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GIS Mapper I

Weld County

Greeley,  Colorado
GIS Technician

This position is an entry level position. Perform complex technical work applying knowledge of cartographic processes and Geographic Information Systems in the assembly, analysis, storage, display and maintenance of the parcel layer in the geographic database. Perform a variety of duties related to the creation and maintenance of parcel records including ownership, sales data, legal descriptions, tax areas, maintenance of taxing authority boundaries, mobile home information, and property tax exemptions. This position completes complex analysis of recorded conveyance documents, court orders and plats. Provides technical support in mass appraisal by the retrieval, manipulation and analysis of spatially referenced data. Also provides information to the public over the phone and in person concerning all areas of assessment data and ownership records. This position must be able to work in an ever changing work environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. In addition, an individual must be able to perform the county-wide Core Competencies. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. These general duties cover the basic responsibilities for this position. Additional duties will be assigned depending on the project or the need.

• Use automated computerized drafting equipment, computers and plotters for the creation and maintenance of parcel, roadway, subdivision boundaries and tax district coordinate data in the geographic information database.

• Produce requested documents from the parcel layer such as district maps, split images, plat maps or other recorded documentation.

• Research, read, interprets, review and depict all manner of recorded documents to ascertain accurate ownership, tax authority boundary changes and parcel boundary changes.

• Use and understand the tools of overlay analysis in ArcMap.

• Create new parcels based on recorded documents using legal and administrative standards.

• Updates mobile home information following statutory regulations.

• Maintains comprehensive and accurate sales data records.

• Maintains state parcel number system providing the link to the tabular parcel data.

• Maintain ancillary geographic data including street names, tax district codes, subdivision names and filings, lot and block numbers.

• Researches and applies property tax statutes and administrative rules to assessment administration problems.

• Interacts with attorneys, title companies, municipalities and the general public to verify the accuracy of data and to respond to inquiries regarding chain of title, and all other assessment questions.

• Communicates effectively in verbal and written form with administrative staff, appraisal staff, supervisors and managers.

• Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with supervisor, other employees, governmental agencies, professional, and the public.

• Monitors workload, works in an efficient and organized manner and meets deadlines and goals.

• Monitors current procedures and offers suggestions and ideas for ways to improve the processes.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Individual performance goals will be established during performance reviews and must be completed satisfactorily. Additional duties may be assigned as determined by management depending on the project or the office requirements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

• High School diploma or equivalent required.

Required Experience:

Experience in ArcMap software preferred or any combination of surveying, GIS, automated assessment mapping or education which provides the required skills, knowledge and ability, subject to the approval of the Assessor. Experience in working with Microsoft Excel and Word required. Technical knowledge of PLSS, legal descriptions and title work preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Physical Requirements: Each field staff member must by physically able to operate a variety of equipment including computers, calculators, adding machines, facsimile machines, tape measures, cameras, drafting instruments. Requires the ability to exert up to twenty pounds of force occasionally and up to ten pounds of force frequently. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Requires the ability to maintain body equilibrium when bending, stooping, crouching, climbing, reaching and/or stretching arms, legs or other parts of the body and to physically maneuver over and/or upon varying terrain, surfaces or structures.
  • Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or composite characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.
  • Interpersonal Communications: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving instructions, assignments or directions from superiors, and carrying those instructions out to a satisfactory conclusion.
  • Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of reports, correspondence, forms, deeds, blueprints, financial statements, statutes, sales information, manuals, maps, sketches. Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, sketches, worksheets, and questionnaires using prescribed formats. Requires the ability to speak to people with poise, voice control and confidence.
  • Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions, interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and deal with multiple abstract and concrete variables.
  • Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, explain procedures, and follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical or professional languages including appraisal, accounting and tax terminology.
  • Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas and calculate decimals and percentages; interpret graphs; compute discount, interest profit and loss ratio and proportions thereof.
  • Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.
  • Motor coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using office equipment.
  • Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items of office equipment, field equipment.
  • Color Distinction: Requires ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color.
  • Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress.
  • Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and hear; able to communicate via the telephone, E-mail and other related technical methods.


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