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GIS Cartographer

Durham County

Durham,  North Carolina
CADGIS Technician


Performs technical work associated with the continuing maintenance of the GIS cadastral map layer, does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision.


The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.

  • Processes new legal documents such as survey plats, deeds, road right-of-way dedication and abandonment, annexation ordinances, estates, and other miscellaneous documents that affect real estate in Durham County.
  • Constructs tax parcels in the County’s GIS parcel mapping system (ArcPro, ArcGIS) using coordinate geometry (COGO) mapping processes.
  • Ensures parcel acreage and tabular attribute information is correctly entered into Computer
  • Aided Mass Appraisal (CAMA) database through queries, scripting, and manual review.
  • Provides customer service by assisting paralegals, lawyers, surveyors, and tax-payers in understanding parcel ownership and geometry.
  • Assists with special projects in support of revaluations and other Tax Administration initiatives
  • Reviews survey plats in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.
  • Prepares maps for printed and digital presentation. .
  • Prepares reference maps based on research data and revised maps.
  • Performs related work as assigned.


Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in geography, geographical information systems (GIS) or a closely related field and one year of experience in GIS/mapping, land surveying or related work.


Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina and an acceptable driving record. The incumbent must:

1) attain the North Carolina Property Mappers Association (NCPMA) Mapper designation within three years of employment;

2) attain certification as a State Certified Mapper through the Department of Secretary of State, Land Records Division within three years of employment;

3) attain the NCPMA Senior Mapper designation within five years of employment; and

4) complete the University of North Carolina School of Government’s Property Tax Listing and Assessing course within two years of employment.

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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