Information Technology Department

Recruitment #2207-0736-001


The City of Tucson Information Technology Department (ITD) is seeking a motivated and innovative GIS Data Analyst to join our team. The ITD GIS and Data Analytics team assists with overall GIS functions and analytics which spans the City organization to provide centralized access to managed data to find trends and answer questions that improve service delivery and contribute to quality of life. The diversity of business functions makes for a dynamic work environment that is both challenging and rewarding.

The ITD is looking for an enthusiastic team player with GIS application skills. This position develops and implements data topology methods and procedures, produces maps, reports and analyses using GIS and other methods. Additionally, they must be able to present information in clear, understandable visual depictions using accepted cartographic principles.

GIS Data Analysts will interact regularly with customer departments, external agencies, contractors, and citizens in conveying technical information. Therefore, a person in this position must be able to communicate courteously and effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals.  

**The Information Technology Department is a 24/7 operation. The incumbent will be required to serve in an on-call status to respond to requests and emergencies occurring after normal business hours. **

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.

General Description

  • Develop and oversee a diverse variety of data analysis and geographic information technology efforts of various size, scope, and complexity and communicates with technical and non-technical audiences. Leads the analysis, planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of key projects to accomplish goals.
  • Schedule events, programs, and activities as well as coordinating work with others to complete projects.

  • Collaborates with internal/external customers, vendors, and other technology staff to ensure efficient use of spatial and non-spatial data resources to achieve project objectives by establishing and reviewing plans, schedules, resources, budgets, and priorities.

  • Work to develop and market products that meet business needs of our partners and provide outreach and training to facilitate adoption. Research new technology and customer needs and interprets product changes and presents information to management and technical leads.
  • Demonstrates expertise using technology tools and software for business intelligence and/or statistical data analysis.

  • Leads and conducts analytical research and collects data. Transforms data into meaningful end-user information using a variety of analytical tools including but not limited to ArcGIS, Power BI, FME, Python, SQL Server, etc.

  • Creates, reviews, and maintains documentation related to data and software use/support including procedures, processes, and metadata. Manages software implementations, user groups, and user accounts (AGO/Power BI).
  • Leads and/or trains analytical procedures to others; motivates, develops, and directs co-workers; mentors the work of lower-level data analysis, providing work counseling, guidance, and training.

Essential Functions

  • Compiles and integrates geospatial data from a wide variety of sources for analysis.
  • Performs project reporting, data creation, data conversion, data transfer, and map production.
  • Makes sense of GIS data and applies the information to planning and real-world situations.
  • Responsible for spatial analysis and representation of data in maps.
  • May perform programming or scripting to automate tasks.
  • Reads and interprets data from spatial and non-spatial databases.
  • Provides technical and customer support to users and/or other agencies.

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

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor or Master's degree in Information Technology, Geography, Management Information Systems, or Computer Science.

Analyzes departmental business issues and data challenges, elicits requirements from management, staff, and internal customers to develop functional and system configuration specifications, and utilizes GIS and other technological solutions to achieve efficient and cost-effective results.

Strong cartographic and design skills when making both digital and hardcopy maps.
Proficiency with:
  • Performing editing tasks using tools from the ArcGIS Pro applications.
  • Compiling and integrating geospatial data from multiple sources for analysis and loading into a geospatially enabled enterprise database.
  • The most recent GIS app building technologies such as ArcGIS Hub and Experience Builder to create web content.
  • Creating and organizing GIS data into models and schemas useful to the City.
  • Providing quality assurance to maintain the validity and accuracy of City GIS data
Familiar with:
  • Common GIS applications, analysis, and geoprocessing tools, including Field Maps, Survey123 and Python.
  • Graphic design software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other visual design tools.
  • Coding and the ability to write scripts using statistical computer language(s) including but not limited to structured query language.
  • Public engagement strategies such as leading trainings and social media.
  • Outstanding problem solving and trouble shooting skills are essential.

Selection Plan

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

  • Virtual Oral Board Interviews will be held on August 31, 2022

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
  • 10% of your rating for your resume
  • 80% of your rating for oral board interview

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 present your documentation at the time of your Oral Board interview.  The DD 214 must be a copy that indicated characterization of service.

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please email Erin Gallego at at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation. 


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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.

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