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Addressing Specialist

Bayfield County

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Location: Washburn, WI
Type: Part Time
Posted: 11/30/2023
Deadline to Apply: 12/17/2023
Payrate: $18.44 per hour
More Information: Addressing Specialist


Responsible for the management and implementation of the Countywide Road Naming and Uniform Addressing system; maintains GIS addressing and other databases; creates or edits maps. Performs analysis and technical duties for the development and maintenance of addressing data in the County’s Geographic Information System (GIS) and related programs. Working closely with the Towns and Municipalities on their addressing concerns or issues. Works independently on projects with minimal supervision. Most of the work is in an office setting with a high concentration of computer work; however, this position will also perform some field work to verify information and place address signs. This is a half-time position averaging 975 hours per year. The work schedule is flexible and will vary throughout the year based upon the number of address requests.

Examples of Duties

Examples of Duties:

  1. Facilitates the naming of all newly created private and public roads, existing un-named roads or easement drives to be included in the 911 system, changes existing road names where conflicts occur and maintains the master road name file for the entire county to comply with NexGen 911 standard.
  2. Identifies existing addresses that are found to have been incorrectly assigned, are out of sequence or a result of other discrepancies and assigns new addresses.
  3. Notifies jurisdictions, municipalities, landowners, post offices, law enforcement dispatch centers, telephone communications companies, utilities, delivery services, Census and other entities dependent on addresses or changes for all roads and/or address assignments.
  4. Maintains accurate ESN’s (Emergency Service Zone Numbers), ALI (Automatic Location Identification) and Master Street Address Guide (MSAG) data to support the County Sheriff, Town and City Law Enforcement Dispatch Centers and assists with resolving ALI discrepancies.
  5. Issue addresses and/or verify online application addresses.
  6. Complete address application over the phone.
  7. Place all paper applications in the online application.
  8. Work with towns to put up new road signs and naming.
  9. Update the Master Street Address Guide MSAG
  10. Use GIS to update roads, addresses and addresses.
  11. Work with GIS programming contractor to make improvements to the online address application.
  12. Complete County wide road and sign inventory, implemented though ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro
  13. Answer calls from Bayfield County Residences about their address
  14. Notify the property owners of new address.
  15. Notify Bayfield County departments about an address change. 
  16. Receive address application from Land Records Office.
  17. Travel throughout Bayfield County, to include very remote areas, four-wheel drive needed in some areas.
  18. Assign and document address that is consistent with the Bayfield County address system within three weeks of application.
  19. Remove old signage and posts
  20. Place “911” marker at address post location
  21. Complete location information form for Diggers Hotline notification though online service.
  22. Submit assigned address to Land Records Office identifying any issues with finding accurate location.
  23. Once sign order received, procure address signs from Land Records office.
  24. Install posts and signs as outlined in the countywide address system ordinance based on Diggers locate markings.
  25. Document installation and report to Land Records office
  26. Navigate to an address with Lat Long and convert coordinates.
  27. Work with IPad updating progress on each item of sign installation.
    1. Date and time of:
      1. Sign Assignment
      2. Sign order
      3. Received Sign
      4. Diggers Hotline ticket placed
      5. Sign and post placement
      6. Any issues preventing placement.
  28. Communicate with applicants who may have address questions or issues to be resolved.



  1. 2-years of Post-Secondary schooling in Computer Science, Real Estate, Land Records, GIS, Information Management, or related field.
  2. GIS Certificate or Degree Preferred
  3. Experience with ArcGIS and database editing.
  4. Ability to work independently.
  5. Valid Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements

  1. Ability to drive a 4-wheel drive automobile.
  2. Lifting 40 lb. driver over your head and installing 8’ metal posts with use of a post driver.
  3. Manual dexterity to lift and install address signs with use of bolts and screws.
  4. Ability to work outdoors in all types of terrain and weather conditions.
  5. May be subject to a moderate degree of danger or risk due to vehicular traffic, exposure to the elements, dust, pollen, and/or dogs. May be exposed to loud noise levels.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Use ArcGIS to issue addresses and edit database.
  2. Understand and implement the Bayfield County address system.
  3. Submit underground locates though diggers hotline ticket and mapping application.
  4. Ability to digital maps, interpret parcel maps, parcel numbers, legal descriptions, and jurisdictional boundaries.
  5. Ability to communicate face to face with the public relative to addressing applications and issues.
  6. The ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics, whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards of data, people or things.
  7. Knowledge of Bayfield County’s Land Records System NOVUS.
  8. Experience with Next Generation 9-1-1 standards and methodology preferred.
  9. Ability to lift/load posts and signs as well as install/pound posts.
  10. Lift 40 pound sign-driver over your head .
  11. Maintain addressing dashboard in ArcGIS online.
  12. Be the point person to work with municipalities regarding addressing problems.
  13. Ensure address consistency across databases, NOVUS, USPS, Zoning, Google, GIS and DOT.
  14. Understand US National Grid system.
  15. Monitor and troubleshoot online addressing applications with staff and application developer.