Changing Aspen Leaves - RMNP

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Description Detail


Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$26.93 $37.71 $4,667.78 $6,536.27 $56,019.00 $78,426.00


Plans, organizes, directs and participates in advanced engineering and field surveys. Supervises and reviews work of survey crews.


The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.  

  • Receives general supervision from higher-level management and supervisory staff.
  • May exercise direct and indirect supervision of survey crew positions.
  • Examine preliminary construction project requirements; research necessary information for projects; establish project priorities.
  • Direct survey crew personnel and participate in making a variety of surveys including land surveys to determine location of property lines, boundaries, easements, and right-of-way; topographic surveys to determine locations and elevations of existing improvements, structures and topographic features; construction surveys for improvement projects; surveys to establish and adjust benchmarks; and surveys to establish road centerlines.
  • Provide lead accountability for other employees within work unit, which may include scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, instructing/training in work methods, hiring personnel and conducting performance evaluations.
  • Participate in department meetings concerning survey matters.
  • Keep accurate field notes of work performed showing lines, angles, distances, benchmarks, mathematical calculations, and other data pertinent to the field survey.
  • Catalog and file survey notes.
  • Compute and adjust angles, distances, bearing, traverses and elevations.
  • Operate survey instruments and instruct others in their operation.
  • Perform a variety of office surveying duties including researching existing record and compiling data required for current survey projects, and computing data to be shown on maps.
  • Schedule and coordinate surveying services with all of the appropriate parties.
  • Check subdivision and exemption review for land survey compliance with Larimer County rules and State of Colorado statutes.
  • Operate a computer in the performance of assigned duties including the performance of mathematical calculations and computer aided drafting, and data file development and manipulation; download and review field data.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Survey methods, practices and techniques.
  • Concepts and principles of land and construction surveying.
  • Relevant laws and regulatory codes dealing with development, construction, surveying and real estate.
  • Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry.
  • Operation of survey equipment.
  • Survey related computer equipment and programs, including GPS and AutoCAD.
  • Methods and techniques used in the design and construction of a variety of projects.
  • Applicable principles and practices of engineering as related to assignment; Colorado laws and regulations applicable to the practice of land surveying.
  • Sources of information concerning previous land surveys.
  • Supervisory principles, procedures, and methods including selection, training, discipline, and evaluation.
  • Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies and standard operation procedures.
  • Understand and interpret legal descriptions and record survey maps.
  • Understand and interpret engineering plans, diagrams and notes.
  • Use and care for surveying instruments and equipment.
  • Read and interpret engineering plans, blueprints, and construction documents.
  • Make mathematical computations quickly and accurately.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Make accurate and legible field survey notes.
  • Prepare and maintain clear and concise charts and records.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
  • Four years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
  • Equivalent to an associate's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Land Survey, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Possession of a valid license as a Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Colorado.

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