Geographic Information Spatial Analyst Iii

Fairfax, Virginia
$72,190.56 - $120,316.98 Annually
Mar 25, 2023
Apr 08, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works as part of the GIS Data Management team. Works with the county's GIS Data Administrator to manage the county GIS enterprise database and the data stored within it. This position oversees the day-to-day operation of the county GIS enterprise database ensuring the geodatabase is maintained and performing optimally. Key duties for this position include the following.
  • Recommends standards for GIS data development and implementation.
  • Contacts/consults with new and experienced county users in data development efforts including design, implementation, and maintenance of county inter-agency data flow and database synchronization efforts as well as developing and maintaining the GIS database schema and associated documentation.
  • Prepares data (vector, raster, imagery) for use by county personnel.
  • Designs, develops, documents, and implements procedures for the maintenance of spatial data within the county ’s GIS database.
  • Monitors the GIS database for proper performance and collaborates with county IT to ensure the overall health of the GIS database system.
  • Develops automated processes using Python and SQL for data processing and maintenance.
  • Ensures the overall quality of the data within the GIS database using tools and/or scripts and making recommendations for improvements and implementing those recommendations.
  • Manages and/or participates in complex projects to develop spatially based solutions for complex business problems in response to agency requests or needs.
  • Acts as project manager and/or project technical lead for data conversion projects.
  • Creates or recommends policies and procedures for managing GIS data and enforces those policies.
  • Participates on governance committees for implementing standards for enterprise GIS data, web, and mobility.
  • Liaises with vendors and regional partners on data modelling and GIS data related procedures.
  • Develops applications, maps, and dashboards using ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise.

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 which included coursework in Oracle and/or another complex database platform; plus two years of experience in working with and developing systems utilizing GIS platforms such as ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop or Server software suites; or performing GIS modeling (e.g., relationship classes, topologies, 3-D, object, data) and spatial analysis (e.g., proximity analysis, image analysis, routing analysis).

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Six years of GIS project experience, including two years with a large multi-user geographic information system and using advanced level spatial analysis (e.g.,map algebra, network analysis, 3D) . Experience with ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Pro and extensions including Spatial Analyst and Geostastical Analyst. Database experience (e.g., SQL queries, Entity Relationship diagram creation) including Esri Spatial Databases, MS SQL Server, and SQL Server Management Studio and developing scripts in SQL and Python. Project management experience. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work well with others in a team environment and to work independently with little supervision.

Work is generally sedentary, performed in a normal office environment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home ( Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others ) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

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. EEO/AA/TTY.

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