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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 527H
Category: Science & Engineering


Supervises and coordinates the precision land survey activities of the Department of Wildlife.

Typical Work

As chief-of-parties, supervises, schedules and coordinates several survey parties in the accomplishment of second and third order control surveys to establish property lines and boundaries;  

Supervises and coordinates an office staff in survey calculations and the preparation of maps and plats;  

Provides expert professional consultative advice and service relating to complex land survey problems;  

Establishes the standards and procedures for land survey work; evaluates new procedures and equipment; trains personnel;  

Performs other related work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  land surveying and mapping principles, procedures and practices; statutes, court decisions and other law pertaining to locating and dividing land; professional standards of engineering and land surveying; arithmetic and mathematics through trigonometry; mapping, drafting and lettering.   

Ability to:  effectively train and supervise personnel; accomplish the highest order of land survey work; exercise sound independent judgment in solution of the most difficult land survey problems, with the lowest degree of tolerance; write and speak clearly, concisely, accurately and informatively; travel frequently and for extended periods.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Registration as professional land surveyor in the State of Washington.  


Two years of experience in professional Government Land Office retracement and/or reestablishment land survey work of third order or better, at or above Land Surveyor 2 or equivalent (party chief) gained subsequent to the registration.


Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New class Effective May 1, 1963
Revised December 27, 1963 Title change (formerly Civil Engineer IV)
Class abolished effective July 1, 1967
Class reactivated effective November 5, 1971
Revised October 10, 1980 Revises definition
Revised June 11, 1981 Revises minimum qualifications, title change (formerly Civil Engineer 4 - Land Survey)
Revised May 9, 1986 Revises definition, title change (formerly Land Surveyor 4)
Revised March 11, 1988 Revises definition, title change (formerly Land Surveyor - Game)
New class code: (formerly 60750) effective July 1, 2007