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Job Title: Senior Land Surveyor
Starting Salary: $97,000 to $101,000
Employer: Colorado Springs Utilities
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Post Date: 08/15/23

Applications may be submitted using the following link:
Our Advanced Geomatics team is seeking a Senior Land Surveyor to provide enterprise-wide expertise and support in the areas of land surveying, cadastral mapping, survey control, easement preparation and review, topographic mapping, engineering surveys, and land survey plat and subdivision review. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with the ADG Supervisor and other field survey staff to plan and organize field surveys. This role also offers the opportunity to leverage your knowledge of and experience with plane surveying, field data collection methodologies, and survey technologies.
A day in the life of a Senior Land Surveyor may include:
• Creating and maintaining FIMS cadastral mapping data, including lot/parcel, subdivision, right-of-way, preliminary lot, and centerline ArcGIS feature data sets
• Providing cadastral base mapping maintenance updates bound for the El Paso County Assessor’s office
• Performing Coordinate Geometry (COGO) construction of subdivisions and lots
• Maintaining annexation, city boundary, and Utility service area boundaries
• Performing land surveys related to city property or land base/utility activities
• Conducting property corner searches, construction staking, design surveys, topographic surveys, control surveys, and leveling and deformation surveys
• Performing “field to finish” editing of survey data in Civil 3D
• Performing 3D scanning and modeling using terrestrial and mobile LiDAR scanning
• Operating various types of survey equipment including total stations, digital levels, GPS equipment, and data collectors
• Providing support to GIS Analysts for ArcFM Facilities and Engineering data conversion
• Reviewing developer-initiated easements and plats
• Supporting Colorado Springs Utilities' dam monitoring surveys on an annual basis
Please note that the majority (~75%) of this position is comprised of fieldwork where you may be subject to changing weather conditions. This position also requires performing labor-intensive tasks, including but not limited to clearing brush, laying out stakes, and transporting survey equipment.

Who You Are
• A Land Surveyor in Training (LSIT) certification is required, or the ability to obtain within 12 months of hire; a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) certification is highly valued
• Experience with land survey equipment and technologies, including AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Trimble survey equipment, Leica Infinity, Trimble Business Center, and the Colorado State Plane Coordinate System, is valued
• Knowledge of construction and utility infrastructure terminology is valued
• Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and supporting documentation is valued
• Possession of a valid, unrestricted driver's license is required

Who We Are
• One of the largest four-service public utilities in the nation (over 500,000 customers)
• A national leader in reliability (power on an average of 99.991% of the time)
• Diamond Designation recipient from the American Public Power Association – a utility sector leader in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements
• Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in one of the most desired cities to live in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023)
Our Commitment to our Employees
Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.
• Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge
o Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year
o Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave
o Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year
o Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather
o Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time
• Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire
• Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.00 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
• Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements
• Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network PPO preventive care covered at 100% and access to orthodontia coverage
• Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery
• Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans
• Disability Coverage – Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more
• Long-Term Care Insurance (LTC) – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones
• Life Insurance – Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage available
• Tuition Reimbursement – Employees are eligible to receive up to $5,250 annually for Tuition Reimbursement
• Qualifying Public Service Employer – Payments made towards student loans may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
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