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Douglas County  4390
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Pay Range GC19


This classification has supervisory responsibility for the cartographic section of the Assessor's Office. Incumbent provides operational direction and participates in the activities of the section associated with developing and maintaining the County cadastral mapping system; supervises technical and support staff; serves as liaison to the County geographic information system (GIS). Incumbent is accountable for work performed in the section; ensures the County mapping system is in compliance with state regulations.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Provide operational direction and supervision to cartographic section; supervise, train, assign work to, review work of, coordinate and evaluate cartographic technicians and support staff; participate in the selection of new employees. Ensure work is in compliance with appropriate regulations. Assume accountability for work performed within section. Establish and maintain policy and procedures section; coordinate work of cartographic section with other sections.

2. Research complex ownership problems; confer with assessor and department heads regarding problem areas and relate program progress to meet designated deadlines.

3. Assist other departments, agencies and the public in person, by phone or mail with questions or complaints regarding cadastral maps and records; correct property records when appropriate.

4. Supervise and participate in receiving, reviewing and analyzing property deed records; perform revisions and adjustments to cadastral maps and records in areas of subdivision, annexation, merger, consolidation and class changes; assign code numbers.

5. Serve as geographic information system (GIS) liaison to GIS program team; train technicians and users; input and update basemaps including analyzing for problems/differences; review, edit and approve parcel level data before storage to master level; update and manage departmental data base.

6. Maintain inventory and order supplies for cartographic unit.

7. Prepare and maintain records, reports and statistical data.


Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of cartographic principles, practices and techniques involved in the preparation of appraisal maps; considerable knowledge of project management including supervision and operational support; considerable knowledge of land surveying, terms and techniques; considerable knowledge of mathematics including algebra, geometry and trigonometry; basic knowledge of engineering principles and practices; considerable knowledge of legal property descriptions, deed records, survey files and other documents pertaining to boundary and ownership of property; considerable knowledge of Oregon Administrative Rules as applied to preparation of cadastral maps.  Skill in: Using calculator, automated equipment and systems, drafting instruments, planimeter and blue print machine, other job-related equipment; writing clear and concise records, reports and statistical data.  Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; understand and interpret deeds and legal property descriptions; conduct records searches; support, lead and motivate technical and support staff; review the work of others for technical quality, judgment and timeliness of completed work; work independently, coordinate a variety of projects, schedule time to meet deadlines and manage time efficiently; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures, establish policy and procedures for base mapping and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, professionals, title companies, other agency representatives, courts, real estate agents, utility companies and the public. 

Education, experience and training: - Associate's degree in cartography, engineering technology, land surveying or related field and three years cartographic experience in an Assessor's Office OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

Desirable qualifications: Supervisory education or experience.


Work is performed under the general direction of the chief deputy assessor who provides instructions on policy changes and sets overall priorities for completion of work. The employee receives general instructions regarding the scope and approach to projects or assignments, but procedures and problem resolution are left to employee discretion and interpretation. Employee estimates and manages time efficiently. Employee is responsible for meeting established deadlines by Oregon Revised Statute. Work is reviewed to ensure determinations and decisions are in conformance to policy and procedure.


Work is performed within established department policy and procedures; state and county statutes, rules and regulations; drafting and cartographic standards, computer reference materials, various state and technical manuals, department of revenue Manual of Cadastral Maps and Standards. Guidelines are fairly specific, however, employee uses considerable judgment in selecting appropriate guidelines.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed in an office environment which may require bending, hearing voice conversation, keyboarding, lifting up to 15 pounds, reaching, sitting, standing and walking.

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