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Registered Land Surveyor

By April 28, 2022

Nebraska Department of Transportation

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is seeking two Registered Land Surveyors to perform, oversee, and review boundary surveys for the acquisition of right of way along the highways in Nebraska. The Nebraska Department of Transportation provides the best possible transportation system for the movement of people and goods by creating and maintaining life changing transportation systems that connect people and communities, enhancing the quality of life for all Nebraskans. Our culture is vibrant, and teammates feel valued as individuals and as part of our team. We hire good people who share our sense of pride and are excited to make a difference in the lives of fellow Nebraskans.

We provide training and career development, advancement opportunities, ample paid time off, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes a matching retirement contribution of 156%.

If you’re a Registered Land Surveyor who is interested in being part of a supportive and rewarding work environment where you gain the satisfaction of knowing you’re working to better your community, apply today using our new quick apply process! Just attach your resume when prompted. No resume? Use the text box provided to tell us about your experience and qualifications.

Salary commensurate with applicant’s education and experience, if approved.

Examples of Work:
Conduct, perform, supervise, review and approve boundary surveys for the acquisition of right of way along the highways in Nebraska. Prepare plats, maps, corner ties and field notes of all required surveys to be made of record in the State Surveyor’s office. Research abstract records, recorded surveys, deeds and all other relevant data required to accumulate information to perform the survey. Search for existing land monuments which can be quite labor intensive and be performed in all types of weather conditions year round. Locate, perpetuate, restore and re-establish property monuments as necessary to complete the survey including original government corners which may require cooperation with the appropriate County Surveyor. Supervise survey crews to perform related work as required in the supervisor’s absence. Apply survey law in analyzing and detecting errors in legal descriptions and/or surveys and make necessary corrections. Answer survey related questions from people within the Department and from the private sector as well as private, county and federal surveyors. Train survey technicians in the use of survey equipment and in the interpretation of survey computed data. Schedule survey crew members work assignments.

Qualifications / Requirements:
REQUIREMENTS: Registration as a Land Surveyor as defined by the Nebraska Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors is required. Applicants must be registered at time of application or be able to obtain such a license within 90 days of employment. The type and amount of education and experience needed is cited in Nebraska State Statutes 81-8,117, and outlined in the following Legal Requirements section. Additional information is available from the Nebraska Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors.

PREFERRED: Registered Land Surveyor in the State of Nebraska who knows how to run a Trimble R10 GPS unit or equivalent, has the ability to download the field data into Trimble Business Center software for bearings and distances, and who knows how to draft in MicroStation.

OTHER: Must have a valid Nebraska driver’s license. Overnight travel is required. Regular and reliable attendance is also required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the rectangular boundary system. Skills in writing and interpreting legal descriptions. Ability to research and interpret survey records; draft survey plats using CAD; compute survey information for the determination of bearings and distances as well as coordinate values in the field and office; prepare and process final survey information; determine accuracy of the survey; download, process and generate coordinates from GPS data. Ability to interpret technical data related to boundary surveying.

NDOT encourages applicants of all ages and experience.

To apply for this job email your details to todd.ludwig@nebraska.gov

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