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GIS Technician

Adams County

Brighton,  Colorado
GIS Technician

What Success Looks Like In This Job
This position is intended to provide support for assessment mapping. To accurately read, interpret, and trace legal descriptions, including metes and bounds; trace chain of title for correct ownership; and research property information in the various sources of Adams County records.

Examples of Duties for Success

  • Use COGO (coordinate geometry) tool to map parcels by legal descriptions on deeds and plats (metes and bounds descriptions.)
  • Interpret legal descriptions and analyze existing property documents (deeds/plats/surveys) for accuracy.
  • Research and maintain various special district boundaries.
  • Research property ownership and boundary disputes.
  • Interpret and analyze aerial photography.
  • Rectify scanned images to digitize spatial data.
  • Create maps as needed for staff and citizens using GIS data.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications for Success

  • Concepts of basic GIS principles.
  • Become proficient in cartography and map design.
  • Principles, practices, and techniques for applying GIS technology to county land records and related documents.
  • Experience with COGO and/or Cadastral Mapping.
  • Operate printers, plotter, and scanners.
  • Use standard office methods, procedures, and equipment
  • Computer Skills: ESRI ArcGIS (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ToolBox), MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), JD Edwards (Time Entry).
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

More Qualifications for Success

  • Experience: Minimum of six (6) months of GIS experience using ESRI ArcGIS and database software for editing and preparation of maps.
  • Education and Training: High school diploma or GED equivalent.

License or Certificate:

  • Completion of Concepts of Basic GIS principles course work (GIS Certificate.)
  • Employee must have a valid Colorado Drivers License.
  • Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.


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