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Geospatial Data Specialist

Universal Mineral Services Ltd.

  • Posted on: July 14, 2021
  • Expires on: August 13, 2021

Position:  Geospatial Data Specialist

We are looking for a full-time Geospatial Data Specialist to join our dynamic team.

Universal Mineral Services Ltd. is a junior exploration company, based in Vancouver, BC, and comprised of four businesses, Fury Gold Mines; Sombrero Resources; Tier One Silver; and Torq Resources, with additional subsidiaries in Chile and Peru.  The Companies’ management team has raised over $550 million with monetized successes and are continually reviewing mineral targets in pursuit of acquisition, strategic exploration, and significant discovery.

We focus on:

  • Communication
  • Corporate culture
  • Diversity
  • Excellence
  • Mentorship
  • Team building

About the Opportunity:

This is an exciting opportunity for a Geospatial Data Specialist to be part of the Vancouver based geological team at UMS Mineral Services Ltd.  Reporting to the Manager of Resources & Database, you will provide in-office technical and marketing support for the geological team, on projects located throughout Canada and South America.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Experience in a similar role (4 years+);
  • Professional background in Geology or a related discipline;
  • Must have strong proficiency with ArcMap and/or ArcGIS Pro;
  • Must understand relational database model, have experience with SQL language, advanced level of MS Excel or Google Sheets proficiency;
  • Must have experience with scripting languages or tools such as Python, JavaScript, VB, ArcMap, Model Builder;
  • Knowledge of Mineral Exploration workflows (Field Sampling/Mapping, Core Logging, Drafting, Laboratory analysis, QAQC);
  • Knowledge of acQuire, Fulcrum, Google Data Studio, MX Deposit, SharePoint, ArcGIS Online, and Imago are considered assets;
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills, strong attention to detail and strong analytical skills, ability to quickly learn new tools/technologies;
  • An ability to communicate and work effectively with other employees and contractors using tact, courtesy, and good judgement;
  • Some field experience in mineral exploration is preferred;


The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties:

  • Implement and support real or near real time cloud-based field data capturing, related but not limited to drilling, surface sample collection, geological mapping.
  • Ensure all data collected from the exploration and compilation programs is reviewed and validated before submission to DBA / GIS administrators with focus on automated or semi-automated data validation.
  • Implement and support real or near real time project status dashboards as requested (Data Studio/Power Bi or such)
  • Ensure server/cloud folders are organized and contain current information.
  • Prepare and maintain spatial products such as maps, sections, and 3D projects when required (ArcGIS, Leapfrog).
  • Perform Quality Assurance/Quality Control for data as a technical reviewer.
  • Work with the Exploration DBA and GIS Administrators to ensure the correct adoption of applications at site.
  • Researching and compiling historic exploration and government geoscience information.
  • Provide specialized software and data support to site staff.
  • Provide site training to users.
  • Support the corporate Geo-Information Group as required.
  • Other related duties as required.

Start Date:

  • Immediately


  • Competitive Compensation and Benefit package.


Please quote ‘Geospatial Data Specialist’ in the email subject line when directing your resumes to:  nola.laubach@umsmining.com


While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted. No phone calls please.


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