Job Description

Job Title: Mapper
Department: 800 Assessor
Reports To: County Assessor
FLSA Status: Non‐Exempt
Prepared Date: 5/18/2011
Approved By: Steve Hamilton
Approved Date: 4/16/12


Draws maps of geographical areas to show natural and constructed features, political boundaries, and
other features by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The duties outlined below represent the majority of responsibilities required to execute this
position. Other duties may be assigned related to this type of work as necessary.

  • Maintain daily process of updates of ownership records via deeds, plats and wills to record cards and maps and research records as needed.
  • Determines soil types and Agricultural Use rates for all agricultural property countywide.
  • Handle public inquires on plats, deeds, property description and cadastral map development, including the creation and printing of various mapping products for public and professional consumption.
  • Maintain Change List of mapping changes for in house and contractor use in performing parcel maintenance tasks.
  • QC/QA Check of mapping changes from contractor list and resolve any differences.
  • Oversee conversion from traditional hardcopy mapping procedures to digital mapping procedures in an ESRI Environment.
  • Implement shift of parcel maintenance tasks from contractors to in‐house parcel maintenance workflow.
  • Create and maintain current and updated exports for 24”x36” map images to jpeg files.
  • Print 24”x36” maps and verify against source materials noting mapping errors to send to contractor and adding missing features to the printed maps and digital mapping database.
  • Maintain printed library of map copies, edited and ready for public use.
  • Collect, create, organize, concentrate and merge various databases and source materials in to the county digital mapping system.
  • Constantly improve current digital mapping accuracy thorough research, correction and COGO of historical and newly filed documents in order to ensure a steadily improving mapping environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job may work with an apprentice and provide directions to that individual as needed. Limited cross training of other
employees may also be required.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical ‐ Ability to understand, apply and summarize various complex legal concepts of real property ownership in to graphic representations.
  • Design ‐ Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles.
  • Problem Solving ‐ Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Project Management ‐ Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.
  • Technical Skills ‐ Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Customer Service ‐ Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills ‐ Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
  • Written Communication ‐ Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Cost Consciousness ‐ Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Ethics ‐ Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support ‐ Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Judgment ‐ Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision‐making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation ‐ Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Planning/Organizing ‐ Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism ‐ Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality ‐ Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity ‐ Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Safety and Security ‐ Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability ‐ Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality ‐ Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability ‐ Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time  or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative ‐ Volunteers readily; Undertakes self‐development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; makes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation ‐ Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two‐year College or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Drafting, CAD or GIS mapping experience or background preferred.

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one‐on‐one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Knowledge of, and ability to, appropriately convert and apply various different measurement units, both historical and modern.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office and ESRI ArcMap Proficient

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk, including in outdoor environments with moderate terrain. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the County and the employee and is subject to change by the County as its needs and requirements of the job change.

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