Recruitment #2110-0441-001


The City of  Tucson's Public Safety and Communications Department is looking for an enthusiastic team player with GIS application skills to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to take your technical skills and apply them to support better practices and making Tucson a safer community. Relevant skills include critical thinking, statistics, GIS analysis, and qualitative research. This position is responsible for leveraging data to provide analysis by way of technical reports and visualizations.

Performs other related duties as assigned. 

**The City of Tucson values the safety of our employees, our residents, our community, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the City of Tucson.**

Essential Responsibilities/Duties

Conducts complex trend/pattern/series analyses using quantitative, qualitative, and GIS measures and methods.

Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques and recommend solutions to meet the city's need.

Provides instruction, direction, and technical assistance to department as required for data analysis and reporting development.

Uses advanced statistical, spatial, and database software to collect, analyze, and compile information for the development and dissemination of analytical products.

Conducts advanced data collection and extraction to critically evaluate data; assess the value of the data; synthesizes compiled data into a logical framework, draws inferences, and prepares comprehensive reports and presentations to enhance the information provided to appropriate department personnel.

Participates in the design of analytical products and implementation of statistical techniques that provide thorough data analytics to support data-driven decisions.

Participates in the development and maintenance of the application of computer programs to analysis efforts.

Participates in resource allocation studies; supports analysis of response strategies and provides recommendations; supports survey implementation and analyses efforts, research projects, and program evaluation studies.  

Supports data-integration models and the Department’s vision by collecting and analyzing data in a timely and accurate basis; provides detailed trend analysis reports regarding findings.

Performs project reporting, data creation, data conversion, data transfer and map production.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least (2) two years of experience in collecting, analyzing, and presenting data.

Special Job Requirements

Evaluates and assesses peer-reviewed literature and other technical reports for applicability to the Public Safety Communications Specialist-I.

Able to teach and mentor peers.

Able to complete criminal background check. 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Qlik or power BI or ArcGIS 

Masters Degree in GIS/Data Analysis

Preferred Industry-standard certification(s) as appropriate certifications in Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, or GIS related area.

Selection Plan

As part of the online application process all applicants are required to submit a resume by uploading it under the "Resume" tab or emailing it to Resumes will be reviewed and scored. Please ensure your application contains the required resume prior to submission. Deadline to upload or email a resume is November 28, 2021 at 11:59pm.  Applications received without a resume by the deadline will be considered incomplete.

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 a Practical Exam and Oral Board interview which will be held either Virtual (Microsoft Teams) or in-person.

  • Practical Exam and Oral Board Interviews will be held the week of December 5th.

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

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 30% of your rating for practical exam
  • 60% of your oral board interview

Hiring interviews may be conducted.   

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must upload your documentation as part of the application process or email it to  The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.  

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Derrick Snyder 520-791-5479 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


You are highly encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important testing dates and information that you will need to refer to later, as it will not be available after the closing date.

Additionally, communication during this process will be sent via email, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly.

Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification. 

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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.