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Classified Ad Title:
Professional Land Surveyor I (Field & Office)

Post Date

Expiration Date

$71,052.00 - $87,648.00 Annually

Greeley, CO

Job Type
Full Time

Job Number

Department of Transportation

CDOT Region 4

Opening Date

Closing Date
8/25/2024 11:55 PM Mountain

Determined by Position

Type of Announcement
This position is open only to Colorado state residents.

Primary Physical Work Address
10601 10th Street, Greeley, CO 80634

FLSA Status
Exempt; position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Department Contact Information

How To Apply
Please submit an online application for this position at Reach out to the Department Contact to apply using a paper application, including any supplemental questions. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed.

About the Position
This position is in responsible charge of Professional Land Survey work within the Region 4 Survey Unit in Greeley. This position performs and manages field and office land survey functions and may coordinate survey related work with a survey consultant. This position requires the applicant to use their Professional Land Surveyor stamp on all documents pertaining to the work they are responsible for, such as Global Positioning System (GPS) Control, right of way (ROW) monumentation, legal descriptions, monument records, etc. This position also provides leadership, guidance, and training to the survey technicians within this unit and other survey positions within the Region.

Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Perform and/or manage office and field land surveying services from project initiation (project scoping) and control survey through final ROW monumentation;
Ensure that adequate data is obtained in the field so that property rights can be properly determined; establish both horizontal and vertical control; research various survey plats, field notes, and other documentation to aid in the collection of proper field data;
Responsible for the restoration and preservation of survey monuments associated with any given project;
Meet with consultant surveyors to coordinate the scoping (limits of the survey), calibration of equipment, and methods of surveying;
Instruct and train consultants on proper surveying processes, procedures, and computer programs to ensure that the completed survey will meet CDOT specifications;
Stay in close contact with consultants to know the status of tasks at any given time; report status to the Region Survey Coordinator on a regular basis;
Plan and coordinate GPS surveys to be used for CDOT project control and land corner ties; create Project Control Diagrams;
Certify various survey records including, but not limited to control survey diagrams, survey reports, land corner monumentation records, and survey tabulation sheets; sign and seal with the Professional Land Surveyor stamp and number prior to being filed with the appropriate repository;
Other job duties as assigned.
Work Environment:
Primarily 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM work hours, Monday-Friday with the opportunity for a flexible schedule
Combination office environment and field work at project sites
Travel required during work hours throughout the Region for assigned projects, meetings, etc.
Occasional overnight travel 1-3 times a year throughout Colorado
Required to operate CDOT vehicles
Required to work in all types of weather
Required to work in mountain terrain (altitude), including climbing to some areas
Required to work near heavy traffic areas
Must be able to lift survey equipment and sand bags, up to 50 lbs.

Minimum Qualifications

Current, valid licensure as a Professional Land Surveyor from the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors.

Please Note: The required experience must be substantiated within the work experience section of your application. “See Resume” statements on the application or resumes in lieu of a complete application may not be accepted. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application. In addition, part-time work will be prorated.

Conditions of Employment

Must pass a pre-employment screening which may include social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records check, educational records, and driving records checks. More information in the supplemental information section.

A current valid driver license is required for all Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) positions which require operating a state or personal motor vehicle to perform one or more essential functions of the position.

Preferred Qualifications

The exceptional applicant will be an experienced land surveyor and will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:
Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;
Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;
Years of State service experience related to the duties of this position;
Comprehensive knowledge and experience in land surveying;
Knowledge and experience in reading and interpreting ROW plans and engineering project plans;
Demonstrated experience in identifying/resolving land survey and property ownership issues by utilizing land surveying principles and by applying State statutes and regulations pertaining to land surveying and real property;
Demonstrated experience determining efficient and effective survey methods to be used for obtaining topographic data, positions on boundary evidence, construction staking, and monumentation;
Ability to manage multiple assignments, priorities, and projects in a demanding environment;
Strong time and project management skills, including prioritization and multi-tasking ability;
Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner;
Ability to partner with professionals, consultants, and staff, with sensitivity to their needs and priorities;
Negotiating mutually acceptable solutions; building consensus through give and take;
Interpersonal and relationship building skills;
Excellent reasoning, investigative, analytical, and problem solving ability;
Excellent facilitation, presentation, and communication skills, both written and oral, including technical report writing and editing;
Strong attention to technical detail and accuracy;
Ability to work effectively in both independent and team situations;
Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;
Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access), Gmail, SAP, and survey application in InRoads/MicroStation and Trimble Business Center, and the ability to quickly learn other software systems.

Complete Applications must include the following documents:

A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the green 'APPLY' button at the top of this announcement)

A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (The questionnaire is part of the online application. You will be prompted to answer them as you are completing your online application.)

A cover letter that describes your interest in this position, how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position. Cover letters must be uploaded as an attachment to your online application. Cover letters will not be accepted after the closing date and time of the announcement.

A detailed chronological resume. Resumes must be uploaded as an attachment to your online application.

If you are a veteran, a copy of your DD214. Please submit this as an attachment to your online application.

Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit all application materials by the announcement close date. Where unusual circumstances prevent timely acquisition of transcripts, they must be submitted within five business days of the announcement close date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected.



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