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Project Surveyor - Salem

  • 25 Nov 2019 8:47 AM
    Message # 8138395
    PLSO Office (Administrator)

    The role:

    Join us in keeping Oregon’s roadways safe! We are recruiting for a project surveyor to join our team! In this role, you will develop centerline, right of way and boundary resolutions for preparation of maps for filing with counties for horizontal control, recovery, retracement and monumentation surveys. Apply today!

    We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

    A day in the life:

    ·         Plan, schedule and complete location, construction and right of way monumentation surveys.

    ·         Review progress of survey work, provide technical guidance and ensure compliance with safety procedures.

    ·         Research, acquire, compile, interpret and analyze surveys, maps, plats, plans deeds and field survey data.

    ·         Review ownership records and deeds to determine location of property boundaries of properties adjoining the resolved street, highway or county roads.

    ·         Read, interpret and manipulate electronic map data to prepare reports and stakeout data for construction activities.

    ·         Provide professional survey services, answer questions and give advice regarding complex survey issues, legal aspects of property and boundary surveying. 

    ·         Develop the right of way base map.

    ·         Apply project design elements to right of way drawings and evaluate needs to accommodate project construction.  

    ·         Determine boundaries of additional property that should be acquired and determine the necessary right of way considering fee takings, and easements.

    ·         Serve as a technical resource on project development teams.

    ·         Prepare control maps, recovery maps and survey maps for filing with county surveyors.

    ·         Scope projects for work order contract preparation.


    ·         Work is performed in an office environment with occasional field work required. 

    ·         Long hours may be required.

    ·         Duties involve contact with elected and local officials, various media and the public who may be emotionally involved in issues.

    ·         Must be able to travel within the region and occasionally statewide.

    ·         Field work involves exposure to rough terrain, traffic, construction equipment stinging insects, poisonous plants, hard surfaced pavement and inclement weather.

    ·         May be required to walk on rough terrain and stoop or bend around structures or equipment, and be required to work 20 feet or more above ground/water at project sites.

    ·         Must be able to lift and carry 20 to 50 pound survey instruments and traffic control signs.

    ·         May be required to occasionally lift and file 50 to 60 pound archive boxes.


    What’s in it for you:

    ·         Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.

    ·         Colleagues who are passionate about public service.

    ·         Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules and competitive benefits packages. Click here to visit our full benefits website.

    ·         Multi-modal ride sharing! Get There is Oregon’s easy-to-use carpool matching tool and trip planner that will get you where you need to go.

    ·         Live, work and play in Salem, Oregon!

    What we need:

    A valid professional land surveyor (PLS) license.
    Note: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain comity within six months of hire.

    Additionally, driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position.

    What we’d like to see:

    If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!

    ·         Demonstrated working knowledge of current survey practices.

    ·         Experience in computer aided drafting (CAD). Preference will be given to applicants with CAD experience using MicroStation V8i, InRoads v8i, Leica Geo Office (LGO), StarNet, and Excel spreadsheets to perform survey computations and create/check digital terrain models, centerline and R/W alignments, and to produce electronic and hard copy maps of survey.

    ·         Experience using Leica Infinity Survey Software.

    ·         Experience filing maps with various county surveyor’s offices and performing research of maps and plats.

    ·         Experience with mapping boundaries preferably public right of way boundaries, preparing right of way base maps, and producing legal descriptions for the acquisition of public right of way.

    Learn more and apply!

    This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on December 19, 2019.

    Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.

    For questions about the job announcement or online application, please call 503-986-7146 or email odotrecruitmentEM@odot.state.or.us.

    ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. 

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