Tax Map Technician Position with Herkimer County

Herkimer County is looking for a Tax Map Technician. The job posting is below. Please note, the application deadline is November 15th.


Tax Map Technician, full-time, Herkimer, NY. This is a provisional appointment, contingent on passing the Civil Service Test for the position when offered.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is responsible technical work involving the maintenance of tax maps maintained by the County in a digital format.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Maps deeds and surveys to facilitate tax assessment activities; Reviews and analyzes tax maps for compliance under the rules and regulations for Real Property Tax Administration; Conducts deed and field research to assist assessors; Assists public in calculating acreages and defining boundaries and provides general information on interpretation of maps; Maintains tax maps and associated records to comply with assessment standards; Uses computer programs in the maintenance of computerized County mapping and for the production of maps for the public; Provides data for input and maintenance of the County-wide digital database; Makes field inspections to solve difficult problems; Assists the public, surveyors, & Abstractors in the acquisition and interpretation of deed information; Compares deeds to determine whether changes are necessary in the tax maps; Computes correctly the acreage involved in each change for the information of the assessors; Reviews deeds, wills, court petitions, surveys and maps filed in the County Clerk’s Office to determine the changes that will occur in property lines.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the principles, tools and materials used in digital tax map preparation and maintenance; good knowledge of deeds and other property records; ability to read, revise and interpret tax maps; ability to get along with others; Good knowledge of basic mathematics and plane geometry as applied to drafting computations; working knowledge of geographical information system application to plotting property lines; ability to correctly identify and transfer property lines to maps from descriptions in deeds and other documents; ability to reproduce maps at various scales; ability to participate in tax map digital conversion projects; ability to review and analyze digital tax map data files for compliance with NYS Rules and Regulations for Real Property Tax Administration; ability to integrate and analyze spatial and non-spatial data files in GIS applications; ability to use GIS software and applications; ability to assist in the acquisition and distribution of digital spatial data files. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either:(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or NY State college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Engineering, Land Surveying, GIS technology, or related field; OR (B) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two (2) years of tax mapping experience; one (1) year of which shall have included computerized mapping experience utilizing a Geographic Information System (GIS); OR (C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above. NOTE: Completion of six (6) college credits of GIS class work can be substituted for each year of experience. Valid drivers’ license and reliable vehicle required. Schedule, salary and benefits discussed at interview.

TO APPLY: Application Deadline November 15, 2019. Candidate to download and complete an Application for Employment/Exam at Mail or E-mail the completed application along with a resume to: ATTN: Beth L. Sadlon, Director of Real Property, Herkimer County Real Property Tax Service Agency, 108 Court Street, Suite 3200, Herkimer, NY 13350  E-Mail: APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED BY MAIL OR EMAIL ONLY.  NO WALK-INS PLEASE. APPLICATION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 15, 2019.