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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.


Restoration Technician

Galiano Conservancy Association

Full Time / Ongoing Position

Application Deadline:  July 12, 2006
Job Start Date:  Mid July
Starting Wage:
  $15/hr - 30 to 35 hours per week

Please send a letter of interest and a resume to:
Galiano Conservancy Association
RR#1, Sturdies Bay Road
Galiano Island, BC   V0N 1P0
Ph/fax:  250-539-2424

Job Description:

The Galiano Conservancy Association has an exciting, ongoing full-time employment opportunity for an individual with a passion for conservation and ecological restoration.  We are looking for someone to join our restoration team on beautiful Galiano Island.  The position spans our forest, riparian, aquatic and grassland ecosystem restoration on Galiano Island as well as private land stewardship and baseline mapping projects.  The successful candidate will partake in all areas of our restoration work including producing restoration prescriptions, implementing designs and monitoring projects through data collection and management.   Particular emphasis will be on implementing our unique, hand operated, forest restoration project now in its 5th year.  The candidate must be comfortable working and communicating with private landowners, volunteers and public groups.  We are looking for an individual able to work in a team environment as well as be responsible in a supervisory role.  Much of the field work can be physically challenging and the ideal candidate must be willing to work outdoors under all weather conditions.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in the field of Environmental Science, Ecological Restoration, Ecology, Biology, Forestry or other related field.
  • Physically fit.
  • Experience or training in biological inventory and standard forest surveys.
  • Experience working as part of a team and ability to organize and carry out tasks as an individual.
  • Experience in ecological assessment and planning restoration treatments.

The following skills and qualifications are considered strong assets:

  • Familiarity with local flora and fauna.
  • Experience organizing and working with volunteers.
  • Experience working as a group leader with responsibility for co-workers (summer students, student interns).
  • Landowner contact.
  • Research skills.
  • Experience providing environmental education for youth.
  • Experience using GIS (ArcView), photo interpretation and ground-truthing.
  • Project management and coordination.
  • Grant writing and reporting.
  • Computer skills.

The successful candidate will work on the following projects and will share responsibility for carrying out the listed duties.  The approximate time commitment for each project is in parentheses.

Forest Restoration (60%)
Control of Invasive Exotic Species (20%)
Native Plant Nursery (10%)
Stewardship of Private Land (5%)
Stream and Riparian Restoration and Enhancement (5%)


Systems Administrator (Haida Tribal Society) - DL: 23 June 2006

Haida Tribal Society

Haida heritage and forest guardians

Box 202
Masset, Haida Gwaii, V0T 1M0
Phone: (250) 626-6058
Fax: (250) 626-6059

Systems Administrator
Employment Opportunity


The Haida Heritage and Forest Guardians require a full-time technical support specialist and systems administrator with GIS and web server experience. This person will work with all Departments of the Haida Heritage and Forest Guardians. Services will be eventually expanded eventually to meet the needs of all Haida Tribal Society Offices.


  • Establish, manage and maintain system/network administration with a new server
  • Manage and maintain about 18 windows 2000/XP workstations and laptops
  • Plan for future information systems needs based on the current state of technology and available and/or prospective funding.


  • Degree in Computer Science from an accredited college or university OR comparable technical certification including both Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) and CompTIA, A Plus hardware certificate plus relevant experience
  • Minimum five years of practical, service-orientated experience in information technology (IT),  providing assistance to users on general computer hardware, operating system, and software problems
  • Minimum of two years recent experience as a Windows NT/2000/2003 System Administrator with a strong emphasis on GIS and web sites
  • Experience with complete hardware assembly, software installation and network creation, upgrading, testing, and maintaining
  • Experience maintaining and configuring operating systems such as Windows XP, as well as special programs such as printer and plotter drivers, GPS receivers, and PDAs
    Experience with system administration tools and processes such as adding or removing user accounts, using backup programs and maintaining system files (groups, hosts, aliases)
  • Experience with office email, internet connections, FTP, and web sites and experience with the operation and configuration of network devices, including routers, switches, firewalls, intrusion detection devices, remote access servers, especially TCP/IP
  • Experience with ESRI software administration requirements, including ArcView, ArcGIS, ArcInfo, and related extensions, as well as their licence managers, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills – written, verbal, and graphic – and posses an ability to understand, interpret, and convey technical and non-technical information.
    Administer and manage IT work and equipment including budget tracking, proposal writing, report writing, etc.
  • Valid Drivers Licence and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Be physically able to move and setup IT equipment weighing up to 65 pounds (30 kg.)

Preference will be given to applicants of Haida Ancestry. The successful candidate will be committed to assuming the roles and responsibilities of becoming an integral part of the Haida Heritage and Forest Guardians. Characteristics of such a person include being self-motivated, having excellent time management and organizational skills, and the ability to work with minimal direction and support. A criminal records check will be required prior to hiring.

This position is full-time, with most work occurring Monday to Friday, 8:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Haida Heritage and Forest Guardians Office, 1563 Main St. in Massett, Haida Gwaii. Evening and weekend work will be required depending on maintenance needs and emergency requirements. Flexibility with the applicant’s schedule will be required. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience. Please submit your current resume and a brief cover letter to Gerry Johnson, Program Manager, at the Haida Heritage and Forest Guardians office. Include contact information for three work references. Resumes can be mailed, faxed, hand delivered, or emailed to, Applications are to be submitted to the Haida Heritage and Forest Guardians office no later than Friday, June 23, 2006, 4:30 p.m.


GIS Technician Trainee (Haida Tribal Society) - DL: 16 June 2006

Haida Tribal Society

Haida Heritage and Forest Guardians Program

haida Mapping Department

Box 202
Masset, Haida Gwaii, V0T 1M0
Phone: (250) 626-6058
Fax: (250) 626-6059

GIS Technician Trainee
Job Posting


Geographic Information System (GIS) is a powerful tool for managing spatial data, from data collection to analysis to map production. Haida Mapping supports the initiatives of Council of Haida Nation through the work of Haida Tribal Society’s Haida Heritage and Forest Guardians Program.

The Haida Mappingdepartment is looking for a suitable candidate to be employed by theHaida Tribal Society to work as a GIS Technician Trainee. Preferencewill be given to persons of Haida ancestry.


  • Work with the Haida Mapping Coordinator and other GIS Technicians as well as coworkers in other departments of the Haida Heritage and Forest Guardians office in Masset.
  • Receive extensive technical training in GIS, mapping, database management, and general office practices.
  • Help create GIS-based mapping products for analysis, education, and display.
  • Help with GIS and related data management including data entry, downloading, processing, writing metadata, and filing.


  • Knowledge of resource management issues on Haida Gwaii, especially land use planning, heritage and forestry resource management, and fisheries
  • Knowledge of MS Windows-based computers and MS Office software, especially Access databases
  • Ability to problem-solve and to balance and prioritize competing needs so that the work of the program is carried out in an effective manner
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player
  • Knowledge of provincial forestry and heritage resource management, land use planning, and fisheries data sets would be an asset
  • Experience creating or using maps with ArcGIS software would be an asset.
  • Experience with field survey work, including GPS and data collection would be an asset.

The successful candidate will be committed to assuming the roles and responsibilities of becoming an integral part of the Haida Mapping department and assisting with the work of Haida Heritage and Forest Guardians. The characteristics of such a person include being self-motivated, and highly interested in the mandate of Council of the Haida Nation and the very important cultural, resource, and legal concerns that are part of this work.
This position is full-time, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 the Haida Heritage and Forest Guardians Office, 1563 Main St. in Massett across from Delmas Co-op. Please call our office with any questions. Please submit your current resume and a brief cover letter to Gerry Johnson, Manager, at the Haida Heritage and Forest Guardians Program.

Include contact information for two work references. Resumes can be mailed, faxed, hand delivered, or emailed to,.  Applications are to be submitted to the Haida Heritage and Forest Guardians office no later than Wednesday, June 16, 2006, 4:30.