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Land Surveyor

US Army Corps of Engineers

Location: Chicago, IL
Type: Full Time
Posted: 08/10/2018
Deadline to Apply: 08/01/2019
Payrate: $33,394 - $79,586/yr
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Job Duties:

  • Conducts difficult survey projects, leading survey teams in remote areas, and applying state of the art surveying techniques, including the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology.
  • Serves as the expert on GPS surveys and survey techniques in developing control networks, establishing vertical and horizontal control in areas where none exist .
  • Surveys can include a wide variety of surveys such as, land and real estate (cadastral), engineering (design, construction, and site location), geodetic (horizontal and vertical control), and ultra-precise dam alignment surveys.
  • Land surveyed may consist of complications such as: obliterated monuments, changing water courses, and probable litigation.

Qualifications:

Education

A. Degree: Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in land surveying; or civil engineering with a surveying option/emphasis. The civil engineering major must have included at least 6 semester hours of surveying, 3 semester hours of land law, and 21 additional semester hours in any combination of the following: surveying, photogrammetry, geodetic surveying, geodesy, route surveying, remote sensing, cartography, survey astronomy, land information systems, computer-aided mapping, aerial photo interpretation, and survey analysis and adjustments.
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B. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major in land surveying or civil engineering, as described in paragraph A, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
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C. Registration: The basic requirements for this series may be fully satisfied by a current registration as a land surveyor in a State, territory, or the District of Columbia obtained by written examination. Such registration must have been obtained under conditions outlined in the National Council of Engineering Examiners (NCEE) Unified Model Law for Registration of Surveyors. Applicants wishing to be considered under this provision must show evidence of registration based on successful completion of the written examinations. Registrations granted prior to adoption of a registration law with qualification requirements equivalent to the NCEE Model Law by the State, territory, or District of Columbia are not acceptable under this option. To be considered equivalent to the NCEE Model law, registration laws must include the four options listed within the NCEE Unified Model Law in the section specifying “General Requirements for Registration” as a Professional Land Surveyor.

Skills & Experience

For GS-7:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-5 which includes accomplishing developmental assignments that are typical within a survey team that utilizes basic techniques, procedures, and methods of land surveying.
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Education: One full year of graduate level education in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as land surveying.
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Superior Academic Achievement. In order to be creditable under this provision, Superior Academic Achievement must have beengained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled, such as that identified in education above. Superior Academic Achievement is based on: (1) Class Standing – Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR (2) Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) – Applicants must have a grade-point average of either (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (“B” or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (“B+” or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.; OR (3) Honor Society Membership – Applicants may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the approved national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (https://www.achsnatl.org/).
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Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 18. Add the two percentages.

For GS-9:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-9 which includes operating standard land surveying instruments and equipment; extracting data and measurements from standardized sources; and preparing preliminary drawings using Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) software package.
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Education: Master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as land surveying.
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Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.

For GS-11:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-9 which includes
applying land surveying knowledge, concepts, principles and techniques to conduct surveys involving land and real estate (cadastral), engineering (design, construction, and site location), geodetic (horizontal and vertical control), and/or ultra-precise dam alignment surveys; utilizing state of the art surveying techniques; and utilizing Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to conduct surveys.
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Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as land surveying.
OR
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.

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