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Mapping Technician Chief

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DEFINITION: Under general direction, to plan, supervise, and review the preparation and maintenance of maps and ownership records required for assessment purposes; or to plan, supervise, and oversee the preparation of graphic illustrations for land use planning and environmental reports and exhibits; and to do related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This classification is distinguished from the class of Mapping Technician II by the overall responsibility for the effective operation of a major functional unit, whereas the class of Mapping Technician II is a lead position. Duties may vary depending on assignments to the Resource Management Department, Surveying Division of the Public Works Department, or the Assessor's Office.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Directs, plans, organizes, and reviews work of a staff engaged in the preparation and maintenance of a variety of maps, property descriptions, and ownership records; may be responsible to perform the more complex mapping or graphic or illustrative assignments of the functional unit; depending on the work assignment, may apply current assessment law to the preparation of assessment maps, property descriptions and ownership records; or may be responsible for learning the operation, use and capabilities of a computer-aided mapping system and overseeing the conversion of the existing system to the computer-aided mapping system within the assigned functional unit; may assist in formulating policies and budgets for mapping or property-recording activities; established performance standards for quality and quantity of work production; resolves difficult mapping or ownership problems; may render final decisions when interpretations are necessary; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with persons representing a wide variety of interests, which may include title companies, engineering firms, escrow companies, city and county offices, in matters relating to the function of the unit; may interact with the public to explain the work produced.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

1. Four years of increasingly responsible experience in the preparation and maintenance of cadastral maps including one year of lead or supervisory experience; or,
2. two years of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Mapping Technician II within the area of specialty, with Santa Barbara County; or,
3. equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge of: the principles, practices, procedures, and techniques necessary to plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and supervise the activities of a map drafting or map graphics functional units, which may include the laws and regulations pertaining to assessment practices, and or the concept and techniques of computer-aided drafting and geographic information systems.

Ability to: read, interpret, and/or write legal descriptions of land parcels and other geographic and topographical land descriptions; perform difficult and complex map drafting or map graphics functions; formulate flight plans and acquire new aerial photography coverage as needed; train, direct, and supervise others; establish and maintain effective working relationships.

 



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