Deputy County Surveyor - Bend

  • 05 Jun 2019 9:02 AM
    Message # 7557270
    PLSO Office (Administrator)

    Deputy County Surveyor

    Salary$5,296.24 - $6,760.07 Monthly

    Location Bend, OR

    Job TypeRegular, full time, full benefits


    Job Number2019-00049

    Closing6/19/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

    Deschutes County is accepting applications for a Deputy County Surveyor. This position is responsible for performing a variety of professional level land surveying activities related to public land corner preservation, boundary and right-of-way surveys and capital improvement projects. Duties include performing professional level property surveys, reviewing and approving surveys, plats and other survey documents; coordinating assigned projects, including plat review and approvals, road research, retracements, and legalizations; preparing and reviewing technical reports, legal descriptions, data-supported findings, and other documents for various transactions; preparing and entering data into a computerized system of records; preparing drawings of complex survey projects by reducing field notes; calculating the positions of property corners and government corners providing data for field crews; calculating ties from surveys to legal government corners; performing advanced surveying work in the retracement of right-of-ways, the establishment of new right-of-ways, establishment of boundaries, and the establishment of horizontal and vertical control for surveying/engineering; researching and evaluating surveys, corner reports, benchmarks, descriptions, deeds, and aerial photographs; and verifying computations and statute compliance of maps and legal descriptions of partitions or subdivisions, condominiums and vacation of properties. This position serves as the County Surveyor's Principle Assistant and at times may be required to perform the legal responsibilities of the County Surveyor.

    *This posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but rather constitutes a general definition of the positions scope and function.

    Notification to all applicants will be sent via email only. Please check your email for recruitment information, and your account for application status.

    Additional information regarding the position may be found online by going to the Deschutes County Human Resources website.

    This position is under review. Changes to job duties and requirements may occur.


    $5,296.24 to $6,760.07 for a 172.67 hour work month. Salary normally starts at the first step. Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This union-represented position is available immediately.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Degree in land surveying and four years of progressively responsible experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar related duties and responsibility. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the above described duties may be accepted. Must possess or ability to obtain a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) license in the State of Oregon within 6 months of hire. Information on qualifications to become registered as a Professional Land Surveyor can be found by clicking HERE.

    Preference will be given for:

    • Current possession of a Professional Land Surveyor License in the State of Oregon.

    Must have knowledge and skill in the following:

    • Professional principles, practices and techniques of land surveying.
    • Applicable federal and state regulations, local ordinances, and County policies governing land survey methods, standards, record-keeping, drafting and mapping techniques.
    • PLS terminology and procedures.
    • GPS surveying, computer software systems, computer-aided design programs (CAD), spreadsheets and databases.
    • Use of complicated survey equipment, computers, calculators, and obtaining accurate measurements.
    Must have the ability to:
    • Compile, analyze, and record technical data.
    • Establish and maintain record-keeping systems.
    • Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.
    • Prioritize work assignments using sound judgment.
    • Conduct research, understand technical information and prepare technical reports.
    • Work independently in accordance with established policies.
    • Utilize problem and resolution techniques.
    • Courteously meet and deal effectively with others, including employees, private land surveyors, contractors, public agencies, and the public.
    • Ability to obtain required internal Departmental training certifications, such as road flagger, forklift, first-aid/CPR, etc.
    Necessary Special Requirements

    Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver's license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.

    Possession of or ability to obtain a Professional Land Surveyor License in the State of Oregon within 6 months of hire.

    Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
    Work is performed both in the office and field and may require bending, keyboarding, kneeling, lifting up to 25 pounds, operating specialized survey equipment, power tools, such as chain saws, rotohammers, axes, sledgehammer etc., pushing, stooping and walking rough terrain. In the field, work is performed in an environment that may involve adverse environmental conditions, such as pollens, traffic hazards and fumes and inclement weather conditions, requiring safety precautions. A reasonable amount of driving is required.

    Deschutes County Human Resources
    1300 NW Wall Street Suite 201
    Bend, Oregon, 97703
    (541) 330-4643

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