GIS/CAD Technician I

Oakland County
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Job Summary


Under general supervision, employees of this technical class perform duties such as: updating and/or creating maps and/or design drawings using geographic information systems (GIS) or computer aided design (CAD) technology; communicating with the public; conducting research; reading and/or interpreting maps, blueprints, survey documents, or sketches; proofing or comparing the information contained on maps/drawings with information from different sources; measuring distances, areas, perimeters, and angles; and uses computer applications to enter, query information. Performs a wide variety of mapping and engineering support activities as listed above, or performs a specific function on a full-time basis.  Employees may meet with other County and non-County personnel as work assignments dictate. On a technical level, may assist in resolving reported problems in the field. May be exposed to field conditions and confined spaces.  Utilizes current Countywide and/or department-specific software to complete assignments.


Minimum Qualifications

At the time of application, applicants must:

1.  Possess an Associate's degree or sixty (60) semester credit hours from an accredited college, university or technical school with a major in Engineering, Architecture, Planning, Geography, Surveying or a closely related field.

NOTE: Applicants possessing transcripts from a college or university outside of the United States will be required to provide documentation of degree equivalency from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( The degree evaluation will be required for application processing. 
2.  Have had at least one (1) year of full-time work experience performing computer mapping, engineering, community planning, surveying, property assessing or architectural work with a focus on GIS and/or CAD.
NOTE: Experience can substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.
3.  Possess a valid United States motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license.Out of Country driver's license holders will be required to obtain the appropriate valid State of Michigan driver's license before the hire date.
4.  Pass the complete examination, including the employment medical, established for this classification.
5.  Successfully complete the six month probationary period.


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