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GIS Mapping Technician

Guilford County Government

Greensboro,  North Carolina


The primary purpose of this position is to perform GIS based data creation and maintenance tasks within the Guilford County Enterprise GIS infrastructure. Additional tasks involve producing customized map products, developing and extracting data products, and providing GIS related technical support to internal and external users. The position will also be involved in project related assignments designed to enhance the products and services provided by the GIS group and the County.


  • Successfully perform the editing processes necessary to update feature classes and related data sets within the Esri ArcGIS Desktop/Server environment.
  • Create customized hard and softcopy maps, reports and data products for internal and external users.
  • Assist internal and external users with the operation of GIS related applications, data sets and environment access.
  • Perform limited GIS analysis and geoprocessing tasks as required by assignments.
  • Collect and incorporate GPS data into the GC GIS infrastructure.
  • Communicate with internal and external entities to procure update documents (i.e., rezoning and annexation notices).
  • Communicate with other staff members to successfully complete assignments.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Specific, operational knowledge of the current MS Windows environment for a desktop PC.
  • Specific knowledge of the ArcGIS Desktop product line, specifically editing and geoprocessing tools and techniques.
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information Sciences and associated technologies such as cartography, geomatics, geodesy, Global Positioning Systems, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to comprehend legal documents, such as deeds, plats, rezoning notifications, and other documents that direct changes to geographic data.
  • Specific knowledge of the MS Windows Office suite, especially Excel and/or Access.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Geography, Geomatics or closely related field; OR, an Associates degree in a closely related field and two years of direct experience editing data within a modern GIS or Computer Aided Design (CAD) software system.
  • Documented training/education on Esri's ArcGIS Desktop GIS platform and/or a GIS related profession certification is preferred.

Special Requirement

Possession of a valid Driver's License. Visual acuity; capacity to lift and/or carry objects weighing up to ten pounds; faculty of both hands.

Working Conditions

Normal office environment primarily involving sitting, standing, bending, walking and operating office equipment and computers. There is little or no exposure to hazardous environmental conditions.

Special Note

This generic class description gives an overview of the job class, its essential job functions, and recommended job requirements. However, for each individual position assigned to this class, there is available a completed job description with physical abilities checklist which can give further details about that one specific position. Those documents should be reviewed before initiating a selection process. They can provide additional detailed information on which to base various personnel actions and can assist management in making legal defensible personnel decisions.

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