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GIS Technician (Forestry) – Mackenzie BC


The Company: Finlay Forest Management specializes in full phase forestry development and management solutions. Our company provides a unique opportunity for a diverse work experience and an exciting career path. We are a joint venture between Chu Cho Forestry, a First Nation owned forestry company which manages Tsay Keh Dene’s forestry tenures and KDL Resource Management, a forest management company with extensive experience and expertise delivering a comprehensive suite of high-quality professional forestry services. Our objective is to be the dominant provider of top-quality services to Government, Industry and Indigenous clients within the Mackenzie TSA. Our team offers a challenging and rewarding experience in a respectful, safe, and healthy work environment.


The Position: As part of our GIS team you will be helping to manage our enterprise data and systems as well as producing high quality maps to support our operations in creating deliverable packages to both government and clients. You will also have an opportunity to assist with developing and updating company policies and procedures. The position will primarily be office based, with a minor expectation of field work to assist field crews. This is a permanent, fulltime position based out of our Mackenzie office, the right candidate would have an opportunity to work remotely for periods of time. Your responsibilities will have a direct impact on how the land base is managed  while working for a company that is continually looking to improve our practices while maximizing our economic and social benefit. This is your opportunity to join a  rapidly growing First Nation owned forestry company that is positioning itself to be a leader in the forest industry.


Skills and Experience:

· Training or experience with editing, geoprocessing, and querying with an ERSI

environment

·         Ability to work with and process LiDAR derivatives and LAS point clouds

·         Understanding of Model Builder, Python, JavaScript and SQL

·         Forestry experience would be considered an asset

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills, meticulous and dependable.

·         Willingness and ability to participate in field work in all weather conditions

·         Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, and attention to detail

·         Able to work cooperatively in a team, but also independently with little supervision

·         Safe work mindset is required


Location Perks: For those who love to live and play where they work –The Mackenzie regions offer a bounty of recreational activities including- fishing, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, running, skating, snowshoeing, cross-county skiing, downhill skiing, curling, ATV, snowmobile, horseback riding, boating, camping, music/art festivals and more! Visit our local websites for more information: www.mackenziechamber.bc.ca, www.morata.ca, https://districtofmackenzie.ca, www.mackenzienordiques.com & www.powderking.com

Benefits: Enjoy full-time work in a safe work environment. We offer a competitive compensation package including benefits and on-going professional mentoring and training. Work in a professional group with exposure to a broader forestry and operational logging context with a diverse range of Industrial, Indigenous and Government clients.


Finlay Forest Management is made up of a team of passionate and dedicated forestry professionals. We believe that the future of forestry needs ethical, sustainable, and modern solutions. It also needs talented individuals like yourself. We treat you like family, and in our industry, there’s an endless stream of opportunities waiting for you.


Did we piqué your interest? Then email your resume including a cover letter to admin@chuchoforestry.com with the subject line: Planning Forester Application.


 

We thank all candidates who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Only those applicants eligible to work in Canada should apply.


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