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Class Code: 7626
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
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Summary Statement: Under general supervision, responsible for the technical, analytical and supervisory duties involved in the development, implementation and coordination of the Department's GIS system. Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Conducts studies and prepares reports for management related to the operation and activities of the Department's GIS unit.

2. Performs spatial analysis that may include such activities as network modeling, advanced data layer merging, the use of map algebra or buffering and spatial databases.

3. Analyzes and programs very complex and specialized GIS spatial applications.

4. Develops, administers and maintains web site for the Internet and Intranet pertaining to GIS matters.

5. Analyzes information, maps, charts and graphs to reveal patterns, trends, hot spots and to ensure the integrity and applicability of information.

6. Coordinates the input of GIS data and dissemination of cartographic (map) output.

7. Develops long-range plans, goals, objectives and priorities to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness.

8. Supervises subordinate staff to provide direction and feedback and ensure assigned projects and tasks are completed in an accurate and timely manner.

9. Develops multi-year unit budgets, ensures the unit budget is in compliance with all department policies.

10. Tracks time-sensitive projects and assignments to ensure timely completion.

11. Resolves procedural and operational problems by interpreting or clarifying procedures or processes.

12. Performs mathematical calculations, statistical computations.

13. Coordinates consultant service agreement contracts and task orders.

14. Conducts needs assessments (e.g., equipment, software, hardware, etc.) to determine current and future needs, and to provide recommendations.

15. Researches, writes and administers grants.

16. Prepares and administers electronic and hardcopy of records for the creation and retirement of information.

17. Develops and provides GIS standards, training and guidance for GIS users within the Department.

18. Coordinates and oversees various special projects and/or graphics for presentations in support of the GIS system to Department employees and outside government entities and vendors.

19. Communicates with the general public, vendors, management, and contractors in order to coordinate and administer the use of GIS projects and data.

20. Represents the Department on committees and task forces by serving as a technical advisor in the exchange of information or in addressing specific needs with other agencies or organizations.

21. Prepares, processes and reviews written documents pertaining to work unit (e.g., correspondence, requisitions, requests for proposals, etc.) to ensure compliance with applicable laws, policies and procedures.

22. Remains current on job specific knowledge by attending training courses and professional organizational meetings, and reading job-related professional journals/publications.

23. Reviews research papers, analytical reports, programs and/or data trends to develop innovative approaches to problem solving and program evaluations, and to make recommendations.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. modeling techniques such as GIS network modeling, surface modeling and/or complex spatial analysis involving integrated use of numerous data themes and layers, and synthesis involving complex map algebra, etc.

2. overlay analysis operations using both vector and raster tools.

3. database construction, developing normalized tables and interfacing with different database systems such as Access relational data repositories.

4. GIS spatial application development techniques.

5. writing scripts such as SQL, AML and various object-oriented programming languages.

6. quality control and quality assurance functions, primarily on cadastral, topographic and natural data layers.

7. the principles and practices of supervision of personnel.

8. digitizing and data manipulation procedures for geographic information systems.

9. symbols and terminology used in civil, architectural or electronic engineering drawings.

10. GPS equipment and operations.

11. documentation of standardized metadata.

12. data collection methods.

13. advanced mathematics and statistics.

14. the rules of English grammar and composition to prepare, review and edit documents.

15. modern office practices, procedures and equipment required to perform office functions in an efficient manner.

16. basic cartography methodologies.

17. GPS equipment and operations.

Skill in:

1. the use of applications such as MS SQL Server, ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcIMS, Image Analysis, Network Analysis, ArcPublisher, Access, ATAC, CATS, Crime Analysis, SDE and/or ArcStorm.

2. the use of various problem-solving techniques.

3. the interpretation of graphic representations of infrastructure and the use of graphic materials such as blueprints, as-builts, site plans and legal descriptions in order to illustrate or clarify information.

4. project management in order to ensure established goals and objectives are met.

5. auditing existing applications and those in the development phase to ensure accuracy, quality and integrity.

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

7. the use of computer keyboard devices.

8. coordinating and integrating information systems.

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

10. geographic data processing and analysis.

Ability to:

1. work under stressful or changing conditions with frequent interruptions.

2. work effectively as a team member.

3. identify spatial data needs for complex analyses and assess adequacy of existing data to meet these needs.

4. exercise initiative and make independent decisions.

5. gather, manipulate, analyze, interpret and present statistical data.

6. independently perform detailed work of a difficult nature with a high degree of accuracy.

7. make presentations to small and large audiences.

8. effectively communicate orally and in writing at all levels.

9. exercise sound judgment in safeguarding confidential or sensitive information.

10. interpret and summarize complex written and oral information.

11. organize, prioritize and perform multiple tasks.

12. establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignments.


Office setting.


Travel may be required.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree in GIS, Geography, Engineering, Computer Science or a related field from an accredited college or university and three (3) years professional-level experience in the design, development, implementation and administration of geographic information systems, including analysis and database development and integration.

Previous law enforcement experience is desirable.

Must have and maintain a valid Arizona driver license.

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: 7/23/2014 4:45:31 PM