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Land Description Technician III

Sheboygan County

Location: Sheboygan, WI
Type: Full Time
Posted: 01/07/2021
Deadline to Apply: 01/29/2021
Payrate: $18.73/hr. to $27.35/hr

This is a professional position that participates in the advanced real property listing functions that include, but are not limited to maintaining legal descriptions, maps, ownership records, and assessment records of the County’s taxable and tax exempt land parcels. Assists the Land Description Technician ll and Land Description Technician l in performing the real property listing functions.

Essential Duties
Participate in the maintenance and development of digital maps; representing all land divisions, certified surveys, plats, vacations of land, annexations, and road changes. Calculate acreage for tax parcels when appropriate. Keep current and assure compliance with legislative changes pertinent to property tax listing. Prepare new legal descriptions, assign new parcel numbers, assign new geocodes, and update taxation district information for the assessment roll for parcels that have boundary changes created by newly recorded deeds in the Register of Deeds office. Participate in the update and maintenance of the countywide digital database of all property information including new owner name, addresses, parcel numbers, legal descriptions, assessment information, acreage, and survey information. Draw tax parcel maps digitally and by hand from deeds and surveys, accurately, and to scale. Notify the general public, attorneys, abstractors, and other land record professionals of the discovery of issues in the chain of title or the legal descriptions. Assist in the research and resolution of these issues. Review, research, and provide input on descriptions for tax foreclosures and In Rem parcels. Keep an organized database of all real property listing related issues and follow up on their corrections. Perform all Land Description Technician l and ll duties as needed. Operate personal computer, calculator, and other office machines or equipment. Perform duties listed in the job description in a professional, efficient, and productive manner. Abide by office procedure and keep all information confidential. Use supplies and equipment in a safe and effective manner. Perform repetitive tasks in a courteous and cheerful manner. Record factual data accurately. Perform other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geography, Surveying, or a closely related field, or an Associate degree in a related field with at least two years’ experience working with land records, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities suited for the job. Knowledge of surveying principles and practices as it relates to tax parcel maintenance and legal descriptions. General knowledge of mapping and GIS system principles, practices, techniques, and equipment. Knowledge of computer operations, including Microsoft Office, Arc GIS software, and document imaging software and hardware. Ability to read, understand, and map out digitally and by hand an accurate depiction of legal descriptions. Ability to accurately interpret maps and plats. Knowledge of methodologies and procedures for input and adjustment of complex legal descriptions into an existing tax parcel database. Knowledge of real estate laws as it pertains to property conveyances, descriptions, and other related documents. Knowledge of statutory requirements and time lines. General knowledge of mathematics, geometry, map projections, and coordinate systems. Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain a highly effective working relationship with employees, other governmental groups, and the public. Ability to coordinate tasks to be accomplished in the most effective and efficient manner. Ability to work professionally and effectively with public and private sector individuals, groups, and agencies.