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The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.



Job Location:

Address:  150 N 18th Ave Phoenix, AZ. 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $82,500 

Grade: 24

Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the GIS supervisor this position provides GIS services to include: pro-actively averting problems using quality standards and procedures; pro-actively identifying and solving unique and complex problems; performing complex spatial analysis; creation of spatial data models; mapping; geocoding; process automation; GUI based application development; training for beginning GIS users; development of necessary data to be used in calculating rates, producing maps and supporting data visualization. This position will: act as lead to junior GIS staff and/or GIS interns; maintain GIS resources, engage with internal and external stakeholders to determine functional requirements and coordinate GIS projects; research GIS problems and potential solutions; and create technical documentation including workflows, standard operating procedures, metadata and training materials.

Job Duties:

- Supports current spatial systems, processes, and applications including proactively identifying and resolving complex problems with deployed systems; performing root cause analysis and remediation in one or more applications or systems; writing technical documentation to describe GIS systems, data, work-flows, standard operating procedures and for the creation of training materials.
- Engages with internal and external customers to understand functional requirements, and contributes to the completion of functional specifications.
- Develops web mapping and other GIS applications and spatial systems using GUI-based application development software and the ESRI suite of software.
- Develops, tests, populates, and maintains spatial datasets using established standards.
- Performs complex spatial analysis.
- Design cartographic products following best practices and community standards and guidelines.
- Provides assistance and acts as lead to junior GIS staff and other users of GIS systems.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
-Considerable working knowledge of GIS systems, spatial data, and database management systems and development platforms.
-High-level information technology systems; ESRI software suite including Arclnfo, Arc View, ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server, and all related software; programming and its associated concepts; goals and objectives of public health; Geographic, Social Science and Computer Science concepts.
-Agile method of project management.
-Performance Management (PM), and
Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.

-ESRI software suite including ArcGIS Desktop (ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap), ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise) and all related software

-Develops, tests, populates, and maintains spatial datasets using established standards

-Application development using  Low code /no code

Skill in:
-Strong customer service skills.
-Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
-Spatial analysis, data analysis, spatial data conversion, acquisition, and manipulation.
-Basic programming and the ability to edit and apply existing code.
-Process automation using GUI-based software and basic coding.
-Application development using GUI-based software e.g. Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS.
-Map creation for reports, presentations, videos, the web, and various other forms of media.

Ability to:
-Balance, prioritize and organize multiple tasks.
-Work collaboratively in teams and across organizations.
-Act as lead to junior staff.
-Act as lead on complex GIS tasks/projects.
-Synthesize feedback and adjust plans accordingly.
-Build strong relationships inside and outside the organization.
-Develop and write advanced technical documentation.
-Display data and create advanced maps.
-Create, modify and manipulate advanced data sets.
-Perform advanced analysis and produce reports.
-Perform complex spatial analysis including building spatial data models.
-Develop unique GIS applications designed to meet specific user and business needs.
-Develop and write advanced technical documentation.
-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.

-Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

-Develop and write advanced technical documentation.


Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor’s degree plus 5 or more years of GIS and analysis experience (or equivalent experience) – Advanced GIS software training –(e.g., modeling and database integration). Software e.g. ESRI Operations dashboards, Web AppBuilder, Experience Builder, other AGOL apps


Pre-Employment Requirements:

- Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the 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 R2-10-207.11).
- (PLS Fingerprint cards) Must possess a valid level one fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to A.R.S.41-1758.07 or must apply for a level one fingerprint clearance card within seven working days after beginning employment. You will be required to pay an $8.25 fee for fingerprint screening.  If hired, you will be able to request reimbursement of the $8.25.


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

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


To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will contribute to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27-week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


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.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.