Johnson County Public Works - Land Surveyor

November 14, 2018 1:10 PM | Evelyn Cable (Administrator)


Position Title: Land Surveyor

Job Title: Land Surveyor

Organizational Unit: Johnson County KS -> Public Works -> PWK-Engineering

Location: Johnson County - KS US

Public Works - Olathe, KS 66061 US (Primary)

Position Grade: 15.16 Non-Exempt

Pay Range (actual pay depends on qualifications): $22.96 - $34.44

Employment Category: Full time-Regular (40 hrs, Full Benefits)

Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 7:00 am-4:30 pm

Job Description

Do you feel inspired to find creative new ways to make a difference?  Are you looking for a place to work that encourages you to grow, innovate, and give back?  Come to work for Johnson County Government and you will find a workplace that will support your professional growth and provide collaborative and team oriented opportunities that will keep you challenged while helping our community.  Johnson County Public Works is looking for qualified applicants to fill the position of Land Surveyor in Olathe, KS.  Johnson County offers a competitive benefit package which includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans, wellness program, short and long term disability, and access to discounts and services.  Applications for this job will be accepted through 4:00 pm on December 30, 2018.  The job duties of the Land Surveyor may include:

  • Serve as Survey Party Chief/Field supervisor; prepare and plan for routine surveys by researching government records, assigning jobs to crew, and determining equipment and supplies needed; perform topographic, construction, right of way, and as built surveys; perform differential and trigonometric leveling; keep detailed field notes and sketches; locate and record existing monuments; operate and maintain survey instruments, including calibration testing and regular maintenance; maintain supply inventories.
  • Process field surveys and prepares drawings/maps for design; perform routine quality control checks on survey files, make adjustments, reviews, and files digital data, field notes, and sketches.
  • Perform routine research related to real property ownership, including right of way dedications, property title, rail road, utility plans, prior surveys, court records and reports; perform routine plat and survey review.
  • Train and coordinate tasks and job assignments of engineering aides when they are assigned to the survey crew.

Job Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent and six years of land and construction surveying experience is required.  The successful candidate is required to obtain a Kansas Surveyor License within six months of hire.  A valid driver's license and acceptable driving record are required.  Knowledge of AutoCAD, spreadsheets, Survey Software, Word Processing, project management skills, and time management skills are required.  This position requires excessive standing and walking, exposure to extreme temperatures and loud noises, and lifting of 50 pounds.

An Associate's degree in Surveying or Engineering and two years of supervisory/Party Chief experience are preferred.

Driving Status: Intermediate (5% to 25%)

Category: Engineering, Transportation, and Infrastructure

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