Recruitment #1801-2010-002


This is a non-permanent position.  It is designed and intended to provide entry level work experience for students who meet the minimum qualifications.  This position will have a work schedule of approximately 15-20 hours per week; scheduling is flexible and may be tailored to class schedules or other activities.  No benefits are offered with this position and non-permanent employees may not work more than 1,300 hours per fiscal year (July 1-June 30).  This internship is structured to be a one-year assignment, with a one-year renewal possible upon agreement between the hiring department and the intern.

Project Description

This position will have the opportunity to work in the GIS Division of the Information Technology Department. Under supervision, the position will participate in a variety of functions ranging from data creation and maintenance to application development and technical assistance. The assigned work will be in support of the GIS Division's vision to create, analyze and disseminate accurate, user friendly information about the City of Tucson's operations for both the public and City staff.

General Description

Assists professional staff by conducting research, collecting data, designing workflows and writing scripts for use in GIS projects with various City departments.

Essential Functions

Work in with the ArcGIS platform to:

  • Collaborate with City departments to improve work processes
  • Build web and desktop applications that allow City staff and the public to access data and perform geospatial analysis
  • Write python scripts to automate tasks Work with the ArcGIS Server application to build geo-processing servicing to be used in web applications
  • Build/maintain datasets in the City's enterprise geo-databases.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: No Experience

Special Job Requirements

Must have junior or senior standing and be enrolled in a four-year degree program, or be enrolled in the last semester of a two-year degree program, or be enrolled in a graduate program or be enrolled in college level coursework and have special measurable technical skills

Must have a letter of recommendation from an instructor at the educational institute in which they are currently enrolled

Must have a current cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. (Student may submit copy of last grade report with cumulative GPA)

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with GIS and geospatial data structures

Enthusiasm in geography and geographic science

Interest in local government and information technology

Demonstrates initiative and self-motivation

Ability to work independently and take direction; flexible to changing priorities and deadlines

Strong research and analytical skills

Attention to detail

Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills

Selection Plan


In order to apply, you must email the following documents to Liliana Almeraz, HR Analyst at :

*Letter of recommendation from an instructor at the education institute you are currently enrolled in
*Copy of current transcripts

** All materials should be submitted as ONE PDF document

Your resume should include specific classes/programs/credits you have completed in the disciplines indicated in the minimum qualifications

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.