Job Detail

Organization: Spokane Regional Emergency Communications
Title: Public Safety Systems GIS Analyst
Location: Spokane, WA

Posted: 2021-05-27
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

FLSA exempt position responsible for the maintenance, accuracy and timeliness of SREC’s Geographic Information System (GIS) and its data that support the Center’s Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) activities. Performs complex analysis for operational awareness of incident based data. Develops and maintains a large database, provides GIS support to the organization and the Center’s customers, and communicates and coordinates with a wide range of internal and external clients. The position reports to the GIS Manager and backs up the department as necessary.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
• Compiles, organizes, merges, and maintains a large, diverse geographic database comprised of Public Safety mapping information such as but not limited to; addressing, street center lines, response areas, topography, parcels, hydrants, aerial photography and other raster data sets.
• Prepares GIS metadata and procedural documentation.
• Performs a variety of specialized and technical duties such as analysis and programming related to the management of the Center’s Geographic Information System.
• Performs GIS information transformation into Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System, including integration of data from outside datasets and maintenance of spatial data within the CAD system.
• Performs spatial analysis that may include such activities as network modeling, advanced data layer management, edge matching, and the use of map algebra or buffering.
• Analyzes information, maps, charts and graphs to reveal patterns, trends, and hot spots and to ensure the integrity and applicability of information.
• Develops reports and analyzes data for planning and coordinating tasks and projects, as well as for quality control.
• Coordinates the input of GIS data and dissemination of cartographic (map) output.
• Publishes and maintains feature and map services.
• Creates and maintains GIS web applications and dashboards.
• Oversees the construct and revisions of printed map products including, but not limited to, print field map books.
• Performs mathematical calculations and statistical computations.
• Designs, implements, tests and supports information systems technologies for emergency response and public safety activities.
• Utilizes client server and web-based applications and other programming tools such as Microsoft Office, Python, Structured Query Language (SQL), Crystal Report Writer, Java, Extended Markup Language (XML), Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Common Gateway Interface (CGI) in a networked environment utilizing Microsoft SQL servers to implement and maintain various public safety systems.
• Installs and maintains GIS software and hardware.
• Provides high level of professionalism and customer service to all internal and external contacts.
• Performs related work, special projects or other duties as assigned.
• Is reliable, dependable and reports for work on a consistent basis.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements
Contacts are made both inside and outside the organization. Internal contacts frequently include administrative, supervisory, and other SREC employees. External contacts may include Center customers, outside vendors, governmental personnel, applicants and citizens. This position may be one of the first contacts many have with the Center and therefore it is critical all interactions are respectful and professional.

• Geographic Information System fundamentals including Public Safety Emergency Communications Data Models.
• Proficiency with the ESRI suite of applications, including ArcGIS Pro and Portal.
• Proficiency with ArcGIS spatial and network analyst extensions.
• Geographic data processing and analysis.
• Street addressing principles and geocoding tools.
• Basic principles and practices of mathematics and statistics.
• Surveying and cartography.
• Interpretation of graphic representations of infrastructure and the use of graphic materials such as blueprints, as-builts, site plans and legal descriptions in order to illustrate or clarify information.
• Record-keeping techniques and requirements.
• Proficiency of MS SQL Server.
• Proficiency of Microsoft Windows Business Applications.
• Use of various problem-solving techniques.
• Designing and testing complex database structures for storage and manipulation of spatial data.

Supplemental information
• Analyze and solve problems with attention to detail.
• Provide excellent interpersonal skills and customer service while working collaboratively and cooperatively with co-workers and personnel from customer agencies.
• Learn new technologies and assimilate new information quickly.
• Coordinate multiple priorities and competing demands on time.
• Present ideas and recommendations in a clear and concise manner to diverse audiences.
• Communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing.
• Report for work on a reliable and dependable basis.
• Present a strong service orientation.
• Demonstrate ability to handle and manage multiple projects and assignments.
• Display strong communication skills, written and verbal.
• Be “on-call” on a rotation basis; carry a pager or mobile phone.

• BS Degree in Geographical Information Systems, Geography, Engineering, Computer Science or related field from an accredited college or university, and two years of professional GIS experience that includes database maintenance, spatial analysis and customer service, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

• Previous Public Safety experience.
• Advanced knowledge of SQL Server.

• Possession of or ability to obtain driver’s license valid in Washington within 30 days of hire date.
• Successful completion of CJIS Background check.
• A Central Computerized Enforcement Service System (ACCESS) certification upon employment.

• Typical office environment.
• Occasional travel required.

• Sitting for extended periods of time working at a computer keyboard
• Seeing to read and comprehend basic technical, narrative, diagrams and schematic computer information and maps.
• Hearing and speaking to exchange information

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