GIS SPECIALIST

Recruitment #20-120-0306

Introduction

About Loudoun County Fire and Rescue: Loudoun County Fire and Rescue (LCFR) delivers essential emergency and non-emergency Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) from 20 strategically located stations, responding to more than 29,000 incidents annually. LCFR, as part of the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS), provides administrative, operational, and logistical support for the County’s 15 volunteer fire rescue companies, the LC-CFRS Executive Committee, and its governance structure. LC-CFRS is comprised of over 670 career employees and 700+ active operational and administrative volunteers. The Department is a growing organization that serves a large and diverse population located 30 miles northwest of Washington, DC. We provide a full range of emergency and non-emergency services to approximately 400,000 citizens within a 520 square mile area. Additional information about the Department can be found at www.loudoun.gov/fire. We seek to hire a highly motivated, effective, and diverse workforce to meet the needs of the County’s citizens and visitors and support the Department’s core values of Teamwork, Integrity, Professionalism, and Service. Loudoun County offers a meaningful career, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information can be found at www.loudoun.gov/benefits.

Job Description

The Department is seeking qualified applicants for a regular, full-time position as a GIS Specialist. Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Complete the GIS aspect of special projects to include geographical data integration with the computer-aided dispatch system, geographic analysis of service trends and demographics, strategic unit deployment, etc. Work on creation, maintenance, and usage of GIS data layers that are the responsibility of the department. Perform queries, analysis, modeling, and mapping of spatial data. Research, evaluate, and report on emerging GIS, GPS or other public safety related applications. Consult with requestor or staff as needed to assess project plan and or other tasks to determine if workflow can be improved upon or streamlined by tool development or programming.

Job Requirements

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Geography or related field and two years related GIS experience performing queries, analysis, modeling, and mapping of spatial data using ESRI software. Requires Experience with ArcGIS 10.x or ArcGIS Pro and good communication skills both, in writing, and through map products. Prefer scripting experience, such as with Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, or Esri’s APIs, ability to use GIS peripheral devices including plotters and scanners (maintaining and troubleshooting), and field data collection experience using ESRI Collector, Survey 123 or similar software.

Special Requirements

May be subject-to-call when emergency incidents escalate to the point when the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is enacted. Frequency of subject-to-call dependent on situations which occur, and the duration depends on the scale of the emergency.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Successful completion of extensive criminal background check (including fingerprinting).