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Classified Ad Title:
Land Surveyor

Post Date
6/17/2020

Expiration Date
7/15/2020

Details:
OUTREACH NOTICE LAND SURVEYOR, 1373, GS - 5, 7, 9

The Northern Region, East-Side Lands and Boundary Management Zone (ESLBZ) for the Beaverhead-Deerlodge, Custer-Gallatin, Helena Lewis & Clark National Forests, and the Dakota Prairie National Grasslands (“East - Side Lands & Boundary Zone”) will soon be advertising to fill one permanent career ladder position – Land Surveyor, GS-1373 5/7/9. The position is for a Permanent Full Time employee and is geared toward training the incumbent for licensure in the future. This position will be advertised under Merit and Demo authority procedures.

Duty Station

The duty station for this position is located in Dickinson, North Dakota, Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Medora Ranger District.

Supervision

The incumbent will report to the Supervisory Land Surveyor for the East - Side Lands & Boundary Zone. The Supervisory Land Surveyor assigns specific projects and duties to the incumbent based on the approved program of work for the East - Side Lands & Boundary Zone. A Board of Directors, consisting of the Forest/Grassland Supervisors for the four Units and the Regional Director of Recreation, Minerals, Lands, Heritage, & Wilderness, provide oversight and set the priorities for the program of work and budget for the East - Side Lands & Boundary Zone.

Position Overview

This position is part of the Northern Region Eastside Land Adjustment and Boundary Management Zone, serving three national forests and one national grassland in Montana, North Dakota, and northwestern South Dakota. The successful candidate is expected to fully support and work towards the success of the East – Side Lands & Boundary Zone’s mission and programs.


Qualifications:
Position Overview

This position is part of the Northern Region Eastside Land Adjustment and Boundary Management Zone, serving three national forests and one national grassland in Montana, North Dakota, and northwestern South Dakota. The successful candidate is expected to fully support and work towards the success of the East – Side Lands & Boundary Zone’s mission and programs.

Land Surveyor, 1373 GS – 5/7/9: performs duties which are designed to orient the incumbent in the application of academic theories and basic professional land surveying principles to a variety of work situations. Duties include boundary surveys, road and trail right-of-ways and maintenance of property boundary lines. The position provides the opportunity to use the latest GPS technology working in the Public Land Survey System, and is a great job training for licensing needs or advancing your surveying career.
This position is field going and requires a valid driver’s license.
Position requires a considerable amount of travel throughout Montana, North Dakota, and northwest South Dakota, with overnight stays. Government Vehicle and travel expenses will be provided while in travel status.


Comments:
COMMUNITY INFORMATION: Dickinson is a progressive city of more than 20,000 people. Strong exponential growth over the past recent years has been fueled by a diverse economy and fed by new wealth from energy, agriculture and manufacturing.
Dickinson has a variety of entertainment, shopping and business services. World-class bird and big-game hunting are complemented by hiking, biking and equestrian trails with some located on the Little Missouri National Grasslands.
Dickinson is located about 100 miles west of the North Dakota capitol, Bismarck, and about 65 miles east of the Montana state line. Dickinson is a service and shopping “hub” for areas of western North Dakota, northwestern South Dakota and eastern Montana. The school system is considered to be good to excellent with both public and parochial schools. Dickinson State University is also located in Dickinson.
The city has 26 churches representing most denominations. A 129-bed hospital and several clinics and nursing homes are available.
The climate is considered to be the garden spot of North Dakota with a mean January temperature of 17°F and a mean July temperature of 72°F. Seasonal extremes range from 105°F to -55°F.

Government housing is available but limited in Dickinson, ND. Private housing is available as there has been a down turn in oil prices. Apartment rental prices start at $500 and go up from there.

Recreation opportunities are varied and abundant - archery, snowmobiling, horseshoes, fishing, hunting, golfing and water sports. Lake Sakakawea lies about an hour north of Dickinson and offers world-class fishing for walleye, pike, bass, trout, and salmon. The city of Dickinson has an excellent Park and Recreation Department with programs available for kids and adults. Dickinson is the home of the Dakota Dinosaur Museum, Roughrider Days Rodeo, Ukrainian Festival and the Northern Plains Heritage Festival. Shopping opportunities include 2 malls with major department stores, 4 grocery stores, 2, hardware stores, and numerous smaller specialty stores.

For more information
For more information about the application and recruitment process, please contact the Forest Service Albuquerque Service Center (ASC) Human Resource Management (HRM) Staffing,1-877-372-7248, or fsjobs@fs.fed.us.

For more information about the East - Side Lands & Boundary Zone, this position, programs of work, roles and responsibilities, and operating plans and procedures, please contact Mark Aughtman, Supervisory Land Surveyor, (701)-227-7835, mark.aughtman@usda.gov, or Kathryn Nash, Supervisory Realty Specialist, (406) 587-6784, kathryn.nash@usda.gov.

If you are interested in this position and want to receive notice when the Vacancy Announcement will be posted on the USAJOBS website, please complete the attached Outreach Response Form and return it to Mark Aughtman, Supervisory Land Surveyor, mark.aughtman@usda.gov

This position will be advertised in USAJOBS, http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/

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The Merit Promotion and Demo Vacancy Announcements for the Land Surveyor position – GS-1373-05/07/09: duty location: Dickinson, ND is currently open until July 14th. This position is part of the East-Side Lands & Boundary Zone, working on the Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Custer Gallatin NF, Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF, and the Helena Lewis & Clark NF.

Please don’t hesitate to call with questions.

MERIT ANNOUNEMENT INFORMATION:

Job Announcement Number: 20-R1SVCOA-10855312-G-HH
Job Title: Land Surveyor,GS-1373-05/07/09
Open: 7/7 – 7/14/2020
Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/572785400

DEMO ANNOUNCEMENT INFORMATION:

Job Announcement Number: 20-R1SVCOA-10857326-DP-HH
Job Title: Land Surveyor,GS-1373-05/07/09
Open: 7/7 – 7/14/2020
Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/572786200




Employer:
United States Forest Service - Northern Region

Email:
fsjobs@fs.fed.us








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