Overview

Responsibilities:
Assume lead role in geospatial analyses for Emergency Operations Center (EOC) using tools such ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS online, Microsoft Access and SQL Server. Responsible for developing, maintaining and supporting GIS products needed for daily operation of Emergency Operations Center including testing, maintenance and documentation of layers used for dispatch. Create and modify maps, graphs or diagrams using ArcGIS Desktop. Gather and compile geographic data. Evaluate quality of data for accuracy and completeness. Translate and convert data between multiple file formats. Create and maintain spatial databases. Edit vector data. Develop and maintain metadata, automate process of making maps, customize user interface to increase efficiency and ease of making maps. Assist in geospatial data analysis. Automate geoprocessing work flows, review internal maps, data products and applications.

Provide help desk support for EOC maintained applications: FireConnect, Dispatch Tracker and Wildfire Incident Response System.

Meet with users to define geospatial requirements, technical specifications, operational problems and customized solutions. Help users understand pros and cons of alternative solutions. Provide consulting, technical support and training to software users and to technical staff; evaluate technology, analyze and query data in databases and prepare special reports as needed to support FRP Division and emergency response operations. Perform analytical studies, evaluate alternatives and make recommendations; maintain TICC and other departmental websites; maintain and develop equipment and products under the direction of the EOC Coordinator. Recommend technical and procedural design changes for new or revised applications.

Produce special reports, PowerPoint presentations and graphics as needed or requested.
Participate in professional development and training.
Manages and accounts for all TFS physical property in accordance with applicable laws, policies, rules, procedures and guidelines.

The following duties and responsibilities also apply: Support emergency response needs as requested. May require working extended hours and weekends. May require extended bending, reaching, stooping, kneeling, squatting and sitting. May require extended communications with visitors and employees in person, telephonically or electronically. May require infrequent travel in State vehicles with overnight stays.

About Texas A&M Forest Service

TFS is recognized as the leader in defining forestry for the future of Texas and the nation. Applied programs include forest and tree development; wildfire prevention, mitigation, and protection; urban and community forestry; and a host of innovative forest sustainability programs. TFS works to ensure the state’s forests, trees, and related natural resources are conserved and continue to provide a sustainable flow of environmental and economic benefits.