Open Position: Professional Land Surveyor 1 - Survey Support Specialist

  • 12 Jul 2017 11:34 AM
    Message # 4971207
    PLSO Office (Administrator)

    Announcement: ODOT17-1231oc
    Professional Land Surveyor 1 - Survey Support Specialist
    Salem, OR - ODOT17-1231oc

    This position provides training and support to survey related personnel in the Regions to ensure proper and efficient use of electronic survey equipment.  Additionally, this position provides information for proper surveying procedures and assistance with specialized non-standard survey situations.

    Additional Details: 

    • Representation: This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).
    • Open Until-filled: This announcement will remain open until filled. Your immediate response is requested as this recruitment may close at any time without advance notice at the discretion of the agency after a sufficient number of qualified candidates have applied. Our next screening date will begin as early as 8:00 a.m. on 08/01/2017.

    We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provide training and instruction in field location and construction survey automation procedures. Includes working directly with survey crews to ensure proper and efficient use of the electronic survey equipment and working directly with office engineering personnel using computer design and drafting equipment to process and analyze survey data.
    • Assist in developing new standards, procedures, and policies relating to surveying, necessitated by the advent of new automated survey equipment. Must rely on thorough knowledge of all aspects of surveying, highway design, highway construction, boundary monumentation, federal government requirements, and related Oregon laws.
    • Provide technical assistance relating to ODOT survey procedures to various units of ODOT, outside agencies, and consultants.
    • Research and test new survey instruments and software for future procurement.
    • Work directly with survey crews when using specialized equipment for short-term nonstandard surveying situations.
    • Work with survey vendors keeping up with new developments and technology. Provide a source of information for field personnel.
    • Work with other sections of ODOT to coordinate activities relating to automation.
    • Working Conditions: Extensive overnight statewide travel. Travel may be in adverse weather conditions. Must work in the field with crews to provide on-the-job training and assistance. Field work may be in inclement weather. Provide classroom instruction and work in office surroundings.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    A valid Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) license.


    Must have and maintain a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record.

    NOTE: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain comity within six months of hire.

    To apply, please CLICK HERE or visit and search for job posting ODOT17-1231oc.

    For questions about the job announcement or online application, call 503-986-7146.

    ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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