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Land Surveyor

ACS Professional Staffing is looking for an employee to work on-site with our client. The Land Surveyor position is within the TERG Geomatics organization provides extensive office and field support for TERG’s Field Survey teams on Capital and Expense Projects.  Duties include research and preparation of field survey work packages, managing collected field data, and creating survey deliverables for Realty, Engineering, Forestry, Mapping, and numerous other originations.  Additionally, this position is the primary support person to monitor and respond to all public information requests coming from Professional Surveyors and government agencies. This position directly supports and communicates with external requestors to assist them in correctly identifying the location of rights. This position also creates exhibits for the right-of-way and facility boundary retracement surveys, including Right-of-Way Marking and support of Realty with Encroachment Surveys under the direction of the Federal Surveyor. This full-time position is located in Vancouver, WA.

Because we are a federal government contractor, we have special restrictions placed on us for hiring foreign nationals into certain key positions within the company. This particular position requires U.S. citizenship.

ACS Professional Staffing will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal or state law.  The company will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process if so requested.

  • Facilitate and perform route, engineering design, property, geodetic, and construction surveys primarily in support of Transmission Line Engineering, Facility Engineering, and Realty Sections, under the direction of the Supervisory Land Surveyor.
  • Review, perform and create exhibits for right-of-way and facility boundary retracement surveys, including encroachment and right-of-way marking surveys, under the direction of the Right of Way Surveyor. 
  • Research the government agency, state, county, and city records for information concerning rights.
  • Inspect and verify survey deliverables for accuracy and correctness. Deliverables include:
    • Field note sheets;
    • Electronic data collection files;
    • Computation sheets;
    • CAD base maps;
    • Records of Surveys and land acquisition exhibits;
    • Survey reports and narratives;
    • Encroachment and right-of-way exhibits;
    • GNSS networks and OPUS reports;
    • Electronic GIS files.
  • Draft and review scopes, schedules, statements of work, and estimates for survey work performed by survey contractors.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the work of contract survey crew personnel. Perform complex computations and analysis using technical software
  • Coordinate and support the collection of field survey data for transmission line and facility projects, including static, Real-Time Kinematic (RTK), and Virtual Reference Station (VRS) GNSS data.
  • Check and review Record of Surveys, Boundary Line Adjustments, Partition Plats, and other official documents, following organizational standards, to be recorded at various federal, state, and county government offices.
  • Complete associated documentation and archiving, such as control and alignment reports. All files to be placed in correct storage locations when completed for records retention.
  • Coordinate field survey activities with other functional organizational units to coordinate with design, construction, and forestry needs.
  • Review and analyze vague title policy matters and legal description issues
  • Maintain land survey databases and validate data quality of information entered.
  • Assist with process improvement efforts and associated administrative tasks.
  • Perform land survey and real property records research and coordinate with the public and other governmental agencies regarding requests
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Land Surveying, Civil Engineering, or a closely related field is preferred.
  • 8 - 10 years of experience in Land Surveying is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in and expert knowledge of laws affecting land surveying and boundaries is required.
  • Professional Land Surveyor License is required, along with 3 - 8 years of experience performing licensed level work.
  • Knowledge of professional surveying practices and procedures; state and federal laws affecting land surveying and boundaries is
  • Proficiency in the operation and maintenance of Trimble total stations, GPS equipment, and electronic levels and other various measuring instruments.
  • Expertise with state plane coordinates, horizontal & vertical datums, network adjustments (least squares), and geodetic & GNSS surveying
  • Proficiency with electronic data collection systems and processes.
  • Must be able to download and process data files, perform complex survey computations using various software packages (i.e., Trimble Business Center, OPUS, Bentley MicroStation & Inroads, NGS tools, ESRI ArcGIS, Microsoft Office)
  • Working knowledge of Project Wise, ESRI ArcGIS, and Microsoft Project
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.
  • Position requires frequent walking, bending, and stooping.
  • Position requires the ability to lift and carry 60 pounds.
  • Position requires a minimum level of physical ability sufficient to lift, carry, move, and stack equipment weighing up to 20 pounds.  Bending stooping, lifting, kneeling, reaching, and walking for short distances (up to 500 yards) may be required.
  • Position requires frequent walking on uneven terrain.
  • Position requires working knowledge and safe use of basic hand tools such as a drill, hammer, and saw.
  • Position requires occasional use of machete or other vegetation cutting tools is anticipated for fieldwork.
  • Work sponsorship not available at this time. No third party candidates considered for this position.

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