Washington State Department of Transportation
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure that people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world’s longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world’s widest tunneling project.
WSDOT is eager to hire multiple engineering professionals to serve an integral role in support of WSDOT’s mission. As the Land Surveyor, the primary undertaking of this position will be to update and/or create new Right of Way (ROW) plans, determine right of way centerlines and boundaries, prepare survey records and documents, and occasionally mark WSDOT boundaries in the field or set monuments.
What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Land Surveyor will:
Lead a team to develop, review, and approve Right of Way Plans
Create computer files and maintain database for WSDOT owned ROW using existing records, title reports, record of surveys, and other legal documents.
Communicate with WSDOT staff to determine property required for construction of projects.
Show the required property on ROW plan and prepare documents defining the area of land to be purchased from each private property.
Review ROW plans prepared by Design Office and Consultants to ensure accuracy and adherence to WSDOT standards.
Direct survey crews to survey features, monuments, and other data that will help to determine the highway centerline and property ownership.
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) license valid in Washington state.
One (1) year of Transportation Engineer 2, Bridge Engineer 2, Transportation Planning Specialist 2, or equivalent experience demonstrating advanced knowledge of surveying and engineering principles.
Current driver’s license
Ability to manipulate up to 40lbs of equipment
Ability to work around fast-paced high-volume traffic near construction sites.
Ability to traverse uneven terrain and work in inclement weather
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Knowledge of WSDOT policies and procedures
Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 357-16-197 mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Compliance with this mandate is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes; however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
This position offers flexible/hybrid work options
The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County, and 5% Assignment Pay.
In addition to base salary, employees may be entitled to other forms of compensation depending on the type, duties, or location of the position. For union-represented positions, more information on other forms of compensation can be found in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements. Information on other compensation types for non-represented positions can be found in Chapter 357-28 of the Washington Administrative Code.
The recruiting efforts for this position may be extended beyond the displayed closing date for as long and until a sufficient candidate pool has been established. The Appointing Authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time thereafter. It is to your benefit to submit your application as soon as possible.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov
Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available, including occasional telework for eligible positions.
Paid Leave – In addition to 11 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options, and free dental coverage! Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.
Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
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How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible. In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:
An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
Contact information to be included in the “References” section of the online application for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, knowledge base, and job-related competencies.
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WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. All persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity, are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter via email.
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Eric Saniatan, at SaniatE@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 22DOT-NWR-10003m in the subject line.
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