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  • tracid@spinrecruitment.com's Avatar
    05-30-2018
    CITY LAND SURVEYOR City of Oakland Application Deadline: Friday, June 8, 2018 Salary: $105,891 - $130,004 Annually The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill one City Land Surveyor vacancy within the Oakland Department of Transportation. The ideal candidate will perform a vital role by providing boundary, topographic and route surveys, as well as records-of-survey, parcel maps and final maps. Under direction of a Principal Civil Engineer, the ideal candidate will lead and supervise field and laboratory personnel and perform work of considerable difficulty in planning, supervising, participating in and reviewing the activities of the City's survey section which is engaged in a variety of land surveying tasks, including approval of survey documents. Examples of Duties: • Plan, direct and coordinate the work of survey crews and materials testing laboratory • Operate a motor vehicle in the performance of assigned duties • Review work requests to determine the nature and extent of required services; establish priorities for, assign and ensure the timely completion of projects; supervise and participate in difficult surveying investigations • Supervise the preparation and maintenance of reports, maps, surveys and record data; review maps, plans, surveys and legal land descriptions submitted to, or prepared by, City staff • Respond to requests for information or advice from the public, private surveyors, engineers, City departments and other agencies • Supervise or perform complex control, right-of-way and boundary calculations; write legal property descriptions; prepare plans • Provide expert witness testimony in City litigation • Prepare and administer a unit budget; select and purchase equipment • Confer with contractors and City personnel regarding design and construction schedules; coordinate survey, drafting and materials testing work • Train, supervise and evaluate subordinate staff • Perform related duties as assigned Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or surveying, 30 hours of course work in supervision, 4 years of surveying experience of which 2 years must be comparable to Chief of Party in the City of Oakland and possession of a State of California certificate of registration as a Professional Land Surveyor or as a Professional Civil Engineer authorized to practice land surveying. Requires knowledge of Surveying laws, practices, principles and instruments; Civil Engineering principles as they apply to surveying; construction principles and practices; materials used in public works construction; materials testing specifications, procedures and instruments; federal, state and local laws, rules and policies relating to land subdivisions, monumentation and other surveying related activities; city construction standards, codes and specifications; legal descriptions, deeds, maps and other legal documents used to identify property; sources and methods of obtaining data from survey records; computer applications to survey work and office management; advanced mathematics as applied to surveying calculations; budget development and administration; principles of supervision, training and staff development; and effective written/verbal communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be used to fill other vacancies that occur within The City including full-time and permanent part-time positions, if applicable. #WORKOAKLAND See us on Facebook Apply at: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm. You may also call (510) 238-3112 for information. EOE
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  • tracid@spinrecruitment.com's Avatar
    03-23-2018
    ASSOCIATE LAND SURVEYOR Surveying Division Department of Public Works Marin County, San Rafael, CA $8,219 - $9,929 / Month At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do and they are proud to tell people “I work for the County of Marin.” Read on to find out more about this opportunity. The County of Marin is recruiting for an Associate Land Surveyor to assist in the day-to-day operations and management of the survey unit in the Public Works Department. The survey unit provides highly technical services to County departments, private surveyors, private developers and County residents. The Associate Land Surveyor will be responsible for performing and assigning land surveying work in the field or office, assigning and reviewing work of survey parties, providing assistance and direction to technical staff and exercising responsible charge over examination of Records of Survey, Corner Records, Parcel Maps and Final Maps, including making determinations on such maps. The Associate Land Surveyor will also assist with the establishment of guidelines to maintain professional, technical and legal standards mandated by State law. The highly qualified candidate will have strong leadership qualities, foster teamwork and a positive work environment, demonstrate effective communication to customers and across organizational levels, as well as possess knowledge of the Professional Land Surveyor’ Act, the Subdivision Map Act, and other applicable laws and County Ordinances. They will be capable of performing field and office survey work required in the preparation of Record of Survey maps, Corner Records, legal descriptions, and survey mapping for County projects, including assisting in the maintenance of official records, maps, reports, field notes and other surveying documents. We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following minimum qualifications: licensure by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists as either a Civil Engineer prior to January 1, 1982, or as a Land Surveyor, as well as three years of increasingly responsible professional engineering or land surveying experience of which one year was served in a land surveying administrative capacity. Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination process may consist of a highly qualified application review, supplemental application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates' names will be placed on the eligible list. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time, or part-time positions that may occur while the list remains active. Eligible lists remain active for a minimum of six (6) months. FILING DEADLINE: Friday, April 6, 2018 by 4:00pm. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of County application and supplemental application form. Apply online at: www.marincounty.org/Jobs or contact Marin County HR Dept, Rm 415, 3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael, CA 94903. Paper or Faxed application documents will not be accepted. If you need assistance completing an online application, contact us at 415 473-2126. EEO/TTY
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  • tracid@spinrecruitment.com's Avatar
    08-18-2017
    COUNTY SURVEYOR (Senior Civil Engineer) Department of Public Works Marin County, San Rafael, CA $9,162 - $11,085 / Month The Marin County Human Resources Department and the Marin County Department of Public Works are announcing a recruitment for the position of County Surveyor. One full-time vacancy currently exists in the Engineering Division. The eligible lists established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions which may occur in these positions while the lists remain active. Eligible lists remain active for a minimum of six (6) months. The County of Marin is recruiting for a County Surveyor to plan, organize, direct and manage the operations of the survey unit in the Public Works Department. The survey unit provides highly technical services to County departments, private developers and County residents. The incumbent will perform difficult and complex professional land surveying work involving responsible charge duties in the field or office; assign, monitor and review the work of survey parties; provide assistance and/or direction to professional and technical staff; exercise responsible charge over examination of Records of Survey, Corner Records, Parcel Maps and Final Maps, including making determinations on such maps; serve as expert witness on County legal matters; and contract with outside agencies to act as City Surveyor. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership qualities, foster teamwork and a positive work environment, demonstrate effective communication to customers and across organizational levels, as well as possess extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of boundary establishment, the Professional Land Surveyor’ Act, the Subdivision Map Act, and other applicable laws and County Ordinances. They will be capable of performing field and office survey work required in the preparation of Record of Survey maps, subdivision maps, corner records, deed descriptions and plot plans for County projects, including supervising the maintenance of official records, maps and survey reports. This candidate will also have the ability to establish guidelines to maintain professional, technical and legal standards mandated by State law, prepare the annual equipment budget and make recommendations for the purchase of necessary surveying equipment, and represent the department at public hearings and before the Board of Supervisors and various commissions and may be asked to represent the County as an expert witness on surveying related matters. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers prior to January 1, 1982, or Land Surveyor as issued by the California State Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists and four years of increasingly responsible professional engineering or land surveying experience of which two years were served in a land surveying supervisory or administrative capacity. PLEASE NOTE: The successful candidate must be appointed by the Marin County Board of Supervisors prior to appointment. FILING DEADLINE: Thursday, September 14, 2017, 4:00pm. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of County application and supplemental application form. Apply online at: www.marincounty.org/Jobs or contact Marin County HR Dept, Rm 415, 3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael, CA 94903 or call (415) 473-6104. EEO/TTY
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  • tracid@spinrecruitment.com's Avatar
    07-10-2017
    COUNTY SURVEYOR County of San Mateo Department of Public Works $54.29 - $67.86 /Hour The County of San Mateo is currently seeking a County Surveyor to oversee the operation and function of the survey unit in the Public Works Department. The incumbent will perform difficult and complex professional land surveying work involving responsible charge duties in the field or office; assign, monitor and review the work of survey parties; provide assistance and/or direction to professional and technical staff; and perform other related work as required. The ideal candidate will possess: • Strong leadership qualities to foster teamwork and a positive work environment • Excellent communication and public presentation skills • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with direct reports, co-workers, managers, vendors, stakeholders and customers • Hands-on experience using computer aided drafting software, such as AutoCAD, SoftDesk, LDD and Civil 3D to draft survey mapping documents • Ability to analyze available data and make decisions of a professional nature as defined by the State Land Surveyors Act relating to surveying projects • Ability to direct the activities of a field survey party and office engineering technical staff • Skills to review and certify subdivision map applications, plan and survey records submitted by private and government surveyors for compliance with the State Land Surveyors Act, the State Subdivision Map Act and County Ordinances • Ability to perform field and office survey work required in the preparation of Record of Survey maps, subdivision maps, corner records, deed descriptions and plot plans for County projects • Ability to establish guidelines to maintain professional, technical and legal standards mandated by State law • Ability to establish and enforce safety rules for the safety of crews and the safety of the public • Ability to coordinate with County Public Works inspectors, private surveyors and other engineers and job contractors on survey projects • Ability to prepare the annual equipment budget and make recommendations for the purchase of necessary surveying equipment • Ability to supervise the maintenance of official records, maps and survey reports and the preparation of related report • Ability to write and check boundary legal descriptions and perform other professional duties which require a licensed land surveyor • Ability to make regular contacts with the general public, other departments, contractors, private surveyors and outside organizations relative to municipal mapping and survey practices and procedures • Skills to represent the department at public hearings and before the Board of Supervisors and various commissions • Ability to prepare reports as required • Ability to be progressive in updating/refining business processes as they relate to Surveying and Mapping as well as document retrieval and preservation • Strong organizational, prioritization and multi-tasking skills Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Land Surveying or Civil Engineering, or successful completion of the Land Surveyor-in-Training (L.S.I.T.) or Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.) certificates; 5 years of progressively responsible professional land surveying experience, including 2 years of experience supervising one or more survey crews; possession of a valid license as a Land Surveyor from the State of California; and a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license. Final Filing Date: July 27, 2017 To view the brochure for this recruitment please follow this link: http://files.smc-hr.org/Rec/CountySurveyor.pdf To apply online, please visit http://jobs.smcgov.org. Applications are only accepted online. EOE
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  • Administrator's Avatar
    07-15-2016
    After 31 years with the county, Houston County surveyor Richard D. Walter will be retiring. http://hometownargus.com/2016/07/12/after-31-years-surveyor-dick-walter-to-retire-in-august/
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  • Administrator's Avatar
    07-05-2016
    The Salt Lake County surveyor's office is going airborne. After two years of wading through Federal Aviation Administration procedures, the surveyor's office received an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) permit last month to operate drones "to gather aerial photographs and elevation data." "As far as we can tell from the FAA website," said Surveyor Reid Demman, "we're the only Utah agency with an active " and one of only a handful of county agencies nationwide. Click here to read the full story.
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  • Administrator's Avatar
    04-27-2016
    Snohomish County land surveyor Riis Hotsen at the Marysville School District's 2016 Opportunity Expo on April 19 Click here for full story
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  • Administrator's Avatar
    02-16-2016
    Last month, NACS President Ron Whitehead represented County Surveyors at the NCEES Surveyor Forum. Attached are the minutes from the meeting. If you have any thoughts regarding these issues, please email us at: nacs@countysurveyors.org
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  • Administrator's Avatar
    01-27-2016
    Annual Meeting Notice and Agenda Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo, Michigan Thursday , February 18, 2016 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM The National Association of County Surveyors (NACS) will hold their Annual Membership Meeting in conjunction with the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS) during the MSPS Conference February 16-19, 2016 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Conference information can be found at: http://www.misps.org/?page=Programs NACS members can use the following codes to receive member pricing at checkout: NACS1 (packet 1), NACS2 (packet 2), NACS3 (packet 3) and NACSPRE (pre seminar). Hotel rates are available at the Radisson at conference rates by calling (269) 343-3333 and asking for the MSPS rate. Click Here to Download Agenda
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  • Administrator's Avatar
    01-25-2016
    Ada And Boise Counties Nearly Done Figuring Out Where One Stops And The Other Begins http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/ada-and-boise-counties-nearly-done-figuring-out-where-one-stops-and-other-begins
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  • Administrator's Avatar
    01-12-2016
    Read the full story at http://www.daltondailycitizen.com/news/county-commission-asks-to-abolish-surveyor-post/article_a9fdf960-b8e0-11e5-a6ee-6327dab4bfb0.html
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  • Administrator's Avatar
    11-10-2015
    The Deschutes County Surveyor's Office was at the scene of the Two Bulls Fire a week after the smoke had settled.Amongst the charred pine trees and brush, county workers searched in high temperatures for stones that had been marked and placed by federal land surveyors 143 years ago. Logging operations were about to harvest and salvage timber...Click here to read full story
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  • Administrator's Avatar
    11-05-2015
    Rice County to consider free and open GIS data policy There was little doubt Tuesday that the county provides valuable information regarding its geographical information system. B{/span}ut whether to charge for it is a decision yet to be made. As part of a presentation to the Rice County Board of Commissioners during its work session, Michelle Trager, from the Rice County Assessor’s Office, introduced the possible adoption of a free and open geographical information system (GIS) data policy. Trager outlined the history of producing the geospatial data Click Here to Read the Full Story
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  • Administrator's Avatar
    10-27-2015
    The Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) has given Allen County Surveyor Al Frisinger its 2015 Outstanding County Surveyor Award. The AIC presented the award during its Annual Conference last month, where representatives from public agencies, private entities and local elected officials addressed issues such as: the future of road funding, how federal health care reform affects counties, government ethics, trends in assessed value, and criminal justice reform, among many other issues impacting county government. http://www.news-sentinel.com/news/local/County-surveyor-honored
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  • Gwen Gee's Avatar
    10-14-2015
    Gwen Gee replied to a thread Safety Manuals in General Discussion
    One of the things that we, as County Surveyors, must constantly be aware of is safety especially on the road. I'm thinking that NACS.org would be a good place to acquire safety manuals that are specific to surveying and consolidate them for all to use. If you have a safety manual that you would be willing to share, please post a link to it. Questions or comments are welcome. Chuck Pearson Here it is as an attachment. hope it's there
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  • Gwen Gee's Avatar
    10-14-2015
    Gwen Gee replied to a thread Safety Manuals in General Discussion
    CLSA has a Safety Tailgate Meeting Guide available for members in PDF. Shall I email it to you? Gwen
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  • Administrator's Avatar
    10-13-2015
    The Hamilton County Surveyor’s Office was recently awarded the 2015 Outstanding Floodplain Project Award by the Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management. Click here to read the full story
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  • Administrator's Avatar
    10-08-2015
    San Joaquin County Surveyor Sam Cantrell Named County Surveyor of the Year Click here to read the full story
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  • Administrator's Avatar
    10-06-2015
    A valuable collection of old local land surveys dating back more than 150 years has been secured after the Marin County Board of Supervisors voted on Sept. 22 to approve the purchase of a collection that includes about 30,000 original maps, surveys, subdivision plans, field notes, work ledgers and indexes. Click Here to Read Full Story
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  • Administrator's Avatar
    10-06-2015
    Tillamook County Commissioners are considering a change to the selection process for County Surveyor. Click Here to Read the Full Story
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  • Ron Whitehead's Avatar
    08-01-2014
    Tom, Utah has the given the individual Counties the ability to set up monument preservation funds through the plat recording act. My County Boundary runs along Section lines and State Boundary lines so preserving the monuments would follow PLSS guidelines. We also have a corner record sheet requirement if a surveyor is using a PLSS corner and there is not a corner record sheet on file in the County Surveyor office he is required to fill out a corner record sheet for the corners he is using. PLSS corners in transportation corridors are usually missing, how ever if they are still in our DOT is required to file a corner record sheet if they are using them or planning to remove them. Ron Whitehead
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  • Chuck Pearson's Avatar
    08-01-2014
    Tom: In Oregon, the remonumentation of PLSS corners is funded by the Public Land Corner Preservation Fund which is a fee (not to exceed $10) assessed at the time of recording a document conveying an interest in real property (deed, easement, mortgage, etc). Insofar as a county boundary would be coincident with a PLSS corner, it would be eligible for remonumentation. As far as transportation corridors, we do not set corners in the middle of an Interstate Highway or other major, high volume road. In those cases, reference monuments are set in a place as safe as possible. Hope this helps. Chuck Pearson
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  • Thomas Gray's Avatar
    07-16-2014
    Hi All, Is anyone actively working on preserving the monuments that comprise your county's boundary or corners that may lie within populated areas or transportation corridors? Specifically I am interested in if these efforts are for the preservation of the PLSS corners.
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  • Chuck Pearson's Avatar
    09-12-2013
    One of the things that we, as County Surveyors, must constantly be aware of is safety especially on the road. I'm thinking that NACS.org would be a good place to acquire safety manuals that are specific to surveying and consolidate them for all to use. If you have a safety manual that you would be willing to share, please post a link to it. Questions or comments are welcome. Chuck Pearson
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  • Administrator's Avatar
    09-12-2013
    NACS President, Reid Demman and President-Elect, Ron Whitehead help set national policies affecting American communities. See attached press release.
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  • Ron Whitehead's Avatar
    08-28-2013
    The Annual meeting will be held in conjunction with The Florida Surveying and Mapping Society Conference August 13th - 17th.
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  • Gail Oliver's Avatar
    08-28-2013
    I am attending this in October. Looking foward to it! This seminar will train the individual in the use of OPUS-Projects. For several years the National Geodetic Survey has provided users a method of computing survey grade single point GPS positions through the use of the Online Positioning User Service or OPUS. OPUS-Projects is an extension of that online service to provide the user with the knowledge and capability to complete an entire GPS campaign or project on line from downloading the data to least squares adjustment. Access to OPUS-Projects is restricted to individuals who have successfully completed this training. Check with your State Geodetic Advisor for one in your state.
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  • Gail Oliver's Avatar
    08-28-2013
    Looking forward to the 2014 meeting in Florida!
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  • Gail Oliver's Avatar
    08-28-2013
    Great read! Not sure I have an opinion but enjoyed the article.
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  • Gail Oliver's Avatar
    08-28-2013
    Be sure to read our current newsletter and the ones in archives! We've come a long way from the paper mailouts!!!!!! Love the new content!
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