JOB TITLE: GIS Land Records Technician POS NO: 355-3200-002
REPORTS TO: GIS Administrator

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Performs specialized database maintenance in order that high quality, cost effective, reliable, and accurate geographic information services are available as required; produces hard copy digital maps and spatiai analyses using GIS software; performs related and other work as required, all within the context of the mission of the Eastern Band of
Cherokee Indians (EBCI). Performs specified duties in support of all Tribal Programs.


  • Performs competent, maintenance of large computer-based data files including adding, deleting, correcting, and archiving data from various sources and database information systems such as land parcels, tables, and projects
  • Performs the daily scanning of numerous types of legal documents generated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Realty Office.
  • Inputs of large amounts of tabular information into GIS database systems
  • Produces digital and hard copy maps using ArcGIS Software
  • Performs limited spatial analyses using GIS software to verify survey plat accuracy
  • Within the GIS context, reads and interprets a wide variety of documents, including legal descriptions, plats, deeds, transfers, subdivision maps, site plans, construction plans, applicable policies and procedures, and hardware and software instructions
  • To perform mathematical calculations associated with the work
  • To communicate effectively, orally and in writing
  • To establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Assists users and user groups in determining and communicating their information needs
  • Assists in policy creation, implementation, and enforcement for GIS requirements
  • Coordinates efforts and assures consistency with Geographical Information System (GIS) security
  • Assists in developing and implementing a GIS training program for program users
  • Performs other work as assigned.

Associates degree in GIS, Geography, Cartography or Science related field and/or experience with maintaining and/or working with land records, scanning and interpretation land records. Experience working with Electronic Document Management Systems or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Extensive work experience using Microsoft desktop operating systems and applications is required. A combination of Education and experience may be considered.
Takes 3-6 months on the job to become proficient.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: General knowledge in at least two of the following areas: large database file maintenance; principles, standards, terminology and trends in GIS; GIS software including ARC/INFO, ARC View, Arc Explorer, Kofax, Autodesk, and other related software; Windows operating systems. Knowledge of modern office procedures and practices, correct punctuation, spelling and grammar, filing, indeXing, cross referencing methods, and the types and uses of common office materials and machines in a modern information processing environment. This department works exclusively using a team concept and shared knowledge. Must possess a valid driver's license.

COMPLEXITY OF DUTIES: Constantly evaluates and interprets legal documents on a daily basis. Must understand all ramifications and effects of any changes to the land records. Must use problem-solving skills and be able to analyze data in performing job duties.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the GIS Administrator Manager of Geographic Information Systems Technology and other staff as assigned above. Takes lead direction from the GIS Administrator. Supervision received is usually characterized by administrative support and control intended to define goals and objectives and guidance in deciding how to perform the work assigned. The ability to plan and work independently is required.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR ACCURACY: Must conform to legal and established ordinances and data processing procedure as specified by the GIS Administrator for a portion of the job duties. In some cases data entry errors could be costly or have far reaching effects. Most actions pass through review and approval procedures prior to final enactment would usually detect errors.

CONTACTS WITH OTHERS: Internal professional contacts include the Deputy Officers, program managers, coworkers, surveyor's auditors, Attorneys, BIA, other governmental agencies, vendors and the general public to exchange and/or provide information. Interpersonal skills are required along with tact, decorum, and professional etiquette.

CONFIDENTIAL DATA: Has access to most Tribal land records an many other types of Trust and NonTrust documents, Financial data, vendors, personnel files, memos, and financial standing of affairs all data must be kept confidential. Must adhere to the non-disclosure/confidentiality agreement of the Tribe in performance of duties.

MENTAL/VISUAL/PHYSICAL EFFORT: Close attention to detail and mental concentration for extended periods of time are reqUired with systems problems and applications. Subject to frequent interruptions requiring varied responses. Must deal with multiple situations concurrently. Physical efforts require mobility, reaching, bending, manual dexterity, and visual acuity, and the ability to lift at least 50 pounds.

ENVIRONMENT: Works in a normal business office environment with frequent travel to tribal program locations.