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Geographic Information System (GIS) Technician

Position Type: Full-time, hourly

Department: DAS-Fiscal Affairs

Compensation Range: $18.34 - $21.07 ($38,160 - $43,835)
Closing Date: Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 5:59 pm CST

Job Summary: The primary function of the GIS Technician is to be the technical resource to update the cadastral and tax maps from all 19 municipalities within Milwaukee County.  The technician will assist the GIS analyst in the Register of Deeds to input, verify and correct the property changes from the recorded documents.  The technician will also be responsible for the maintenance of the Milwaukee County enterprise addressing system and the updates to the planimetric and topographic dataset for the Land Information Office.  These core datasets are maintained per mandate for the County Land Information Office between the County and local governments, as described in Wis. Statute 59.72(3)(a).


Job Duties:

  • Input, edit, correct, and verify the tax and cadastral mapping information from the recorded documents in the Register of Deeds.  Use Coordinate Geometry, COGO, techniques to input and correct the tax boundaries from the deed descriptions.  The Technician will work closely with the Register of Deeds to validate the tax maps;

  • Responsible for updates to the Countywide address system.  Edit, correct and verify the relationship of County addresses to property and roadway information.  Updates, corrects, validates and verifies the topographic and planimetric datasets.  Employs spatially enabled toolsets, reconciles multiple and diverse source materials; 

  • Respond and fulfill GIS data requests.  Data requests can be for specific areas of interest or complete datasets.  These can also be custom requests that need manipulation or transformation;

  • Creates reports and develops presentations for GIS projects, demonstrations and exhibitions.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, GIS or Computer Science;

  • One (1) year of experience in Enterprise GIS;

  • Knowledge of esri desktop, esri ArcGIS online is required.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of all related computer and software applications, such as word processing and spreadsheets;

  • Knowledge in Coordinate Geometry, COGO, input/read and map from recorded deeds;

  • Ability to maintain a continuing working relationship that can have a significant effect on the success of the organization;

  • Ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, reports, short correspondence and memos;

  • Ability to speak effectively before both internal and/or external groups;

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions and procedure manuals, scientific/technical journals and procedures, government regulations, financial and legal documents;

  • Ability to make decisions of responsibility involving evaluation of information; decisions may require development or application of alternatives or precedents;

  • Ability to execute decisions within limits of standard policy and procedures.



PG14Z1 (1151-DAS FA) E.Callow



 Special Instructions: This Original Examination is open to qualified internal and external candidates of the State of Wisconsin.  The selection process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods.

Milwaukee County offers competitive benefit package including group life, health and dental insurance; including major medical coverage of employees and dependents; deferred compensation and contributory pension plan, pre-tax childcare and dependent care program. Additionally, the federal government offers a loan forgiveness program for employees that serve in the public sector. 



Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.