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Reference # : 18-00041 Title : Land Surveyor
Location : Vancouver, WA
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 03/05/2018 / 03/09/2019  
Description
Please see supplemental document (if attached) for specific requirements and specialized education requirements for the applicable job posting. -Updated 011813 - CFS

SCA Crosswalk: Survey Party Chief


Summary: Position serves as a Land Surveyor reporting directly to the Mapping Team Lead within the Surveying and Mapping Department. The Surveying and Mapping Department is responsible for providing land survey and mapping support in the maintenance, operation and development of new BPA facilities. This position involves mostly office work in the Vancouver, Washington, Van Mall Complex but occasionally may require some overnight out of town travel. Makes exact measurements and determines property boundaries. Provides data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features on or near the earth's surface for engineering, mapmaking, mining, land evaluation, construction, and other purposes.

Desired Education, Experience, Job Training:
? Bachelor?s Degree in Land Surveying or Civil Engineering or related discipline is preferred.
? Experience:
? Level 1 - 2 - 8 years of experience in land surveying required. Land-Surveyor ? in- Training License preferred.
? Level 2 - 8 ? 10 years of experience in land surveying required Professional Land Surveyor License required. Level 3 - 10+ years of experience in land surveying required Professional Land Surveyor License required

Typical Tasks may include but are not limited to:
? Verify the accuracy of survey data including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites.
? Search legal records, survey records, and land titles to obtain information about property boundaries in areas to be surveyed.
? Calculate heights, depths, relative positions, property lines, and other characteristics of terrain.
? Prepare and maintain sketches, maps, reports, and legal descriptions of surveys to describe and document survey work performed.
? Direct or conduct surveys to establish legal boundaries for properties, based on legal deeds and titles.
? Prepare or supervise preparation of all data, charts, plots, maps, records, and documents related to surveys.
? Write descriptions of property boundary surveys for use in deeds, leases, or other legal documents.
? Compute geodetic measurements and interpret survey data to determine positions, shapes, and elevations of geomorphic and topographic features.
? Determine longitudes and latitudes of important features and boundaries in survey areas using theodolites, transits, levels, and satellite-based global positioning systems (GPS).
? Record the results of surveys including the shape, contour, location, elevation, and dimensions of land or land features.

Specific Tasks:
? Provides professional guidance regarding boundaries, titles and legal descriptions to subordinates, real property service staff and other interested parties within the agency.
? Deciphers and interprets vague title policies and legal descriptions. Analyzes and resolves complex boundary surveys, creates legal descriptions used to acquire real property rights for BPA facilities.
? Proficient with computer drafting, particularly Bentley Microstation and other Bentley products.
? Must have good working knowledge of GIS and process the ability to maintain data bases and ensure data quality through the use of automated and manual techniques to create, edit and process data sets.
? Researches BPA, BLM, and state, county and city records for information concerning BPA rights-of-way.
? As a Professional Surveyor, checks and reviews Records of Survey, Boundary Line Adjustments, Partition Plats and other official documents to be recorded at various federal, state and county government offices. These maps and documents have been produced by licensed professional land surveyors under contract to BPA.
? Thoroughly inspects and checks deliverables for accuracy and correctness; Deliverables includes field note sheets, electronic data collection files, computation sheets, transmission line plan and profile maps.

Skills:
? Must have a working knowledge of spherical and plane coordinate systems that reference standard horizontal and vertical datum?s within North America.
? Have knowledge of laws affecting land surveying and boundaries.
? Have ability to work as part of a team consisting of professional and technical staff.
? Have the ability to multi-task and work independently with a minimal amount of supervision.

Typical Work Activities may include any of the following:
? Getting Information ? Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
? Interacting With Computers ? Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to set up functions, enter data, or process information.
? Making Decisions and Solving Problems ? Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
? Documenting/Recording Information ? Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
? Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge ? Keeping up-to-date technically and applying knowledge to your job.
? Processing Information ? Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
? Analyzing Data or Information ? Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
? Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards ? Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
? Communicating with Managers, Peers, or Co-workers ? Providing information to managers, co-workers, and peers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
? Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work ? Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.

Knowledge ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Mathematics ? Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
? Law and Government ? Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
? Engineering and Technology ? Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
? Administration and Management ? Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
? Design ? Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
? Geography ? Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and life.
? Computers and Electronics ? Knowledge of electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
? Building and Construction ? Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
? Customer and Personal Service ? Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Skills ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Reading Comprehension ? Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
? Mathematics ? Using mathematics to solve problems.
? Critical Thinking ? Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
? Active Listening ? Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.
? Coordination ? Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
? Complex Problem Solving ? Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Abilities ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Mathematical Reasoning ? The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
? Deductive Reasoning ? The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers.
? Oral/Written Expression ? The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking and writing
? Oral/Written Comprehension ? Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken/written words and sentences.
? Information Ordering ? The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Work Styles:
? Attention to Detail ? Requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
? Integrity ? Requires being honest and ethical.
? Analytical Thinking ? Requires analyzing information and using logic to address related issues
? Dependability ? Requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
? Initiative ? Requires a willingness to take on responsibilities & challenges.
? Persistence ? Requires persistence in the face of obstacles.