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State of Montana Surveyor III 54155004 in Great Falls, Montana


This posting is posted internal/external. MDT internal MFPE bargaining unit employees will be given preference.

The Survey Section is responsible for the Montana Department of Transportation's photogrammetry and survey programs. Acting as the authority on survey issues for the Department, the Survey Unit is responsible for providing land surveying services, analyzing and reviewing surveys, coordinating surveys, formulating and implementing MDT survey policy, assuring quality of surveys, securing and managing survey data, serving as the MDT's technical support and resource center for survey issues, and determining and implementing time efficient and cost-effective survey methods.

This position is a professional land surveyor (Surveyor III) for the MDT. The position is responsible for planning and performing professional survey work. Examples of duties include: organizing and overseeing straightforward survey projects, signing off on uncomplicated survey projects, analyzing evidence to determine boundary locations, staking/monumenting property boundaries, coordinating survey reviews to ensure quality, consistency, efficiency, and compliance with established standards and policies, making professional level survey calculations, carrying out complex drafting, providing training to field survey crews and coordinating the operation and maintenance of survey equipment with the Unit. The Survey III is in responsible charge of all survey work being performed under their PLS license. The position reports to the District Land Surveyor Manager.

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace.

If you would like a copy of the Job Profile, contact the Cheryl Winship,, HR Generalist.

Bachelors degree in land surveying or geomatics or related field from and accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education AND two years of progressively responsible experience in control survey, construction survey, topographic survey, engineering survey and/or land survey including one year experience as a survey party chief.


Related Degrees: Civil Engineering Technology or Construction Technology or other curriculums with coursework in math, drafting, and techniques, principles, and practices of surveying.

Alternative Qualifications:Other related education and experience combinations may be considered. A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in control survey, construction survey, topographic survey, engineering survey and/or land survey including one year experience as a survey party chief is also required.



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  • Requires Montana Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) license. Please provide a copy of your license.

  • Requires a valid driver's license. Driver’s record will be verified. Successful applicants will be required to sign a release form which authorizes the Department to obtain the applicant’s permanent driving records. Compliance with Mont. Admin. R. 2.6.201, "State Vehicle Use," and MDT Policy # 3-0134, "Addendum to Risk Management and Tort Defense Division State Vehicle Use Policy" are conditions of employment.

  • A relocation Agreement may be offered to internal MDT employees.

The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, at 406.444.6054.

This position is being posted in accordance with the bargaining unit agreement. Non-bargaining unit employees or employees of another bargaining unit may apply. If the position is not filled with a bargaining unit applicant, the non-bargaining unit applicants may be considered. However, bargaining unit applicants will have preference.

This position is an MFPE union position. The successful applicant will receive more information to join the union or not during onboarding.

The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

MDT Core Competencies:




Workplace Safety

Problem Solving/Decision Making

Personal Accountability

Leadership/Developmental Orientation

Job: *Transportation

Title: Surveyor III 54155004

Location: Great Falls

Requisition ID: 19140599