Highway Registered Land Surveyor
State of Nebraska

Job Info

At the Nebraska Department of Transportation, we reward our employees' hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment that encourages creativity and innovation.

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%.

Salary range for this position is $24.48 - $34.46/hr. Salary may be 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 with the approval subsequently in the proper office of the appropriate county. Abstract records, recorded surveys, deeds and all other relevant data required to accumulate information to perform the survey. Search for existing land monuments using shovels, picks, 60 pound jack hammers, etc. 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. Prepare, sign, and generate performance reports, time sheets, leave slips and other related documents of supervised staff members.
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; interpret legal descriptions; 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 by use of calculators and computers; download, process and generate coordinates from GPS data. Ability to interpret technical data related to boundary surveying. Ability to operate various surveying instruments designed for angle, distances and elevation determinations. Ability to use high precision survey quality GPS systems, draft in CAD software and work with survey boundary monuments. NDOT encourages applicants of all ages and experience.

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