Classified Ad Title:
Survey Review Specialist
(Hybrid Work Schedule Option)
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 03/12/23 11:59 PM Mountain Time
Salary: $24.13 - $36.21 Hourly
Job Type: Full-time
Location: PWD, Lima Plaza, 6924 South Lima Street, Centennial, 80112, Colorado
Department: Public Works and Development
Arapahoe County's Public Works and Development Department is an American Public Works Association Accredited Agency, the first County in Colorado to obtain this status. Within the Public Works and Development Department (PWD), we are seeking a Survey Review Specialist to join our Mapping team in the Support Services Division. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a commitment to excellence and a desire to serve the Arapahoe County community as part of our dedicated and dynamic team.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, meaningful work, and a flexible and supportive work environment. Some of the benefits of working for PWD include:
15 days (120 hours) of paid vacation per year.
13 paid holidays (104 hours) and 1 floating holiday (8 hours) per year.
12 days (96 hours) of paid sick leave per year.
Flexible work schedules and limited remote work available.
Training and development opportunities to help you grow in your professional career.
Comprehensive health insurance and retirement plans – see benefits tab for more detail.
As part of the Mapping team, this position reviews land parcels, subdivisions, easements, roadway rights-of-way, and survey control points for accuracy and completeness; researches previous maps, title documents, and parcel descriptions to present accurate data on maps; performs land surveying plan review of land boundaries, rights-of-way, easements, and plats; ensures adherence to relevant state statutes, regulations, and the County’s Land Development Code; and may participate in field surveying work. Work consists primarily of office-based duties with minimal travel within Arapahoe County required.
The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. The County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.
Work closely with the Planning and Engineering Services Divisions on reviewing client submittals for land development cases.
Research historic maps, surveys, legal descriptions, title documents, and subdivision plats, and performs complex computations involving trigonometry and coordinate geometry to accurately interpret bearings, angles, distances, coordinates, and areas.
Attends weekly Development Review Committee and Pre-Submittal meetings to discuss current and future development review projects with Department staff and applicants.
Attends monthly Engineering Services/Planning Coordination meetings to discuss review priorities, process enhancements, and improvement initiatives.
Assists citizens in obtaining information pertaining to the location and description of land parcels and ownership of land parcels. Reproduces maps for the public and for department uses.
Performs or assists in performing field surveys using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and conventional survey methods that affect cartographic, cadastral, assessor, and other surveying maps or plats.
Assists with the establishment of Horizontal and Vertical control networks within the County, recovers monuments of the Public Land Survey System for inclusion in the Arapahoe County Horizontal Control Network.
Assists engineers, planners, and other County employees with presentations, designs, mapping products and digital data.
Resolves or assists in resolving conflicting survey information and conflicting subdivisions in the production of digital cadastral maps and assists with resolving conflicting ownership and boundary problems for County right-of-way and County owned parcels.
Prepares parcel descriptions for County-initiated vacations and street and drainage projects and performs survey review services for Department staff.
Maintains and updates maps, survey records, and development review project files.
Provides customer service and develops relationships with our internal and external clients.
Collectively contributes to the Mapping Section in maintaining historical records.
Updates standards of work providing instructions, guidelines, and policies to help customers with consistent, clear, and concise direction in the plan review process.
Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of technical cadastral maps and drafting techniques and procedures.
Considerable knowledge of land survey procedures and legal descriptions with knowledge of application to the preparation of maps and compilation of data.
Proficiency in AutoCAD and knowledge of GIS software.
Ability to comprehend and use legal descriptions and survey field notes in the preparation of maps and the compilation of data.
Ability to perform complex data computations using trigonometry, geometry, and mathematics.
Ability to use a variety of standard office equipment including a personal computer.
Ability to effectively utilize a variety of software and related applications as required by the job.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Behavioral Competencies (required for all positions within ACG):
Education and Experience:
Associate degree in cartography, surveying, civil engineering technology, planning, or other field related to land use is required.
Minimum of three (3) years of experience is required in surveying, civil engineering, or other field related to mapping or land use, including experience in plan review. Additional experience in technical drafting, graphics, planning, and land use is preferred.
Designation as a Land Surveyor Intern (LSI) is preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and work experience that satisfy the requirements of the job may be considered.
Pre-Employment Additional Requirements:
Must successfully pass pre-employment testing which includes an acceptable motor vehicle record (MVR) and background check.
Possession of a valid Class “R” Colorado Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within two weeks of appointment is required.
Work is generally confined to a standard office environment.
The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position.
Spends 80% of the time sitting and 20% of the time either standing or walking.
Occasionally lifts, carries, pulls, or pushes up to 20 lbs.
Occasionally uses tray cart, dolly, or other equipment to carry in excess of 20 lbs.
Occasionally stoops, kneels, balances, reaches, crawls and crouches while performing office or work duties.
Verbal and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication through automated devices, such as telephones, radios, etc.
Constant use of eye, hand and finger coordination enabling the use of automated office machinery or equipment.
Visual capacity enabling constant use of computer or other work-related equipment.
Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.
Frequently : Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.
Constantly : Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.