Job Opening at Oregon OEM: ISS3 (9-1-1 GIS Database Analyst)
Duties & Responsibilities:The Technology and Response Section of Emergency Management Division of the Oregon Military Department provides technical assistance to state and local emergency communications agencies in the deployment and management of integrated Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Maser Street Address Guide (MSAG) databases.
The program’s technology and equipment needs to be compatible with 36 independent telephone companies as well as the public’s telephones, cell phones, and use of home automation devices (ie: the Internet, home computer terminals, etc.) used for calling 9-1-1. The program is responsible for determining the technology to be utilized state-wide and developing Administrative Rules and implementation policies for the city, county and district 9-1-1 centers and data base providers.
The primary purpose of this position is to work directly with the 9-1-1 GIS staff to coordinate statewide 9-1-1 spatial data acquisition and maintain the statewide emergency response digital map library; coordinate the documentation of information; and provide customer service in the use of GIS to public safety agencies and organizations both familiar and unfamiliar with the technology.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Customer Assistance: Provide expertise regarding data input (via scanning, digitizing, or text entry), geo-referencing, and other areas in the field of geography directly relating to 9-1-1.
Coordinate the development of training materials for users of the 9-1-1 mapping systems and data. Coordinate with appropriate 9-1-1 Program staff to develop requirements to distribute data and general information regarding GIS in 9-1-1. Answer questions about quality, content, and appropriate use of 9-1-1 databases in Oregon.
Extract information from multiple data sets and produce a variety of reports for the PSAPs, emergency response agencies, legislature, and other state and local users upon request.
Work with other organizations to coordinate the distribution and documentation of shared databases.
Operations: Create and maintain spatial data for use in the primary PSAPs to support the statewide 9-1-1 mapping effort. Maintain an inventory of emergency response digital data for Oregon. Acquire new data themes at different scales to enhance and expand the use of such data in emergency response. Coordinate with appropriate 9-1-1 Program staff to develop and implement process to incorporate updated information from multiple sources into the existing data structure. Perform quality control on new and existing data. Coordinate the development of data dictionaries and data collection standards. Determine system needs for projected increases in remote access to data, determine security levels for remote access to the data, and trouble-shoot software and database problems with users and vendors. Coordinate with appropriate 9-1-1 Program staff to make recommendations on performance tuning. Consider costs, specifications, and organizational policies needed for expansion.
System and Database Administration: Assist appropriate 9-1-1 Program staff to research and develop migration path for data sets into direct client server database structures and applications. Work with vendors to find appropriate solutions. Work with cooperating groups to develop data standards, linking to national efforts. Assist appropriate 9-1-1 Program staff to set policies and procedures for implementation of metadata dictionary for all databases. Assist appropriate 9-1-1 Program staff to create and maintain internal databases and Intra/Internet systems using logical data modeling designs. Assists appropriate 9-1-1 Program staff with the update of GIS-related presentations and associated databases as well as other duties as assigned by the supervisor that support the responsibilities of the position.
Working Conditions: Office environment with extensive use of office equipment including personal computers. Driver’s license is required or satisfactory means of transportation. May work irregular hours and incur extensive travel as necessary to coordinate with PSAPs, county, and local governments regarding digital data development and GIS activities directly related to 9-1-1 mapping projects.
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