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SAM LLC GIS Cadastral Mapping Technician in Merriam, Kansas

Who We Are

For over thirty years, SAM has built a reputation as a trusted, knowledgeable, and innovative partner. Our licensed professionals transform petabytes of complex spatial data into intelligent insights in a holistic Managed Geospatial Services™ (MGS™) framework. As North America's premiere MGS™ company, SAM provides practical, precise, and high-fidelity solutions designed to enhance decision-making, mitigate risks, achieve strategic objectives, and drive costs out of our client's business. Our vision is to advance spatial data acquisition, improve analysis capabilities, and develop predictive analytics to redefine and transform how infrastructure assets are developed and managed throughout their lifecycles.

Your Impact at SAM

  • Ability to interpret as-built drawings, construction plans, engineering plans, recorded maps, deeds, legal descriptions, surveys, highway right-of-way plans, imagery and related source documents and incorporates them into GIS using various methods including coordinate geometry (COGO), digitizing, and GPS.

  • Revises existing Assessor GIS maps or draws new Assessor GIS maps using Esri ArcGIS Pro and/or ArcGIS Desktop software to incorporate new developments, subdivisions, easements, annexations, or other similar boundary changes.

  • Maintains comprehensive base maps for assessment and other purposes.

  • Provides information in writing and over the telephone regarding assessment maps, mapping processes and procedures, ownership history, newly created or divided parcels, technical aspects of assessment map preparation, and the standard Map and Parcel system.

  • Identifies, reconciles, and translates legal descriptions into precise scale drawings of property.

  • Interpolates between new maps and old maps to position changes accurately with adjoining parcels.

  • Resolves discrepancies in title, erroneous and incomplete property descriptions and maps, through title and legal description research and through communication with the county Assessor.

  • Follow quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) processes, and perform routine data management tasks, such as data validation and correction, queries and editing in GIS to ensure GIS data accuracy, integrity, and completeness.

What You Bring to SAM

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography, GIS, Computer Science or similar field is preferred but not required

  • 2-5 years working with cadastral data in an Esri GIS environment

  • Strong understanding of Public Land Survey System

  • Ability to read and interpret deeds, survey plats and as-builts

  • Familiar with Esri COGO tools

  • Knowledge of modern cartographic standards and principles

  • Advanced statistical, mathematical, and methodology skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Minimal travel may be required

Our Perks

  • Opportunity for hybrid work schedules for office positions – Work-life balance is on us

  • Company paid premiums for medical, dental, vision, LTD and life insurance (HSA and FSA plans available)

  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays and parental leave) – Accrual starts immediately

  • 401(k) program offers 100% employer match up to 5%

  • Paid continuing education courses and tuition reimbursement

  • Employee Assistance Program – Your mental health is our priority

  • No glass ceiling! Truly a place to spread your wings (Ask about our Career Pathing!)

  • Trainings throughout the year – Specialized in-house trainings programs designed to assist you in advancing in your career

  • Office snacks, free food and fun-themed events for employees throughout the year

  • Passion for our Community – You have endless opportunities to volunteer alongside your peers with our Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Our Culture

Our entrepreneurial culture is a key factor in SAM being recognized as a Top Workplace for twelve consecutive years, and we make it our mission to ensure every one of our employees learns how to build and manage a business, not just be the subject matter expert on the team. At SAM, our employee’s development is instrumental to our success. Your learning will be supported by specialized in-house training programs and mentoring by the industry’s leading experts, who just happen to be on our staff! We make SAM a GREAT place to work, but it all starts with YOU!

EEO

SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. SAM also participates in the federal E-Verify Program.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography, GIS, Computer Science or similar field is preferred but not required

  • 2-5 years working with cadastral data in an Esri GIS environment

  • Strong understanding of Public Land Survey System

  • Ability to read and interpret deeds, survey plats and as-builts

  • Familiar with Esri COGO tools

  • Knowledge of modern cartographic standards and principles

  • Advanced statistical, mathematical, and methodology skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Minimal travel may be required

  • Ability to interpret as-built drawings, construction plans, engineering plans, recorded maps, deeds, legal descriptions, surveys, highway right-of-way plans, imagery and related source documents and incorporates them into GIS using various methods including coordinate geometry (COGO), digitizing, and GPS.

  • Revises existing Assessor GIS maps or draws new Assessor GIS maps using Esri ArcGIS Pro and/or ArcGIS Desktop software to incorporate new developments, subdivisions, easements, annexations, or other similar boundary changes.

  • Maintains comprehensive base maps for assessment and other purposes.

  • Provides information in writing and over the telephone regarding assessment maps, mapping processes and procedures, ownership history, newly created or divided parcels, technical aspects of assessment map preparation, and the standard Map and Parcel system.

  • Identifies, reconciles, and translates legal descriptions into precise scale drawings of property.

  • Interpolates between new maps and old maps to position changes accurately with adjoining parcels.

  • Resolves discrepancies in title, erroneous and incomplete property descriptions and maps, through title and legal description research and through communication with the county Assessor.

  • Follow quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) processes, and perform routine data management tasks, such as data validation and correction, queries and editing in GIS to ensure GIS data accuracy, integrity, and completeness.

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