Planning and GIS Technician III
Lexington County
Salary: $57,283 – $61,880, DOQ

Closing Date: Until filled


Responsible for the accuracy, currency, and utility of the County’s geographic databases.  Assemble GIS layers and data; maintain, update and edit existing layers and translate data imported from state, federal, or private sources into a structure congruent with Lexington County’s existing data; coordinate road naming and reservation of potential road names; assign and map addresses; maintain, analyze, and edit E911 data structure. Provide liaison between County staff and external agencies and organizations.

  • Understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, applications, and principles, including a solid understanding of the Esri’s ArcGIS system, ArcGIS desktop, ArcGIS Online and various computer programs, to include Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, etc.;
  • Coordinate road naming and occasional renaming and reservation of potential road names explaining to customers how County ordinances and guidelines impact each situation;
  • Assign and map addresses, assist in the maintenance of the E911 database, provide liaison between County addressing staff, E911 PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point), and E911 database maintenance companies. Alter E911 data structure when public safety conditions and provisions change. Alter E911 data structure when necessary;
  • Knowledge of E911 and NG911 data, including Emergency Operations Center procedures;
  • Serve as County Liaison to Census Bureau staff and others gathering data about the County;
  • Customer service, interpersonal skills, presentation, communication and public speaking skills.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum Education – A Bachelor’s degree in GIS, geography, planning, computer science, or other related field.
  • Minimum Qualifications – A minimum of 3 years of experience in GIS or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
  • Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) Certification preferred or encouraged within 3 years of employment.

To Apply: Interested applicants must submit a completed application and resume through our website:

The County of Lexington, South Carolina, in the heart of the Midlands South Carolina located adjacent to the State Capital City of Columbia, SC has a number of vacancies (4) in the Department of Planning and GIS.  This position is an excellent opportunity to learn, grow, collaborate, innovate, mentor and spread the word about the usefulness of Planning, GIS and Spatial Analysis in a true TEAM environment.   Please submit through the web site portal at and/or should the posting be expired, by email to Holland Jay Leger, AICP, Director of Planning and GIS or by phone to Angel German at 803-785-1454.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, application and three references (email, address & phone), again, to the web site portal or through the contact information above.

Contact: Holland Jay Leger,