State of Washington Classified Job Specification
LAND SURVEYOR 3
Performs licensed professional land survey work as a section manager or staff specialist.
Supervises the State Land Survey Unit of the Land Survey Section; coordinates unusually critical or complex projects, which usually involve the use of electronic measuring instruments, and a large party; coordinates the work of several survey parties, statewide survey contracts, and a technical office support staff in the accomplishment of control surveys, calculations, and related mapping and digital data entry into the GIS to establish and maintain state property boundaries and corners; assists the regions and program managers with development of long-range survey plans, budget needs, technical standards, procedures, and training needs;
Coordinates and conducts surveys to establish tidelands, shorelands and harbor areas; supervises and participates in computation and platting of survey data and preparation of legal descriptions, related thereto;
Develops procedures and specifications for statewide survey contracts and agreements; administers and approves contract surveys;
As staff specialist, responsible for approving, writing and professionally sealing legal descriptions for the purpose of land sales, exchanges, purchases, leases, etc., of state-owned or acquired land; approves for correct technical data and proper form, all right-of-way plats and electronic communication sites submitted to or created by the department; abstracts and evaluates information, records and evidence obtained; trains department personnel in legal description writing;
As Regional surveyor, responsible for technical and professional supervision of Region field survey crew(s); plans, coordinates and directs the field work, research, calculations, and maps to be prepared as a result of such surveys; professionally seals surveys;
Supervises Public Land Survey Office of the Land Survey Section; manages the acquisition and maintenance of statewide survey-related records of any nature that provide a means for the identification and preservation of survey points and land boundaries; provides administrative support for a five-member Survey Advisory Board; develops WAC rules related to surveying standards, permit for corner removal and filing fee structure; supervises and coordinates the sales of survey records and maps; advises the general public and surveying community on survey related issues; assists the Survey Manager in the development, justification, and management of the Public Land Survey program;
Performs 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 the establishment, locating, dividing and defining of corners, monuments, lines, and boundaries of land; professional standards of land surveying and mapping; computer skills and applications; land records management; mathematics through calculus; geodesy and state plane coordinates; supervision and management practices.
Ability to: assume immediate and full charge of all land survey and mapping work; exercise sound independent professional judgment in making final decisions on difficult surveying problems; communicate well orally and in writing; traverse rough terrain in all kinds of weather; travel frequently and for extended periods.
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.
Licensed as land surveyor in the State of Washington.
Class Specification History
New class: 5-1-63
General revision, title change (formerly Civil Engineer III): 12 17 63
General revision: 12-1-65
Revised definition and minimum qualifications, title change (formerly Civil Engineer 3 - Land Survey): 6-11-81
Revised definition and minimum qualifications: 12-10-93
New class code: (formerly 60740) effective July 1, 2007