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Class Code: 7628
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
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Summary Statement: Under general supervision provides support in the preparation and maintenance of the Department's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases, coverages, and various linkages to other databases in support of the Department's law enforcement activities. Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Develops customized maps, views and coverages. Defines and establishes mapping boundaries.

2. Creates linkage of GIS map files/attributes to various system databases. Integrates GIS databases with multiple layers.

3. Maintains and updates databases using GIS computer-aided drafting and other software.

4. Provides training and instruction on GIS applications and practices to internal and external law enforcement personnel.

5. Develops and implements new GIS applications, changes, improvements and upgrades.

6. Prepares detailed reports to document work completed, procedures utilized and project status.

7. Prepares and presents graphic presentations (matrices, charts, graphs, etc.) to improve information presentation and comprehension.

8. Receives, reviews and processes various forms, reports, correspondence and spatial data from other government entities.

9. Performs quality assurance of GIS data to ensure conformance with Department standards.

10. Maintains copies of electronic/hardcopy records in accordance with retention standards.

11. Attends training and seminars to maintain proficiency and to learn of trends and new developments in the field.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. database design and management related to GIS.

2. digitizing and data manipulation procedures for GIS.

3. basic cartography methodologies.

4. standardized metadata.

5. research and data collection methods.

Skill in:

1. the use of computer hardware, keyboards, peripheral devices and word processing software.

2. the use of industry standard GIS related software, such as ArcView, ArcInfo, ArcIMS, etc.

3. prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines in stressful or changing conditions.

4. the use of GPS equipment and operations.

5. composing, editing and proofreading a variety of correspondence, reports, and forms.

6. designing and testing database structures for storage and manipulation of spatial data.

7. establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, coworkers, and representatives from other agencies, including those contacted in the course of conducting business.

8. mathematical calculations.

9. communicating orally and in writing.

10. troubleshooting hardware and software problems.


1. exercise sound judgment in safeguarding/disseminating confidential or sensitive information.

2. plan, organize, coordinate, and prioritize multiple tasks and projects to complete job functions in an orderly, efficient manner.

3. become familiar with law enforcement and/or industry-specific terminology.

4. interpret and summarize complex written and oral information.

5. work under stringent deadlines.


Office setting.


Travel may be required.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's Degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Science or closely related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of one (1) year of experience in GIS; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience for a total of five (5) years.

Must have and maintain a valid Arizona driver license.

NOTE: One year of work experience is equivalent to thirty (30) semester hours of coursework from an accredited college or university.

Progression to the next pay level/step requires an overall performance rating of at least "Standard" in the last 12 months.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Current as of: 7/24/2014 6:04:45 AM