The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is seeking a Land Surveyor to assist us in all aspects of boundary surveying on various highway construction projects. Your responsibilities as a Land Surveyor in construction may include the measurement of properties sold or purchased; the location of buildings, roads, and utilities for real estate developers; and the measurement of the exact limits of claims, marking their locations on maps.
At the Nebraska Department of Transportation, we reward our employee's hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment and a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
• State-matched retirement contribution of 156%!
• 13 paid holidays
• Generous leave accruals that begin immediately
• A culture that embraces work-life balance
• Military leave
• Tuition reimbursement program
• Dependent tuition reimbursement program with partnering Nebraska community colleges
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) through the Federal government
• 79% employer paid health insurance plans
• Dental and vision insurance plans
• Employer-paid $20,000 life insurance policy
• Wide variety and availability of career advancement as the largest and most diverse employer in the State
• Opportunity to be part of meaningful work and make a difference through public service
• Training and development based on your career aspirations
• Job security and stability, even during times of economic hardship
• Employee Assistance Program
• Fun, inviting teammates
• Free parking
Pay rate for this position is $20.097. (Effective July 1, 2023, pay rate will increase to $21.101).
If unable to fill at the Highway Land Surveyor level, will under-fill at the Highway Survey Assistant level at $16.339 per hour. (Effective July 1, 2023, pay rate will increase to $17.155). Qualifications for this level are a high school education or equivalent and education or experience in civil surveying.
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Examples of Work
• Assist a Registered Land Surveyor in all aspects of boundary surveying.
• Operate a high accuracy Trimble Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and download the data collector into the computer.
• Research boundary corner records and deeds with limited direction.
• Search for boundary corners with use of digging tools such as a pick, shovel, 70 pound portable jack hammer, etc. in outdoor environments in all types of weather conditions.
• Conduct field surveying with limited direction when supervisor is not available.
• Complete data transfer and draft the survey plat and corner ties by computer aided drafting (CAD).
• Review plats, tie sheet, index sheets, etc. for errors.
• Make corrections after draft copies are reviewed by a Highway Registered Land Surveyor.
• Print and prepare for filing with the State Surveyor's office and County Surveyor's office.
• Ensure the supplies and equipment are available and ready to use in the survey truck.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Two year post high school degree in land surveying. Experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
PREFERRED: Experience in using survey grade Trimble Global positioning equipment and Trimble Business Center (TBC) software. Experience in using Bentley MicroStation computer aided drafting software.
OTHER: Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation. Overnight travel and regular and reliable attendance are required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: the requirements for filing survey documents; land survey practices; the location of pertinent archived survey information including within the NDOT; NDOT Design and Right-of Way operations; GPS principles; the rectangular system of public lands and basic survey principles.
Ability to: operate various surveying instruments for angle, distance and elevation including operating and downloading GPS receiver data to determine coordinates: Research and copy boundary corner records; Locate boundary corners with limited direction; compute survey information for determination of bearings, distances and coordinate values in the field and office; draft survey plats using CAD.
Skill in: the use of GPS and CAD; the correct placement of corner ties: drafting practices for surveys.
NDOT encourages applicants of all ages and experience to apply.
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