Cadastral Mapping Tech I and II

Recruitment #14-402010-01

Approximate Salary:$40,593.13 - $49,341.20/year
Opening Date:6/9/2014 2:50:00 PM
Final Filing Date:7/9/2014 5:00:00 PM
Contact Information:Charmie Junn (707) 784-3554
Type of Recruitment: Open Competitive
Work Locations: Fairfield

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INTRODUCTION

Committed to ensuring properties are valued fairly and documents are processed timely.

 The Assessor is responsible for identifying property and its ownership, and placing value on all taxable property within th County.  This information is compiled into the Annual Assessment Roll and is reported to the State, the County's Administrator's Office, Treasurer-Tax Collector/Clerk, Auditor-Controller, other public agencies, and to the public. 

The Recorder acts as perpetual guardian of land, birth, death and marriage records dating back to 1848.  All functions of the Recorder's office are conducted under provisions of the State Constitution, State Codes and County Codes.  Primary functional areas include the Official Records Unit, Document and Vital Records Indexing, Imaging, Vital Records and the Documentary Transfer Tax Program.

To learn more about the Assessor-Recorder's Office,  please visit http://www.solanocounty.com.

THE POSITION

The Solano county Assessor-Recorder's Office is seeking motivated candidates to apply as an entry or journey-level technician.  The department seeks candidates with strong technical background, analytical skills, ability to resolved conflicts and problems with property boundaries and title, and a desire to be challenged.

Cadastral Mapping Technician I is the entry level in this series.  Incumbents learn to accurately read and interpret written property descriptions on parcel maps employing computer aided drafting techniques.  This class is distinguished from the Cadastral Mapping Technician II by the latter’s ability to perform these duties at journey level without immediate supervision. This class may be used to underfill positions allocated to other classes in the series for training, budgetary or staffing purposes; as proficiency is gained, the incumbent can be promoted to the journey level of Cadastral Mapping Technician II.

This position is flexibly staffed to the Drafting Technician II. Incumbents of this class should demonstrate necessary knowledge and abilities to be promoted to Cadastral Mapping Technician II within 18 months of appointment.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill part-time and full-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises.

BENEFITS

Solano County offers a comprehensive benefit package to full and part-time employees which includes a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits offered through CalPERS.  The County contributes 75% of the Kaiser family rate for the Bay Area coverage that begins the first of the month following date of hire.  The County offers cash back provision for those who choose employee-only medical coverage or those who waive medical insurance coverage.  Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.  

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.   Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 78 full time pay periods (approximately 3 years).  Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.  Additionally, the County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year.  

To review complete benefits information for this position, please visit http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/hr/classifications.asp.

SELECTION PROCESS

The oral board interviews will be tentatively scheduled on July 18, 2014.  The Department of Human Resources will schedule qualified candidates or invite qualified candidates to self-schedule.  

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a written and/or practical exam, an oral interview, or any combination listed. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.  

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.  

RETIREES - Solano County invites all to apply for positions; however, pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

HOW TO APPLY

Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply.  All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (e.g. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, certificates, DD-214) must be submitted with a document cover sheet, available on the employment website or at the Department of Human Resources’ office,  and are due by the final filing date.  Previously submitted application materials .e.g., copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.  

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533.  The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Paper applications may be completed in person during office hours. EOE/AA

DOCUMENT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates must submit a copy of their  official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the courses and units completed).  Candidates who fail to submit their  transcripts by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment, unless otherwise specified in the job announcement. 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:  Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service.  The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the document deadlines above.  Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.  

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA  94533, or by fax to (707) 784-3424, or email to Recruitment@SolanoCounty.com.  When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (e.g., Office Assistant II) and the recruitment number (e.g., 12-123456-01).

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and whether they will continue in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely.  Omitted information will not be considered or assumed.  Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.

1)  Please indicate below which level you wish to be considered.     

    a) Cadastral Mapping Tech I only.     

    b) Cadastral Mapping Tech II only.     

    c) Cadastral Mapping Tech I and II.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

To review the full class specifications which include examples of duties and responsibilities, please visit, http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/hr/classifications.asp.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Cadastral Mapping Tech I

1. One year of experience related to surveying, civil engineering, cartography or property title.  This experience would include the use of boundary information/descriptions in the production of accurate, scaled maps using computer aided drafting (CAD) software; AUTOCAD software preferred.  

OR  

2. 21 semester or 31.5 quarter units from an accredited college, university or trade school in drafting, surveying, engineering, mathematics or related field; 12 units must be in drafting technology or related coursework which includes completed courses in CAD drafting (AUTOCAD).  

OR  

3. Any combination of the above, which would demonstrate possession of the requisite skills and abilities for this job class.  This combination must include completed coursework in CAD drafting using AUTOCAD software.                                                       

Cadastral Mapping Tech II

Experience:  

Two (2) years of experience in CAD or GIS with experience in civil drafting or cartography related to interpreting legal property descriptions and drawing scale maps.  

Education/Training: 

Completion of 30 semester or 45 quarter units of academic coursework from an accredited college or university in civil drafting, surveying, trigonometry, geometry, and computer aided design/drawing.  

OR

Certificate/diploma of completion of a beginning to intermediate level either in an AUTOCAD or GIS Course Program from an accredited technical school or program.                                      

SELECTION PLAN

07/09/2014 Deadline to submit required documentation (e.g., college transcripts)
07/18/2014 Tentative date - Qualified candidates will be invited by the HR Dept

VETERANS PREFERENCE POINTS

To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions.  A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE, MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE.  Applicants who have a service connected disability must submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons.  Disability must be rated at least 10% to be eligible for disabled veteran's points.   

Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined grade.  Disabled veterans shall have 10 points added to their combined grade.  Veteran scores will only be added to passing scores. 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need special testing arrangements, must contact the Solano County Department of Human Resources at (707)784-6170, to obtain a Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form.  This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment.  Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

SOLANO COUNTY

 

Located 45 miles northeast of San Francisco and 45 miles southwest of Sacramento, Solano County is home to rolling hills, waterfronts and fertile farmland.

Solano offers a blend of agriculture, corporate business, cultural venues, festivals and events, and provides residents with many recreation and entertainment choices. The County is also home to Travis Air Force Base.

With its strategic location, affordable housing, natural resources, responsibile land use planning, and attactive quality of life, Solano County is a great place to live, learn, work and play.

County Population (January 2012): 413,786

 The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

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