Data Analyst I

Fairfax, Virginia
$60,276.11 - $100,461.09 Annually
Jan 01, 2022
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Provides analytical support to the Fire and Rescue Department through extraction of datasets, running database queries, and creating reports. Works with a variety of data sources in a SQL environment, performing queries, creating and automating reports, and exporting data to support analysis. Uses a variety of proprietary and open source data sources to prepare comprehensive analysis and reports utilizing business intelligence/visual analytics tools to support the needs of the fire department. Participates in the analysis of available data, assessing data integrity, defining reporting objectives, and identifying areas for improvement. Collaborates with other analysts to perform reoccurring and special studies of operations data. Supports new application development efforts for data needs. Assists with creating and maintaining metadata, reporting objects, data repositories, and data dictionaries. May participate in the development of metrics and measures.

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.)
  • Assists with the development of data sets and extracts, data standards, and data models to ensure complete, correct, accessible and shareable data for information technology development projects;
  • Assists with gathering and documenting business data and information requirements;
  • Assists with preparing physical database design;
  • Assists with analyzing business forms, reports, processes, practices, and procedures;
  • Assists with the development of logical data models, including the identification of data subject areas, data entities, attributes, relationships, information types, domains, and constraints;
  • Assists with the development of structured diagrams, including data flow, entity life cycle, hierarchy, entity/relationships, conceptual schemas, and association matrix diagrams;
  • Assists with identifying physical implementation requirements such as denormalization, data types, defaults, keys, referential integrity, and screen/script mapping;
  • Assists with the development of logical data standards, definition standards, domain, and type standards;
  • Assists with creating and maintaining metadata, reporting objects, data repositories, and data dictionaries;
  • Assists with the implementation and training of data administration practices
  • and data access tools;
  • Designs and runs basic database queries to assess or validate data;
  • Performs basic data cleansing and transformations to assess data quality;
  • Supports data testing and analysis for initiatives of higher complexity;
  • Prepares for physical database design and consolidation, standardization, cleansing,
  • migration, or upload of data;
  • Maintains data repositories and facilitates data access for users;
  • Attends training workshops, product demonstrations, conferences, and technical briefings;
  • Stays abreast of technology changes;
  • Provides assistance to other staff, as needed.

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.)
  • Some knowledge of information systems and the components that process data;
  • Some knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods related to data administration;
  • Some knowledge data administration areas such as policies and standards, data definition, modeling and logical design, database design, and quality control;
  • Some knowledge of data concepts such as syntax, taxonomy, and hierarchy;
  • Some knowledge of relational databases (such as Oracle or DB2) and CASE tools;
  • Skill in brainstorming, presenting, sharing, discussing, and defending ideas;
  • Skill in problem-solving, with appreciation and respect for diversity of differing professional views;
  • Skill working with data modeling tools and relational databases;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective business relationships. Ability to help stakeholders effectively resolve is sues related to cross-agency data sharing, usage conflicts, and data inconsistencies;
  • Ability to follow special formatting requirements and conventions in work products;
  • Ability to establish and maintain appropriate version control over work products;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to make use of provided resources and seek guidance as needed;
  • Ability to conduct research into new information technology;
  • Ability to prepare user manuals and systems documentation;
  • Ability to translate technical terminology into simple language and concepts.

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”)
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration, or related field and coursework in analytics, biosystematics, biology, information architecture, engineering, library science, statistics, sociology, demographics, and/or marketing; Plus one year classification, use, or analysis of data experience in an academic, data administration, or analytics environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop logical research methods, perform analysis, and produce detailed reports and methodology documents.
  • Proven ability to take direction as well as communicate and contribute to collaborative processes.
  • Prior experience as a paramedic, EMT, or other experience within a Fire Department or EMS system.
  • Experience working with electronic medical records (EMR) and in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Knowledge of the National Fire Incident reporting system (NFIRS), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, and National Emergency Management Services Information System (NEMSIS).
  • Experience using advanced data analysis, reporting, and business intelligence software, including Esri ArcGIS, Microsoft Power BI and Report Builder, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Reporting Services, industry standard electronic patient care records software.

Driver's License (Required)

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated 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 religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

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

Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. 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. EEO/AA/TTY.

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