Additional Salary Information:This position is posted with a range of education/experience requirements. See Special Information for salary ranges. $500.00 monthly Rental Housing Assistance is available for this position.
Applicant Pool:If another department
vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may
be used for the selection.
Strenuous physical activities are required on the job including digging, cutting, hiking, and packing equipment in excess of 30 lbs. Survey activities are done year around throughout the state exposing the Surveyor to hazards associated with extreme climatic conditions, remote areas, rough terrain, surveying along highway corridors, and risk of injury from potentially dangerous animals. Extensive statewide travel from the Helena headquarters or district office/reporting station and shifts other than normal are required to accomplish department goals and objectives.
Annual Salary Ranges:
Surveyor I $32,160 – $40,200
Surveyor II $38,593 - $48,241
Surveyor III $46,311 - $57,889
A valid driver's license is required.
Successful applicant(s) will be subject to:Driving Record Check
The Surveyor I position is responsible for performing a variety of technical and pre-professional survey duties. Examples of duties include: making measurements, collecting and recording survey data, operating survey equipment, setting stakes/monuments, researching records, recovering survey evidence, making rudimentary survey calculations, drafting at an entry level, maintaining survey equipment and sustaining an inventory of survey supplies. The position reports directly to the Land Survey Manager or District Land Survey Manager.
The Surveyor II position is responsible for performing advanced technical and professional field survey work; serving as party chief for field surveys; reviewing surveys to determine the validity of the evidence and methods used and to ensure accurate survey information; maintaining equipment and inventories; and performing other duties as assigned. The position reports directly to the Land Survey Manager or District Land Survey Manager.
The Surveyor III position is responsible for planning and performing professional survey work. Examples of duties include: organizing and overseeing straightforward survey projects, signing off on uncomplicated survey projects, analyzing evidence to determine boundary locations, staking/monumenting property boundaries, coordinating survey reviews to ensure quality, consistency, efficiency, and compliance with established standards and policies, making professional level survey calculations, carrying out complex drafting, providing training to field survey crews and coordinating the operation and maintenance of survey equipment within the Unit. The Survey III is in responsible charge of all survey work being performed under their PLS license. The position reports to the Land Survey Manager or District Land Survey Manager.
COMMUNICATION: Provides timely and concise information to others verbally, nonverbally and in writing which is understandable and appropriate. Ensures communication occurs among all organizational levels and with customers appropriate for level of position. Encourages open, honest and constructive expression of ideas and opinions. Demonstrates active listening skills, accepts constructive feedback and seeks to understand others’ viewpoints.
PROBLEM-SOLVING & DECISION MAKING: Approaches problems with an open mind. Independently identifies problems and takes action and responsibility for solving problems appropriate for level of position. Makes decisions designed to achieve desired outcomes. Makes valid assumptions when information is unclear or lacking. Identifies alternatives and appropriately evaluates expected results.
PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND OWNERSHIP: Takes pride in the job. Accepts individual responsibility for all actions taken. Upholds a positive attitude and outlook that are conducive to growth and success for various situations, even during difficult times. Models honesty, integrity, trust and openness in the workplace.
TEAMWORK: Works cooperatively with others as part of a team as opposed to separately or competitively. Embraces the foundation of effective and results-driven teamwork. Demonstrates a collective attitude that drives productivity for the entire organization.
FLEXIBILITY AND ADAPTABILITY: Accepts change as a healthy and normal part of growth. Receptive to new information and recognizes the validity of various viewpoints; sees situations objectively. Aligns work behavior with positive work attitude by demonstrating open-mindedness.
WORKPLACE SAFETY: Accepts that safety is everyone’s responsibility and must be incorporated into every business process. Plan each work activity with the intent of identifying potential hazards and developing control methods for those hazards. Strive for continual improvement in safety performance, and to place the safety and health of employees and customers as the organization’s highest core value.
LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENTAL ORIENTATION: Steps into a leadership role when needed and understands the importance of personal development to the organization’s success. Actively engages in professional self-development opportunities.
Surveyor I Education: AAS degree in land surveying or a related field from an accredited college or university. Related: Civil Engineering Technology or Construction Technology. Alternative qualifications: Other related education and experience combinations may be considered. Experience: No prior experience required.
Surveyor II Education: AAS degree in land surveying or a related field AND a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in engineering survey and/or land survey including experience as a survey party chief. Experience: Requires a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in land surveying including experience as a survey party chief. Montana Land Surveyor Intern (LSI) certificate is preferred.
Surveyor III Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in land surveying or a related field AND two years of progressively responsible experience in engineering survey and/or land survey including one year experience as a survey party chief. Related: CET or Construction Technology. Requires Montana Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) license.