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Surveyor 1 - Portland

  • 26 Oct 2021 1:02 PM
    Message # 11973056
    PLSO Office (Administrator)

    Title: Surveyor I

    Salary: $32.22-$40.02


    About the position: This position is in charge of leading a survey crew working on mapping, construction, monitoring, and boundary/right-of-way projects for multiple City bureaus.  This position supervises crew members, assigns tasks, and reviews final work  products. Survey Crews typically work five 8-hour days (M-F) per week and projects fall within the City of Portland city limits. Weekend work is occasionally available on a voluntary basis.

    Other duties include:

    • Utilizing current survey instruments and procedures and instructing crew members in their use and best practices
    • Communicating with supervisors, engineers, contractors, crew members, and the public on a daily basis
    • Ensuring the safety of themselves, their crew and the public at all times
    • Operating standard software and knowledge of file management practices

    An ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse group, and advanced experience with surveying.  

    Although not required, any of the following is considered desired and should be highlighted on your resume/in your answers to the supplemental questions:  
    Public works experience, a degree in surveying (or related), successful completion of the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS)  exam, successful completion of the Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS)  exam, or Oregon Professional Land Surveyor's License.
    City of Portland Core Values:
    Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility

    These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click 

    Why work at the City of Portland?
    The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

    Work Location
    Currently, many positions with the City of Portland are being performed remotely due to COVID-19. Some employees are working from home full-time, while other roles cannot be filled in a remote status (firefighter, vehicle mechanic, street maintenance, etc.).  In the future, current positions classified as “full-time remote” could: 1) remain full-time remote, 2) become a remote/onsite mix, 3) revert to full-time at a city work location. As the situation evolves, the exact work location of the position in this recruitment may change based upon leadership direction and approval.  
    The Portland Bureau of Transportation is a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility. We keep Portland moving.   For more information about the Portland Bureau of Transportation, please visit 
    www.portlandoregon.gov/pbot.  The Portland Bureau of Transportation embraces diversity, models inclusivity, and promotes equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community.

    The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

    1. Experience with advanced surveying equipment, processes and techniques and computer software designed for surveying and mapping purposes. 
    2. Knowledge of the standard practices of: plane surveying, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
    3. Knowledge of legal requirements for boundary surveying, right of entry and construction practices.
    4. Experience in planning and executing survey projects in the field 
    5. Ability to learn and use new survey equipment and respond to changing field conditions.
    6. Ability to apply safety procedures and lead a survey crew, including training, motivation and assignment of work.

    Applicant must also possess:

    • Valid state drivers license
    • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by date of hire. 

    To review the full job announcement, or apply, please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/jobs

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