VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – GIS Technician – 1631 (Open Until Filled)


Hertford County is seeking to fill the following full-time position in governmental operations:




General Definition of Work

Performs responsible technical and clerical duties in the preparation and maintenance of Land Records Management, the County’s Geographic Information System (GIS), and E-911 Addressing.  Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Director of Planning/GIS.

 Essential Function / Typical Tasks

This position is responsible for technical and clerical work in preparing ownership records and assigning E-911 addresses: updating property lines in the GIS by plotting parcels from deed descriptions and survey maps; researching documents and utilizing manual and computerized data entry equipment and various mapping and indexing programs to record land parcels, create maps, and prepare and maintain land records to reflect changes on digital and cadastral maps and in ownership; determining road frontages and rights-of-way; assigning parcel identification numbers (PINs); assigning new E-911 addresses; reviewing preliminary subdivision plats for closure; assisting other county offices and general public with translation and use of various maps, printouts, general inquiry and GIS.  Reviews maps and plats for recordation. Work is performed under the supervision of the GIS/Land Records Director and is evaluated through observation and conferences for accuracy, overall effectiveness of work performed, and compliance with policies, procedures, and time schedules.


The following functions are intended only as illustration of the various types of tasks performed.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

 Property Tax Mapping/Deed and Record ResearchMaintains the real estate records by researching, reading and interpreting deeds, wills and other legal documents to determine tax ownership listing, location of property lines.  Calculates acreage and dimensions and assigns new PIN numbers.  Enters ownership transfer information into tax database.    Creates and distributes tax maps as needed.  Plots legal descriptions in the GIS for taxation purposes.  Serves as a County Review Officer and reviews all maps and plats and certifies that they meet all statutory requirements for recordation.  Ensures accuracy of information on the property record cards and creates new property records cards and updates on a regular basis.  Assures that cadastral maps and the online GIS maps are current and updated on a regular basis.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)Extracts, manipulates and maintains information in the various GIS layers. Uses deeds, plats, survey maps, subdivision plans, and unrecorded documents to plot property boundaries and other features.  Creates and stores backups of the GIS database.  Coordinates with and provides support/data with other county and state departments, organizations and agencies.  Produces custom digital and hardcopy maps and data as needed.  Creates monthly updates and ensures the accuracy and timeliness of GIS information available to the public online.

E-911 AddressingAssigns new E-911 addresses as needed.  Provides certificates of address for use by local postal services, financial institutions, insurance companies, planning and zoning, and inspections departments.  Plots and determines new centerline locations and ensures all new roads and addresses are updated in the 911 CAD database as well as the Master Street Addressing Guide (MSAG).

Clerical Answers phone, email and public inquiries as related to the nature of work.  Files and maintains records, maps, plans and other documents.  Makes copies of maps and other documents for internal use and for public use.  Sends out written letters of request for death certificates, deed clarification or other requested information.

Additional Job Duties Provides general and technical assistance to the public, other departments and agencies, and department staff as needed in the areas of GIS inquiry, real property location and information inquiry, title of record inquiry and other general inquiry.  Assists the GIS / Land Records Directory with special requests and projects, as needed.  Performs related duties as required.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

General knowledge of the standard practices, techniques, software and equipment used in tax mapping; Considerable knowledge of cartographic principles.  General knowledge of procedures, laws, maps and forms used in real property transfers.  Ability to plot neat and accurate maps to scale and to make accurate computations.  Ability to maintain comprehensive map records.  Ability to read, compare and interpret property maps and records accurately, determining errors and inconsistencies.  Ability to read and interpret deeds, surveys, USGS Topographical maps, NC DOT maps and aerial photographs and relate pertinent data to maps. Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with map inquiries and requests from the public.  Ability to operate office machinery to create, reproduce, and distribute maps and/or information. 

Education and Experience

Any combination of education or experience equivalent to an Associate’s degree from an accredited community college with major course work in geographic information systems, geography, computer science, planning, engineering or a related field.

Physical Requirements

This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires walking, reaching, fingering, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken work levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Special Requirements

Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina.  Must obtain a North Carolina Property Mappers Association (NCPMA) Certified Mapper Certification and the North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) Fundamentals of Property Tax Listing and Assessing Certification within three years of employment.  Must obtain (NCPMA) Senior Mapper Certification and a North Carolina State Mapper Certification within six years of employment. 

Annual Salary Range:

 Grade 9:  $26,083-$40,428

Application Deadline:

Open until filled

Application Process:

To be considered for this position, you must complete a Hertford County Application for Employment in its entirety and it must be signed with your actual signature. Cover letters, resumes, transcripts, and other supplemental documentation may accompany your Hertford County Application for Employment. Selected candidates are subject to a criminal background check and motor vehicle record check. Submit applications by mail, email, facsimile, or in person to:

Hertford County

Attn: Latoria Harrell, HR Specialist

115 Justice Drive, Suite 1

Winton, NC 27986

Phone: (252) 358-7805

Fax: (252) 358-0198 (include cover letter)


Hertford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Participates in E-Verify

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