Geographic Information Spatial Analyst I

Fairfax, Virginia
$56,816.03 - $94,693.25 Annually
Jan 02, 2021
Jan 16, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Are you a GIS professional looking to work for a nationally-accredited public works organization serving over a million residents in the DC metropolitan area? Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) may be a good fit for you. DPWES is seeking dynamic candidates well versed in the Esri desktop products to edit, manage, display, and analyze versioned enterprise GIS data. Candidates will also have interest and experience in automating tasks and leveraging web GIS technologies. Come grow your GIS career with a team of dedicated GIS and public works professionals.

Note: The full salary range is listed for the pay grade. Job offers will be made based on multiple factors, to include but not limited to, candidate qualifications exceeding the advertised minimum qualifications and meeting the advertised preferred qualifications as determined by the hiring agency, the agency’s available budget, and review of internal equity.

Illustrative Duties

  • Produces high quality cartographic maps;
  • Reviews data created by GIS Techs to ensure quality;
  • Evaluates and recommend GIS software;
  • Performs basic GIS analysis (e.g., buffering);
  • Assists higher level analysts in defining GIS needs/requirements;
  • Provide basic technical support for GIS COTS and in house applications;
  • Attends meetings and conferences related to GIS;
  • Updates/assists with GIS content on internet/intranet site;
  • Troubleshoots standard GIS hardware issues( plotters, GPS, etc);
  • Assigns data keys for geographic layers;
  • Interprets and validates source documents for GIS data entry;
  • Performs updates to tabular data;
  • Demonstrates GIS applications;
  • Assists users in evaluating and recommending GIS software for specialized applications;
  • Performs acceptance tests for new software products;
  • Maintains designated GIS data layers;
  • Recommends database enhancements for GIS data layers;
  • Assists GIS developers (GIS Spatial Analysts II, III, & IV) in designing and testing GIS applications;
  • Serves as liaison between users and vendor technical support staff on basic GIS issues;
  • Writes and develops training materials and manuals with assistance from higher level analysts;
  • Provides training to County employees in GIS and GIS specific applications;
  • Teaches basic level GIS classes;
  • Assists in GIS spatial analysis;
  • 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 requirements for GIS hardware and software;
  • Knowledge of County standard GIS software;
  • Knowledge of techniques for spatial analysis, geocoding, etc;
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and methods related to cartography.
  • Ability to document system modifications and enhancements;
  • Ability to translate technical terminology into terms understandable to management and employees;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective business relationships;
  • Ability to write and present GIS materials;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

Employment Standards

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.

Valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography, Land Surveying, or Engineering
  • 2 years of professional GIS experience editing and cartographically communicating enterprise GIS data using esri desktop products (i.e., ArcMap and / or ArcGIS Pro)
  • Experience with public works-related GIS data and workflows (e.g., stormwater, wastewater, solid waste, urban forestry, capital improvement projects, etc.)
  • Experience reviewing engineering plans and land records and transferring information into GIS using standard coordinate geometry (COGO) tools in Esri desktop products
  • Experience in automating workflows through Esri model building and python scripting
  • Experience leveraging Esri web GIS technologies

Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to work in hot and cold temperatures. Visual acuity to review detailed drawings, plans and documents. Ability to walk, negotiate or traverse property sites that may be undergoing construction or having terrain that is not level. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

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 703-222-7314 . EEO/AA/TTY.

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