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GIS Mapping Specialist

Dona Ana County

Las Cruces,  New Mexico

Under the general supervision of the Supervisor, GIS Mapping Analyst provides technical GIS functions in order to create and maintain base maps.

Responsible for parcel property maps using GIS computer database, duties include but are not limited to:

  • Creates, exports, maintains, and updates parcel property maps along with various types of GIS data layers and related database tables for inner office uses with GIS;
  • Use of COGO (coordinate geometry) methods and tools to map parcels by use of metes and bounds legal descriptions on deeds and plats;
  • Conducts research (County Clerk’s Office, files, maps, databases, and imagery) of legal documents and/or information to ensure correct platting of property descriptions, location, and ownership;
  • Reviews exiting or incoming data for currency, accuracy, usefulness, quality, or completeness of documentation;
  • Enters and updates data and documentation accordingly into GIS and CAMA (computer assisted mass appraisal) system; with information obtained through filed documents and office research;
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any GIS and mapping related problems or issues along with providing technical support to users regarding the maintenance, development, or operation of GIS databases equipment, applications or data workflows;
  • Generate maps as needed for staff and citizens using GIS in timely manner;
  • Assist in handling public questions and concerns to ownership, process of land adjustment requests, land size, and boundary disputes:

Administrative internal and external customer service duties included but are not limited to:

  • Responds to all inquiries in a professional, courteous, and timely manner from public and other departments in person, email and phone;
  • Cross training of staff as directed on all GIS related functions and duties;
  • Maintains and updates written operating procedures as improvements and advancements in technologies and processes change;
  • Maintains confidentiality;

ADDITIONAL DUTIES. Performs other duties as assigned;


Education. Bachelors Degree in Geography or closely related field

Experience. Three (3) years experience in GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

Education/Experience substitution. In accordance with County Policy

Licenses/Certifications. Must possess a valid unrestricted driver's license

Other (e.g., post-offer medical exam, polygraph, background check, driver's license record, etc.) Background check and driver's license record


Must have knowledge of: Concept of basic GIS fundamentals and principles including intermediate to advanced usage of ArcGIS Software (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, etc.); Descriptions pertaining to land ownership; Research methods to determine transitions of ownership and distribution of land; Mathematics and spatial data analysis; Intermediate to advanced levels on operation of a computer and computer aided devices; and training techniques and methods.

Must have skills in: Understanding and responding to mapping requests from the public; Reading, understanding and working with mapping data; Data/trend analysis; Reading deed and contract descriptions; Effective communication; Working independently; Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; Operating general office computer equipment and use software including databases, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access); maintaining accurate records; developing spreadsheets; communicating effectively in verbal and written form, developing collaborative partnerships, and maintaining confidentiality;

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