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GIS Technician

City of Tucson

Tucson,  Arizona
GIS Technician

Responsible for all aspects of GIS data entry and map production. Reads and interprets source documents such as civil engineering plans, plot maps and legal descriptions and enters required data into the GIS database.

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 engineering, planning and research projects.
  • Uses GIS applications to query, analyze, display and interpret department GIS databases.
  • Performs quality control of GIS attribute and spatial data. Converts paper and cad data into a GIS format.
  • Researches, reads, and interprets water engineering construction and related documents including as-built water plans, improvement plans, 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.
  • Maintains Water Asset web-based database to track work orders, as-built plans and legal descriptions.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualification: Under 1 year of experience with GIS software and micro 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.

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

  • Proficiency in ArcGIS, MS-Windows, Naviline, WAM, Autodesk, CAD, and GIS-related computer applications
  • Experience researching and working with Construction Plans, Service Work Orders, Fire
  • Hydrant/Fire Service Work Orders, Legal Descriptions, etc.
  • CAD experience
  • Experience working with Tucson Water Standard Specifications and Details


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