Professional Land Surveyor Job Description

Professional Land Surveyor Job Description

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Professional land surveyor provides enterprise-wide expertise and support in the areas of land surveying, cadastral mapping, survey control, easement preparation & review, topographic mapping, engineering surveys, land survey plat & subdivision review and other related real property matters.

Professional Land Surveyor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Continue the development of Statewide GPS Reference Station Network
Participate in the development, maintenance, and operation of a Statewide Permanent GPS Reference Station Network
Research emerging technologies related to GPS Reference Station Networks
Plan future enhancements to the Oregon GPS Reference Network
Install GPS reference stations and provide daily monitoring and maintenance
Post process field work in data collection and GPS formats
Determine longitudes and latitudes of important features and boundaries in survey areas using theodolites, transits, levels, and satellite-based global positioning systems (GPS)
Develop and maintain relationships with existing and new clients, review and manage client contracts
Prepare work plans
Extensive overnight statewide travel which may be in adverse weather conditions

Professional Land Surveyor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Professional Land Surveyor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PLS

Education for Professional Land Surveyor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the professional land surveyor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Surveying, Education, Engineering, Wildlife, Geology, Oceanography, Associates, Information Sciences, Graduate, Civil Engineering

Skills for Professional Land Surveyor

Desired skills for professional land surveyor include:

Land survey practices and techniques
Local survey laws
Surveying principles
Techniques and procedures
Building materials
Engineering practices
Field instrumentation
GPS
Mathematics
Physical sciences to complete drawings

Desired experience for professional land surveyor includes:

Train consultants and Region staff on the Highway Division's standards and expectations for R/W mapping and legal descriptions for conveyance documents
Serve as an expert resource on R/W drawings and property descriptions for ODOT, other State agencies, FHWA, local governments, and the public
Advise other ODOT offices, other state agencies, local governments, federal agencies, and the public regarding the location and extent of ODOT's existing property rights
Must Possess Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) license
Must Possess NJ Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) license
Assist and/or manage projects in the private land development and public/municipal sectors

Professional Land Surveyor Examples

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Professional Land Surveyor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of professional land surveyor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for professional land surveyor
  • Develop short and long-range plans for Oregon's Vertical Control development, restoration, and maintenance
  • Work with the Lead Geodetic Surveyor in developing standards and procedures to establish and restore the Vertical Control Network
  • Recommend appropriate action for bench marks in danger of destruction
  • Monitor ODOT construction/project development activity for Vertical Control needs and potential destruction of bench marks
  • Provide expertise, administration, and oversight on ODOT and consultant Vertical Control surveys
  • Manage the vertical control record and retrieval system
  • Plan, schedule, and complete location, construction, and right of way monumentation surveys for assigned projects and transportation facilities
  • Review progress of field survey work and provide technical advice or guidance
  • Research, compile, and analyze ODOT and other agency surveys, maps, plats, plans deeds, and field survey data
  • Determine location of highway centerlines and property boundaries
Qualifications for professional land surveyor
  • Perform mission planning and coordinate field work for survey crews
  • Review construction plans and perform calculations for layout staking and prepare exhibits
  • Perform survey data processing and review of field work for projects
  • Compile topographic information, compute and manipulate digital terrain models for topographic mapping
  • Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of final maps, parcel maps, record of survey and ALTA maps
  • Perform or assist with field work for surveying projects of all types
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Professional Land Surveyor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a professional land surveyor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for professional land surveyor
  • Review and recommend acceptance or corrections to maps and survey documents prepared by consultants
  • Stamp surveys for submittal to the county surveyor's office
  • Develop right of way base maps
  • Apply project design elements to right of way drawings
  • Serve as a technical resource on project development teams
  • Prepare control, recovery, and survey maps for filing with county surveyors
  • Prepare work order contracts
  • Drive sales efforts to find and secure new survey business (including presentations and detailed technical discussions)
  • Recruit and train survey personnel (including ongoing assessments)
  • Walk-down sites prior to field execution and liaise directly with client personnel
Qualifications for professional land surveyor
  • Prepare field personnel for job executions and be at site with the teams when necessary
  • Carry out preparations and complete survey deliverables
  • Carry out appropriate training of field and office personnel
  • Maintain all equipment (hardware) and software licenses
  • Support all Surveying Service activities (Dimensional Control, Laser Scanning, Topographic, 3-D Metrology, and 3-D Modeling)
  • Oversee application of HSE Management (office and field personnel)
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Professional Land Surveyor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of professional land surveyor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for professional land surveyor
  • Establish budgets and prepare proposals
  • Coordinate and supervise field operations
  • Preparation of reports, metes and bounds and drawings
  • Construction staking services
  • QA/QC of survey work performed
  • Certify work performed and assume legal responsibility
  • Active in business development to secure future projects
  • Provide training and instruction in field location and construction survey automation procedures
  • Ensure proper and efficient use of electronic survey equipment by working directly with survey crews
  • Process and analyze survey data by working directly with office engineering personnel using computer design and drafting equipment
Qualifications for professional land surveyor
  • Experienced with all relevant forms of survey technology (hardware and software)
  • Registered Professional Land Surveyor in the state of Texas is essential and required
  • Advanced Auto-Cad knowledge
  • Must be strong in communication skills and well organized
  • Experienced with facilitation of training and coaching
  • Advanced knowledge of preparations of detailed survey documents
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Professional Land Surveyor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of professional land surveyor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for professional land surveyor
  • Maintain knowledge of all aspects of surveying, highway design, highway construction, boundary monumentation, federal government requirements, and related Oregon laws
  • Provide technical assistance related to ODOT survey procedures to internal and external stakeholders
  • Work with survey vendors to maintain current on new developments and technology and provide information and serve as a technical resource for field personnel
  • Work with other sections of ODOT to coordinate activities related to automation
  • Ensures timely and accurate delivery of each project
  • Manages day-to- day operation aspects of each surveying project and scope
  • Minimizes exposure and risk on projects
  • Verify mathematical calculations
  • Calculate geographic positions from survey data
  • Gather physical survey data
Qualifications for professional land surveyor
  • Experience in executing survey work in plants and refineries would be an advantage
  • Work is composed of section breakdowns, metes and bounds, ALTA Commercial Surveys, residential title surveys, lot surveys, topographic surveys
  • Must have knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of surveying (Including boundary determination), mapping, construction staking, & ALTA surveys
  • Must have knowledge of the principles and practices of administrative management, including budgeting, employee supervision and training
  • Must have skill in operating a personal computer and a variety of software applications including drafting, word processing, spreadsheets and database software
  • Work requires continual attention to detail in project management, analytical skills, complex problem solving skills, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines
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Professional Land Surveyor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a professional land surveyor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for professional land surveyor
  • Document technical design details
  • Compute geodetic measurements and interpret survey data to determine positions, shapes, and elevations of geomorphic and topographic features
  • Coordinate findings with the work of engineering and architectural personnel, clients, and others concerned with projects
  • Coordinate activities with suppliers, contractors, clients, or other departments
  • Establish fixed points for use in making maps, using geodetic and engineering instruments
  • Adjust surveying instruments to maintain their accuracy
  • Analyze physical, survey, or geographic data
  • Develop criteria for survey methods and procedures
  • Determine operational criteria or specifications
  • Develop criteria for the design and modification of survey instruments
Qualifications for professional land surveyor
  • Professional experience in surveying, including two (2)years of supervisory or lead experience
  • Currently Licensed Professional Surveyor in California
  • Familiar with AutoCAD/LDD
  • Experienced in boundary surveys, final maps, ALTA surveys, legal descriptions and construction staking
  • PLS or RPLS for the state of TN required
  • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in Construction Survey, Dimensional Control, Industrial Measurement, or a related field is required

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