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Multnomah County

Portland,  Oregon
GIS Technician

Who We Are Seeking: An experienced or aspiring leader who is committed to the organization, our co-workers and the citizens of Multnomah County. Someone who is customer focused and who thrives in a collaborative changing environment that is focused on organizational improvement and process reinvention. Someone with assessment and taxation or GIS experience, who is excited to officially move into, or continue in a leadership role. Someone excited about the opportunity to lead a small group of professionals in the work of completing statutorily mandated work, while also transforming our business at the same time.

Above all, we're looking for a leader. A leader that will commit to the organization, our co-workers and the citizens of Multnomah County. If you believe you're this person, then there's a great opportunity here, so please apply without delay.

More About the Job: This position manages the GIS and Parcel Management program in the Division of Assessment, Recording and Taxation (DART). This position provides supervision to a professional team of 3 (three) GIS Technicians, 1 (one) GIS Analyst, as well as 3 (three) Assessment & Taxation Technician 2 positions.

The GIS / Cartography Program creates and maintains official county maps for property taxation purposes, maintains the base map for the County's Geographic Information System (GIS), maintains property information and property tax roll descriptions, provides direct customer service to property owners, taxpayers and the community, and provides GIS products and services to serve DART business. The program is responsible for maintaining accurate tax maps and the tax parcel GIS database, as well as the resulting changes to the CAMA database. This position provides leadership and direction to the unit, while also helping resolve technical problems related to the work and always keeping an eye towards improvement opportunities.

More About Us: Located in the Portland metro area, directly across the river from downtown, Multnomah County's Assessment, Recording and Taxation Division (DART) strives to be viewed as a well-managed, professional organization by which all other Assessment & Taxation organizations may be measured, while: being recognized for providing the highest possible quality of services; meeting its mandated responsibilities; exercising conscientious stewardship of public resources, by using efficient business practices and innovative technology; actively partnering with internal and external customers and stakeholders; and valuing and respecting its diverse workforce and providing opportunities for development and professional growth, in a safe and positive work environment.

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Qualify
We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

  • Equivalent to a Bachelors of Arts or Science degree from an accredited college with major coursework in Physical Geography, Land Use, Cartography, Drafting or related field.
  • Four years of increasingly responsible experience in either GIS, Cadastral Cartography, or related work experience in a County Clerk's, Tax Collector's or Assessor's office.
  • Project management or leadership experience
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.

  • More than 4 years experience in a County Clerk's, Tax Collector's or Assessor's office.
  • More than 4 years experience with GIS
  • Experience supervising individuals or teams
  • Strong understanding of complex assessment and taxation office procedures.
  • Strong understanding of deeds, title transfers, and other property actions.
  • Experience integrating GIS & CAMA systems

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

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