Department of Transportation &Mobility

Recruitment #2209-0734-001


          Transportation and Mobility is seeking a self-motivated GIS Technician to participate and support various GIS projects by maintaining records including electronic and hard file records, property split records, asset management data and GIS map production within an enterprise environment. Creates and updates ArcGIS Online maps and products for internal and public needs. Produces and creates routine and specialized GIS maps as needed. Responds to inquiries relating to GIS and spatial data. Initial emphasis and function of the position will be assisting and supporting the Real Estate Division with updating GIS data and records.


General Description

Responsible for all aspects of GIS data entry and map production. Reads and interprets source documents such as civil engineering plans, plat maps, real estate records and legal descriptions and enters required data into the GIS database. Research and query Enterprise database programs such as ESRI's Relational DBMS and Asset Management Systems.

Essential Functions

The essential duties include but are not limited to:
· Updates and maintains GIS databases using ArcGIS and other GIS related software.
· Assists in developing and implementing GIS applications for database maintenance and map output.
· Generates various GIS products for Real Estate, planning, engineering, research, and presentation including Mayor and Council exhibits.
· Uses GIS applications to query, analyze, display, and interpret department GIS databases.
· Researches, reads, and interprets engineering construction and related documents including as-built plans, property records, legal descriptions, and County Assessor records.
· Provides customer service by answering phone calls, responding to e-mail, investigating discrepancies, and providing information and technical advice to customers and other city departments.
· Plots and digitizes assets and records from ortho photos.
· Performs quality control of GIS attribute and spatial data. Converts paper and CAD data into a GIS format.
· Process split or combine of parcel records on the real estate database system collecting relevant information and verify accuracy of legal documents used to initiate split.
· Capture and create various GIS and related outputs using drone technology.
· Assists with various GIS related projects where needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualification: Under one (1) year of experience with GIS software and query languages, knowledge of automated mapping and GIS including ESRI's ArcGIS software, GIS relational database issues, general database concepts, theory and principles of GIS software manipulation, usage requirements and analysis of system outputs and computer system operations.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position may be considered.

Special Job Requirements


Preferred Qualifications

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

Over one (1) year of experience with GIS software and query languages, knowledge of automated mapping and GIS including ESRI's ArcGIS software, GIS relational database issues, general database concepts, theory and principles of GIS software manipulation, usage requirements and analysis of system outputs and computer system operations.

Proficiency in ArcGIS, MS-Windows, Enterprise Asset Management Systems, and GIS-related computer applications

Experience reading and interpreting surveys, deeds and other documents related to title interest and description of real estate

Proficiency reading and interpreting CAD drawings

Conduct research (Recorder’s Office, files, and database) of legal documents

Relational database experience

Ability to acquire FAA Part-107 certification for drone operation

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 evaluated on the written materials requested as part of this recruitment process. 

An evaluation will be conducted and scored on the Resume and Letter of Interest submitted with the application materials via the resume tab in the application process. Please ensure that you have uploaded a resume and letter of interest, failure to do so will result in a negative score for this portion of the process and may impact your ability to move forward in this process. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to a virtual oral board.

  • Virtual Oral Board Interviews will be held Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  A candidate'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 resume and letter of interest 
  • 60% of your virtual oral board interview   

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that may 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 member 2 copy that indicates characterization of service. 

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please contact Malena Carreon at 520.330.8471at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


Additionally, communication during this process will be sent via email to the email address on file, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly; this may include your junk box/spam filter.  Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification.

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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