State of Arizona GIS Analyst in PHOENIX, Arizona


150 N. 18th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Promoting_ Health and Wellness for all Arizonans”_is the motto of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). ADHS promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults and sets the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy and leadership. ADHS is an award winning, nationally recognized department and is one of the largest in Arizona State Government with a budget of 1.5 billion dollars and workforce of approximately 1550 employees.

GIS Analyst

Information Technology Services – Digital Media

Open until filled


The GIS Analyst position will be under the general direction of the GIS Senior Analyst and will provide GIS services that include: mapping, geocoding, spatial analysis, providing training for beginning GIS users, and developing the necessary data to be used in calculating rates and producing maps. At times, the GIS Analyst position will be tasked with maintaining GIS software and other GIS resources as well as researching GIS problems and potential solutions.

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace**culture of public service.

Responsibilities include:

– Developing, testing, populating and maintaining spatial datasets using established standards

– Supporting current spatial systems, and performing spatial analysis

– Identifying and resolving problems with deployed systems

– Designing cartographic products following best practices and community standards and guidelines

– Performing root cause analysis and remediation in one or more applications or systems

– Engaging with internal and external customers to understand functional requirements

– Contributing to completion of functional specifications

– Providing assistance for junior staff and other users of GIS systems

– Knowledge to operate GIS hardware, such as large format plotters and GPS devices

Requirements include:

− Considerable working knowledge of GIS systems, spatial data and database management systems and development platforms

− Must possess knowledge of : 1) High level information technology systems; 2) the ESRI software suite including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcSDE, and all related software; 3) the goals and objectives of public health and; 4) Geographic, Social Science and Computer Science concepts

− Strong customer service skills

− Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

− Must be skilled in performing map projections, spatial analysis, data analysis, spatial data conversion, acquisition and manipulation

− Must be skilled at creating maps for reports, presentations, videos, the web and various other forms of media

− Ability to balance, prioritize and organize multiple tasks

− Ability to work collaboratively in teams and across organizations

− Ability to synthesize feedback and adjust plans accordingly

− Ability to build strong relationships inside and outside the organization

− Ability to develop and write advanced technical documentation

− Ability to understand and put into practice the advanced theories and process of programming language used in GIS

− Ability to display data and create advanced maps

− Ability to create, modify and manipulate advanced data sets

− Ability to manipulate complex geospatial aspects of data

− Ability to relate data to answer the specific advanced spatial questions being asked

− Ability to do advanced analysis and produce advanced reports

− Ability to participate on teams in the development of unique GIS applications designed to meet specific user and business needs

− Must be able to effectively teach often complex ideas and methods to staff not trained in GIS

− Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination

Preferred Qualifications:

− Bachelor's degree plus 2 - 4 years of GIS and analysis experience (or equivalent experience)

− Intermediate GIS software training - (e.g., extensions)


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

− Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans

− Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans

− Accrued vacation pay and sick days

− 10 paid holidays per year

− Deferred compensation plan

− Credit union membership

− Wellness plans

Employment Requirements

Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

− Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

− All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

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Post Date: 04/16/2018


Grade: 22

Location: PHOENIX

Salary: 0.00-60,000.00