Professional Land Surveyor - $62,501-$78,127

Gila County Government | Payson, AZ

Posted Date 6/17/2024

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Professional Land Surveyor - Public Work - $62,501-$78,127

Globe or Payson, AZ - Full Time

  • Job Seekers with surveying experience who are not Registered are encouraged to apply for this position. Training will be provided for those with surveying experience that are not currently Registered. If selected, salary would be commensurate with experience.
  • The purpose of this position is to perform field and office land surveying, prepare maps, check accuracy of maps, write legal descriptions, draft exhibits, compile and maintain drawing databases that contain accurate measurements in relation to Gila County lands, rights-of-way and easements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts surveying activities utilizing GPS and conventional survey equipment to locate, measure and stakeout right-of-way, easements, property corners, section corners, centerline, elevation, grade and cross-sections.  Gathers field data to create topographic maps for project design.  Surveys include section breakdown, boundary, photogrammetric control, construction staking and as-builts.  GPS work consists of static and Real-Time Kinematic (RTK). 
  • Processes drone flight data using Trimble Business Center (TBC) software to produce survey deliverables such as orthophotos. Generates contour drawings using photogrammetry module in TBC.  Runs point-to-surface comparison reports using TBC to analyze and compare vertical accuracy of contours to Ground Control Points (GCP). 
  • Conducts mathematical calculations from collected field survey data and compares to existing recorded data to perform boundary analysis and determine property lines, right-of-way lines and easement locations.     
  • Utilizes AutoCAD software to create Record of Survey and right-of-way maps for Gila County projects.
  • Coordinates and leads land surveying projects and supervises assigned project personnel; serves as a technical specialist for staff in the application of surveying principles and practices for the interpretation and resolution of land issues.
  • Develops property boundaries by applying appropriate boundary control and legal principles, draws maps and prepares legal descriptions.  Seals and signs professional work product as needed.
  • Researches and reviews record deeds, right-of-way, easement documents and various maps to obtain necessary information for land surveys.
  • Creates/drafts AutoCAD site plan maps, parking lot designs, signage, dirt road sketches and primitive road sketches and exhibits for the abandonment of public rights-of-way as required.
  • Reviews subdivision, minor land division and lot line adjustment record of survey maps for mathematic closure in accordance with the Arizona Boundary Survey Minimum Standards adopted by the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration.

Minimum Education Required 

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent combination of education, training and experience

Minimum Years of Directly Related Experience Required

  • Two years of directly related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Professional Credentials Required

  • Registered Professional Land Surveyor in good standing with the State of Arizona.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.

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