Tucson Water Resources Management Division

Recruitment #1911-0736-001





To remain eligible, you must maintain your permanent or probationary Civil Service employment status through the actual date of transfer. If you are not a current permanent or probationary Civil Service employee at the date of transfer, you will not be eligible for this position. Non-permanent or appointed employees are not eligible.

The list may be used to fill vacancies at Tucson Water in the next 6 months. Selection will be made in accordance with CSR III, Section 2. The list of employees eligible for consideration will remain in effect for 6 months. Examination results and current status will be communicated by email.

The Tucson Water Department is seeking a highly qualified, dedicated, dependable, and team-oriented individual to participate in various GIS projects in support of the Water Resources Management Section by coordinating GIS data and information that have specific department, division or City-wide implications.

The GIS Data Analyst performs analytical project responsibilities which include data analysis, performing quality control functions of geographic-related data, and coaching employees on GIS applications and practices.

General Description

The GIS Data Analyst must be extremely familiar with spatial and attribute data. The GIS Data Analyst must be proficient in a number of computer applications, and must specifically possess skills in data base management systems. The position  requires experience with cartography and map design, and will be responsible for spatial analysis and representation of data.

Essential Functions

The essential duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Respond to data requests for spatial and related water resource data
  • Create, develop, and maintain GIS data
  • Responsible for spatial analysis and representation of groundwater and hydrologic data in maps and map creation
  • Performs project reporting, data acquisition, creation, conversion, and interpretation
  • Reads and interprets data from spatial and non-spatial databases
  • Performs complex spatial analysis and multiple database queries, requiring scripting or SQL
  • Programming or scripting to automate tasks

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years of experience with working with and interpreting GIS data and applications

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

An equivalent combination of education and relevant-level experience that provides the ability to successfully perform the essential functions may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the above minimum qualifications as well as relevant experience in the areas listed below:   


  • Experience coaching others for use of GIS and GIS-related applications
  • Experience with ArcGIS online or publication of web mapping applications or geoprocessing services
  • Knowledge of web development and related programming language and framework
  • Experience working with SQL Server or other enterprise databases

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in an Oral Board interview.

  • Oral Board Interviews will be held: December 11, 2019

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on an Eligibility List.  An applicant's ranking on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 90% of your oral board interview

If you are in need of an Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please contact Roxie Escarcega at (520) 837-2138 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

The list may be used to fill vacancies at Tucson Water in the next 6 months. Selection will be made in accordance with CSR III, Section 2. The list of employees eligible for consideration will remain in effect for 6 months.


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Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.