Geographic Information Spatial Analyst II

$59,951.01 - $99,918.42 yr
May 10, 2018
May 28, 2018
Full Time

Works as an experienced GIS professional. The DPSC GIS team supports all public safety through the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. Responsibilities include designing, creating, editing, and maintaining 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. Acts as a liaison with the police department, fire department, sheriff's office, and county IT as well as similar agencies in neighboring jurisdictions. The Department of Public Safety will provide a realistic job preview on May 8th and May 17th both at 4 p.m. at the McConnell Public Safety Transportation's Operations Center. Please RSVP to if you plan to attend.

NOTE: The starting salary for this position will not exceed the midpoint ($79,934) of the advertised range.

Position may be underfilled as a Geographic Information Spatial Analyst I; the Underfill Requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.

Illustrative Duties
  • 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 necessary technical documents;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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
  • 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, geo coding, 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.
Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to a 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).

This vacancy will be underfilled at the level of Geographic Information Spatial Analyst I (Grade S23, $54,422 - $90,704). The employment standards for the Geographic Information Spatial Analyst I are: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in computer science, geography or related field; plus course work in ArcView GIS or similar GIS software. Click here to view the complete details and KSAs for the Geographic Information Spatial Analyst I. Upon completion of an underfill agreement (which will require that the employee meet the employment standards stated above in addition to obtaining competencies defined by the hiring agency) the employee will be elevated to the level of Geographic Information Spatial Analyst II.

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

Two or more years of GIS experience.

Job is mostly sedentary with some lifting up to 50 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.

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