City of Meridian

33 E. Broadway Ave
Meridian , ID
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Addressing Technician

City of Meridian
Meridian, ID Full time
Posted on August 25, 2017

Job Title:                    Addressing Technician

Department:              Community Development

Reports To:               Development Services Manager

Open Date:                August 24, 2017

Close Date:                Open Until Filled

Hiring Salary:             $13.71 – $17.51 per hour, DOE

Salary Range:            $13.71 - $20.56 per hour, DOE


Job Summary:


The Addressing Technician assigns addresses to all new residential and commercial buildings and maintains and updates the addressing database.  Reviews new subdivision plats, providing recommendations for street names and maintaining adherence to City ordinances and Ada County standard addressing guidelines and NENA (911 National Emergency Number Association) standards.  This role makes corrections to addressing and/or street-naming anomalies that may lead to public safety issues.  The Addressing Technician provides addressing and assessment information to the general public as requested and calculates water and sanitary sewer assessments on new commercial projects.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


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


Represent the City on the Ada County Street Name Committee.  Review new subdivision plats, evaluate existing street alignments, verify accuracy of plat information and make new street name recommendations to Committee;


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


Verify existing addressing data on all commercial projects, assign new addresses for residential and commercial subdivisions and projects, and maintain updated addressing information in MEAD (Meridian Enterprise Addressing Database) for daily transmittal to outside agencies;


Conduct on-site visits to buildings and development projects to determine accuracy of addresses and street signs;


Responsible for the application of and adherence to Meridian City ordinances, Ada County standard addressing guidelines and NENA standards;


Conduct assessment plan reviews of all new commercial projects, calculating accurate water and sanitary sewer assessments.  Provide assessment estimates for proposed commercial projects, research and track assessment payments on existing projects;

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


Perform related work as required or needed by technical staff;


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, 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;


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;


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 calculator.




Must hold a valid State of Idaho 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.