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Cadastral GIS Technician I-II

Tulare County

Visalia,  California
GIS Technician

This recruitment will establish an employment list to fill current and any future vacancies within the Tulare County Assessor’s Office. The anticipated life of the employment list is six months. If interested in employment for this position for current or future vacancies, please submit an online application for consideration.

Current vacancies are with the Assessor’s office located in Visalia. The anticipated life of the list is six months.

Salary Range:

  • Level I: $4,192 - $5,108 Monthly
  • Level II: $4,629 - $5,642 Monthly

Typical Duties
Compile, interpret and plot various types of plans, maps and miscellaneous drawings and read and check maps and surveys for accuracy and content; research and organize information regarding land use, zoning and property assessment; maintain, use and update various paper and electronic files and records; estimate and calculate a variety of data including acreage and assessed values of parcels and engineering data; create reports and diagrams using assessment maps and recorded documents; work with the public, other County departments, and governmental agencies to obtain and provide information, arrange services, correct errors, and discuss real property boundary related problems; in addition Level II: Create, maintain, and publish property assessment maps using GIS and/or CAD software; identify, locate, and review real property on assessment maps; research, read, interpret, compile, and convert real property legal descriptions into assessment maps using information included in, but not limited to, grant deeds, lot line adjustments, parcel maps, waived parcel maps, subdivision maps, license surveys, highway maps, right-of-way maps, easements, government resolutions, leases, certificates of compliance, State Board of Equalization tax rate area maps, special district maps, Bureau of Land Management maps, and aerial photographs; research and organize information regarding property ownership, land use, zoning and property assessment; locate and gather information to plot maps according to measurements, land use and boundaries; Essential job duties may be assigned that are not listed above but are relative to this job classification. (Reasonable accommodation will be made when requested and determined by the County to be appropriate under applicable law.)

Employment Standards

Education/Experience - Equivalent to graduation from high school, supplemented by courses in drafting, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, civil engineering, land surveying, GIS, CAD mapping, and/or computer science; in addition to the requirements for Level I, Level II: one (1) year of progressively responsible experience in preparing, maintaining and updating assessor's cadastral maps, geomatics, GIS, civil engineering or closely related work experience.

Knowledge of – Basic drafting and design practices, including terminology and nomenclature relevant to GIS mapping and CAD; mathematics, including geometry and trigonometry; in addition Level II: Intermediate drafting and mapping practices, including terminology and nomenclature relevant to GIS mapping and CAD; math sufficient to perform typical civil engineering and land survey measurements calculations; cadastral and local property assessment mapping and drafting standards; principles of cadastral and geomatics as applied to drafting and mapping tasks, sufficient to compute traverses, profiles, acreages, curves, and unknown dimensions and data from known dimensions and data; The California Revenue and Taxation Code and State Board of Equalization standards and rules, applicable to assessment maps and parcel maintenance; operations, policies, and procedures of the County Assessor’s Office; effective customer service.

Skill/Ability to – Work and communicate effectively with people of various education and socioeconomic backgrounds by respecting beliefs, interpersonal styles and behaviors of both clients and co-workers; operate contemporary office equipment inclusive of computer, keyboard, and all applicable electronic equipment; Utilize GIS and CAD software; learn the California Revenue and Taxation Code and State Board of Equalization standards and rules, applicable to assessment maps and parcel maintenance; use drafting equipment with accurate mapping skills; research, read, and interpret legal descriptions; convert written information and data into graphical representations of it and vice-versa; verbally communicate local property assessment, civil engineering, and mapping related information accurately; write to convey technical ideas in simple emails and letters; read, understand, retain and recall highly detailed, technical information and data; learn basic concepts and terminology of real property appraisal; read, hear, comprehend and follow both written and verbal policies, procedures, standards and instructions; be flexible in order to meet changes in workload and deadlines; Level II perform a full range of cadastral mapping tasks within policies and procedures; utilize GIS and CAD software to achieve complex mapping assignments; learn the operations and functions of County/City planning departments and The California Subdivision Map Act; use drafting equipment with accurate mapping skills; read, understand, apply, and explain to others county, state and federal regulations relevant to local property assessment and taxation, mapping, subdivision and ownership of interests in property; work independently with minimum supervision; use, maintain, and inventory mapping and other equipment and supplies; assist and/or train other technical and clerical staff; attend, participate in, and gather information from relevant training meetings or seminars.

License or Certificate - Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license.

Conditions of Employment
Candidates selected will be required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Additionally, a background investigation may also be conducted, which may include a re-investigation every 10 years for some positions. An Employment Eligibility Verification using E-Verify may be required on the first day of employment for some positions. Some job classes may also require a physical exam.

College Cost Reduction Access Act
This may be a qualifying position for student loan forgiveness through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA). Only student loan payments made after October 1, 2007 and in a qualified repayment plan are eligible. For more information you are encouraged to speak with your student loan servicer or visit:

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