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GIS Technician

Catawba County

Newton,  North Carolina
GIS Technician

Would you like to work in a customer oriented environment where outstanding County services are provided on a daily basis? Are you an organized individual with property mapping experience? Catawba County is recruiting for a GIS Technician to update and maintain the cadastral (parcel) layer of the County's Geographic Information System (GIS), as well as ensure correct ownership in the Land Records System.


  • Maintenance of mapping data
  • Update and maintain cadastral layer of GIS by completing all land splits, subdivisions, and property adjustments within assigned area of the County
  • Maintain parcel identification numbers, annexed areas, right-of-ways, and acreage information used for assessing land value
  • Maintain correct property ownership information within deed files, GIS, and Land
  • Records/CAMA software for tax billing purposes
  • Assist and answer questions from the public regarding property lines, acreage, deed information, or other areas pertaining to mapping or ownership


  • Bachelor's Degree in Geography, GIS, or related degree; OR
  • Associates Degree in Geography, GIS or related degree and 1 year of experience in land records, mapping, or other GIS related work; OR
  • Graduation from High School and 2 years of experience in land records, mapping, or other GIS related work


  • Knowledge of ESRI (ArcMap) software
  • Knowledge of state specifications and guidelines for property mapping
  • Certified North Carolina Property Mapper or ability to obtain certification within 2 years
  • Cartographic skills to make maps aesthetically pleasing
  • Knowledge of spatial data
  • Excellent communication skills with a high focus on customer service
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to interpret ownership transfers from deeds, death certificates, and wills
  • Accurate and efficient data entry skills in order to key Land Records data effectively
  • This position is considered light work, lifting up to 20 pounds.


  • Knowledge of IAS World Land Records/CAMA software
  • Experience in Land Record mapping using ESRI (ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro) software
  • NC Department of Revenue's "Fundamentals of Listing and Assessment"

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