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Executive Director, The First Nations Forestry Council


Archaeologist, Nunatsiavut Government

Nunatsiavut Government
Employment Opportunity
Permanent Full Time


GIS Technician, Nicola Tribal Association

Location: MERRITT, BC

Nk’losm Resource Management requires a Geographic Information System (GIS) Technician with exceptional interpersonal skills to assist in developing GIS products. You will work with Forestry, Geomatics and Archaeology staff as well as government specialists to develop, update, enhance and maintain custom First Nations traditional land use data and software applications in order to implement digital map and database production for in-house use. You will contribute to the development of geo-database and web-based GIS applications by working on system design, developing system operations and introducing system hardware/software upgrades. You will also handle technical GIS information requests and provide support and training to junior technicians and other users.

Our candidate of choice will have knowledge of the fundamentals of land use/ eco-systems, GPS data collection/application (Pathfinder, GPS Trackmaker Pro) and commercial GIS software applications such as ArcGIS, ArcInfo, ArcView, FME, CADD applications and Microstation.

The qualified applicant will be a culturally sensitive, self-motivated, conscientious, dedicated, and organized individual who can multi-task in a busy environment with minimal supervision. The individual can work both independently and in collaboration with other technical and administrative staff. We are looking for a person with working knowledge of GIS, Windows operating systems, mapping standards, spatial data and database applications. The knowledge required in this position would typically be obtained through completion of a GIS Certificate along with considerable experience working with GIS software and GPS data collection and conversion to GIS.

Preference will be given to qualified equity group members who self declare as identified in equity groups such as First Nations persons, Persons with disabilities, Women in management or a non-traditional role.

Employment Terms: Full Time pending funding
Wage/Salary Info: Depending on experience
Apply By: 10-Nov-2006
Employer Name:
Tmixw Research - GIS Division
Nk’losm Resource Management
Box 188
Merritt, BC V1K 1B8
FAX 250-378-9119
No phone calls please.


Marine Analyst, Living Oceans Society

Title:   Marine Analyst
Organization: Living Oceans Society
Reports to:  Executive Director
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Term: Full-time starting January 2007
Application Deadline: October 31 2006

Role and Functional Responsibilities
The Marine Analyst is responsible for developing and conducting marine spatial analyses and GIS mapping that supports Living Oceans Society’s campaigns and projects. This includes protected areas design and analyses to be used in ecologically-based marine planning.

The Marine Analyst’s time is focused on developing and completing innovative spatial analyses that identify conservation issues and solutions on the coast of British Columbia, and obtaining and managing data. There are plans to increase the technical support for this position in the future; however the successful candidate will be someone who can work independently.
The Marine Analyst will work closely with Living Oceans Society staff to identify and/or recommend analyses that could support existing and new programs. Upon the completion of analysis and mapping projects, the Marine Analysts will be responsible for sharing the results with Living Oceans Society staff. At times, the Marine Analyst will also be responsible for presenting analyses results to partner organizations, the scientific community, and government decision makers.


Educational/Technical Requirements

  • Post secondary education in science or resource management. A Masters Degree is preferred.
  • An advanced diploma in Geographic Information Systems is preferred;
  • Clearly demonstrated breadth and strength of skills in geographic information system technology including ArcInfo 9.0, with Spatial Analyst and Geostatistical Analyst Extensions, ArcView 3.2 with Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst, and ArcPress. 
  • A solid understanding of marine ecology, particularly of the NE Pacific;
  • A solid understanding of protected area design theory is necessary, marine is preferred, and planning experience would be a further asset;
  • Some familiarity with BC fisheries;
  • Intermediate statistical skills;
  • Ability to examine questions and data and develop a meaningful analysis that assists with Living Oceans Society programs;
  • The ability to use MARXAN or the aptitude and interest in learning MARXAN
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a collaborative team of scientists. 

General Requirements

  • Commitment to the Living Oceans Society mission and programs
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with staff, partner organizations, scientific community, and government decision makers.
  • Ability to work independently and conduct project work and team meetings by phone and other remote media;
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills;
  • Fearlessness, creativity, initiative and perseverance are plusses;
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Good team player, flexible work style, and excellent interpersonal skills.

 For more information contact Krista Royle at 604-696-5044
To apply send your resume and references to:    

Living Oceans Society
Fax: 250-741-4006