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GIS Technician - Sarasota County (FL) Property Appraiser

  • Sarasota County Property Appraiser
  • 01/19/21
  • Sarasota, FL
  • 34237
  • 40,000 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Were glad youre considering the Sarasota County Property Appraisers Office as a prospective employer! Headquartered in the historic Terrace Building in Sarasota and with offices in Venice and North Port, the Sarasota County Property Appraisers Office offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package which includes health and dental coverage, a deferred compensation plan, vehicle for business use, fitness facilities, Florida Retirement System plan, eleven (11) paid holidays, a generous paid time off system, and more. We search for individuals who can accept change, challenge, and are committed to our community. Our motto, Serving our community with pride and accountability, is what we do best!

Applicants must complete and submit the Employment Application found on our website at to be considered for this position. Please submit your resume to accompany your application.

This full-time position in our Sarasota office is for a GIS Technician to update and maintain the cadastral (parcel) layer of the County's Geographic Information System (GIS). This position also verifies accuracy of ownership, assessment description and land area in CAMA (Computer-Assisted Mass Appraisal) database software.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Update and maintain cadastral layer of GIS by completing all land splits, combines, subdivisions, and property line adjustments within the County
Maintain parcel identification numbers, zoning changes, annexed areas, rights-of-way, and acreage information used for assessing land value
Maintain ad and non-ad valorem district data and corresponding GIS map layers
Maintain correct property ownership information within CAMA software for tax billing purposes
Create property assessment descriptions in CAMA
Identify and record year that parcels are to be split or combined
Assist and answer questions regarding property lines, acreage, deed information, or other areas pertaining to mapping or ownership

Knowledge & Skills:
Database management systems and GIS technology
ESRI ArcGIS Pro/ArcInfo/ArcEditor/ArcView
Ability to read, comprehend and map property legal descriptions
Cartography skills in map making
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, Word, Outlook, Access
Strong written and verbal skills
Effective communicator of technical information
High level of detail and accuracy

Minimum Qualifications:
Associates degree from an accredited 2-year college/technical school and 1 year of experience in Mapping OR equivalent combination of education and experience
Aptitude and willingness to learn
Valid Florida driver license

If this sounds like you, please complete and submit the Employment Application found on our website at and attach your resume to be considered for this position.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 /year

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