Nation-Based Sovereign-Based Government

Employment Opportunity – Mapping & Geographic Information System (GIS) Helper (Specialist) Job Posting

January 28, 2020

The Mapping & GIS Specialist is responsible for discovering patterns and trends (historic & current) through spatial mapping, developing mapping applications and tools, and managing a digital library of geographic maps for the Treaty 2 Territory.  

  • Job Title:                  Mapping & Geographic Information System (GIS) Helper (Specialist)
  • Start Date:                February 10, 2020  
  • Location:                  Government OfficeDauphin, Treaty 2 Territory
  • Wage:                        Dependent on Qualifications


The Mapping & GIS Specialist is responsible to report to the Natural World Keeper for the government. The Specialist supports the function of the government by ensuring the work is meeting the directives of the government and its Council(s).


  • Will work closely with the Natural World Keeper, Regional Offices Keepers and Local Nation Helpers (LNH) within each local Nation;
  • Performs a variety of GIS tasks to complete mapping/geospatial projects, including researching, selecting and evaluating map source data for use in the preparation or revision of maps or analysis;
  • Performs spatial analyses and queries by researching, selecting and evaluating source data; and performs site visits to conduct field checks of GIS data
  • Documents the risks and impacts caused by flooding within the Territory that have effects on cultural, social, and traditional ways of life;
  • Studies and documents the impacts of watersheds have had on the Treaty 2 nations;
  • Provide two-day training on direct-to-digital mapping to selected individuals; and provide mentoring to member nations on the use of technology for on-going monitoring;
  • Conducts interviews with Knowledge Holders in each nation;
  • Ensures proper protocol is adhered to and respectful relationships are established with our Local Nations and their membership;
  • Develops and implements processes that will determine FNT2T needs as a foundation for the development for FNT2T priorities proposals, workplans and budgets;
  • Conducts negotiations, establishes partnerships with external entities, makes agreements on behalf of the work of the Circle and receives approval through the government and its council(s);
  • Develops and implements a communication strategy with member First Nations;
  • Ensures the work plan, proposals(s), partnerships are professional and represent FNiT2T in good standing;
  • Travel as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Candidates must possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or a combination of acceptable education, training, and a minimum of 10 years experience in the field.
  • Knowledge of various GIS and GIS-related software including but not limited to ESRI, ArcMap, QGis, Global Mapper and Google Earth; and knowledge and experience working with drone technology;
  • Working knowledge of Watersheds that exist within Treaty 2 Territory;
  • Strong research and analytical skills;
  • Proven exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work as a team player to effectively interact with elected officials, staff, media, service providers, and government agencies.
  • Highly motivated, ability to work in demanding and fast‐paced work environment.
  • Exceptional organizational and time‐management skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet strict deadlines.
  • Self‐motivated and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of Anishinaabe language and understanding of culture and tradition an asset.
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s licence and own vehicle.

Please Apply by Wednesday, 5 February 2020 (Cover Letter and Resume):

Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan—Treaty 2

Human Resources

Box 1254, Lake Manitoba First Nation

Email to:

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted  


Last modified: July 21, 2020

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