Serves as a Professional Land Surveyor responsible for the execution of land surveying work and as the localized point of contact for land surveying projects for the Region’s land line location, land adjustment program and title claim resolution programs. Duties include:
Planning and directing the execution of boundary survey projects involving issues such as extensive lost and missing corners, advanced PLSS boundary problems, boundary disputes involving complex land tenure, political or social issues. The incumbent will make professional recommendations and provide technical assistance and guidance to unit management and staff personnel to resolve complex survey problems.
The incumbent will also be responsible for the completion of site surveys, Small Tract Act surveys, road and trail surveys, Wilderness Boundary descriptions and surveys, and other administrative surveys or land description reviews as needed.
The incumbent will be responsible to ensure all data of any survey is georeferenced to the National Spatial Reference System and of sufficient quality and completeness that all appropriate exhibits, drawings, plats, and other items can be accurately created by the incumbent, and that all required items can be recorded with the appropriate local government entity. The incumbent will also ensure that all Federal and State regulations are followed during the course of a survey. The incumbent will be required to be a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the appropriate states, upon obtaining the GS-11 level.
The incumbent will direct a crew of 1-4 other individuals during the course of the field season, ensuring all individuals are instructed in safety practices, training, and the proper procedures of surveying.
The incumbent could also serve as a Contracting Officer’s Representative on survey projects formally contracted to private firms, and promoting and employing equal opportunity and nondiscriminatory practices for merit promotion.
Performs other duties as assigned.
The position requires working outdoors for several months of the year. This position requires work across a portion of the Region and will often include driving many hours to remote locations on rough, primitive roads. Good navigation skills are a must. Accomplishment of the necessary duties will, at times, require arduous field work in inclement weather conditions. Standard field work involves hiking for several hours a day in steep, rugged, mountainous terrain.
The incumbent will be expected to spend the majority of their time in the field, with a crew of 1-4 individuals during the field season. Extended overnight backpacking, pack stock or camping trips are periodically required. Field camps are usually isolated, primitive settings. The incumbent must be able to carry a 45 pound backpack and lift heavy cargo and gear.
The ideal candidate for this position is:
• A person who is extremely motivated, and gets things done
• Comfortable in a fast changing environment
• Very goal-driven, and wants to raise the bar every day
• A great communicator
• Someone keen to learn new things
• Passionate about travel and experiences
• Extremely well organized
• Values community connections and partnerships
• Practices inclusion and values diversity
For questions regarding the position contact Forrest Decker, Regional Boundary and Title Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org