Geographic Information System Coordinator

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date May 11, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Long Lake #58 First Nation
Location Longlac, ON
Category Miscellaneous
Client Matawa First Nations
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Geographic Information System Coordinator

Schedule:  Monday to Friday (may be required to work evenings and weekends)

Position Overview:

Long Lake #58 First Nation is one of the nine Matawa First Nations. It is situated adjacent to Longlac, Ontario, on Highway

  1. Being part of the Greenstone area, Long Lake #58 has been parallel to many natural resources projects, including the Little Long Lac Mine in the 1930’s, and more recent work in the Kenogami Forest. Presently, Long Lake #58 is participating in environmental monitoring with Greenstone Gold Mines on the Hardrock Project, and is in an excellent position to participate in work on GGM’s Brookbank and Viper properties.

LLFN is currently looking for a permanent full-time Geographic Information System Coordinator, for their Economic Development department. The Geographic Information System Coordinator will respond to any received Plans & Permits, using the information hub when available. They will plan and hold regular training sessions within the community to increase community capacity and involvement in the project. They will also be responsible to plan and coordinate regular open houses for the community to keep them informed on the current project, and to identify individuals for interviews to collect, store, and analyze community, environmental, and industrial data.

Reports To: Economic Development Manager


  • Help to maintain and coordinate Long Lake #58 geomatics services.
  • Gather, analyze, and integrate spatial data in GIS as required.
  • Correspond with industry proponents and community members to respond to Plans & Permits.
  • Work with Long Lake #58 Lands and Resources staff to support their projects.
  • Generate cartographic products as required and requested by Long Lake #58 First Nation members.
  • Conduct group and individual interviews with community members to collection cultural knowledge.
  • Organize regular community open houses to keep community informed of program progress.
  • Mentor Geomatics Technician Trainee, assigning tasks as required.
  • Take part in training sessions provided by Four Rivers Group as requested or required
  • Help to expand community access to GIS applications and functionality, including but not limited to ArcGIS Online, smartphone and tablet applications.
  • Develop youth engagement activities related to geography, mapping, orienteering, GPS, and GIS.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assist with preparation of general correspondence and reports as required.
  • Attend meetings as requested and required.
  • Assist with the preparation of proposals and funding applications for various lands and resources programs or projects as required.
  • Assist with the development and delivery of training initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Economic Development Manager.

Qualifications/Skills/Must Haves

  • Diploma/Degree in geography, environmental studies or science (or related field).
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in the related field would be an asset.
  • Experience working with First Nations and Traditional Values Mapping experience would be an asset.
  • Basic knowledge of Geomatics Systems; GIS; Garmin/Trimble GPS units; ESRI ArcGIS platforms, etc.
  • Knowledge of database management systems and techniques.
  • An understanding of geology and geography with research/field experience would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of collecting, analyzing and reporting data, especially environmental and/or natural resource data would be an asset.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, give attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Must have strong leadership skills, a good team player and be able to multi-task.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, with minimal or no supervision / instructions.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Must have strong analytical, evaluation and assessment skills, and knowledge of computer applications, including Microsoft Office.
  • Possession of a valid Ontario Driver’s License with access to own vehicle.
  • Must provide an updated Criminal Record Checks (CRC).

Please contact Band Office before the deadline, to pick up the letter required to apply for your CRC.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, two references, updated CRC (or if in process, proof of receipt is required) through email, fax, mail or hand deliver, to:

Attention to:

Ammar Riaz
Director Human Resources
Long Lake #58 First Nations (Band Office)
P.O. Box 609, Longlac, ON P0T 2A0
Fax: (807) 876-2757

Deadline:Wednesday – May 31, 2017 (12:00 p.m.)

We thank all the interested applicants; however only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Incomplete applications, without all the required documents, will not be considered for this position.

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