GIS Advisor

The Treaty 8 Tribal Association is seeking a GIS Advisor for a Contract Position.

Closing Date: July 14, 2006

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Aid in the storage and mapping of traditional use information;
  • Consolidate information from traditional use and knowledge, oral history, archaeological  reports, trapper knowledge, elders and environmental monitors for planning purposes;
  • Ensure compatibility with government and industry databases in order to improve First Nations’ ability to exchange information with government and industry;
  • Expedite the referral and permitting process through ongoing training and support for Treaty 8 First Nation Land Use offices;
  • Facilitate better information exchange amongst industry, government and Treaty 8 First Nations;
  • Provide participation in joint planning and management activities involving government agencies and Treaty 8 First Nations;
  • Maintain a Geographical Information System using data from diverse government agencies and industry;
  • Liaise with the GIS Technicians at the Oil & Gas Commission & other Government Ministries;
  • Provide written and oral progress reports.
  • Diploma in GIS and a Bachelors of Science Degree with five years experience or a Master of Science Degree and two years experience;
  • Extensive experience with ESRI ArcGIS software, GIS hardware, web-based mapping technologies, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Office applications;
  • A thorough understanding of computer information databases;
  • Experience working closely with First Nation communities (would be an asset);
  • Proven organization, communication and administrative skills;
  • Familiarity with provincial natural resource tenure referral processes;
  • Experience in land use planning and resource management.
Application Information:

Contract Term:  July 25, 2006 to March 31/2007

Mail, Email or Fax Resume and Cover Letter to:
(please include salary expectations in your cover letter)    

Treaty 8 Tribal Association
Land and Resources Director
10233 100th Ave., Fort St John, BC
V1J 1Y8
Fax: 250-785-2021


*Note: All selected candidates will be required to have a criminal record check.