GIS ANALYST (Adjudications Division)

Arizona Department of Administration
Phoenix, Washington, United States
$50,000 - $65,000 USD yearly

GIS ANALYST (Adjudications Division)

Job No: 523469
Work Type: Full-time
Location: PHOENIX
Categories: Environment/Air/Water/Waste, Research


The mission of the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) is to safeguard the health, safety, and economic welfare of the public by protecting, conserving, and enhancing Arizona's water supplies in a bold, thoughtful, and innovative manner.

Do you want to join our team? ADWR is seeking a GIS Analyst for the Adjudications Division.

GIS Analyst

Adjudications Division



Job Location:

Address: Hybrid - 1110 W. Washington St. Suite #310

Phoenix, AZ 85007 

Posting Details:

Salary:   $50,000 - $65,000

Grade: 22

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

A hybrid work schedule (some work in the office and some work from home) is available for this position. 

The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, and commissions, many State employees participate in the State’s Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

Job Duties:

This position will be responsible for compiling, analyzing, and interpreting water resource data from a variety of sources including databases, published reports, web searches, calculations, and observations and evaluation of historical records, maps, aerial (imagery) photographs, and remotely sensed data output. Responsible for participating in complex office and/or field investigative projects that requires multi-disciplinary expertise. This includes researching and planning water resources data collection of a complex, sensitive and visible nature.

Additionally, this position will assist in creating geoprocessing tools to help with the investigation processes, query RDMS to create datasets, and create public-facing web applications.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Information sources and research methods and techniques utilized in water resources management
  • Arizona General Stream Adjudication proceedings, current local, state and federal laws, rules, and policies related to water resources planning and management
  • Principles of physical geography, hydrology and/or hydrogeology
  • ESRI ArcGIS suite and other mapping tools; cartographic principles, geographic projections, data sources and formats, information analysis
  • Programming languages including SQL Server, Oracle, and Python

Skills in:

  • RDMS/software platforms including Oracle, SQL Server, and Salesforce
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
  • Researching, reading, analyzing and evaluating documents
  • Using computers; MS Office Suite - Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Analyzing and presenting water resources data; able to perform data entry
  • Effective written and verbal communication, field investigations, working outdoors and collecting a variety of water-related data using GPS systems and other equipment such as flow meters, water level recorders, etc.
  • Preparing maps and drawings based on field data, aerial photography analysis, land survey, etc. for use in technical reports.
  • Presenting GIS work products on the web

Ability to:

  • Use computers to retrieve, organize, and present water resource management data
  • Conduct fieldwork in an outdoor setting often requiring walking/hiking through remote areas, occasionally during semi-extreme environmental conditions
  • Apply techniques to study water resource management issues impacting the State of Arizona
    Handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Participate on teams in the development of unique GIS applications designed to meet specific user and business needs
  • Work effectively with individuals and groups, both internally and externally
  • Communicate effectively with the public, in both written and oral form
  • Create, modify, and manipulate advanced data sets
  • Identify opportunities for use of solutions to improve efficiency and reduce waste
Selective Preference(s):

This position requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment.

A Bachelor's degree in geography or GIS, geology, hydrology, computer science, engineering, natural resource management or related field; OR two years of professional level GIS or water resource management experience involving data analysis/evaluation using GIS.

Any combination of training and experience that meets the knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position will be considered.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

If this position requires driving or the use of a vehicle as an essential function of the job to conduct State business, then the following requirements apply: Driver’s License Requirements.

All newly hired State employees are subject to and must successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
  • Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
  • Sick Leave
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Credit union membership
  • Wellness plans
  • LinkedIn Learning membership
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts
  • Flexible work schedules

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.

Learn more about the Paid Parental Leave pilot program here. For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement system (ASRS). Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment. The current contribution rate is 12.29%.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact ADWR Human Resources Office at (602) 771-8500 for assistance. Persons with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language or an alternative format by contacting ADWR Human Resources. The Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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