the Tsilhqot’in territory would be an asset
  • Experience with land use planning and/or cumulative effects would be an asset
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and be respectful of traditional practices
  • Strong initiative, and commitment to success
  • Excellent research, analysis and problem-solving skills

Working Conditions

  • Travel may  be required.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
  • Overtime as required.
  • Lifting or moving up to 50lbs may be required.


HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30 with some flexibility to attend community events outside of regular work hours.

Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references by the closing date to:

Brittany Spooner,

Human Resources Manager

Tŝilhqot’in National Government

253 – 4th Avenue North,

Williams Lake, BC, V2G 4T4

Email:  bspooner@tsilhqotin.ca

Only those invited to interview will be contacted.

Preference will be given to those of Aboriginal Ancestry – Section 16(1) Canadian Human Rights Act

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