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Senior Real Property GIS/CAD Specialist

at Maricopa County

Pay: $21.35 to $33.70/hour
$21.35 - $33.7
Posted: 4/11/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2414846
Keywords: survey

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Overview

The Senior Real Property Geographic Information System/Computer-Aided Design (GIS/CAD) Specialist handles complex level work while acting in a lead capacity in support of department GIS/CAD and Real Property work.

Position Qualifications

Minimum education and/or experience:
Associate's degree in GIS, Cartography, Land Surveying, Engineering, Engineering Technology, or closely related field and four (4) years of experience working with GIS, CAD, and/or MicroStation applications.  An equivalent combination of post-secondary education and/or job-related experience may substitute for the minimum qualifications on a year for year basis.

Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements:
Must possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver's license.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • GIS and automated drafting/mapping tools and programs.
  • Cartographic principles, symbols and terminology used in mapping
  • Complex legal descriptions and land surveys
  • Coordinate geometry (COGO) and other mathematical computations and estimates
  • Digitizing and data manipulation procedures for GIS
  • Principles, practices, methods, and techniques used in researching, delineating, mapping, and documenting real property rights
  • Principles and practices of real estate acquisition and land title law
  • Federal and State statutes and regulations regarding right-of-way, land splits and subdivision
  • Principles and practices of land surveying, general engineering, and right-of-way delineation
Skill in:
  • Reading, analyzing, and interpreting a variety of legal documents, maps, statutes and regulations, including survey notes and legal descriptions.
  • Researching land surveys, real estate documents, and other land records.
  • Performing mathematical calculations and computations of real property.
Ability to:
  • Prepare detailed reports, records, and right of way plans.
  • Assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Operate a personal computer utilizing a variety of business software.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with an emphasis on positive customer service and public relations.
  • Establish effective working relationships with others.

Preferred education and/or experience:
Bachelor's degree in GIS, Cartography, Land Surveying, Engineering, Engineering Technology, or closely related field and four (4) years of experience working with GIS, CAD, and/or MicroStation applications for a governmental agency.

Working conditions:
This position works in an office environment and occasionally outdoors in a project environment. Requires ability to be seated up to 100% of the time performing work at a desk utilizing a computer and telephone. Must have manual dexterity of hands and body to operate office equipment, ability to focus on work with activity (such as conversation, copier noise, and office environment noise) surrounding the workspace. Ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 30 pounds carrying for a short distance for physical transfer of documents and information to and from meetings, speaking, hearing, seeing, reading and precise dexterity. Ability to climb, stand, walk, and drive to visit project sites. This position includes high volumes of work, frequent interruptions, time pressures, multiple and complicated tasks, unscheduled tasks, prompt decision making and interaction with government officials and the public; must constantly maintain concentration accuracy, ethical behavior and a professional demeanor.

Essential Job Tasks

  • Acts in lead capacity to prioritize, manage and conduct complex project tasks from start to finish with limited supervision as well as support staff and junior specialists by providing training, coaching and/or mentoring in GIS procedures.
  • Collects, encodes, integrates, and maintains geographic data in GIS databases.
  • Checks and evaluates legal descriptions and exhibits prepared by external sources and/or in-house junior techs for accuracy and compliance with standards.
  • Researches and evaluates Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) and Flood Control District (FCD) records and confirms the accuracy of data through research.
  • Reads and interprets source documents that may include deeds, easements, permits, maps, surveys, aerial imagery, legal descriptions, flood plain maps, engineering plans, etc.
  • Produces project right of way base maps in MicroStation through research and evaluation of title reports, city limits, parcel boundaries, Assessor's Office data, etc. and reports/resolves identified discrepancies and/or conflicts for complex projects.
  • Produces technically accurate right of way plans, exhibits, and legal descriptions exhibits using MicroStation, CAD, and Inroads software.
  • Prepares and plots detailed GIS and/or CAD maps specifying coordinates, scale, size, line patterns, and colors.
  • Responds to internal and external inquiries regarding right of way documents and conducts prior rights analysis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Selection Procedure

The hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs.
All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation.  A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County.  These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.
Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.

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