GIS Technician

GIS Technician

  • Adams Lake Band
  • Full-time
  • Chase, BC

Website Adams Lake Band

GIS Specialist/Technician

The Organization:

Highbridge Human Capital is delighted to be working with the Adams Lake Band in the search for an GIS Technician. The Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB) belongs to the Secwepemc Nation. ALIB is a member of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council (SNTC); which consists of nine Secwepemc Bands.

The Adams Lake Indian Band Office strives to provide services for band members, consistent with the band’s vision and mission. The Chief and Council provide the political leadership and guidance to the Executive Director and managers, regarding programs and services for the benefit of community members.

Over the past decades, ALIB has grown tremendously, which has driven the charge for significant changes within the community. The band has developed new tools to deliver services in a changing world, which has resulted in greater and more varied opportunities to create and advance band programs, develop economic initiatives, and to provide meaningful employment to more individuals and families.

About you:

Reporting to and under the direction of the Director of Natural Resources, or designate, the GIS Specialist/Technician is responsible for the compilation, integration, development, updating, and maintenance to provide a complete range of GIS operation systems. As well, the individual will provide mapping support for the planning, reporting and analysis for the Adams Lake Band Natural Resource Department. This includes assisting the project field crews, performing field research, participating in data analysis, interpretation, and report preparation for any archaeology for the Adams Lake Band.

A day in the life of the GIS Specialist/Technician

Role and Responsibilities:

As the GIS Technician, you will:

  • Maintain a positive, professional environment in accordance with Adams Lake Band policies and procedures.
  • Utilizes digitizing works to incorporate assigned characteristics into maps
  • Creates, up-dates, edits required maps, symbolizing layers on maps to show defining data and templates for site plans, planting maps and other usage. This would include compilation of datasets as new information gathered, downloading TRIM files (shape files) for arc map usage document field work data from Arc Map to notes and compile site forms, technical reports and maps for archaeology and downloads TRIM (shape files) for ArcMap usage
  • Maintains accurate and up to date systems, date files, reports, and records
  • Assists with Archaeology, woodlot and for PFR mapping, reports as required field crews
  • Liaise with other outside agencies, organizations, and groups. Receive forestry and other requests from proponents from incoming referrals and track using Community Knowledge Keeper (CKK) system. Performs silviculture data entry and updates government reporting information, including the tracking of development, silviculture, logging, and other obligations
  • Processes client submission packages, sets up client accounts and enters data into Phoenix system
  • Notifies clients once submission packages are completed
  • Perform file searches using first nations, museum, university, and federal records
  • Instruct and assist other field employees on methods of inventory and provide verbal and written instructions for specific tasks that they are required to perform
  • Track work in progress, modifies work techniques and recording procedures as necessary
  • Maintain and updates personal update billing and forward provide to Natural Resources Administrative Officer for invoicing
  • Provides technical support, other work or projects that may involve contracting services out
  • Answers inquiries, provides information and forms as required
  • Maintains the work area in a clean and professional manner
  • Required to do some fieldwork and training to end users of the CKK system
  • Familiarity with Cumulative Effects and programs like ALCES
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in related field
  • GIS Certificate or equivalent
  • Natural Resource Degree would be an asset
  • Previous experience in GIS, mapping and CKK systems would be an asset
  • RISC Certificate required or willing to acquire
  • Knowledge of the ALCES or willingness to learn
  • First Aid and Wilderness First Aid, preferred
  • Criminal records check
  • A valid BC driver’s license

Our “must haves” that make you great:

  • Knowledge of invoicing practice
  • Knowledge of the government and first nations laws, rules and regulation related to archaeology
  • Knowledge of Secwepemc Culture
  • Knowledge and experience in archaeological survey, testing and data recovery, and monitoring.
  • Good listening, verbal and, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills to achieve desired results and set priorities for self and others within a team-oriented work environment
  • Diplomacy, tact, and confidentiality in dealing with a variety of people and information
  • Reliable, self motivated, dependable and an ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a team orientated environment
  • Flexibility is a must to adapt to changing work priorities
  • Continuous learning
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering information
  • Experience working with Arcinfo and develops various types of Arcmap
  • Familiar with Electronic Submissions (forestry) or willingness to learn mapping forestry development work (cp, sp, rd app, cruise maps)
  • Experience with results reporting

We offer:

  • A fun and motivating work environment with skilled people
  • A passionate team
  • Competitive salary
  • A full time position

NOTE: Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, provincial and local laws and ordinances. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request. This Equal Employment Opportunity policy applies to all practices relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, discipline, transfer, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. While management is primarily responsible for seeing that w equal employment opportunity policies are implemented, you share in the responsibility for assuring that, by your personal actions, the policies are effective.

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