WYDOT – Hiring Professional Land Surveyor – Basin
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is seeking a Professional Land Surveyor for District 5 located in Basin, Wyoming. This position is the lead surveyor responsible for contract administration of highway projects.
Open Until Filled
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.
- Prepares recommendations used to design construction projects with varying levels of complexity.
- Directs the development, coordination, and scheduling of land survey projects.
- Assures compliance with state and federal laws, rules, and regulations and with agency operating policy.
- Reviews and examines land survey work products.
- Produces detailed written reviews and reports.
- Reviews preliminary plan issuances and provides recommendations and changes.
- Collects and prepares survey data used in the design of highway plans.
- Researches and prepares land ownership maps.
- Locates sources and prepares agreements to surfacing material, borrow, and water for construction projects.
- Provides appropriate application of boundary control and legal principles.
- Coordinates with contract services.
- Provides technical analysis, support, and resolution involving right-of-way engineering, title examination, real property conflicts, state land securement, federal land appropriation, and research.
- Professionally certifies reports, plats, and plans.
- Answers technical questions posed by other programs.
- Resolves conflicts related to writing legal descriptions and entitlement.
- Prepares court presentations and serve as an expert witness.
- Prepares and records final documents.
- Researches and maintains historical survey information and legal documents.
- Explains agency policies, procedures, and practices to Board of Commissioners, individuals, or groups.
- Analyze, interpret, evaluate, and make professional decisions in order to make correct corner, boundary, and property ownership determinations.
- Reviews right-of-way plans. Establish a monument of right-of-way boundaries.
- Performs Contract Administration Duties.
- Surveys, tests, inspects, and ensures safety and documentation associated with construction projects.
- Conducts or arranges for crew training in areas including computer software, survey procedures, safety and construction procedures and practices.
- Checks documentation and quantities of work for contractor’s payment.
- Directs positive public relations with people directly concerned with construction projects, including contractors, suppliers, landowners, businesses and the traveling public.
- Partners with contractors at all phases of a project to ensure that construction projects are completed on time, on budget, at an acceptable quality level and in a safe manner.
- Ensures WYDOT standards are being met.
- Reviews proposed plans, reports and data for details, accuracy and completeness, and makes changes as required.
- Prepares horizontal and vertical alignment calculations from preliminary survey data.
- Annotates aerial photographs, takes measurements, field verifies utilizing survey equipment, and makes calculations from photographs.
- Knowledge of the concepts, theories, methods, practices and procedures of surveying, state and common law relating to property, boundaries and highways, and the legal principles of land surveying.
- Knowledge of the principles, theories, and practice of highway engineering as they pertain to land surveying.
- Knowledge of State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations.
- Knowledge of mathematics, especially the application of algebra, trigonometry, and statistics.
- Knowledge of research methods, techniques, and/or sources of information.
- Knowledge of effective practices, methods, techniques, and equipment of land surveying.
- Knowledge of methods of analysis for surveys associated with complex land surveying related problems.
- Knowledge of procedures for recording of maps, plats, records of survey, water rights, corner records, and other documents requiring certification by a Professional Land Surveyor.
- Knowledge of personnel and fiscal management.
- Ability to prepare recommendations used to design construction projects with varying levels of complexity.
- Knowledge of methods and techniques of surveying and engineering drawing calculations.
- Knowledge in the operation of Trimble Geodometer and GPS equipment.
- Ability to interpret plans, specifications, and project documents, and ensure contractors adhere to appropriate documentation throughout projects.
- Knowledge of Standard Plans and the application of them on a site-specific basis.
- Knowledge of Geopak and Microstation.
1-2 years of progressive work experience in (Land Surveying)
Necessary Special Requirements
- FLSA: Non-exempt
- Current WYDOT employees may be eligible for the Employee Moving Expense Plan for this position.
- The Department may, upon further review, authorize use of the Relocation Expense Plan for anyone selected to fill this position.
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