Forest County Potawatomi Land & Natural Resources Department
Under general supervision of the Land Information Director, adjusts and operates surveying instruments, compiles field notes, collects data using GPS and makes preliminary sketches. Maintains confidentiality of privileged information.
- Assists in conducting land surveys in order to establish legal boundaries for properties to establish or re-establish land and property boundaries, property surveys, topographic surveys, boundary disputes, residential lease sites, crime sites, business lease sites, and right-of-ways.
- Obtains land surveys data such as distances, angles, elevation points, and contours using surveying instruments.
- Performs routine surveying duties as a rodman; performs survey shots with a stadia rod, range-pole and prism.
- Selects measuring points in consideration of terrain and necessity for control points and sets rebar, stakes and other survey points.
- Collects data in the field with an electronic or manual field book and enters collected data into a Computer Aided Drafting System (Auto-CAD) and reduces field notes.
- Draws preliminary plats from reduced field notes or from legal descriptions; may be required to make sketches with brief notes.
- Researches legal and historical records from local surveyors, city, county, state and federal agencies.
- Ensures the maintenance of all surveying, drafting equipment and vehicles.
- Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
- Maintains regular and punctual attendance.
- High School Diploma or GED
- Associates Degree in Land Surveying or related field preferred
- Two years of experience in Land Surveying preferred.
- Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and be eligible for coverage under the Tribe’s Insurance.
- Must successfully pass a background check and pre-employment drug screening.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of cartographic/mapping systems and related software use and application.
- Knowledge of mapping symbols, standards, and terminology.
- Knowledge of basic surveying techniques and principles.
- Knowledge of proper safety techniques.
- Knowledge of design techniques involved in the production and use of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models.
- Knowledge with fieldwork associated with surveying; traverse topographic, contour, leveling and other related surveying duties.
- Knowledge of the proper care and operation of all surveying and drafting equipment.
- Ability to read a legal description, right-of-way maps, private surveying plats and aerial photos.
- Ability to operate a chainsaw, power tools, and ATV/UTV.
- Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to exercise independent judgment.
- Ability to interact and maintain good working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
- Skill in operating various word-processing, spreadsheets, and database software programs.
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