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GIS Technician

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • $39,950 - $52,934 a year

County of Bedford, Virginia

Job detailsSalary$39,950 – $52,934 a yearJob TypeFull-timeFull Job DescriptionType: Full Time

Salary/Pay Rate: $39,950 – $52,934

Posted Date: 01/27/2023 Application Outside Link

Position Title:
GIS Technician

Information Technology



Non-exempt / 9


GIS Manager

Performs routine to intermediate technical and administrative work developing and maintaining Bedford County’s Geographic Information System (GIS) database; performs editing work to update and maintain County’s GIS base data, mainly 911 data and tax mapping data; performs field work to collect 911 data; does related work as required. Work is performed under general supervision of the GIS Manager. An ideal candidate for this position will have working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) fundamentals and demonstrable proficiency in industry standard GIS platforms such as ESRI products and platforms.

Performs maintenance of Tax Parcel and 911-related data for County;

Operates computer workstation to update maps as new data is received relative to new subdivisions, resurveys, new roads and road extensions, 911 addresses, and other projects;

Performs field work to capture data with GPS equipment for new structures and transportation features;

Receives requests from County residents for new addresses and road names; evaluates availability and appropriateness of proposed street names through review of database records and established policy;

Deals directly with County citizens and internal departments in dissemination of 911 addresses;

Works with surveyors, engineers and external GIS professionals on acquisition and transfer of geospatial data;

Conducts research of legal documents to insure correct platting of property descriptions;

Provides technical and administrative assistance for the County GIS program to internal users and the public;

Produces hard-copy and digital mapping products and applications for internal and external customers;

Assists with other GIS projects as directed by GIS Manager;

Consult with and take direction from the director of Community Development on addressing and Commissioner of Revenue on land parcels as needed.

Stays up to date with latest GIS trends and technologies; reads professional literature; attends webinars, conferences, and training sessions as appropriate.

Consistently demonstrates the ability to respond to changing situations flexibly to meet current needs, and reprioritize work as necessary.

Education /

At a minimum, Associate’s Degree with course work emphasis in Geography or Computer Applications; supplemented by one (1) to three (3) years previous experience and/or training in GIS and data entry; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge / Skills

and Abilities:
Working knowledge of ESRI desktop software. E911 and Tax Parcel maintenance is done in ArcGIS Pro; occasional use of ArcGIS Desktop.

Ability to learn the Bedford County Code Article pertaining to Street Naming, Signing and Structure Numbering.

Technician must have effective customer service and communication skills. This position will have direct contact, via phone or email, with Bedford County citizens and other customers, particularly related to the issuance of 911 Addresses and new streets. Technician must be able to articulate the rules and regulations of 911 Addressing to the public.

Working knowledge of ArcGIS Online(AGOL). Utilization of ArcGIS Quick Capture for field data collection. Technician may be asked to publish data and create basic maps in AGOL.

Working knowledge of GPS for collection of field data for Addresses, Roads, Buildings, and other planimetric features.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, government officials and the general public.

Certifications /

Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license or have the ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment date. No more than six (6) demerit points on driving record if required to drive County vehicles.


The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities.

This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force regularly, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects, and some medium work requiring the exertion of 25 pounds of force occasionally; work requires keyboarding, fingering and repetitive motion skills; physical body dexterity for bending, kneeling, crawling and other motions required for certain equipment handling, installation and wiring work; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.


While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is usually in an office environment and is not normally exposed to adverse environmental conditions. Employee may occasionally be exposed to outside environmental conditions. Noise levels may be moderate.


Subject to a complete criminal history background search and drug screening with acceptable results.

This position is Open Until filledHiring InsightsJob activityPosted 27 days ago

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