Gis Analyst Ii (geog Info Spatial Analyst Ii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$63,213.07 - $105,355.12 Annually
May 14, 2022
May 28, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works as part of the GIS team, which supports all public safety through the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. Designs, creates, edits and maintains spatial data used to enhance public safety's response to critical and non-critical incidents.

Participates in testing and evaluating the effectiveness of spatial data and makes recommendations for its use with GIS, CAD, and associated products for public safety response. Routinely acts as a liaison with the police department, fire department, sheriff's office, and county IT as well as similar agencies in neighboring jurisdictions.

Note: Compensation for this position will not exceed the mid-point of the salary range $84,283.89 ($40.5211 per hour).

Illustrative Duties

The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Performs spatial analysis;
  • Analyzes, enhances and maintains project specific GIS/Spatial applications;
  • Contributes to development of application/data on usage standards;
  • Meets with users to identify GIS requirements (application, business database, business process);
  • Prepares training classes;
  • Prepares necessary technical document such as SDLCS docs for spatial systems;
  • Recommends or develops database enhancements for GIS data layers;
  • Develops acceptance test for individual GIS hardware and software products;
  • Develops and writes GIS training materials;
  • Teaches full range of GIS courses;
  • Loads data into the GIS database using documented processes and tools;
  • Creates or oversees database updates;
  • Writes basic database queries;
  • Provides technical support for complex hardware/application problems;
  • Provides training, guidance and assistance to lower-level analysts;
  • Analyzes, develops, enhances, and maintains GIS software;
  • Codes, tests, debugs, and documents basic GIS applications;
  • Prepares data, system, or process flow charts;
  • Prepares user documentation and trains users on the use of customized applications;
  • Designs and manages application implementation plans;
  • Serves as liaison between users and vendor technical support staff on complex GIS issues;
  • Attends meetings and conferences related to GIS;
  • Performs any of the illustrative duties in support of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods related to GIS;
  • Knowledge of functional and technical requirements for GIS hardware and software;
  • Knowledge of GIS applications such as County Standard GIS software, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.;
  • Knowledge of languages such as Visual Basic, .NET, and C++;
  • Knowledge of and experience with techniques for spatial analysis, geocoding, etc.;
  • Knowledge of GIS spatial application development techniques;
  • Ability to analyze user needs, processes and procedures for GIS applications;
  • Ability to document system modifications and enhancements;
  • Ability to assist users in solving systems and programming problems;
  • Ability to translate technical terminology into terms understandable to management and employees;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective business relationships.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")

Bachelor's degree in computer science, geography or related field,; plus, one year of experience working with and developing systems utilizing GIS platforms such as ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop or Server software suites; or performing GIS modeling (e.g., feature classes), and spatial analysis (e.g., such as proximity analysis, image analysis, routing analysis).

  • Two or more years of GIS experience
  • Experience using Hexagon; TriTech or Tiburon software
  • Experience with Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Systems
  • Experience with SQL Server
  • Knowledge of and Experience in Public Safety Agencies and or 911 Communication Centers Dispatching


All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

The appointee to this position must submit to a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.


Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314.

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