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Alexandria, VA, USA

ArcGIS (including: Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcToolbox, Modelbuilder, ETL, Geodatabases, ArcGIS JavaScript API, Python scripts , ArcGIS Server, Portal for GIS, ArcGIS Online, Collector for ArcGIS, Workforce for ArcGIS , Geocoding, Remote Sensing, Geospatial Analysis), MS Office Suite
GIS Analyst
E3 Federal Solutions
Alexandria, VA
December 2015 to Present
Work as the GIS SME for the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Protective Service (FPS) at the Joint Incident Management Center (JIMC) in Alexandria, Virginia. FPS is the security police division of the National Protection and Programs Directorate. FPS is the federal agency charged with protecting and delivering integrated law enforcement and security services to facilities owned or leased by the General Services Administration (GSA) and their occupants. The JIMC provides a 24/7 Watch for the FPS. My job is to provide Geospatial capability to the JIMC.

• In this position I have performed numerous tasks, including:
o Geocoded the 9000+ FPS protected buildings (2000+ locations required re-geocoding by hand to ensure proper location precision. Extra care was necessary due to incorrect/incomplete/incorrect data in the buildings database). The Buildings dataset is now updated on a monthly basis by me to keep it up to date.
o Create ad hoc maps of incident (e.g. bomb threats, active shooter, unruly persons, etc.) locations that occur in or near FPS protected facilities in order to provide FPS upper management situational awareness.
o Created polygons of the FPS Regions, Districts, and Area Commands to better track where incidents occur. These polygons have been published to the FPS DHS Geospatial Portal site (aka the GII) - which I control - as well as to the NPPD ArcGIS Online (AGOL) site.
o Use those polygons to create Heat and HotSpot maps of incidents for upper management.
o Create daily (if necessary) Hurricane Map to identify potentially vulnerable FPS protected buildings.
o Currently assisting the transitioning of the JIMC Watch from ArcGIS Explorer to ArcGIS StoryMaps to create the morning Daily Brief that is presented to FPS upper management. This transition will include training the JIMC Watch Officers to use the new system.
o Consulted with the DHS Geospatial Management Office (GMO) to create a Common Operational Picture (COP) which will replace the current ArcGIS Explorer based COP used at the JIMC. The new COP will be viewable online by stakeholders in the FPS Regions, Districts, and Area Commands, as well as FPS upper management and will improve situational awareness.
o Have located, created and published numerous geospatial datasets to both the FPS GII site (via ArcGIS Desktop) and the NPPD AGOL site (via ArcGIS Pro) in order to facilitate sharing of data to the various DHD/NPPD/FPS geospatial data users, including FPS upper management.
o Maintain links to various Web Mapping Services (such as live feeds to NOAA Weather Warnings Watches and Advisories Statements and Weather Radar, FEMA, etc.) for use by the Watch on the JIMC COP.
o Have liaised with GMO, OCIA (Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis) and ESRI (the firm that writes the ArcGIS software) to obtain datasets, software, training, and other geospatial assets in order to facilitate tasks needed by the JIMC.
o -Perform any other miscellaneous geospatial tasks that arise, such as changing symbology, creating ad hoc maps, training Watch Officers, etc.

GIS Analyst/Data Integrator
L-3 Communications
Herndon, VA
August 2013 to December 2015
• Work as a contractor at the United States Department of the Interior Office of Law Enforcement Security on the IMARS system (IMARS stands for Incident Management, Analysis and Reporting System). IMARS provides a Department of the Interior-wide information collection, analysis, and reporting system for incident information, mostly law-enforcement related. The NICHE Corporation’s COTS Records Management System (RMS) was selected by the IMARS management team as the solution to allow officers to enter incident information in the field. Working with the developer on the L-3 project team, my job is to integrate GIS and mapping capabilities into the NICHE RMS.
• Have performed many varied tasks as the GIS SME for the IMARS project including:
o Determined the hardware and software required for the GIS system. Installed the hardware and software for the GIS system, including ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS for Server (I am the ArcGIS Server Administrator).

o Created center points for over 2500 polygons representing the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands. The latitude and longitude of these center points were then used in the ArcGIS JavaScript API and in .NET plugins (built by the L-3 developer on the IMARS project) to allow users to zoom into specific polygons on maps when using the NICHE RMS. Users can click on a map in the RMS and enter a point for an incident. By hovering over the point, various attribute information about the incident is displayed based on data entered by the user into the NICHE RMS.
o Assisted the developer with writing the ArcGIS JavaScript API code used on the project.
o Created a portal using ArcGIS for Portal to host IMARS maps and analytical tools.

o Created and published multiple maps to ArcGIS Server and shared these maps with the IMARS Portal for GIS.

o Users can access maps in the portal. The maps contain points representing incidents. By hovering over a point, various attribute information about the incident is displayed based on data entered by the user into the NICHE RMS.

o Created a Geocoding Service and published it to ArcGIS Server. This service is used by the ArcGIS JavaScript API to allow officers to zoom into incident locations.
o Connected the NICHE SQL database used by IMARS to ArcCatalog. This file is then added to ArcMap and the table is geocoded and the resulting dataset is published to ArcGIS Server/Portal. This allows analysis of incident data to be performed by users using ArcGIS tools we have created (such as ‘Query’ which will allow users to select out different types of incidents and publish maps containing just those incidents).
o Using ModelBuilder, created a model that automates connecting to the table in the SQL server database where the IMARS data is stored, adding X,Y coordinates to the table and then exports the layer as a feature class to our enterprise geodatabase. This model runs as a scheduled task on a daily basis to append new incidents to the IMARS Incident Map we have published to the IMARS Portal.

Successfully integrated GIS and mapping capabilities into the NICHE Records Management System which is used by the Office of Law Enforcement Security at the U.S. department of the Interior to record law enforcement incidents. Also, created a web map using the ArcGIS API for Javascript that is published to our ArcGIS server and shared with a portal I created (using ArcGIS for Portal) that allows users to query incident data.

GIS Analyst
City of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
October 2012 to August 2013
(Contract employee)
Worked on the Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Management (CAD) system for the Alexandria Fire Department. Tasks included attending CAD meetings at the Alexandria Fire Department and to assist with documenting the fields in the High Plains database.
• Have worked on several projects for the Enterprise Maintenance Management System (called Cityworks) including:
o Have written metadata to the city standard for several datasets. Wrote a FAQ document for city metadata users. Also assisted with the upgrading of the city metadata on SDE.
o Updated the city's EOC Snowplow Zones Map
o Used aerial photography layer to perform QA/QC on the city's Building Rooftop layer. The focus was on the 12000 townhouses in Alexandria. Identified 700+ necessary edits to the dataset.
o Completed a pavement update project for another city department. Using topology tools, 385 gaps in a prior vendor's pavement dataset (TransMap) were identified. New pavement lines were also created to reflect new development. The pavement dataset was also symbolized by Ownership (i.e. city, state, private, etc.) In addition, the project required the creation of a polygon dataset of school parking lots and a line dataset of school driveways. Project also involved the amalgamation of existing data to create a complete dataset containing the alleys in the city. A map was created for the in-house client and the data was reviewed by them and then turned over to the city's new vendor (Dynatest).
o Assisted with the review of the city's new GARI system. GARI is the city's interactive mapping application.
o Unit Collection Project - Part of the city's Public Safety Information Gathering Project, a major project to upgrade and improve the 911 system. Completed tasks include:
* Prepared and submitted for management approval a project plan for this assignment.
* Cleaned up (removed duplicate addresses, checked for misspellings, etc.) and geocoded the Alexandria Fire Department's CAD Locations table.
* Spatially Joined the CAD Locations dataset to the city's Address point dataset.
* Loaded the result of the spatial join into an Address Unit Point table. The result of the Load resulted in a table that contains all of the city's apartment and condominium units (40000+ units).
* Prioritized the buildings in the city by height and number of units to make the project more efficient (i.e. the plan was to validated the largest buildings first).
* Created a plan to communicate the ongoing status of the project to GIS staff and other departments. This included submitting a weekly status spreadsheet and symbolized map.
* Part of this project included targeting specific Census Blocks for a Census Question Resolution Challenge that the city submitted to the Census Bureau. Identified, analyzed, and isolated the required data. Prepared necessary spreadsheets and maps.
GIS Analyst
Midcom Corporation
Springfield, Va
April 2012 to May 2012
Contract employee)
• Compiled open source information from the worldwide web.
• Analyzed geospatial available information and extracted data by utilizing feature compilation guidance and standards provided by the customer.
• Assisted with geospatial data collection and development of foundation feature databases.
• Used standard guidelines to verify products met regulatory conformance and contractual compliance.
GIS Analyst
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (referred to in this document as COG)
Washington D.C.
January 2009 to April 2012

Worked in the Department of Transportation Planning as a GIS Analyst performing a wide variety of GIS tasks:
o Maintained COG's Spatial Data Library. Updated data as it became available from various sources, including US Census TIGER files, Navteq data, other datasets obtained from COG's regional partners, and datasets that were created by COG staff.
o Performed quality control to verify spatial accuracy of datasets, standardized dataset attributes and field names, and ensured metadata was correct and current.
o Used ArcToolbox toolsets, including the Analysis tools and Data Management tools to create datasets and manipulate data. Used SQL queries to select out data from attribute tables.
o Used Summarize and Statistics ability in ArcMap tables to analyze attributes.
o Produced documents describing various GIS tools and processes for in-house staff. Also documented COG GIS standard operating procedures.
o Served as GIS technical resource for COG GIS users. Set up an in-house GIS users group to increase the use of GIS technology by users. Met with COG GIS users to determine their spatial data needs.
o Performed various GIS technical tasks including installs of ARCGIS and software updates.
o Used Modelbuilder to automate updates of Navteq's NavStreets data. The model greatly sped up the update of the thirty-five different Navteq datasets used by COG staff. Wrote documentation on the Navteq update procedure. Have also built Models to automate other GIS tasks.
o Worked with Towson University's Center for GIS to build a regional centerline shapefile. The regional centerline shapefile is used by USGS as a layer of their National Map project. Used the ETL tool to merge schemas from various sources into the final output shapefile. The Spatial Adjustment toolbar was used to edgematch centerlines between jurisdictions.
o Assisted COG Department of Transportation staff to produce a regional walkability study by building several shapefiles according to their specifications. Created a geometric network using Navteq node data. Wrote documentation about the shapefile creation process.
o Attended meetings of COG's regional GIS committee. Learned about regional GIS issues and met with GIS Stakeholders across the area.
GIS Coordinator/GIS Analyst
Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland
Hughesville, Md
September 2007 to November 2008
Organized, implemented, and administered the Geographic Information System for the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland in the role of GIS Analyst/Technician.
o Established relationships with the GIS Departments of St. Mary's, Calvert, and Charles Counties to determine regional GIS capabilities, needs, and plans. Act as liaison between TCCSMD members and state agencies to obtain GIS data.
o Member of the Southern Maryland User Group (SMUG) and Member of the Maryland State Geographic Information Committee (MSGIC).
o Established data sharing relationships with State of Maryland Departments including Planning, Natural Resources, State Highway Administration, Transportation, and the State Data Center.
o Determined the hardware and software required for the GIS system. Produced a GIS budget and purchased and installed the hardware and software for the GIS system.
o Populated and managed the GIS database and maintain data integrity in the role of Database Administrator.
o Worked on the Southern Maryland Regional Transportation Planning Comprehensive Work Program for FY 2009. The Work Program included updating TCC's existing Census, Employment, Housing, Traffic Analysis Zones (TAZ), and Transportation database spreadsheets with the most recent data available. Analysis of the new data was performed. GIS layers based on the new data were produced.
o Produced and updated reports, such as traffic analysis and anticipated population growth studies.
o Produced maps on an ad hoc basis.

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