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Geographic Information System (GIS) Technician At Burns Lake Native Development Corporation


Burns Lake, Bc

Job Description

Geographic Information System (GIS) Technician



Reporting to the Director Information Technology, the GIS Technician will support the ongoing maintenance and dissemination of data and applications in the GIS environment. Reporting to the Director, Information Technology the GIS Technician will work with various municipal departments to ensure that their needs for GIS information are met on a day to day basis.


  • Responsible for the on-going spatial data maintenance and dissemination, end-user support and
the generation of maps and other GIS reports and information product;
  • Provide technical expertise related specifically to assist management;
  • Responsible for the creation of as-built municipal drawings using AutoCAD;
  • Responsible for the compiling and organizing GIS data from maps, databases and other sources
  • Responsible for the collection of data in the field using Global Positioning System (G.P.S.) units;
  • Responsible for the collection and conversion of mapping resources and data;
  • Responsible for the daily input and editing of municipal infrastructure;
  • Conduct programmatic and manual analysis and create reports and thematic maps on the data
within the GIS;
  • Ensure that quality assurance on new or revised data conforms to standards laid out in the
GeoDatabase, or any other applicable standard or policy;
  • Responsible for the conversion, import and export data in and out of the GIS system;
  • Direct the preparation of regular status reports, highlighting GIS issues requiring attention;
  • Create and document procedures and metadata definitions.

Financial Resources
  • No financial responsibilities beyond normal input into departmental budget preparation.

Working Conditions
  • Works within an office, Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. and on Fridays
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Occasionally required to work beyond normal office hours in order to meet deadlines and handle
  • Occasionally may be required to be in the field to collect data information, as necessary.

Internal Working Relationship

  • Daily contact with the Director Information Technology and other Departments and support staff
to obtain and provide information as necessary.

External Working Relationship
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with GIS developers, contractors,
professionals and suppliers for obtaining and exchanging information.

Decision Making and Judgement
  • Under the direction and guidance of the Director Information Technology, with access to
municipal policies, procedures, by-laws and regulations as well as other Senior Managers, and

Knowledge and Skill
Special Skills
  • Experience in analyzing spatial data in a municipal environment and translating client
requirements into appropriate GIS reports and thematic maps;
  • Knowledge of modern component-based GIS tools and methodology for municipal and utility GIS
use cases;
  • Knowledge of SQL Databases and ArcGIS Enterprise Server is an asset;
  • Strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.

Qualifications and Requirements
  • Minimum two-year College Diploma in Geographic Information Systems, Computer Sciences,
Engineering Technology, or equivalent;
  • Civil Engineering Technologist (C.E.T) or Certified Engineering Technician and Technologist
designation is required;
  • 4-6 years’ experience and knowledge with GIS databases and editing using ESRI ArcGIS software;
  • 5 years’ experience in developing and maintaining GIS data and other GIS output products
including use of ESRI software and Global Positioning System (G.P.S.) units for data collection;
  • Through knowledge of AutoCAD as related to municipal infrastructure mapping;
  • Hiring preference will be given to Wet’suwet’en band members meeting these hiring
  • Valid BC driver’s license
  • Successful applicants will be required to work on the WFN Palling reserve.

To be determined

Closing date for cover letter’s and resume’s: September 20, 2018.

Please submit resume’s to:

Burns Lake Native Development Corporation
Att: John Nooski, Small Business Development Officer
485 Hwy 16 West Burns Lake, BC. V0J 1E0
Phone: 250-692-3188 Fax: 250-692-7483 Email:

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