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County of Tehama

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

Salary: $1,797.60 – $2,190.40 Biweekly

Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Chief Cadastral Drafting Technician, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.


Under limited supervision, this position provides skilled drafting work in preparing, maintaining and updating parcel maps; determines property ownership; researches and resolves conflicts related to property descriptions and ownership related to valuation and taxation issues; and performs related work as required.

This single-position class is the advanced journey level in the assessment department performing skilled drafting work.   Responsibilities require the use of tact, discretion, and independent judgment as well as knowledge of departmental activities.   The work requires the interpretation and application of policies, procedures, and regulations and may involve frequent contact with the public, as well as performing research and monitoring functions.


Prepares, revises, and maintains Assessor’s parcel maps and plats to determine legal descriptions and property ownership for the purposes of valuation and taxation. | Reviews deeds, legal descriptions, title changes, maps, aerial photographs, recorded surveys, and other documents to obtain property information. | Drafts new maps from recorded subdivision, parcel maps, and other data; draws property boundaries; calculates acreage and square footage of parcels; assigns number to newly created parcels. | Responds to inquiries and requests for information regarding property mapping, ownership and location; assists in interpreting and applying regulations, policies, procedures, systems, rules, and precedents in response to inquiries and complaints from other County departments, various agencies, and the public. | Organizes and maintains various administrative, confidential, and reference records and tracking systems involving property splits, combinations, and parcel changes. | Performs other specialized technical duties to support the preparation, processing, and maintenance of the parcel maps, including preparing property splits and combinations, determining access to parcels for appraisal use, plotting highways, and other public owned routes, and updating various district maps. | Writes legal descriptions for property going to tax sale. | Reviews tentative subdivision maps for Planning Commission approval. | Assists other staff in conducting historical property tracking or performing property splits. | Performs research, analysis, and report preparation related to the activities of mapping and title of property; prepares reports and provides information to other staff and agencies. | Gathers, assembles, updates, and distributes a variety of department specific information, forms, records, documentation, permits, and data as requested; enters information into appropriate databases. | Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and materials to remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work area. | Performs a wide variety of general office and administrative duties, including researching information for reports, preparing reports and correspondence, reviewing and analyzing reports and records, attending meetings, copying and filing documents, entering data into the computer, and operating a variety of computer programs. | Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

Principles, practices, techniques and instruments used in map drafting and surveying procedures. | Applicable codes, regulations, policies, technical processes and procedures related to the department. | Business letter writing and the standard format for reports and correspondence. | Principles and practices of data collection and report preparation. | Trigonometry and surveying calculations and formulas. | Basic principles of recordkeeping. | Computer applications related to the work, including computer aided drafting programs, word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications. | Applicable Federal, State, County, Department, and Division laws, regulations, codes, policies and procedures. | Modern office practices, methods and computer equipment. | English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. | Techniques for dealing effectively with and providing a high level of customer service to all individuals contacted in the course of work.


Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.   A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: 

  • An Associates Degree from an accredited college with major coursework in drafting, surveying or a related field.
  • Three (3) years of experience in skilled drafting and map drawing.

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.


  • Requires a valid California driver’s license

Recruitment Information

How To Apply: Apply online at and search for the job title.

Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Chief Cadastral Drafting Technician, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list. 

Please submit ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered
For questions about this recruitment contact:
Ken Brown
530-527-5931 |
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.


Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None