GIS Applications Specialist / Geomatics Analyst – Position filled

First Resource Management Group Inc. (FRMG) is a growth-oriented and innovative forest management firm based in New Liskeard, Ontario, with satellite offices in North Bay and Kirkland Lake. Our team provides sustainable forest management services on multiple management units on over 7 million hectares of Crown forest in Ontario. This creates a unique diversity of forestry challenges and opportunities to learn from other geomatics and GIS professionals. We have a strong geomatics and GIS team that supports our forest management planning and remote sensing services, and produces innovative, accurate and timely spatially referenced information. Our core focus is on forestry planning and support so that our forest industry, government and First Nations clients can focus on their own businesses. We are producing forestry information with our SkyForestTM remote sensing technology in forests across Canada.

FRMG rewards entrepreneurial leadership, innovation, continual improvement, a focus on customer satisfaction, and dedication to team work within our organization. Some of our team members work remotely from Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal.

We are currently seeking a self-motivated individual with the ability to work in a collaborative environment to join our information management team as a GIS Application Specialist and Geomatics Analyst.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support our GIS and Geomatics team with client services;
  • Produce on-time, accurate high quality products for customers;
  • Process GIS data and imagery into derivative products;
  • Solve GIS and image processing problems related to client needs;
  • Resolve issues raised by clients in a responsive manner.

Specific skills for this position:

  • ArcGIS Desktop – ArcMap, ArcCatalog, Spatial Analyst;
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, MS Access;
  • Knowledgeable in using SQL and other programming languages to build queries in ArcGIS and in relational databases (MS Access);
  • Python programming and ability to develop customized editing tools in ArcGIS;
  • Undergraduate, M.Sc. or equivalent work experience in GIS, geomatics, remote sensing, or physical geography with a very strong GIS component.


  • An inquisitive and innovative mind…we’re doing things differently;
  • Be a great listener to be sure you understand what our clients want;
  • An expert who understands and appreciates the value of team… a well seasoned team who has decades of experience in managing forests;
  • A juggler…. our customers are excited to use our products and they look for results now!
  • Details… details… you have to deliver detail, accuracy and precision;
  • Passion for what you do and pride in your work;
  • Analytical and problem solving ability;
  • Self-motivated, organized, team player.

About First Resource Management Group
FRMG values an appropriate work-life balance for all of our team members. Our teleworking policy could provide you with the additional flexibility you need for long-term job satisfaction. We have a diverse working environment with both young and old professionals that work together in a collaborative environment. We invest in our employees through training and professional development. We empower our employees to take ownership of their work and to communicate with the rest of the team on a regular basis.

Work hours are flexible, as long as you get the job done. We have a comprehensive benefits program including life and health insurance, RRSP and vehicle use.

To make sure we pick the right people for our team, we usually interview potential candidates more than once.