Vance County Human Resources
122 Young Street, Ste. B
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: (252) 738-2017
Fax: (252) 738-2039 (FAXED APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTABLE)
Hours: 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Monday – Friday
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Department: Information Technology
Position Title: GIS Administrator (NEW)
Salary Range: $39,060- $41,004 (DOQ)
Application Close Date: June 3, 2016
Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited
college or university with a degree in geography, geographical information systems (GIS), information
technology, engineering, or a closely related field with one year experience in GIS/mapping (preferably
with ArcGIS 9.3 or greater), land surveying or related work; progressively responsible GIS systems
experience with a computerized GIS system experience desirable in basic GIS and Windows operations,
internet mapping technology, and GPS data collection.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of GIS operational utilities, databases, and mapping systems, ERSI ARC
products used for GIS systems and digitizing, editing, plotting, and mapping processes. Skill in preparing
documents and maps electronically with accuracy, in creating databases and maintaining and updating
data layers. Ability to determine alternative means to display a variety of information and to utilize data
bases and GIS technology to effectively present information for use by others. Ability to diagnose and
resolve problems with data, data layers, data usage etc. within the GIS system and ability to assist others
with resolving problems with the use of the system. Ability to train others in the use of the GIS system.
Ability to read and utilize deeds, plats, aerial imagery, DOT plans and related legal documents for
purpose of developing, updating, and maintaining parcel data for taxation. Ability to maintain effective
working relationships with other employees
Job Description/Duties:
Creates and maintains GIS tax parcels and updates tax software to reflect changes in mapped parcels
(Land Records Mapping) ; Assists with creation of an address point file, maintains address points, and
assists planning department and E-911 in assigning addresses. Creates, maintains and updates the
county’s GIS data layers including street centerlines, emergency services boundaries, zoning, utilities,
and others. Produces maps for assistance in planning presentations and for use by county departments,
outside agencies and the public as necessary. Conducts GIS operating system maintenance, makes
changes to system and performs upgrades and data backups. Assists in the evaluation of hardware and
software for the county’s GIS function and recommends additional hardware, software and digital map
layers as needed; collects budgetary information on necessary technology upgrades. Utilize GPS
technology in collecting, creating and maintaining county mapping layers.
Special Requirements:
Proficiency desired in Typing, Word, Excel, Access and Arc GIS 9.3 or greater

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