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Land Surveyor 2

Company: First Tek, Inc.
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

This position serves as a Land Surveyor reporting directly to the Mapping Team Lead within the Surveying and Mapping Department. The Surveying and Mapping Department is responsible for providing land survey and mapping support in the maintenance, operation and development of new BPA facilities. This position involves mostly office work in the Vancouver, Washington, Van Mall Complex but occasionally may require some overnight out of town travel. Makes exact measurements and determines property boundaries. Provides data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features on or near the earth's surface for engineering, mapmaking, mining, land evaluation, construction, and other purposes.

Education & Applicable Fields:
Associates or Bachelor s degree in Land Surveying or Civil Engineering or a directly related discipline is preferred.

Education & Experience Requirements:
" Level 2:
o 8 - 10 years of Land Surveyor experience is required.
o Land-Surveyor-in-training license is required.
o Knowledge of professional surveying practices and procedures; state and federal laws affecting land surveying and boundaries is required.

Typical Tasks may include:
Note: Final drafts, documents or other products must be reviewed and approved by a BPA Federal employee with
the authority to do so.
" Verify the accuracy of survey data including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites.
" Search legal records, survey records, and land titles to obtain information about property boundaries in areas to be surveyed.
" Calculate heights, depths, relative positions, property lines, and other characteristics of terrain.
" Prepare and maintain sketches, maps, reports, and legal descriptions of surveys to describe and document work performed.
" Facilitate or conduct surveys to establish legal boundaries for properties, based on legal deeds and titles.
" Prepare or supervise preparation of all data, charts, plots, maps, records, and documents related to surveys.
" Write descriptions of property boundary surveys for use in deeds, leases, or other legal documents.
" Compute geodetic measurements and interpret survey data to determine positions, shapes, and elevations of geomorphic and topographic features.
" Determine longitudes and latitudes of important features and boundaries in survey areas using theodolites, transits, levels, and satellite-based global positioning systems (GPS).
" Record the results of surveys including the shape, contour, location, elevation, and dimensions of land or land features.
" Enter, transcribe, record, store, or maintain information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
Specific Tasks may include:
" Provide professional guidance regarding boundaries, titles and legal descriptions to subordinates, real property service staff and other interested parties within the agency.
" Decipher and interpret vague title policies and legal descriptions. Analyze and resolve complex boundary surveys, creates legal descriptions used to acquire real property rights for BPA facilities.
" Proficient with computer drafting, particularly Bentley Microstation and other Bentley products.
" Must have good working knowledge of GIS and process the ability to maintain data bases and ensure data quality through the use of automated and manual techniques to create, edit and process data sets.
" Research BPA, BLM, and state, county and city records for information concerning BPA rights-of-way.
" As a Professional Surveyor, check and review Records of Survey, Boundary Line Adjustments, Partition Plats and other official documents to be recorded at various federal, state and county government offices. These maps and documents have been produced by licensed professional land surveyors under contract to BPA.
" Thoroughly inspect and check deliverables for accuracy and correctness; Deliverables include field note sheets, electronic data collection files, computation sheets, transmission line plan and profile maps.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
" Specific Skills:
" Must have a working knowledge of spherical and plane coordinate systems that reference standard horizontal and vertical datum s within North America.
" Have knowledge of laws affecting land surveying and boundaries.
" Have the ability to work as part of a team consisting of professional and technical staff.
" Have the ability to multi-task and work independently with a minimal amount of supervision.
" Written and oral communication skills; interpersonal skills useful in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
" Ability to organize and prioritize assignments
" Proficient user knowledge of MS Office
" Provide information to managers, co-workers, and peers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
" Observe, receive and obtain information from all relevant sources.
" Identify information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
" Analyze information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
" Monitor and review information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
" Use relevant information and individual judgment to conclude whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
" Estimate sizes, distances, and quantities; or verify time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
" Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal & life.
" Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules.
" Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
" Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
" Geography - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
" Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
" Understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving.
" Understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
" Ability to choose the correct mathematical methods or formulas to solve problems.
" Identify the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
" Ability to communicate information & ideas in speaking and writing so others will understand.
" Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
" Ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
" Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken/written words and sentences.
" Ability to generate or use different sets of rules for grouping things in different ways.

Keywords: First Tek, Inc., Vancouver , Land Surveyor 2, Professions , Vancouver, Washington

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