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GIS Technician

Pulaski County Government

Little Rock,  Arkansas
GIS Technician

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for evaluating, developing, and maintaining accurate and up-to-date county ownership plats, acreage for each parcel of land, and addressing questions concerning ownership.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Updates maps as new data are received regarding new subdivisions, developments, capital improvement projects, zoning requirements, and other projects.
  • Performs data input, data analysis, and map production within Geographic Information System (GIS) software; creates forms and formats for reporting database inventories.
  • Processes various types of deeds and records the data in the Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) system.
  • Performs a variety of duties involved in the operation of the Assessor’s Office, including map and file maintenance, records research, and processing property conveyances, land vacations, and agricultural land classifications.
  • Compiles and prepares data on property ownership land transfers, parcel splits, and parcel combinations for entry into departmental records.
  • Prepares ownership information for entry into an automated data processing system; assigns a parcel identification number to land parcels, identifies tax district codes, ownership identifying data, and land classification/usage.
  • Prepares parcel maps to accurately represent all land parcels, subdivisions, and tax districts.
  • Enters plats to cadastral maps, determine ownership for tax assessment purposes, and maintains the integrity of the GIS parcel layer.
  • Computes land parcel areas using mathematical functions.
  • Determines insufficiencies with legal descriptions and surveys; notifies the proper entity of any deficiencies.
  • Transcribes legal descriptions, field data, and subdivision plats to tax assessment maps.
  • Conducts research to determine ownership for tax assessment purposes.

SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs other related duties as required.

PERSONNEL SUPERVISED: None

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a smoking-restricted office environment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:

  • Some knowledge of state and local laws, policies, and principles governing the assessment of real property for taxation purposes.
  • Good knowledge of real property records and deeds.
  • Good knowledge of the methods and techniques of mapping and drafting.
  • Good knowledge of basic geometric mathematics.
  • Ability to read and interpret ordinances governing annexations and street closings.
  • Ability to maintain a detailed record-keeping system.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and plot legal descriptions.
  • Skill in the operation of a computer.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Digital dexterity is necessary for the use of drafting tools and operation of the computer keyboard, mouse, and any other required equipment for the compilation of mapping information.
  • Visual acuity is needed for use of the computer screen and to interpret maps and legal documents.
  • Ability to lift and carry loads up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally in person and by telephone.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Completion of high school or equivalency including training in Drafting, Mapping, GIS, or a related field; some experience working in mapping, drafting, GIS, or related area; or in any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.



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