GIS TECHNICIAN CAMDEN COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR'S OFFICE
FULL-TIME NON EXEMPT MINIMUM STARTING PAY $19.32/HOURLY
The Geographic Information System Technician is responsible for analyzing property transfers and maintaining and updating the GIS maps in order to assist with the development and documentation of the county tax digest.
- Maintains and updates GIS base maps to include new parcels with the use of deeds, surveys, and plats.
- Assigns parcel identification numbers, digest class, and strata codes to new land parcels in Computer Aided Mass Appraisal System (WinGap).
- Researches deeds, plats, surveys, or other available information in order to correctly map properties.
- Draws new GIS maps, including subdivision expansions and land divisions.
- Identifies map and parcel numbers of properties being transferred.
- Responds to inquiries concerning property locations, descriptions, ownership, and others.
- Researches, retrieves, and copies both new and old subdivision, boundary plats, and deeds from the Clerk of Court’s Office.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
- Knowledge in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) particularly Esri™ Products
- Knowledge of real estate transaction documents and procedures.
- Knowledge of the geography and location of properties in the county.
- Knowledge of drafting and mapping techniques.
- Knowledge of computer operating systems and software applications.
- Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
- Knowledge of state and county laws, rules, and regulations regarding property tax and appraisal methods.
- Knowledge of GPS applications and functions.
- Skill in utilizing a computer and various spreadsheet and word processing programs.
- Knowledge of surveying methods and techniques in application to mapping.
- Skill in maintaining accurate records.
- Skill in researching deeds and property transactions.
- Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations.
- Skill in reading and interpreting maps, plats, and deed information.
- Skill in operating such office equipment as a personal computer, copier
- Skill in dealing with the public.
- Skill in oral and written communication.
The Chief Appraiser and Deputy Chief assign work in terms of general instruction. Completed work may be spot-checked for accuracy and the nature and propriety of the final results.
Guidelines include the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, county and department policies and procedures, state Department of Revenue regulations, and standard computer-assisted drafting techniques. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK
- The work consists of computer-assisted mapping duties. Errors from vague deeds or previously drawn maps can contribute to the complexity of the work.
- The work consists of related technical duties. Frequent interruptions contribute to the complexity of the position.
- The purpose of this position is to maintain updated property maps for use in developing the tax digest. Successful performance helps ensure that property values are equitably appraised and affects the public image of the county government.
- Contacts are typically with coworkers, taxpayers, attorneys, surveyors, real estate agents, and the general public.
- Contacts are typically to exchange information, resolve problems, or provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT
- The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light objects and climbs ladders.
- The work is typically performed in an office.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
- Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. Previous work in an Assessors Office preferred, but not required.
- Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.