Land Surveyor-South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Transportation
Pierre, South Dakota
Job Category
Full time Positions
$20.29 - $26.39 per hour, depending on experience
Last Date to Apply
Job ID: 10677 Agency: Department of Transportation; Division of Operations Salary: $20.29 - $26.39 per hour, depending on experience Pay Grade: GJ Closing Date: Open Until Filled  For more information on the Department of Transportation, please visit Land Surveyors are responsible for legal land surveys for the Department. This position will determine boundaries of department properties and rights-of-way, corners of adjacent properties and alignments for upcoming construction projects. The incumbent will assist and may help with training area technician surveyors in various activities. This position often works alone in remote areas, dealing with various animals, reptiles and insects; may face extreme weather conditions, typically in the summer; and may walk long distances carrying equipment. Overnight travel is possible. Licenses and Certifications:  Must be licensed as a Land Surveyor according to the guidelines of the South Dakota Board of Technical Professions. VETERANS' PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE  The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information visit  Apply at: South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources 500 East Capitol Pierre, SD 57501-5070 Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344 "An Equal Opportunity Employer"
The Ideal Candidate Will Have: A friendly disposition, as there will be daily contact with landowners, engineers, other surveyors, and local government officials. Individual needs to be self-motivated, organized, and be able to prioritize work is preferred. Knowledge of: -the laws governing the practice of land surveying and the laws governing the ownership of real property; -the principles, theories, and practices of highway or road engineering; -mathematics, especially the application of geometry and trigonometry, and physics; -effective practices, methods, techniques, and equipment of land surveying; -personnel and fiscal management. Skill to: -to use a computer and operate Microsoft software; -to use surveying software and hardware (Trimble products) used by the Department; -to think independently and solve problems, individually or as a team. Ability to: -understand the foundational elements of mathematics that would lead to choosing one -method over another for a particular task; -make judgements and decisions based upon a preponderance of evidence; -interpret statutes, and documents and defend decisions made; -interpret legal descriptions of land into tangible positions on the ground; -plan, organize, coordinate, prioritize, assign, and evaluate the work of others; -maintain a variety of technical records and adapt records systems to computerization; -make accurate, meticulous, and precise survey computations; -establish and maintain effective working relationships with other land surveyors, local -government officials, engineers, and the public; -communicate information effectively and precisely; -see details at close range, i.e., within a few feet of the observer; and to see details at a distance.
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Heidi Olson
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