Recruitment #2208-2010-001


This is a non-permanent position. It is designed and intended to provide entry level work experience for students who meet the minimum qualification. This position will have a work schedule of approximately 15-20 hours per week; scheduling is flexible and may be tailored to class schedules or other activities. No benefits are offered with this position and non-permanent employees may not work more than 1,300 hours per fiscal year. This internship is structured to be a one-year assignment, with a one-year renewal possible upon agreement between the Information Technology Department and intern.

**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 Tuc

General Description

Assists professional staff by conducting research, collecting data, designing workflows and writing scripts for use in GIS projects with various City departments. This position will be ‘forward-facing,’ working closely with other City departments and public. Therefore, someone comfortable working on teams and with other people is required.

Essential Functions

This position will work in the ArcGIS platform to:

Collaborate with City departments to improve work processes.

Build web and desktop applications that allow City staff and the public to access data and perform geospatial analysis.

Build out the City’s ArcGIS Open Data platform with metadata and more user-friendly ways for users to discover and interact with this data.

Clean and organize the City’s ArcGIS Online and Enterprise platforms.

Work with professional staff to document processes and procedures for building web applications.

Help coordinate trainings for applications such as MapTucson, ArcGIS Online, Qlik BI tools and ArcGIS Pro.

Create how-to videos to supplement trainings.

Special Job Requirements

Must have junior or senior standing and be enrolled in a four-year degree program, or be enrolled in the last semester of a two-year degree program, or be enrolled in a graduate program, or be enrolled in college level coursework and have special measurable technical skills. Must have a letter of recommendation from an instructor at the educational institute in which they are currently enrolled. Must have a current cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (Student may submit copy of last grade report with cumulative GPA) 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Esri GIS Software (ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap, ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise)

Familiarity with enterprise and file-based geodatabases

Comfort building web-based map applications using HTML5, CSS and JavaScript

Experience working with customers to build data products (maps, visualizations) that meet or exceed their expectations

Works well on teams and has the ability to take direction from co-workers

Selection Plan

To be considered for this internship opportunity you must submit the following materials in an email to  with the subject line GIS Intern 

  • Chronological Resume
  • Cover letter 
  • Current class-schedule and anticipated graduation date

Submissions received without all 3 documents will not be considered.  

This position will close on August 31, 2022, with interviews being held shortly thereafter. 

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.