Job Detail

Organization: Calvert County Government
Title: Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst - Public Safety
Location: Calvert County, MD

Posted: 2021-11-16
Application Deadline: 2021-11-30

Position Description:

Merit Full-time Position, Grade 24, $54,399.80 - $62,426.00 Annually, 35 hours per week. This position is eligible for telework.

This position performs highly technical operations related to the development, maintenance and dissemination of Public Safety geographic data for Calvert County Government. The position is responsible for managing and supporting county-wide Public Safety GIS efforts to include project management; database administration; systems analysis and design; and application development and configuration to the requirements of both internal and external stakeholders. The work requires detailed technical knowledge and experience with geospatial applications and concepts as well as a thorough understanding of public safety operations. The work is performed under general supervision of the Communications Chief.
Essential Job Functions/Other Duties/KSA
Oversees Public Safety GIS initiatives for county-wide efforts. Implements and supports critical infrastructure related to Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) and Computer Aided Dispatch projects and workflows. Provides topological analysis and validation of NG 9-1-1 county data.

Develops and implements county-wide project management practices in support of the implementation of the County’s NG 9-1-1 and Public Safety Software.

Develops data, custom tools, solutions, workflows and applications to support departmental GIS.

Ensures data integrity and administers GIS servers, software and databases.

Maintains and develops GIS applications to integrate systems, convert data, provide reports, and make information available to Public Safety staff.

Conducts and mediates meetings between local county GIS personnel and vendors regarding GIS workflows within the NG 9-1-1 project and the State of Maryland’s NG 9-1-1 Strategic Plan.

Assists GIS Supervisor with oversight of Public Safety GIS activities.

Installs, tests, configures, establishes user accesses, and runs vendor recommended maintenance procedures for business applications. Installs system upgrades and patches.

Maintains metadata, program documentation, and configuration management records.

Monitors, troubleshoots, maintains and optimizes database and web servers.

Communicates understanding and support of Public Safety GIS goals and programs.

Coordinates consultant activities and projects.

Participates in statewide GIS initiatives.

Develops programming and procedures to integrate systems, convert data, provide reports, and make information widely available to internal groups.

Develops Public Safety GIS user needs assessments; gathers, interprets and evaluates information collected by meeting with GIS users.

Participates in integration of GIS with other technologies and work with other departments in analyzing proposals, purchases, installations, and integrations.

Provides mapping and analytical support during an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activation.

Responds to requests for GIS data or assistance from allied agencies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (These are pre-employment KSA that apply only to Essential Job Functions)
Knowledge of –
Systems Analysis related to GIS.
GIS user needs.
Public Safety GIS applications and principles, to include current National Emergency Number Association standards.
Tools to program repair and maintain GIS systems.
Effective techniques of supervision.

Skill in –
Programming GIS systems.
Using various GIS programs and tools.
Serving as a project leader.

Ability to –
Design, create, edit and maintain geodatabases.
Program, install and repair GIS.
Perform analyses to determine need.
Prepare reports for management review.
Deal effectively with end users.

Minimum Qualifications
Required Qualifications (Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and relevant experience that provides the above knowledge, abilities and skills may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)

Training and/or Education:
Bachelor's Degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Science, Earth Science, or a related field.

Two years of experience in assisting with the implementation, application, and programming of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or complex and automated technologies.

Licenses or Certificates:
Valid driver's license.

Other Information
Special Requirements:
Subject to background investigation.
Operation of a County owned vehicle.

Physical Demands:
Operation of keyboard devices.

Unusual Demands:
Work is subject to deadlines and frequent interruptions.
May be subject to call in or to remain on the job for emergencies.

FLSA Status:

Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities upon reasonable notice.
County application required.

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