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Land Records / GIS Technician
City of Plano, TX

Full- Time, Regular, Annual Salary Minimum $44,111.50

Job Title:          Land Records/GIS Technician

Date Created:   10/1997

Department:      Planning

Date Revised:   4/2018

Job Code:        3T030

FLSA:               Non-Exempt

Grade:              GEN 023



Summary of Duties:  Under general supervision, the Land Records/GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Technician is responsible for developing, maintaining and updating the various base layers, maps and databases in the City’s GIS as assigned by the Land Records Manager; preparation of special maps and drawings using GIS-ArcMap software; performs basic analysis on GIS data and performs quality control checks on various GIS layers.

Distinguishing Characteristics: This is the journey-level classification in the Land Records/GIS Technician series that follows diversified procedures and implements processes to accomplish end results, within guidelines. Immediate supervision is available upon request. This class is distinguished from the Land Records/GIS Technician, Senior in that the latter is a higher-level class in the series that performs more complex technical, investigative, and supervisory duties requiring a higher level of knowledge and skill.


Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Updates and maintains the various major base GIS layers and databases, including the City's street, parcel, centerline, subdivision, zoning and utility data, using GIS-ArcMap software by interpreting information from new subdivision plats, tax rolls, ordinances and as-built civil engineering plans.
  • Creates and maintains documentation for GIS layers applications and procedures.
  • Performs quality control review for assigned GIS data layers.
  • Prepares maps/data required from various GIS layers as directed.
  • Assist customers in the land records area as required.
  • Updating, maintaining, and testing of the City’s Imaging Retrieval System for engineering record drawings.
  • Assists with maintaining various printers and plotters as directed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Typical Decisions: The incumbent interprets engineering construction plans and various digital data for GIS-ArcMap use, and develops and maintains documentation for the adding, converting and maintenance of the city’s GIS data maintained by the Land Records Division.

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of: GIS-ArcMap software; basic civil engineering principles and methods; computers and peripheral equipment.

Skill in: Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing; designing and drawing computer graphic illustrations and presentations; using computer and peripheral equipment; documenting technical information.

Education: Associate’s degree in civil engineering, land surveying, GIS, or related field.

Experience: One (1) year of experience with GIS Arc-Map software; One (1) year of experience in civil engineering.

Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements

Licenses and Certifications: Texas Class C driver’s license.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions: This is primarily an office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required. The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the Physical Demands and Working Conditions, with or without reasonable accommodation.


Ricky D. Lindley

Land Records Manager

1520 K Avenue, 2nd Floor

Suite 250, Plano, Texas 75074

T 972.941.5242

F 972.941.7397


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