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  • Full-time


Since its inception in 1912, the Arizona State Land Department has been entrusted with managing approximately 9.2 million acres of State Trust lands scattered throughout Arizona. The Common Schools (K-12) are the largest beneficiary entitled to approximately 87% of the land and receiving close to 90% of State Trust Land revenues. Through the application of sound stewardship, and effective business management principles, the Land Department can succeed in its mission of responsibly managing the assets of a multi-generational perpetual Trust in alignment with the interests of the beneficiaries and Arizona’s future. Are you ready to join us in our mission?
Please apply today!
For general information, visit our website: www.azland.gov
1616 West Adams Phoenix, AZ 85007



Job Location:

Address:  1616 West Adams Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $50,000 - $60,000 

Grade: 22

Closing Date: Open Until Business Needs Are Met

Job Summary:

The Arizona State Land Department manages more than 10,000 leases, permits, rights of ways, sales and other contracts relating to the management use and disposition of 9.2 million acres of State Trust lands. State Trust lands are lands granted to the State of Arizona pursuant to the federal Enabling Act. The Trust lands are held in Trust for the common public schools and 13 other public institutions. Any use or disposition of Trust lands must benefit the Trust's beneficiaries.

Prior to any lease, permit, right of way or land disposition contract being issued, confirmation of the land parcel boundary legally described in technical land survey terminology, exact identification of the acreage, and any land description or acreage discrepancy must be identified and adjusted as necessary. Boundaries must also be accurately described in the Department's GIS parcel system.

Job Duties:

Under general supervision, the GIS Analyst performs GIS and Cadastral mapping functions. This includes computations from recorded data to verify, update, or create the associated parcel information in the Departments GIS parcel data. This position will also work with the Department’s staff to update spatial databases, create maps and other informational products; read, interpret and write legal descriptions for parcel and survey information.

• Create and update plats for State Trust parcels.
• Design and update GIS databases with parcel information.
• Read, interpret and write legal descriptions.
• Compute and validate acreages against recorded information.
• Validate cadastral information.
• Complete parcels using coordinate geometry (COGO) techniques.
• Identify and review information from government entity files.
• Design and develop new maps.
• Work with a variety of datasets including CAD and GIS files.
• Other duties as assigned as related to the position.

• Examine and traverse recorded metes and bounds legal descriptions and recorded plats to create new parcels, rights of way, verify acreage and ownership, assign Land Numbers, update GIS databases, and document work done.
• Examine recorded metes and bounds documents to verify legal descriptions and subsequent transfer of existing parcels, document work done.
• Research and reconfigure parcel areas within the Department’s parcel database when questions arise or new control becomes available.
• Assist and respond to inquiries for general information concerning location of parcels, requests for custom maps, or reviewing legal descriptions.
• Assist staff with requests for parcel and associated recorded document information.
• Apply the principles, theories, and concepts of the Arizona Management System; actively participating in daily group huddles and huddle board updates; continually identifying areas for process and quality improvement; adhering to established standard work and procedures.
• Other duties as assigned and as related to the position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
• Considerable working knowledge of GIS systems, spatial data and database management systems and development platforms
• Bachelor’s degree plus 2 – 4 years of GIS and analysis experience (or equivalent experience)
• Knowledge of cadastral systems, Surveys, and Plat Maps.

Skills In:
• Strong customer service skills;
• Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

Ability To:
• Demonstrated ability to read, interpret and write a variety of legal descriptions;
• 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 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.

Selective Preference(s):

A Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or related field; 5 or more years in IT or related business/industry managing IT infrastructure and operations; 2 to 3 years of leadership responsibility managing multiple projects; Proven experience in establishing standard processes and managing/achieving key performance metrics.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

● Prior or after interviewing, candidates may be subject to a pre-employment skills assessment.
● 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 record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete required driver training. (refer to Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)


● Sick leave
● Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
● Health and dental insurance
● Retirement plan
● Life insurance and long-term disability insurance.
● Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


● Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
● Participation is a mandatory condition of employment for all employees who meet the eligibility and membership criteria as defined in statute.
● Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment
● The current contribution rate is 12.41%

Contact Us:

If you have trouble applying for this position, please email HRIShelpdesk@azdoa.gov for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting ASLD Human Resources at 602-542-2629. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

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


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 a culture of public service.

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