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Survey Technician II

Company: Lincoln County
Location: Newport
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary
Lincoln County Surveyor has 2 position posted with 1 opening. We are looking to fill either a Survey Technician II or Cadastral Surveyor. All applications will be reviewed.
Compensation will be based on experience and internal pay equity.
Your job in the department is to . . . Perform land surveying assignments using knowledge of Cadastral and Geodetic surveying under direction of a licensee in the office. Establishing and reviewing Government Corners, maintaining County Geodetic Control Network, and researching records and documents. Your job also involves . . .Reviewing surveys, partition plats, and subdivisions under ORS 209.250 and 92

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities
Complete field and office survey work including control surveys; cadastral surveys; corner restoration, and geodetic computations:


  • Conduct research and calculations.
  • Conduct field observations and field and office calculations necessary to generate geodetic control and azimuth marks.
  • Conduct office and field research and apply judgment necessary to locate, evaluate and monument original Public Land Survey System corners.

    Review surveys, partition plats, and subdivisions under ORS 209.250 and 92. Utilize Global Navigation Satellite System in the design and implementation Geodetic Control Networks, including establishing control monuments, organization of field equipment, and operating satellite surveying equipment:

    • Operate a variety of survey equipment, i.e. Total station, GNSS Receiver, etc. to traverse section lines, run levels, reference and monument corners, and perform control traverse.
    • Operate survey related software for calculations and generation of survey plats.
    • Maintain accurate notes and documentation on all projects and activities.

      Research property records, deeds, maps, surveys, field notes and information kept in Surveyor's Office, Clerk's Office, Assessor's Office, Road Department, timber companies and other governmental agencies such as BLM, BPA, Oregon State Forestry, for pertinent information relevant to on-going survey projects.Respond to questions from the public regarding professional and technical survey topics:

      • Provide interpretation of land records, surveys, laws, and regulations.
      • May deal with irate and distraught individuals at times.


        Typical Qualifications
        Minimum Education LevelHigh School Diploma / GED Minimum Experience LevelFour-Five yearsSpecifics: survey work. Substitution Note: Any satisfactory combination of course work, experience, and training to be knowledgeable about land surveying. Driver's LicenseOregon Driver's License requiredSpecifics: Must obtain within 30 days of appointment.Desirable Qualifications: Proficiency in Computer Aided Design and Drafting. Pursuing a path towards licensure as a professional land surveyor in Oregon. Undergraduate surveying (or similar) degree. LSI registration with OSBEELS. Knowledge of:

        • Oregon State Plane Coordinate System.
        • Public Land Survey System.
        • Cadastral and geodetic surveying principles.
        • Statutory and common law applicable to surveying.

          Skill or ability to:

          • Use field and office surveying instruments and CADD drafting.
          • Conduct research and understand legal descriptions
          • Convey information, ideas, and facts both orally and in writing to supervisors, colleagues, and individuals, inside and outside the county, using language and a format the audience will best understand.
          • Utilize computers and other technology to communicate in written and verbal forms (e.g., word processing, texts, emails, spreadsheets, department-specific software).
          • Effectively relate well with others, including supervisors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the county. Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and working to maintain constructive working relationships.
          • Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Show up to work on time, and follows instructions, policies, and procedures. Meet productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules.


            Job Conditions and Physical Demands
            WORKING CONDITIONSJob Conditions: Field: Arduous physical activity in adverse field conditions may be required. Office: Normal working conditions with occasional extensive CRT work.Work Location: Lincoln CountyTravel: Frequent travel to various locations throughout Lincoln County in the performance of duties. Occasionally will be required to travel out of the local area for various meetings, conferences, and trainings.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands are typical of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical capability to handle high mobility demands and complex personal interactions.

            • Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert moderate physical effort in light to strenuous work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (20-75 pounds).
            • Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Some tasks require oral communications ability. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds.
            • Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed with exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.

              REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONSLincoln County is committed to providing reasonable accommodations as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This job description indicates, in general, the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and essential functions expected of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
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Keywords: Lincoln County, Salem , Survey Technician II, Professions , Newport, Oregon

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