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Land Surveyor 2 - Tumwater

  • 06 Feb 2020 9:34 AM
    Message # 8730800
    PLSO Office (Administrator)
    Land Surveyor 2
    Engineering & General Services Division – Tumwater

    Recruitment #2019-12-6898
    This is a full-time, permanent, represented position.
    Exciting Opportunity Extended!

    Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?

    Put your field and office survey experience to work for you. We have a first step leadership position available. You will be mentoring staff with less experience than yourself in Land Survey without the stress and paperwork of supervision. We hope to get a candidate who currently holds the LSIT certificate but if your experience and skillset are equivalent we want you to apply. If you have ever walked in the footsteps of the original surveyors and researched the records they left behind you know how much fun it can be. Now is your chance to be the archivist and researcher for a statewide Land Survey records repository.

    You will be delegated responsibility for the statewide monument removal and destruction permit process authorized by RCW 58-24-040. This position administers the program to "Remove or Destroy a Survey Monument". This position reviews, approves and issues permits for survey monument removal and ensures updating of the public record and completion of the process. You will setup and maintain a tracking system for the Permits. Index the Permits into the research database. Provide outreach and education about the Permit and monument preservation. This position creates, monitors, and indexes Memorandums of Understandings with other state departments and local agencies. This position is responsible of all organizing historic land Survey Data, Intake of Land Survey Data donations (which can require statewide travel), assess and make independent judgment of data for inclusion or rejection for archiving. You will maintain and track all records regarding donations for first contact with donators to final disposition into the data archive and tracking system. As part ot this effort: monitor, mentor, and oversee, the efforts of at least two engineering aides in regards to these efforts.

    What will we trust you with?

    • Administering Programs
    • Mentoring others
    • Report and agreement writing
    • Public speaking
    • Input on the Washington Administrative Code.

    Who are we looking for?

    Required Qualifications:

    • Land Surveyor in Training Certificate.
    • OR, Six years of experience performing land survey work, including two (2) years as a skilled
    • Land Survey Technician, Engineering Aid 3, equivalent or higher.
    • OR, Two (2) years of college work from an accredited institution with major emphasis in land surveying and (4) four years experience performing land survey work.
    • OR, Four (4) years of college work from an accredited institution with major emphasis in land surveying and (2) two years experience performing land survey work.
    • Competent in the performance of journey level land surveying and mapping techniques.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of statutes related to the establishment, location, division of land boundaries and their physical accessories.
    • Ability to produce written and oral reports.
    • Ability to direct and lead the work of others.
    • Ability to work with diverse populations with varying skills and understanding of land survey work.
    • Must have a valid driver's license and have two years driving experience. This position requires driving as an essential function. Employees who drive for state business, whether in a state or privately-owned vehicle, are required to possess a valid license as defined in policy PO02-006 and abide by all other driver responsibility requirements. Finalists and/or interview candidates will be asked to provide a driving record from all states in which they have held a license during the past two years.

    Desirable Qualifications:

    • Bachelors' degree from an accredited Institution.
    • Six years of experience performing land survey work.

    The Location

    • One of the world's most scenic places, Washington State offers breathtaking discoveries for people who love natural beauty and outdoor recreation, from the Pacific Coast shores to the rugged Cascade Mountains to the rolling hills of the Palouse. This position reports to the DNR Tumwater Compound.
    • The office is just outside of Olympia and right on the line between the city and the country. From the office to The Space Needle is eighty minutes and under three hours to Mount Rainer. Catch the slopes on Saturday and a Seahawks Game on Sunday. You could of course just go play in the waters of Puget Sound but Priest Point Park is all of twenty minutes away.

    Why work for DNR?

    At DNR, we value public service, innovation and creative problem solving, safety and well-being, and leadership and teamwork. At DNR you'll support the vision of a sustainable future by using your skills to protect and manage the state's natural resources for both current and future generations. As a DNR employee, you'll work with the public's interest in mind as we manage more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands. But managing lands is only half of our story. We house the Washington Geological Survey, a dynamic program that is the primary source of geological products and services in support of decision making in Washington. We also protect other public resources such as fish, wildlife, water, and provide public access to outdoor recreation. Two of our largest and most important state-wide resource protection responsibilities are fire prevention and suppression, and overseeing forest practices.

    We are nearly 1,500 employees strong and dedicated to making DNR a great place to work. Our mission is to serve Washington's lands and communities; build strong and healthy rural communities; enhance forest health and wildfire management; strengthen the health and resilience of our lands and waters; and increase public engagement and commitment to our public lands and resources. In partnership with citizens and governments, we provide innovative leadership and expertise to ensure environmental protection, public safety, perpetual funding for schools and communities, and a rich quality of life. At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally, economically and socially for current and future generations.

    What makes DNR a great place to work?

    • Transitioning to a modern work environment
    • Mobile work
    • Infants at work program
    • Commitment to organizational health and wellness
    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council
    • Leadership that empowers and supports employees
    • Work/life balance
    • Leadership development opportunities
    • Educational aid and career development stipends
    • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility
    • Opportunities to participate in wildland fire suppression assignments
    • Opportunities to stretch your professional skills
    • A comprehensive benefit package that includes employer contributions toward health insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave and vacation days.


    To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov.

    You must complete the entire online application to be considered for the position.

    You must attach the following:

    • A letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile, required and desired position qualifications, and special position requirements.
    • A resume including the names of three to five professional references

    Carefully review your application materials before submitting. If you fail to submit the required documents or complete the entire online application, you may no longer be considered for the position by the supervisor.

    Application Status – once you submit your online application, you can check your status by logging into your account. Finalists for the position will be contacted by the hiring managers directly.

    Questions? Please contact Bob Knuth at bob.knuth@dnr.wa.gov or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov.

    Land Surveyor 2 Supplemental Questionnaire

    * 1. Please select which of the following best describes your education and/or experience:

    • Land Surveyor in Training Certificate.
    • Six years of experience performing land survey work, including two (2) years as a skilled Land Survey Technician, Engineering Aid 3, equivalent or higher.
    • Two (2) years of college work from an accredited institution with major emphasis in land surveying and (4) four years experience performing land survey work.
    • Four (4) years of college work from an accredited institution with major emphasis in land surveying and (2) two years experience performing land survey work.
    • None of the above.

    * 2. Do you have a valid driver's license and at least two years of driving experience?

    • Yes
    • No

    * 3. Where did you originally hear about this job (i.e. friend, newspaper, careers.wa.gov, specific job board website)?

    * Required Question

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