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At ADEQ our vision is to be the number one state in the nation in balanced, leading-edge environmental protection through technical and operational excellence and radical simplicity for customers and staff. We are currently looking for a GIS Application Developer who is committed to our Agency, passionate to excel in their career and engaged in our mission. Only this caliber of employee will be successful in driving our Agency towards accomplishing our vision.

GIS Application Developer

Information Technology Office


Job Location:

Address:  Phoenix, AZ (Eligible for remote work in Phoenix, AZ)

Posting Details:

Salary: $70,000 - $80,000 

Grade: 26

Closing Date: Open until filled 

Job Summary:

As GIS Application Developer you will serve an integral role in an award-winning GIS team supporting initiatives across the agency. Collaboration is key, as you will be assessing, recommending, and defining GIS projects with customers and serving as a subject matter expert in areas of data management, application development and configuration, and GIS server administration. You will support current systems (servers, ArcGIS Enterprise, and enterprise geodatabases), processes, and applications used by both internal and external customers, as well as build or configure creative solutions to business problems that align with the IT Department technology stack. Managing and synchronizing the agency’s GIS data between enterprise databases, enterprise geodatabases, network files, and REST services is a core part of this job.

We are looking for a team player who can effectively collaborate with the development and infrastructure IT teams as well as with business units, GIS users, and the GIS team. Someone who has experience automating data processes using Python (especially the ArcGIS API for Python and ArcPy) and working with Enterprise geodatabases, or who demonstrates the ability to learn those areas, would be a great fit. ADEQ is not afraid of changing and updating processes to deliver the best products for our customers, so we would like to hire someone who can look for these areas of opportunity. Our ideal hire would have the leadership skills to be a forward-thinking change agent able to inspire others to help move the perception of GIS capabilities away from traditional map-making toward having a vital role in agency decision making through the power of Location Intelligence.

Selective Preference(s):

Ideal candidate will possess:
● Bachelor's or Master’s degree in GIS, Geomatics, Geography, Computer Science, or Information Systems, or related field
● 2-5 years of data management and analysis or programming experience (in GIS environments is preferred)

Knowledge of:
o Fundamental GIS/GPS principles and practices
o Scripting and GIS APIs (Python, JavaScript) and Enterprise database or geodatabase management systems (Oracle, SQL Server)
o Systems integration and web or other programming experience is a plus

Ability to:
o Work collaboratively and build strong relationships in and across teams
o Quickly learn and develop in new programming or scripting languages, APIs, and platforms
o Create and configure applications, widgets, and interfaces to display and interact with data and maps, while accommodating and accounting for highly complex geospatial aspects of GIS data.
o Create applications and interfaces to answer specific advanced and sometimes highly complex spatial questions


Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are:
· 10 paid holidays per year
· Accrual of sick and annual leave beginning at 12 and 13 days per year respectively for full-time employees
· A top-ranked retirement program with lifetime pension benefits
· A robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability
· An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program
· We promote the importance of work/life balance by offering workplace flexibility
· We offer a variety of learning and career development opportunities

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


ASRS Lifetime Retirement Benefits

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting HPO@azdeq.gov.
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.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.