Classified Ad Title:
Professional Land Surveyor I
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We have a PLS I position in our field survey unit. This announcement is posted until we fill the position. We also have a residency waiver for this one, so can accept applications from people who live out of state. Even if living out of state, this position requires a current, valid Colorado PLS license. This position is responsible for Professional Land Survey work throughout northeastern Colorado. This position will perform and manage office and field land surveying services from project initiation (project scoping) and control survey through final Right of Way Monumentation. This position is required to stamp its Professional Land Surveyor number on all documents pertaining to the work it's responsible for, such as Global Positioning System (GPS) Control, right of way (ROW) monumentation, etc. This position also provides leadership, guidance, and training to other survey positions within the Region. Starting salary would be between $5098-$6280/month.
Current, valid licensure as a Professional Land Surveyor from the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors.
A current valid driver's license is required for this position as it requires operating a state or personal motor vehicle to perform one or more essential functions of the position.
The Exceptional Applicant will be an experienced, licensed surveyor and will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:
Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;
Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;
Comprehensive knowledge and experience in land surveying;
Knowledge and experience in reading and interpreting ROW plans and engineering project plans;
Demonstrated experience in identifying/resolving land survey and property ownership issues by utilizing land surveying principles and by applying State statutes and regulations pertaining to land surveying and real property;
Demonstrated experience determining efficient and effective survey methods to be used for obtaining topographic data, positions on boundary evidence, construction staking, and monumentation;
Experience attending pre-construction meetings to address survey and land ownership concerns;
Proficiency in the use of survey equipment, software, and technology;
Experience interpreting survey data and technical information;
Experience training and mentoring others in survey practices;
Ability to manage multiple assignments, priorities, and projects in a demanding environment;
Strong time and project management skills, including prioritization;
Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner;
Ability to partner with professionals, consultants, and staff, with sensitivity to their needs and priorities;
Ability to negotiate mutually acceptable solutions; build consensus through give and take;
Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills;
Excellent reasoning, investigative, analytical, and problem solving ability;
Excellent facilitation, presentation, and communication skills, both written and oral, including technical report writing and editing;
Strong attention to technical detail and accuracy;
Ability to work effectively in both independent and team situations;
Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access), Gmail and Google Applications, SAP, Microstation, InRoads, Trimble Business Center, NGS website OPUS and OPUS Projects, and the ability to quickly learn other software systems.
Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Perform and/or manage office and field land surveying services from project initiation (project scoping) and control survey through final ROW monumentation;
Ensure that adequate data is obtained in the field so that property rights can be properly determined; establish both horizontal and vertical control; research various survey plats, field notes, and other documentation to aid in the collection of proper field data;
Responsible for the restoration and preservation of survey monuments associated with any given project;
Meet with consultant surveyors to coordinate the scoping (limits of the survey), calibration of equipment, and methods of surveying;
Instruct and train consultants on proper surveying processes, procedures, and computer programs to ensure that the completed survey will meet CDOT specifications;
Plan and coordinate GPS surveys to be used for CDOT project control and land corner ties; create Project Control Diagrams;
Certify various survey records including, but not limited to control survey diagrams, survey reports, land corner monumentation records, and survey tabulation sheets; sign and seal with the Professional Land Surveyor stamp and number prior to being filed with the appropriate repository;
Other job duties as assigned.
Primarily 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM work hours, Monday-Friday
Combination office environment and field work at project sites; approximately 75% spent in the field, 25% spent in the office
Travel required during work hours throughout the Region for assigned projects, meetings, etc.
Occasional overnight travel 1-3 times a year throughout Colorado
Required to operate CDOT vehicles
Required to work in all types of weather
Required to work in mountain terrain (altitude), including climbing to some areas
Required to work near heavy traffic areas
Must be able to lift survey equipment and sand bags, up to 50 lbs.
Colorado Department of Transportation