Full-Time Cadastral Mapper I
Performs technical and analytical work in creating, maintaining, and updating land ownership records, the abstract of said records, the parcel layer of Utah County’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database. Works under close to general supervision of the Cadastral Division Supervisor in performing duties at the entry / training level or in performing routine tasks that are less complex than those performed at the full performance level.
Analyze, evaluate, and interpret legal records pertaining to land ownership from a variety of sources; determine the intent of conveying documents and the area to which they apply in order to ensure accurate records and maps.
Create, maintain, and revise official parcel maps in digital form to accurately represent all land parcels, subdivisions, and tax districts; plot parcel boundaries on cadastral maps using GIS software.
Review submitted subdivision, condominium, and annexation plats for engineering and tittle discrepancies to ensure state code requirements for recording are met.
Discover and analyze discrepancies in title, erroneous and incomplete legal descriptions and maps, and documentary defects through title history and legal description research.
Create and maintain the parcel abstract index used by department personnel, other county departments, title agents and associated industry professionals, and the general public; assign parcel identification numbers and identify the tax district according to jurisdictional boundaries; verify current ownership of property.
Create and determine new taxing descriptions such as those for parcel splits, remainder parcels, and tax delinquent properties for use by various county departments.
Provide detailed, technical, and informational assistance to office personnel, other government agencies, attorneys, industry professionals, and the general public in areas related to taxing descriptions, title problems, map interpretations, ownership history, acreage, easements, newly created or divided parcels and tax districts; notify and work with property owners, engineers, land surveyors, attorneys, and title companies to resolve discrepancies.
Use GIS software to perform geographic mapping and analysis including complex and technical engineering calculations to determine parcel areas, title boundaries, angles and bearings, and distances in order to ensure the accuracy of property and ownership boundaries.
Conduct research of historical data for ownership and boundary changes regarding taxable parcels.
EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS INCLUDE:
Knowledge of state laws governing recording, indexing, and mapping of legal documents
Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and its application to recorder mapping functions
Knowledge of coordinate geometry (COGO) applications and applied trigonometry
Knowledge of real estate and title law as applied to the Recorder’s Office
Knowledge of surveying and civil engineering practices as applied to the Recorder’s Office
Skilled in drafting, and conducting title searches and technical evaluations
Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with engineers, attorneys, surveyors, title companies, the public, and County employees
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT:
Required Education and Experience
1. Bachelor’s degree in GIS, geography, civil engineering, or a related field
2. And one (1) year of work experience relating to land title, engineering, surveying, cartography, GIS or other closely related functions
3. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered
Preferred Education and Experience
1. Attend and pass the Utah State Record’s Association Cadastral Mapping Class with a Certificate of Completion during the course of the first year of employment. This will be based on the Recorder’s Association offering the required classes to complete the certification.
Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and additional background checks as required.