Job: GIS Analyst


Sugar Cane Archaeology
GIS Analyst

Salary $35-$42/hr
Location Williams Lake, BC



Sugar Cane Archaeology (SCA), an Indigenous company wholly owned by Williams Lake First Nation (WLFN), is seeking a full-time, permanent GIS Analyst to be based out of our corporate office in downtown Williams Lake.

Sugar Cane Archaeology is a rapidly growing professional cultural resource management (CRM) services provider that is currently staffed by a several archaeologists, project managers, HSE professionals, and a seasonal field crew of 15-20 staff members. As we grow, we are seeking to expand our internal GIS capacity and services to continue to deliver high quality timely services to our clients.

The GIS Analyst will work with staff archaeologists, managers, and field technicians to provide spatial analysis, mapping, and data management services. Primarily, the GIS Analyst will be responsible for producing geospatial deliverables, including maps, models, and shapefiles associated with archaeological projects undertaken by SCA.


  • Create high-quality cartographic maps, templates, and models.
  • Create GIS data from a variety of sources and convert between various file types.
  • Produce accurate geospatial deliverables that comply with BC Archaeology Branch’s Site Form and Mapping Requirements.
  • Maintain internal GIS databases and information in a systematic and organized manner.
  • Provide technical maps, figures, charts, and presentation posters on a wide variety of topics pertaining to company operations.
  • Verify and check data to ensure continuity, integrity, and compliance with standards.
  • Assist in the creation of new processes through the integration of technology into company operations.
  • Share GIS knowledge with, mentor, and train SCA staff archaeologists, project managers, and technicians.
  • Maintain data integrity, secure access to restricted data.
  • Manage projects as directed by SCA staff archaeologists and project managers.
  • Contribute to SCA’s ongoing success by accomplishing other duties or tasks as required.


Education and Experience:

  • Completion of a post-secondary program in Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Natural Resource Management, Information Management Systems (IMS), or a related field.
  • One or more years of related work experience.
  • Technical certificate in GIS is an asset.
  • Previous experience working for or with a First Nations community or organization is an asset.

Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience with provincial archaeological spatial data sets and requirements as set out in the BC Archaeology Branch’s Site Form and Mapping Requirements.
  • Knowledge and experience with working with LiDAR data sets.
  • Knowledge and experience working with, organization, analyzing, and mapping field-collected data.
  • Knowledge and understanding of GIS principles, mapping systems, and trends.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ArcGIS and other GIS applications.

Cartographic Skills:

  • Ability to adhere to provincial standards and communicate complex information in an accessible and attractive manner.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of standard map design principles.
  • Experience with production and presentation of spatial data and mapping products.

Personal Skills:

  • Ability to interact, communicate, and work well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work independently and adapt to changing priorities and timelines.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Understanding and respect for First Nations culture, history, and perspectives.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters pertaining to SCA company operations.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in all aspects of the job.
  • Dedication to a strong workplace HSE culture with the willingness to participate in a team-oriented safety process.


  • A Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence is an asset.
  • OFA Level 1 First Aid with Transportation Endorsement is an asset.
  • RISC Archaeology and CMT Inventory Training is an asset.


  • The position is based in an office environment.
  • Work hours are generally standard from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM from Monday to Friday.
  • Some weekend and holiday work may be required during high season as necessitated by changing project deadlines and deliverables.


SALARY: $35.00-$42.00 / hour

CLOSING DATE: June 7, 2024 *Applications will be accepted for consideration after the closing date.

WORK START DATE: Training will begin following the date of hire.


Forward Cover Letter and Resume to:

Brittany Cleminson, CEO
Sugar Cane Archaeology
315 Yorston Street,
Williams Lake, BC,
V2G 1H1

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