Employment Opportunities


Current Employment Opportunities with the City of Meridian:

Job Title: Addressing Technician
Department: Community Development
Reports To: Long Range Planning Supervisor
Open Date: May 15, 2024
Close Date: Open Until Filled, First Review Date June 3, 2024
Salary: $21.54 per hour

Job Summary:
The Addressing Technician (AT) assigns addresses to all new residential and commercial subdivisions and buildings, and maintains and updates the City's addressing database. This position is responsible for new subdivision street name review; and denial of plat details not in compliance with the City's Street Name and Addressing Ordinance, standard addressing guidelines and NENA (911 National Emergency Number Association) standards. The AT also makes corrections to addressing and/or street-naming anomalies that may lead to emergency response delays, tracks project status updates on new subdivisions and their readiness for building permit applications, conducts plan reviews to calculate water and sewer assessments on commercial projects, and responds to daily requests for information from multiple agencies, developers and residents.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Represents the City's interests as part of an inter-agency review committee for proposed subdivisions and developments;

Reviews new subdivision plats, evaluates existing street alignments, verifies the accuracy of plat information, and makes new street name recommendations to committee members and developers;

Collaborates with Ada County Emergency Communications Bureau (911Call Center) and Meridian Fire and Police Departments in identifying and correcting addressing and street name issues in order to reduce emergency response delays;

Verifies existing addresses and parcel data for commercial project applications, assign new addresses for residential and commercial subdivisions and projects, maintain updated address information in MEAD Pro (Meridian Enterprise Addressing Database) for daily transmittal to outside agencies and verifies address information consistency between MEAD Pro and the Accela enterprise systems;

Conducts on-site visits to buildings and development projects to determine the accuracy of addresses, locations of building entrances for GIS address point placement, and accuracy of street signs;

Performs spatial analytics such as geo-referencing and navigating various tools/features within ArcMap (including mobile variants). Create simple maps to be released to the public. Maintains close correspondence with other building and county GIS staff. Attends county and regional meetings to discuss GIS issues, applications, and data sharing;

Provides project status to developers/builders on new subdivisions, notifying other divisions and departments when project sign-offs need to be completed. Directing developers to the Citizen Access Portal for their project status;

Conducts assessment plan reviews of all new commercial projects, calculating water and sanitary sewer assessments. Provides assessment estimates for proposed commercial projects, and research on existing projects;

Responsible for application of and adherence to the Meridian City Street Name and Addressing Ordinance, generally accepted standard addressing guidelines and NENA standards;

Responsible for application of and adherence to Meridian City Water and Sewer Ordinance when calculating assessments and requesting direction from PW Management when exceptions occur;

Provides addressing and assessment information in response to daily requests from government agencies, utilities, contractors, developers, City departments and the general public;

Work collaboratively with other departments to provide information and input on long-term projects;

Attends pre-application meetings. Discusses addressing for future developments with developers, planners, and other staff;

Facilitate neighborhood informational meetings, prepare staff reports, testify at public meetings and hearings, and make recommendations to City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission regarding street name changes regarding disputed address changes;

Other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications:
High school graduate or GED/equivalent;

Must have 3 years previous administrative experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must be detail-oriented, and have strong public relations skills;

Must be self-motivated and able to work independently;

Must have proven skills in conflict resolution, problem-solving, time management, decision-making, and customer service;

Must have the ability to be flexible and adaptable;

Requires a working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of programs, and ArcView GIS for desktop basic;

Requires GIS literacy and basic troubleshooting capabilities;

Must be able to interpret related government regulations, policies and procedures and to explain department policies and procedures under adverse conditions;

Must be able to read and interpret maps, construction blueprints, legal property descriptions, and subdivision plats for periodic on-site visits;

Requires the ability to perform mathematical computations quickly and accurately; consolidate information from various sources into a prescribed format;

Must be able to perform research and make recommendations for process and procedure changes;

Requires strong computer skills and the ability to operate a 10-key.

Must hold a valid driver's license.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:
Work is performed primarily in an office environment with moderate noise level, protected from weather conditions but not necessarily from fluctuations in temperature. May be occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions;

Requires sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to function in a general office environment to accomplish the essential duties;

Constantly requires sitting at a desk for long periods of time, up to 8 hours, and the ability to lift up to 20 lbs.;

Constantly requires clarity of speech and hearing, which permits the employee to communicate effectively;

Constantly requires clear vision to read printed materials and computer screen to accomplish work;
Constantly requires repetitive movement of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Travel Requirements
Local travel is occasionally required.

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