GIS Analyst - BC

  • Forsite Consultants Ltd
  • Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jul 28, 2022

Job Description

Come Grow with Us! Forsite is actively looking for a GIS Analyst with experience and demonstrated aptitude in GIS analytics, resultant building, webmap tools, map creation and python scripting. It is preferred that this position will be based out of Salmon Arm, BC however, there is potential for remote work from anywhere in Canada for the right candidate.


With 10 locations throughout Canada, Forsite Consultants Ltd. is a leading provider of integrated forest land development and management services. Our staff are industry leaders in forestry technology, strategic planning, resource and land management and professional forestry. Forsite has been SAFE certified since 2007 and is committed to growth, innovation and maintaining a safe and respectful working environment.

At Forsite we will excel by being a flexible, adaptable, people-oriented business that grows and profits by creating value for our customers and opportunities for our employees. We will apply our skills, knowledge and technologies to be the best forest management company. We value fostering and sustaining an environment of diversity and inclusion where everyone can reach their full potential.


Operating within Forsite's Resource Management and Technology business area, the GIS Analyst will work with project teams to provide forestry GIS business knowledge and technical analysis that offers cost effective, innovative and meaningful solutions.

Depending on the experience of the successful candidate, the potential types of projects the role will be involved with may include, organizing, coordinating and assisting in land and resource development projects that utilize GIS, GIS analysis (requiring scripting in Python to automate), data presentation on PDF and web maps using ArcGIS, JavaScript API and ArcGIS Web AppBuilder and ArcMap Collector support.

  • Post-secondary education with a degree or diploma in a relevant discipline;
  • Minimum 5 years of forestry related experience;
  • Proficient in ESRI ArcGIS tools and integration with Python for efficiency and repeatability;
  • Use of Pandas in Python for analysis and reporting;
  • Experience using ArcGIS Server and web mapping tools (JavaScript API and Web AppBuilder);
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical abilities (analytics using math/basic statistics will be required);
  • Broad understanding and implementation of land management concepts and practices;

  • Enthusiastic with a passion for forestry;
  • Professional with a friendly and courteous manner, being service and team oriented;
  • A strong communicator with the ability to build positive relationships across all levels of the business;
  • Able to work both independently under limited direct supervision as well as in a project team environment;
  • Flexible with strong organizational and time management skills to with ability to work under pressure to meet targets; and
  • Able to work with excellent attention to detail with work accuracy and quality.


In addition to a challenging and rewarding work environment, Forsite provides work/life flexibility, competitive wages a solid benefits package, supported professional development and a company matched pension program.

Forsite welcomes applications from everyone and is looking for the most suitable individual with the skills and knowledge to effectively complete the duties required of the position.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.