Situational Awareness Analyst – GIS Analyst

Recruitment #201222-UNCE-436


A resume and cover letter must be submitted with your application along with any required professional licenses and education information.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (ODEMHS) prepares for, responds to, recovers from, and mitigates against disasters and emergencies.  The department maintains the State Emergency Operations Center which serves as a command center for reporting emergencies and coordinating state response activities.

ODEMHS is seeking a full time Situational Awareness Analyst – GIS Analyst providing support to the Operations Division.  This is an unclassified position in state government located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and continued employment is based on availability of grant funding. ODEMHS offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance [click here].   The annual salary for this position is up to $45,000.00.

Position Description:
Under direction of the State Coordinator for Crisis Information and Disaster Intelligence, this position is responsible for creating maps, dashboards and other geographic information systems (GIS) applications for ODEMHS and the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to support planning efforts across the state including local municipalities, counties, tribes, and other jurisdictions.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Analyze and prioritize emergency notifications, data, and calls for service related to natural and manmade hazards
• Document emergency and crises events, maintain real-time situational awareness, and provide support for the common operating picture for the State EOC
• Report historical emergency information
• Provide helpdesk support and customer service functions
• Analyze and interpret large data sets from a variety of structured and unstructured formats.
• Analyzes spatial and attribute data using GIS software, displays data through the use of maps, reports, charts and tables using plotters and printers
• Creates, maintains and updates databases using GIS, computer aided drafting, and other software; develops and maintains links between various databases.
• Manages multi-faceted GIS projects both independently and as a member of team(s).
• Customizes application software to provide GIS capabilities to agency personnel through easy to use, Windows-based interfaces to maximize their productivity.
• Conducts mapping research in the field and in the office to resolve conflicting information and ensure the accuracy of the data; verifies map information and makes changes as deemed appropriate according to needs of the project.
• Prepares technical presentations using the GIS interface and using graphics software to view and present images.
• Provides technical support and assists in training others in fundamentals of GIS and related subjects and skills.
• Regularly advise manager on status of projects and progress toward meeting all deadlines.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Proficiency in Esri’s geographic information systems (GIS) software suite, including ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS GeoEvent Server, and ArcGIS Enterprise
• Working knowledge of GIS tools including FEMA’s HAZUS application, ALOHA, CAMEO, and MARPLOT
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to relay technical and sensitive information to diverse individuals and groups
• Strong working knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
• Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills with the ability to rapidly process and document large amounts of rapidly changing information
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Basic knowledge of radio and telecommunication systems operation

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Work is typically performed in an office setting with climate-controlled settings and exposure to mild noise level.  This position requires long periods of sitting and daily use of computer and telephone.  Must be able and willing to perform all related travel in state and out of state when necessary, which may include overnight travel.

This position may be required to respond to emergency situations including, but not limited to, natural disasters and catastrophic events with little or no notice.  Some responses may include field deployments to disaster areas.

Equal Opportunity Employment:
The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Reasonable Accommodation:
Any qualified applicant with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits his/her ability to participate in the application process and desires a reasonable accommodation, must notify Kimberly Hill, ADA Coordinator, at of the need for an accommodation, identify the impairment, and identify the requested accommodation.


Education and Experience:
A Bachelor’s degree in GIS, planning, emergency management or a related field; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of qualifying experience for each year of required education and two years of professional experience.  Experience with WebEOC preferred.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.