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Staff Land Surveyor – Right of Way Services – Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

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Downtown Denver

About Our Job
Application Process: We encourage you to apply as soon as possible because this posting may close without notice.

Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI), through its employees, enhances the quality of life in Denver by efficiently delivering effective, high quality, safe and equitable public infrastructure and services, including transportation planning, design and construction; major projects, maintenance of streets, bridges and storm and sanitary sewers; residential trash, recycling and compost collection; and oversight and regulation of use of the public right-of-way including on-street parking. We employ a culture of safety throughout the department to strengthen workplace health and organizational performance.

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Right-of-Way Services (ROWS) regulates activities associated with private development and use of the City’s Right-of-Way. It develops plans for regulatory compliance for mobility and construction permitting, project inspections, and land surveys that facilitate safe access for both vehicular traffic and pedestrians.

The Right of Way Services Survey Section’s 30 professional and technical staff members provide land survey expertise to the Department of Public Works and other city agencies and proactively reviews both private and city development projects, assists with land acquisition and real estate for all city departments including the review of subdivision plats and site plans, annexations, street vacations, easement dedications, land disposal, leases, and addressing.

The Survey Section has a full-time, unlimited Staff Land Surveyor position open.


While this position may perform any or all of the tasks listed below, we are currently seeking a crew chief to lead daily field activities in support of our Survey section and other City departments. Working in inclement weather is a requirement. Upon application, to be considered, please include Land Surveyor Intern (LSI) documentation. This position does not require professional licensure.

Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assists with performing land surveys including subdivision checks, laying out of property line, deformation studies, monument maintenance, and geographic information systems (GIS) and ties to the state plane coordinate system
Assists with preparing and checking legal descriptions for properties, plans, ordinances, easements, and agreements
Assists with electronic and manual review of maps, plats, development projects, legal descriptions, and other land title documents
Makes recommendations to the land surveyor in responsible charge for project compliance, approval, or denial
Assists with the acquisition of field data to authoritatively position fixed works or cadastral data relative to geodetic control
Leads survey personnel in obtaining and adjusting of horizontal and vertical measurements taken in the field; used for designing infrastructure, preparation of topographical maps, and in the establishment of survey control points and positions
Establishes line and grade control staking for various field projects, calculates survey closures and earth quantities, and maintains detailed field and office notes for design and construction purposes.
Researches recorded data from such sources as property descriptions, plats, utility maps, and land corner records including Internet resources
Assists with the analysis of maps, deeds, or other land title documents to support the resolution of conflicting data elements
Leads staff in the establishment and retracing of property boundaries and lines taken from an analysis and interpretation of legal descriptions, plat, and notes under the direction of the land surveyor in responsible charge
Any one position may not include all of the duties listed. However, the allocation of positions will be determined by the amount of time spent in performing the essential duties listed above.


The ideal candidate is a self-motivated team player eager to join a diverse group of survey professionals. They will share their experience and energy in a collaborative, inclusive environment.

Our ideal candidate will have:

Experience leading and directing field crew members in all types of field surveys
Proficiency with GPS, AutoCAD, MS Office, ArcGIS and data collection software
Experience in field and office research using plans and maps
Records management
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Surveying, Engineering, Science or a related field.

Experience: None

License/Certifications: Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application.

Enrollment as a Land Surveyor Intern (LSI) issued by the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and professional Land Surveyors at the time of application. Enrollment as a Land Surveyor Intern (LSI) by another state will be accepted in lieu of this requirement providing the applicant is enrolled by the State of Colorado by the completion of the probationary period.

Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.

Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education.

Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.

Job Profile

CE2175 Land Surveyor Staff
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Position Type

Position Salary Range

$59,886.00 - $95,818.00
Starting Pay

$59,886.00 - $74,000.00/year based on experience and education

Dept of Transportation & Infrastructure

The City and County of Denver - Dept of Transportation and I
Ralph Pettit



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