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Surveyor I

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$57,358.00 - $80,302.00 Annually

FC 200 W Oak, CO

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9/26/2021 11:59 PM Mountain

Full/Part Time
Full Time

The Larimer County Engineering department offers engaging opportunities for professional development in the ever-evolving field of Civil Engineering and Land Surveying. The staff of 34 deals with road and bridge capital improvement projects development review, floodplains, stormwater, asset management, traffic engineering and land acquisition.

In addition to work related to the county road and bridge system, we have the opportunity to collaborate with and provide surveying support for projects with many other county departments. These projects range from designing and managing the construction of phased closures at the county operated landfill to designing and overseeing the construction of trails and campgrounds for our Natural Resources Department.

For this position, we are seeking an innovative, flexible and skilled Surveyor to join our Capital Improvements group. The survey crew is small, consisting of the Senior Surveyor and this position. They are responsible for a wide variety of duties often on deadline and in coordination with other groups, departments, or customers. The ideal candidate for this position will be a Land Surveyor Intern or working towards becoming one, with the goal of becoming a Professional Land Surveyor.

This person will also ideally have other skills such as familiarity with road and bridge construction, have a cooperative attitude, and excellent communication and coordination skills.

Specifically, this position:

Is involved in a variety of surveying activities including land surveys to determine the location of property lines, boundaries, easements, and right-of-way; topographic surveys to determine locations and elevations of existing improvements, structures and topographic features; construction surveys for improvement projects; surveys to establish and adjust benchmarks; and surveys to establish road centerlines.
Keeps accurate field notes of work performed showing lines, angles, distances, benchmarks, mathematical calculations, and other data pertinent to the field survey.
Computes and adjusts angles, distances, bearing, traverses and elevations.
Operates survey instruments and instructs others in their operation.
Performs a variety of office surveying duties including researching existing records and compiling data required for current survey projects, and computing data to be shown on maps.
Schedules and coordinates surveying services with all of the appropriate parties.
Checks subdivision plats and exemption review for land survey compliance with Larimer County rules and State of Colorado statutes.
Operates a computer in the performance of assigned duties including the performance of mathematical calculations and AutoCAD, and data file development and manipulation; downloads and reviews field data.
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The ideal candidate will:
Use survey methods, practices, and techniques.
Understand the concepts and principles of land and construction surveying.
Know relevant laws and regulatory codes dealing with development, construction, surveying and real estate.
Operate survey equipment.
Use survey related computer equipment and programs, including GPS and AutoCAD.
Use routine software and business application including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
Know Colorado laws and regulations applicable to the practice of land surveying.
Understand and interpret legal descriptions and record survey maps.
Understand and interpret engineering plans, diagrams and notes.
Know the use and care of surveying instruments and equipment.
Read and interpret engineering plans, blueprints, and construction documents.
Make mathematical computations quickly and accurately.
Make accurate and legible field survey notes.
Prepare and maintain clear and concise charts and records.
Be flexible, organized and eager to learn and take on new responsibilities.
Be a team player that is flexible and willing to work on a wide range of projects.
Work with a variety of people; the general public, public officials, coworkers, and staff from other State and Local Agencies.
Have knowledge and experience in general surveying related to civil engineering

All candidates will be screened for the following required minimum qualifications. Any candidate who does not meet all of the qualifications listed as required will be eliminated from the process.

Equivalent to an Associate's degree, or currently taking courses to obtain the degree, from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Land Survey, Engineering, or a related field required.
Land Surveyor Intern certification preferred.
Possession of a valid Colorado Driver's license by date of hire required.

For all temporary positions, sick leave and our Employee Assistance Program are available and other benefits may be available.

Larimer County offers the following for all Regular/Limited Term positions:
Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits.
Flexible Spending Accounts / Health Savings Account
Short and Long Term Disability.
Employee Assistance Program
Basic Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Accident Insurance
Critical Illness Insurance
Retirement Plan 401(a) with employer match.
457(b) Deferred Compensation.
Paid time off including vacation, sick and holidays.
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Supplemental Information
An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. Successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.

All application components must be submitted by 11:59 PM MT on the closing date listed.

Larimer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and prohibits discrimination and harassment in all employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law or regulation.

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