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GIS Property Technician

Maricopa County

Phoenix,  Arizona
GIS Technician

The GIS Property Technician conducts research, interprets map (GIS), and transfers property and ownership information for the most complex of real estate property title records. The Technician also assigns Assessor Parcel Number (APN) Identification and ownership history to new subdivisions and parcel splits based on recorded property descriptions.

About the Office of the Assessor
We pride ourselves on supplying property appraisals and assessments that uphold fairness and equity for Maricopa County property owners and residents. We are leading the industry, integrating state-of-the-art appraisal systems, and seeking the best and brightest to join our team! If you'd like to contribute to the value of Maricopa County, apply today!

Position Qualifications
We recognize your time is valuable, so please apply if you meet the following required qualifications.

Associates degree in GIS, Cartography, Geography, Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field.

One (1) year of experience working with GIS applications.


Combined education and experience qualifications
Post-secondary education and/or job-related experience may substitute for the minimum qualifications on a year for year basis.

Our Preferred Candidate has

  • Bachelor's degree in GIS, Cartography, Geography, Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field.
  • Two (2) or more years of experience working with GIS applications.
  • Experience with coordinate geometry (COGO) in GIS or CAD.
  • Experience with cadastral mapping.
  • Experience with real estate title work with major emphasis on identifying and interpreting complex recorded conveyance documents (deeds) containing complex property legal descriptions and boundaries.
  • Experience researching property land records.
  • Experience in reading and interpreting property legal description or real property mapping.
  • Experience with Arc Desktop, Arc Parcel Editor, and/or ESRI GIS.
  • Certificate in GIS, CAD, and/or IAAO mapping.

Essential Job Tasks

  • Researches and resolves the most complex ownership, legal description, split/combine, mapping, and parcel related questions and problems.
  • Performs the most complex metes and bounds property splits or combines to create new parcels in accordance with legally recorded deed-legal descriptions and plats.
  • Assigns new parcel numbers, determines parcel description of new parcels, validates correct documented ownership, and enters all data into the GIS/CAMA system.
  • Researches and resolves multi-parcel splits from lengthy curvilinear, non-rectangular metes, and bounds property descriptions.
  • Performs map edits within the GIS/ESRI (&CAMA) system.
  • Coordinates and communicates technical information to support staff and clients regarding problematic (those unable to be processed) conveyances, splits and combines.
  • Prioritizes and organizes workload to meet and/or exceed production requirements, and accurately completes all duties in accordance with established office standards, practices, and time frames. Provides a regular work status report to the supervisor that documents productivity.
  • Completes special or complex projects as requested by the supervisor.
  • Trains and cross-trains other positions within the work unit to ensure the understanding of mapping and ownership workflows.

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