Job Detail

Organization: County of San Mateo
Title: GIS Technician II/III
Location: Redwood City, CA

Posted: 2021-06-01
Application Deadline: 2021-06-21

Position Description:

County of San Mateo
$75,566 - $105,830 / Year

The Office of the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder and Chief Elections Officer is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of GIS Technician II/III to work in the Appraisal Services division of the Office.

The GIS Technician II/III will be responsible for:
• Creating and maintaining Assessor's maps and GIS parcel layers
• Locating deeds
• Maintaining and updating legal descriptions, situs addresses, parcel sizes, and Tax Rate Areas
• Supporting departmental and countywide GIS related projects
• Providing related services and support to internal staff, property owners, businesses, and other government agencies

The GIS Division of the Office of the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder and Chief Elections Officer (ACRE) was recently recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo), which for the past 51 years has been honoring innovative and effective government programs that strengthen services for residents. The award was granted for the Office’s GIS Assessor Parcel Web Portal project.

This project, which has moved ACRE to the cutting-edge of modern technology, redesigned the GIS Mapping unit workflows and migrated data to the Esri platform, thereby eliminating manual drafting and enabling the ability to perform all job functions in the Esri platform. ACRE GIS now utilizes ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Portal, and other Esri software to create, analyze, and share content. The ACRE GIS team has developed an internal GIS web application to improve appraisal service team productivity. The new capabilities created through the GIS Web Portal project has had an immediate impact on the County and their taxpayers with more applications. New applications to streamline field operations and to manage and track assessment assignments will continue to be “rolled out” as an ongoing part of this project and the County’s 5-Year GIS Strategic Plan.

For more information about this Achievement Award please visit: Assessor’s Office Receives Prestigious National Association of Counties Achievement Award for Innovation and Service | County Manager’s Office (

Now is the time to join this innovative, hard-working team of GIS professionals as they continue to develop and advance the use of GIS technology to improve services to the county residents and businesses and “build healthy, safe, and vibrant communities.”

The mission of the Office of the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder & Chief Elections Officer is to ensure equitable service and treatment of County property owners by accurate and fair valuation of land, improvements, and businesses; to register County citizens to vote and efficiently conduct transparent elections; to preserve and protect our historical and cultural records; and to create an accurate public record of recorded transactions relating to people and property within San Mateo County.

We are currently looking for an experienced GIS professional to join the team at the GIS Technician II or GIS Technician III level.

GIS Technician II is the journey-level class in this series and incumbents at this level are expected to perform skilled GIS and research work in the preparation, maintenance, and amendment of a variety of maps and/or engineering drawings. The salary range is: $75,566 - $94,453 annually.

GIS Technician III is the advanced-level in the series performing more complex GIS assignments requiring more analysis and problem-solving or the lead level in the series, providing lead direction over a team of technical, professional, and/or clerical staff while performing specialized, highly skilled, GIS work. The salary range is: $89,586 - $105,830 annually.

The County provides a competitive and generous benefits and retirement plan for employees. For more information please visit:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is a Bachelor's degree in planning, surveying, engineering, computer science, or a closely related field, along with 2-3 years of relevant experience working in the areas of GIS software, GIS automated mapping and drafting, civil engineering, land surveying, geography, cartography, or computer science, including project design, coordination, and operation.

Final Filing Date: June 16, 2021

To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at Applications are only accepted online. Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire. EOE

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