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GIS Operations Analyst

  • Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
  • 08/07/19
  • Portland, OR
  • 97223
  • $5,551.00 - $7,509.00 / Monthly
  • Full-Time
DATA MANAGEMENT: Compiles internally and externally sourced data from different formats into usable adjunct database tables that can be analyzed and combined with existing datasets. Creates data schemas from non-documented database structures. Designs, creates, and maintains geodatabases; develops and maintains data layers and spatial data structures using Esri GIS software and relational databases. Creates emergency response orders for implementation in the regional computer aided dispatch (CAD) system; constructs and maintains routine updates for mapping application utilized by emergency response personnel.

DATA ANALYSIS: Utilizes SQL data queries and GIS software to perform functions of statistical analysis, forecasting, trending, and other statistical and spatial analysis necessary to support operational and strategic business decision-making. Extracts and analyzes data from various sources to develop recommendations for short- and long-term deployment strategies.

REPORT DEVELOPMENT: Designs, builds, publishes, and maintains multiple complex reports tailored to user-defined data analysis needs using a variety of data sources and formats. Requires working with the end user to understand expectations as well as database capabilities and available data. Creates custom web mapping applications to support specific business needs. Administrator of the ArcGIS Online mapping platform and web mapping applications.

DATA VISUALIZATION: Uses data and GIS visualization methods to produce models that clearly represent trends, correlations, and patterns in a format that is understandable to all levels of the organization, public officials, and the public.

LIAISON: Provides support and technical consultation on complex query structures, statistical functions, report design, GIS analysis, quantitative information, data integrity, and data utilization in collaboration with internal departments, and public and private agencies. Fosters relationships with staff to find new ways to apply data and GIS analysis to improve workflows, efficiencies, and data quality. GIS representative in regional GIS Infrastructure Group (GIG).

Standard Functions

Position-Specific Functions
Standard Functions
Stays current in field of expertise by participating in conferences, seminars, meetings, and other learning and development events; and by monitoring literature in one's field for trends and changes occurring.

Other Functions

Must be prepared to report/remain at work during major emergencies, disasters, and some large emergency exercises with little or no notice. Must be able to meet this requirement without substantial delay by taking appropriate steps for individual and family preparedness.
May receive assignments well outside of job description or normal chain of command during major emergencies, disasters, and some emergency exercises.
Performs other duties as assigned.

A bachelor's degree in geographic information systems/science, statistics, or closely related field.
Four years of experience in performing complex data analysis and/or applying GIS theory and methods to inform strategic business decisions.

A background in statistics and mathematics is highly desirable.

Certifications & Licensures

Position-Specific Requirements

Demonstrated ability to use the following software is required: ArcGIS including ArcGIS extensions, primarily Spatial Analyst and Network Analyst, along with the ability to perform geospatial modeling, analysis and data manipulation.

Demonstrated ability to create SQL queries including statistical functions; understanding relational databases; use in Excel formulas and statistical functions; and SQL Server Reporting Services creation and management.

Ability to use Python scripting and model builder to automate geoprocessing preferred.
Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines simultaneously. Excellent at workload prioritization and task management. Develops and manages processes that are effective and efficient.

Requires a high degree of attention to detail, and a strong ability to research and analyze data to make projections and strategic recommendations.

Demonstrated knowledge of the development, maintenance, and utilization of multi-jurisdictional Geographic Information Systems databases.

Ability to integrate multiple applications to develop and manipulate complex database operations.

Demonstrated ability to produce complex yet consumable reports, charts, graphs, cartographic and other graphic displays utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database management, statistical analysis, graphics, GIS, and presentation management software.

Ability to provide user training on the databases and systems used by the District.

Skill in communicating operational data and related materials in English, both verbally and in writing, to a variety of individuals both inside and outside the organization with minimal to extensive understanding of emergency operations.

General knowledge of fire and EMS operations and terminology, operational practices, and operational performance issues preferred.

Standard Requirements
Ability to travel throughout the District to various work site locations in order to fulfill the essential functions of the position. Must possess a current, valid driver's license, and maintain a driving record insurable by the District's insurer in order to drive a District-owned vehicle or drive a personal vehicle for District business.

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