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Senior GIS Administrator, Exploration

Alamos Gold Inc.

  • Posted on: March 14, 2023


Alamos is a Canadian-based intermediate gold producer with diversified production from three operating mines in North America. This includes the Young-Davidson mine in northern Ontario, Canada and the Mulatos mine in Sonora State, Mexico. Additionally, the Company has a significant portfolio of exploration sites through advanced development stage projects in Mexico, Turkey, Canada and the United States. Alamos employs more than 1,300 people and is committed to the highest standards of sustainable development.

Role Overview:

Working with the Director, Geo-Information and Analytics, the Senior GIS Administrator will be responsible for the administration of the ArcGIS Enterprise platform for the Exploration Department. The Senior GIS Administrator maintains hardware, software, and processes to ensure the integrity of all mineral spatial datasets. They also scope new site requirements and deploy changes at on-site and corporate offices.

A solid grasp of the impacts and security implications of maintaining and operating an ArcGIS Enterprise solution is required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • maintains the department’s GIS Architecture (versions, patches, and backups) and network functionality across all offices
  • monitors and improves user service and geodatabase performance at site and corporate offices
  • develops and designs spatial data strategies
  • develops web mapping applications and tools
  • administers the digital library of mineral exploration spatial datasets
  • performs Quality Assurance/Quality Control for data as a technical reviewer
  • works with DBAs, ensuring the correct integration of spatial and non-spatial datasets
  • functions as an internal GIS consultant to all exploration offices company-wide ensuring successful adoption of new GIS technologies
  • establishes standards and procedures to look after data collection, production of information, data integration, and the use of online services
  • serves as a technical guide for second level support groups (Database, Land, on-site GIS)
  • mentors data specialists
  • designs training material and provides training when required
  • able to travel up to 30%
  • other related duties as required

Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience:

  • experience in a similar role (7 years+)
  • professional background as a geologist
  • certification in Python programming
  • requires knowledge of mineral exploration workflows (Field Sampling/Mapping, Core Logging, Drafting, Laboratory analysis, QAQC)
  • understanding of networking and client-server concepts
  • proficiency with ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Portal
  • proficiency with SQL Server
  • experience configuring and customizing web applications (ArcGIS Online)
  • experience with GIS system architecture for enterprise GIS planning and implementation
  • experience organizing, leading, and maintaining ArcSDE databases
  • experience writing protocols and procedures for spatial data management
  • strong problem-solving, trouble-shooting, and analytical skills
  • ability to communicate and work effectively with other employees and contractors using tact, courtesy, and good judgment
  • experience with or ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • experience in designing and delivering training would be an asset
  • ESRI Technical Certifications are considered assets
  • knowledge of software packages and applications such as Micromine, Leapfrog, Acquire, and SharePoint are considered assets
  • Spanish would be an asset

Rewards for Your Efforts:

  • Competitive compensation based on experience
  • Participation in Alamos Gold’s equity compensation program and RRSP matching programs
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Professional development training

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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

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