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Land Surveyor III

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Texas Department of Transportation

Location
El Paso, TX

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Description Leads two or more Department survey parties or oversees contracted survey parties in a district for the purpose of determining boundaries and topography of real property and\/or oversees the compilation, update and maintenance of real property maps; provides analysis and technical assistance, support, coordination and advice for the development, implementation and maintenance of land surveying-related information technology\/systems (IT\/IS) and applications to include global positioning and geographic information systems (GPS\/GIS). Work requires contact with governmental and private entities. Employees at this level are virtually self-supervising and assume direct responsibility for the work product. Duties The essential duties for this job include: Analyzes field notes to resolve land boundary conflicts. Coordinates and schedules work with the\u00a0photogrammetry and aerial mapping surveys. Coordinates work with other sections and assists as requested. Identifies and defines parcels for use in transportation projects by using relevant elements of surveying, property description writing, mapping, law, research, measurement, analysis and computation. Provides support services for global positioning and geographic information systems and the Department's Regional Reference Points to include coordination of activities with other governmental agencies. Monitors department\/consultant survey work performance. Originates, signs and seals property descriptions and oversees setting of monument property corners. Oversees the compilation, update and maintenance of real property maps or mapping as defined by the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying. Performs Global Positioning System (GPS), design and\/or construction surveying. Serves as a lead worker or project leader. Serves as expert witness for the state in court cases involving boundary disputes. Travels to identify, coordinate and prioritize future work. Traverses horizontal and vertical control points between GPS control points. Performs other job responsibilities as assigned. Competencies The required competencies for this job include: Communicate effectively Surveying\/mapping methods, materials and publication procedures Applicable surveying procedures, standards and instruments Higher mathematics Building construction and contractor field procedures Contract development and oversight Applicable boundary laws, rules and regulations. Legal research methods Researching, analyzing and interpreting policies and state and federal laws and regulations Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups Planning, coordinating and handling multiple projects within area of responsibility to meet short and long term deadlines Leading, assigning, reviewing and monitoring the work of others Prioritizing and organizing work assignments The use of personal computers and applicable programs, applications and systems Education This job requires the following: High School Grad or Equivalent in a related discipline Work Experience This job requires the following: 5 years in Land Surveying (Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated parttime equivalent) No supervisory experience required. Related graduate level education may be substituted for experience on a year per year basis. Licenses and Certifications The following Licenses and\/or Certifications are required for this job: TX Reg Prof Land Surveyor Safety Impact Certificate Valid Driver License Other Conditions: This is a Safety Impact position (either Safety Impact, Commercial Driver and\/or Vessel Crew Member) and will be subject to random drug testing. Must be registered by the State of Texas as a Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS). Conditions of Employment Safety Impact certifications are not required at the time of application. As required, the Safety Impact, Commercial Driver and\/or Vessel Crewmember certification(s) will be issued by TxDOT at the time of hire. Must pass a drug test prior to employment for commercial driver, safety\u00a0impact and vessel crewmember positions. Commercial drivers, safety impact employees and vessel crewmembers will be subject to additional drug and alcohol testing during employment. Required to work weekends and holidays. Required to work hours other than 8 to 5. Must attend work regularly and observe approved work hours.Required to work under exposure to inclement weather conditions. Required to wear personal protective equipment provided by employer and comply with all safety requirements. Must be able to report for duty within\u00a030 minutes\u00a0of notification on a 24-hour basis. Driver's record check will be conducted by the Department. Satisfactory driving records are required for driving state or personal vehicles and motor driven equipment to conduct agency business. External final applicants for any department position who could potentially be required to drive for the department must pass a drug test prior to employment and will be subject to reasonable cause testing during employment. External final male applicants who are 18-25 years of age will be required to furnish proof of registration or exemption from registration with the Selective Service System. Successful completion of a post-offer\/pre-employment physical exam at the employer's expense is required. If hired, employee must provide document(s) within three (3) days of hire date that establish identity and employment eligibility. A complete list of acceptable documents is on file with the local Texas Workforce Commission office or http:\/\/www.twc.state.tx.us\/. As part of its employment process, TxDOT may procure or have prepared a criminal background check. An applicant with an unsatisfactory criminal background check report is ineligible to be hired for the position for which the report is initiated. Remarks TXDOT does not accept resumes, cover letters or other attachments. Complete the State of Texas application online and fill out the work history section of the application thoroughly. There will be a panel interview for this position.\u00a0 Applicant Information If requested, reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities for any part of the employment process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.The Texas Penal Code (Section 32.52) prohibits the use of fraudulent or substandard degrees. Education and degree information listed on applications will be verified for all final applicants. See \Education Verification\ on http:\/\/www.txdot.gov\/careers\/verification.htm page for information on verifying degrees. Initial screening is based on the Education and Experience minimum requirements defined in the job posting. Interviewee selection is based on applicant information explaining how they meet each Competency requirement in the summary of experience). Official transcripts or other minimum requirement validations will be requested at the time of the conditional job offer.An internal applicant who is selected for a position in their current salary group that has the same state title is not eligible for a salary increase.An internal applicant who is selected for a position in their current salary group with a new state title may receive an increase up to 3.4%.AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY\/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER Job postings expire at 11:59 PM CST (Central Standard Time) on the Posting Close Date.

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Texas Department of Transportation
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