The Property Identification and Platting unit in the County Recorder/Registrar of Titles Division is seeking a Property Description Technician to analyze and record real estate documents, plats, and surveys, ensuring compliance with statutes and policies. The Property Description Technician will also prepare, identify, and maintain property descriptions and maps, based on recorded documents.Effective December 31, 2023, there will be a general salary adjustment of 2.5% to the minimum and maximum of the range. New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022 to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.
Location and hours:This position is hybrid and will be performed both on-site at the Government Center, 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis and remote as job duties require. Work hours will be Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin.
About the position type:
This is a full-time, benefit earning position.
This position is internally classified as a Property Description Technician.Clickhere to view the job classification specification. In this position, you will:
· Review, certify taxes, and record plats, registered land surveys, condominiums, and documents pertaining to real estate, ensuring, compliance with statutes and established office procedures.
· Answer inquiries or advise attorneys, surveyors, land developers, or the general public on specialized procedures for property divisions or transfers, ownership, property of road locations, legal descriptions, lot size boundaries for cities, highway right of way, new annexations, election precincts, and wards and districts; apply statutory or legal standards to respond to customer requests.
· Examine real estate land descriptions on legal documents, including subdivision plats and deeds, to determine whether transfers, divisions, or combinations of property are required, and create divisions and combinations of taxable property from surveys, legal documents that are recorded, and from owners and other governmental entities.
· Process street and alley openings, vacations, and property taken for parks, county ditches and watersheds, and process changes to 1/2 and 1/8 section maps.
· Review, analyze, evaluate, or interpret chain of title, defects in chain of title, title opinions, or title changes; read and write residue property descriptions based on documents recorded.
Need to have:
· One of the following:
o Two or more years of experience in surveying, mapping, drafting, or property description/title work.
o Completion of an approved vocational-technical program in land surveying and six or more months of experience in surveying, mapping, drafting, or property description/title work.
Nice to have:
o Interpreting real estate land descriptions, land surveys, and certificates of title.
o Reading and writing legal descriptions.
o Reviewing and recording real estate and/or legal documents.
o Microsoft Word, Excel, and SharePoint.
· Knowledge of:
o Public land survey laws and terminology.
o Drafting methods, materials and instruments, and surveying practices.
· Ability to calculate and balance daily revenue.
About the department:Land Information and Tax Services is a department within the Resident Services Line of Business of Hennepin County that covers foundational responsibilities of government: land surveying, land recording, property tax collection and distribution. We also provide critical infrastructure and innovation support to departments throughout Resident Services. About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile. Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (login as Guest). Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community. Your future. Made here. This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test that may include testing for cannabis and/or a criminal background check. If you have any questions, please contact: Majestanina VangMajestanina.Vang@hennepin.us