State of Montana Surveyor #32054 in Helena, Montana

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The MDT's mission is to serve the public by providing a transportation system and services that emphasize quality, safety, cost effectiveness, economic vitality and sensitivity to the environment.

The Highways and Engineering Division prepares projects for bidding and coordinates highway construction. The division is made up of the Preconstruction and Construction programs; and five District Construction Offices in Missoula, Butte, Great Falls, Glendive, and Billings for budget and workforce purposes.

The Preconstruction program plans and develops details for construction projects. This includes determining location and design features, conducting public hearings and working with local officials, acquiring property for right-of-way and processing contracts up to the time they are awarded to private contractors. The Highways Bureau is made up of diverse programs in the Road Design, Hydraulics and Photogrammetry and Survey Sections.

The Photogrammetry and 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.

Each District has a District Survey Unit that is administratively under the District Engineering Services or District Construction program and is under the technical oversight of the Helena Photogrammetry & Survey Section. The District Survey Units are responsible for providing land surveying and support services at the District level.

/Position Summary:/

This position is covered under a Career Ladder Advancement Policy. Education and experience will determine salary. We are posting for Level I or Level II – education and experience will determine placement on the career ladder. Candidates wishing to be considered for Level II, must attach their Land Survey Intern (LSI) certificate to their application. Attaching your LSI does not guarantee placement at the Level II.

The Level I Surveyor is responsible for performing a variety of technical and pre-professional survey duties. Examples of duties for the Level I Surveyor include: making measurements, collecting and recording survey data, operating survey equipment, setting stakes/monuments, researching records, recovering survey evidence, making rudimentary survey calculations, drafting at an entry level, maintaining survey equipment and sustaining an inventory of survey supplies.

The Level II Surveyor is responsible for performing advanced technical and professional field survey work; serving as party chief for field surveys; reviewing surveys to determine the validity of the evidence and methods used and to ensure accurate survey information; maintaining equipment and inventories; and performing other duties as assigned.

The position reports directly to the Land Survey Manager or District Land Survey Manager.

/Brief Overview of Major Duties and Responsibilities – Level I Surveyor://(For a full copy of the job description, please contactbrnelson@mt.gov )/


Field & Office Surveying*

Performs a variety of technical and pre-professional field, office and administrative duties in support of ongoing land survey projects and operations.

Survey Party Chief

Serves as party chief for routine field surveys by overseeing field activities under the guidance of a professional land surveyor.

Equipment Maintenance

Maintains equipment and supply inventories to ensure availability and proper functioning to support survey operations.

/Brief Overview of Major Duties and Responsibilities – Level II Surveyor://(For a full copy of the job description, please contact//brnelson@mt.gov/ )

Field & Office Surveying

Performs a variety of advanced technical, pre-professional and professional field, office and administrative duties in support of ongoing land survey projects and operations.

Review Surveys

Reviews in house generated surveys.

Survey Party Chief

Serves as party chief for field surveys to ensure the timely and efficient collection and recordation of survey data.

Equipment Maintenance

Maintains equipment and supply inventories to ensure availability and proper functioning to support survey operations.

The following mental and physical demands are associated with these essential functions for both Surveyor I and Surveyor II:

PHYSICAL

• Lifting objects in excess of 30 lbs.

• Extensive travel throughout the state or district to project locations

• Ability to walk over uneven terrain or in water

• Operating a personal computer

• Communicating in writing, in person and over the phone

• Continual walking or standing

• Exposure to extreme weather and high-speed traffic

• Operation of motor vehicles

• Operation of power tools and/or equipment

MENTAL

• Computing arithmetic operations

• Comparing data

• Compiling information, Analyzing, Coordinating, Synthesizing, Negotiating, Instructing

• Ability to multi-task

• Ability to meet inflexible deadlines

• Decision-making that affects the public health and safety

• Instructing

• Interpersonal skills/behaviors

• Dealing with the public on a regular basis

• Demands for accuracy in all aspects of work

Strenuous physical activities are required on the job including digging, cutting, hiking, and packing equipment in excess of 30 lbs. Survey activities are done year around throughout the state exposing the Surveyor to hazards associated with extreme climatic conditions, remote areas, rough terrain, surveying along highway corridors, and risk of injury from potentially dangerous animals. Extensive statewide travel from the Helena headquarters or district office/reporting station and shifts other than normal are required to accomplish department goals and objectives.

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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.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. All required additional materials must be submitted by closing date. If you need assistance in completing the online application, please contact your local job service. If you need an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR office at 406.444.6054.

To be considered for this position you must attach your transcripts. Unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable.

You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents.

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. Women and minorities are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply.

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 covered by a VEBA (Voluntary Employee Benefit Association). The successful applicant for this position who is eligible-retirement qualified will be required to participate in the VEBA group. The VEBA group can take part in an annual election. Any questions regarding the VEBA can be addressed to Laurie Edwards, MDT Human Resources Division 444-6053.

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Education:

Associate’s degree in land surveying or geomatics or related field from an accredited college or university. Related fields of study include: Civil Engineering Technology or Construction Technology or other curriculums with coursework in math, drafting, surveying techniques, principles, and practices./* Applicants must attach transcripts. */

Experience:

No prior experience is required for entry level.

Other Requirements:

• 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

Knowledge:

This position requires knowledge of standard surveying techniques, practices, and procedures; survey equipment, geometry; trigonometry; computers; survey computation and adjustment software; and documentation and research techniques. The position requires some knowledge of the B.L.M. Manual of Instructions for the Survey of Public Lands, the Montana Subdivision and Platting Act, the Certified Corner Recordation Act.

Knowledge of MDT survey policy and procedures and MDT highway design and construction is desirable.

Skills:

This position requires skill in the use and operation of survey instruments of all types; operating computers and survey computation and adjustment software; and in reading and interpreting maps and plans.

Other related education and experience combinations may be considered.

The above statements reflect 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.

/Minimum Qualifications – Level II Surveyor:/

Education:

Associate’s degree in land surveying or geomatics or related field from an accredited college or university. Related fields of study include: Civil Engineering Technology or Construction Technology or other curriculums with coursework in math, drafting, surveying techniques, principles, and practices.

Experience:

Requires a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in control survey, construction survey, topographic survey, engineering survey and/or land survey including experience as a survey party chief.

Other Requirements:

• Montana Land Surveyor Intern (LSI) certificate.

• 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.

Knowledge:

This position requires thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of surveying, geometry, trigonometry, and statistics. The position requires knowledge of survey equipment; survey computation and adjustment software; documentation and research techniques; MDT survey policy and procedures; survey datum; the B.L.M. Manual of Instructions for the Survey of Public Lands; statute law and common law relating to property boundaries; legal principles of land surveying; the Montana Subdivision and Platting Act; and the Certified Corner Recordation Act. The position requires a working knowledge of MDT highway design and construction.

Skills:

This position requires skill in the use and operation of survey instruments of all types; planning and executing geodetic control, project control, photogrammetric control, hydrographic, topographic, land (cadastral), retracement, quality control, and construction surveys; operating and troubleshooting computers and survey computation and adjustment software; and in reading and interpreting maps and plans.

Other related education and experience combinations may be considered.

The above statements reflect 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.

Job: *Engineering

Title: Surveyor #32054

Location: Helena

Requisition ID: 18142215