GIS Specialist

GIS Specialist, Castlegar, British Columbia

When you join our team as a GIS Specialist, you will be responsible for supporting
strategic initiatives and providing GIS systems and analytical forest
management support. They will play a key role in identifying
encumbrances that place a downward pressure on the timber that is available for
harvesting as well as maintaining all inventory data and associated
constraint/encumbrance data sets to carry out timber supply work and both
operational and strategic level decision support analysis. This role can be based out of our Castlegar or Grand Forks Division and is currently on a hybrid remote working model.

What You’ll Do

  • Undertake GIS analysis to support decision making for land use planning including First Nations, wildlife management, and timber supply purposes.
  • Troubleshoot LRM user issues.
  • Maintain GPS data collection standards and corresponding data dictionaries.
  • Map template creation and maintenance.
  • General maintenance, loading and updating of GIS datasets including spatial and tabular editing.
  • Query and update Oracle database using SQL in SQL Developer or TOAD.
  • Update and maintain multi-user ArcSDE geodatabase and database views.
  • Provide ArcGIS Enterprise system expertise, training, and support to staff.

What You’ll Offer

  • Minimum 3 years’ related GIS experience in the forestry sector.
  • Solid understanding of ESRI ArcMap, MS Access, and MS Excel to perform and present complex analytical projects to support strategic initiatives.
  • Working knowledge for the management and maintenance of LRM and other related software to support forestry business objectives.
  • Participate in training courses as required to support job functions.
  • Commitment to maintain a safe work environment without compromise.
  • Understand the importance of teamwork and have a positive impact on the team.
  • Open-minded and positive in dealing with change.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the team and other departments.
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work.
  • Work independently and thrive in an environment that presents challenging issues.
  • Seek assistance from others when working outside the scope of knowledge.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, SQL Server, SQL, VBA, etc.
  • Proficiency with ESRI/ArcGIS product suite.

Who We Are

Interfor is a growth-oriented forest products company, operating in all major forest products markets across North America. We offer one of the most diverse lines of wood products to customers around the globe, produced in safety-focused, world-class facilities. We strengthen and contribute to the local economies, build value for our employees and customers, and operate with world-leading sustainable forest management practices. We are proud to produce sustainable building materials that contribute to a healthy and sustainable future. Check out to learn more about our approach to sustainability.

Interfor is one of the largest forest products companies in the world and we’re growing in exciting directions. Come be a part of our success! #StartHereGoFar

What We Offer

Interfor provides local stability and opportunity. We help bring out the best in all our people by offering long-term, competitive jobs supported by training, continued development and great benefits.

  • Extended Health & Dental
    • Short Term Disability Insurance
    • Long Term Disability Insurance
    • Life and AD&D Insurance
    • Additional (Employee Paid) Life Insurance
  • RRSP Matching Plan
  • Participation in our Employee Share Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Paid Vacation
  • Employee Assistance Program

We want you to grow your career with Interfor. With our industry leading training programs and track record of promoting from within, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to ‘Start Here. Go Far.’ Check out our Employee Development Programs to learn more at

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applicants offered a position must successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and background check. Interfor is an Equal Opportunity Employer building a capable, committed, diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.