Planning and GIS Technician I
Lexington County
Salary: $40,788 – $44,054, DOQ

Closing Date: Until filled


To maintain, update, quality control, query, and analyze geospatial data, including addresses, roads, and other layers in a Geographic Information System (GIS) in order to disseminate information to the public, businesses, other departments, government agencies, and others about the spatial relationships of features in Lexington County for the purpose of making decisions about current and future project development. Create and maintain digital map products. Assign NG911 addresses in the unincorporated areas of Lexington County, and collaborate with local municipalities.

  • Understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, applications, and principles and knowledge of various computer programs, to include Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word,
    Excel, etc., preferred;
  • Basic knowledge of United States Census Bureau activities and methodologies, fundamentals of county planning concepts, such as population growth, demographics, zoning, and land use applications;
  • To assign E911 addresses in the unincorporated areas of Lexington County and enter this information into a GIS feature class so that it can be delivered to E911 communications, as well as searched, viewed, and mapped by staff and others, including the public. This also involves the creation and editing of the road centerline layer used for E911 dispatch and routing;
  • Edit existing address geodatabase utilizing The Lexington County Addresser application and ArcGIS Desktop software. Create, maintain, print and distribute various map products, and other information as requested;
  • Train County employees and the general public on the uses of numerous Lexington County web mapping applications, such as the County’s public facing GIS Mapping Application (currently the One Map), the
    Lexington County Addresser, Pictometry, and numerous other mapping applications and Story Maps;
  • Customer service, interpersonal skills, presentation, communication and public speaking skills.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum Education – Associate’s Degree in GIS, geography, planning, computer science, or other related field required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum Qualifications – At least 6 months 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 5 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,