ABOUT THE POSITION
The Riverside County Fire Department has an opportunity for a
GIS Research Specialist II position in the Fire Protection -
Technology Division in Perris. The incumbent will be responsible
for coordinating with staff and outside agencies to obtain data;
designing, organizing and developing research evaluation plans;
conducting hypothetical mapping and analysis for future department
decisions; consistent maintenance of existing layers (city
boundaries, powerlines, fire station locations, fire hydrants,
public safety street layers, gas lines, water, railroads, etc.);
analyzing and interpreting small area socio-economic and land use
data using geographic information systems; and performing other
work as required.
Competitive candidates will possess experience with the ESRI GIS
suite of products and Microsoft SQL Server. Work experience in GIS
is highly desired.
Meet the Team!
The Riverside CountyFire Department(RCFD)is one of the largest
integrated, cooperative, regional fire protection organizations in
California. It is staffed with a combination of County of Riverside
and State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
(CAL FIRE) personnel. RCFD provides full service, municipal and
wildland fire protection, pre-hospital emergency medical response
by paramedics and EMT's, technical rescue services and response to
hazardous materials discharges. RCFD serves a vast geographic area
and diverse communities. The Department, a unique partnership
between CAL FIRE and the County of Riverside, serves 22 partner
agencies and has five core values: Leadership, Competence,
Integrity, Safety, and Customer Service.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
- Initiates research and statistical investigations and plans,
designs, and conducts the activities of such investigations;
recognizes the need for research and statistical investigations
related to the development of demographic estimates and
- Coordinates with staff and outside agencies to obtain data;
designs, organizes and develops research evaluation plans, develops
regulatory waiver requests, prepares budgets, and submits grant
- Defines sample populations and selection criteria; designs,
develops and maintains databases; writes queries to extract data
for ongoing and unexpected management reports; creates, tests and
administers surveys and questionnaires; conducts focus and personal
interviews; develops forms, procedures, schedules and sampling
criteria for field data collection; and, performs random
- Advises research specialists and administrators of research
findings and/or procedures; prepares narrative reports of findings
with valid conclusions and statistical significance, projects
impacts, and provides trend analysis.
- Identifies problems in inter-organizational operations and
procedures with implications for plan development and
implementation and recommends alternative solutions for use in
- Conducts research to develop population, housing, and
employment estimates and forecasts.
- Analyzes and interprets small area socio-economic and land use
data using geographic information systems.
- Assists the supervisor in developing and coordinating planning
activities and in directing assigned project staff; and preparing
annual budgets for research projects.
Graduation from an accredited college with a Master's degree
with a major in social science, statistics, mathematics, economics,
business/public administration, data processing, or any of the
natural sciences, which included graduate level courses in research
design, data collection methods, and advanced statistical analysis.
While a Master's degree is preferred, additional qualifying
experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required
education, on the basis of 10 semester or 15-quarter units of
graduate level course work in the areas previously cited equaling 6
Additional qualifying education may be substituted for up to two
years of the required work experience such that a Ph.D. degree,
with qualifying course work, meets the minimum education and
Two years of progressively responsible experience in
administrative, professional, investigative, technical or other
responsible work, which included statistical analysis, research or
program design and data collection, and electronic data storage and
report generation or grant writing.
Two years equivalent to GIS Research Specialist I in Riverside
County in the Transportation and Land Management Agency.
Knowledge of: Policies, procedures, practices and legislation
governing land use; advanced research methods including data
collection, sampling and analysis; Geographic Information Systems
and SAS programming; census data and geography; demographic and
economic forecasting methods, techniques and models.
Ability to: Develop and prepare concise and coherent oral and
written reports and recommendations; analyze, perform data queries
and write executable computer programs; interpret and evaluate
statistical data and research findings; use statistical software
packages on personal computers; maintain effective working
relationships with those contacted in the course of work; design
and carry out research topics related to demographic estimates and
License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License.
The County of Riverside has a Veteran's Preference Policy Upload
a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22)
indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of
disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy
reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security
information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative
will review the materials and determine if you qualify for
Prior to the closing date, upload a copy of any license(s),
official/unofficial transcript(s), degrees, and/or related
employment documents to your NeoGov account. If your education was
completed outside of the United States, you will need to provide a
copy of your Foreign Education Equivalency evaluation from a member
of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
(NACES) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc.
This recruitment is open to all applicants. Applicants who are
current employees of County of Riverside Fire Department may be
considered before other applicants depending on the volume of
applications received. Applications received prior to the closing
date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes
or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be
permitted. Based on the number of applications received, this
posting may close without notice. Qualified applicants may be
considered for future vacancies throughout the County.