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Classified Ad Title:
Professional Land Surveyor I, Plans Unit (Office & Limited Field)

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$84,000.00 - $95,100.00 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.
This announcement is posted until the position is filled. Applications will be considered as they are received. It's in your best interest to apply early.

This position is covered by the Partnership Agreement between the State of Colorado and Colorado Workers for Innovative and New Solutions (COWins).

New employees to the State will be paid biweekly. There are 26 biweekly pay periods in a year.

About CDOT

Do you want to make a difference in Coloradans’ lives? Do you have a passion for helping people and keeping them safe? At the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), you will have the opportunity to do just that. The work our people do contributes to keeping Coloradans and visitors safe and provides freedom, connection, and experience through travel. Please visit our careers page to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future! Also, check out our excellent benefits package!

CDOT for All

CDOT’s strength is our people, and our commitment to our people is to shape, support, and sustain the employee experience, and ultimately, create a supportive workplace where everyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, education, disability, socio-economic status, or any other identity, has the opportunity to thrive.

Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to

The eligible list created from this announcement may be used to fill current and future vacancies for a period of up to 6 months.


Description of Job
About the Work Unit
This position is located in CDOT’s Region 4 Plans Unit. This unit prepares right of way (ROW) plans for all projects requiring ROW acquisition and also performs other professional land survey services, including property management functions, preparing legal exhibits for real property agreements, responding to requests from customers for ROW plans and survey information and maintaining the Region’s vast ROW plans and survey control database.

About the Position
This position performs and manages office and field land survey functions related to the production of plan sets, assists the public with ROW research, 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 finalized plan sets, legal descriptions, right of way (ROW) exhibits, monument records, etc. This position also provides leadership, guidance, and training to Plans Unit technicians and other survey positions within the Region.

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

Prepares Right-of-Way plans in accordance with the CDOT Right-of-Way manual utilizing Microstation/Inroads software.
Conducts research using existing CDOT records and county documents in order to formulate accurate and defensible parcel boundaries required for purchases and easements.
Oversees and checks consultant preparation of Right-of-Way plans.
Responsible for signing and stamping Right-of-Way plans and legal descriptions prior to filing with the appropriate county.
Determines ownership through the research of the records of the County Assessor’s office and the Clerk and Recorder’s Office.
Determines positions of property lines and corners based upon field survey data, records, plats, maps, road viewer’s reports and other acceptable sources.
Finds, catalogs and files existing CDOT Right-of-Way information and documents. Provides such filed information to internal units, specialty units, other public agencies and the public.
Attends Project Status Meetings and informs the team of the progress and concerns of the Right-of-Way unit as it relates to the project. Assists the project manager in determining the location and sizes of the Right-of-Way parcels and easements required for the project.
This position is in “Responsible Charge” of the preparation of legal descriptions for the purchase of land in fee simple, permanent easements, utility easements, slope easements, temporary easements and other needed parcels. Signs and stamps legal descriptions.
Performs as an instrument person, rod person, GPS receiver operator, or scanner operator. Research and survey property corners, controlling corners, and occupation lines with a survey crew. Provides calculated coordinates or line work for field search as necessary.
Acts as a mentor to field crew members who are learning the techniques and requirements necessary to further their careers as surveyors.
Other job duties as assigned.
Work Environment:
Primarily 8:00 AM – 5:00 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.


All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be via email. Include your current working email address on your application and check your email frequently as you could receive time sensitive correspondence regarding this position. We highly recommend that you set up your email to accept messages from "" and "" addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email. Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully submitted an application for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email. Be sure to also check your junk folder for email communications from the State of Colorado's website.



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