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standard GIS Coordinator

City of Phoenix

The GIS Coordinator manages the GIS/Mapping Section of the Aviation Department and to coordinate with other departments the provision of related services. The GIS Coordinator supervises GIS Technicians, Senior GIS Technicians, and Property Specialists who verify the accuracy of source documents and create and maintain the GIS land base database.


The GIS Coordinator is also responsible for directing the operation of the Geographic Technology Section; directing the sections Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) survey work; coordinating with other city departments and maintaining the link between the GIS and the Land Information System (LIS); the fulfillment of mapping and other GIS related requests; and administering the department’s aerial photo contract.


This recruitment may be used by any department for any current or future vacancies over the life of the eligible list.



Recruitment may close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications.



$57,283 – $85,405 annually. Appointment can be made above the minimum depending upon qualifications.


Comprehensive benefits package includes: 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days, free bus/light rail pass, traditional pension and 457/401 plans, tuition reimbursement upon hire, choice of Blue Cross/Blue Shield or Cigna HMO, PPO.  For more details, visit:



Two years of experience working with geographic information systems.
One year of supervisory experience.
A bachelor’s degree in geographic information systems, geography, planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering, computer science or a related field.
Working irregular hours, second and/or third shifts, weekends, holidays, and evenings may be required.
Works more than forty hours in a workweek without additional compensation to perform assigned job duties, including weekends, evenings, early morning hours and holidays as required.
An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered.
Only the highest qualified will be posted to the eligible to hire list.
Travel across rough, uneven or rocky surfaces when performing field survey work.
Requires working outside in a variety of environmental extremes such as heat, cold, rain, air pollution, and dust.
Some positions in this classification require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business.
All positions in the Aviation Department require individuals to pass a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background check prior to hire.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Includes the job requirements listed above, plus:

Proficiency with GIS software such as ArcView, ArcInfo, and ArcGIS server.
Ability to digitize and data manipulate procedures for GIS.
Knowledge of computer systems design and programming.
Ability to read and use zoning maps, quarter-section maps, plat maps, land use maps, single line maps, aerial maps, blueprints and engineering plans.
Ability to analyze complex legal descriptions, resolving any conflicts, and produce accurate graphic representations.

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