YAKIMA COUNTY, WASHINGTON

CLASS SPECIFICATION

CLASS TITLE: Cadastral Technician

BAND:

A

GRADE:

1

SUBGRADE:

3

CLASS CODE:

3113

DEPARTMENT:

Assessor

ACCOUNTABLE TO:

Varies

 

OVERTIME STATUS:

Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY:

Incumbents are responsible for reviewing land documents for accuracy, information and research, preparing segregations for assignments of parcel numbers and preparing field maps.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

The Cadastral Technician classification is a stand alone classification distinguished by the performance of duties related to the research and preparation of segregations for assignments of parcel numbers and preparations of field maps.

DUTY

NO.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

BAND/

GRADE

1.

Completes segregations through drafting of Mylar and paper maps and ensures that the descriptions are correct and taxes are current.

 

A1

2.

Prepares field maps by calculating correct acreage and assigning new parcel numbers to field maps; inputs information into the computer and sends completed segregations to the appraiser.

 

A1

3

Reviews excise tax affidavits, plats, land surveys, road surveys, aerials, recorded deeds, farm and railroad leases, long and short plats, and short plat exemptions in order to verify ownership and parcel number; determines which documents require additional research.

 

A1

4.

Provides assistance and answers questions for appraisal staff and the public in matters related to land description, ownership and mapping.

 

A1

5.

Performs other duties as required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowledge of: (position requirements at entry):

Knowledge of:

  • Drafting and surveying principles and procedures;
  • Computer record keeping practices;
  • Grammar, spelling and punctuation;
  • File maintenance;
  • Telephone etiquette;
  • Office practices and procedures;
  • Customer service techniques.
   

Skills (position requirements at entry):

Skill in:

  • Using a personal computer and related software applications;
  • Analyzing plats, maps and surveys;
  • Reading and understanding ordinances and instruments of title;
  • Drafting and freehand drawing; determining parcels within an annexed area;
  • Preparing field maps;
  • Applying customer service techniques;
  • Paying attention to detail and accuracy; performing basic mathematical calculations;
  • Using office equipment such as telephones, copiers, calculators and fax machines;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships with County and other officials, at all organizational levels and with the public; and
  • Communications, oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Training and Experience (position requirements at entry):

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and one year related experience in drafting, surveying; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Licensing Requirements (position requirements at entry):

  • None

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, mobility, fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Incumbent may be subject to travel or exposure to potentially hostile individuals or hazardous conditions.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and / or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and / or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater that that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Classification History:

Draft prepared by Fox Lawson and Associates LLC

Date: 5/98 New Class: 1/1/99