Land Survey Specialist I

  • Land Survey Specialist I
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Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$28,668.00 – $39,708.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,194.50 – $1,654.50
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This is technical work managing land records for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Job Duties

Manages corner registration projects ensuring that all survey corners are registered within a specified time period and are microfilmed.

Monitors all county documents relating to corners and maintains a record of corners registered by surveyors.

Assists with managing a unit responsible for researching and maintaining land survey records.

Researches land survey repository records; provides land survey records and registered government corner documents to the profession and public.

Manages the county surveyors' cooperative corner restoration program, including maintaining records, monitoring progress, and processing payment requests from contractors.

Researches and distributes horizontal (latitude and longitude) and vertical (elevation) control data to the public.

Oversees and trains employees in the indexing of land survey and land corner documents.

Attends meetings of county and land surveyors; prepares and presents workshops on corner registration.

Visits county offices to monitor corner registration and county corner contract administration.

Travels statewide to county recorder of deeds and county surveyors offices to obtain land survey documents for microfilming and/or imaging, and to train county personnel in the use of the land survey and corner documentation indexing system.

Microfilms, scans, and filenames land survey records to be included in the land survey repository; processes microfilm and inspects for quality control prior to inclusion into the land records database.

Provides and maintains land survey document updates to county officials and the public.

Receives general supervision from an administrative supervisor.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Business or Public Administration, Education, Surveying, Engineering Technology, or a closely related field.


Four or more years of technical or clerical experience above the entry level in land survey or land records management; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

(Earned credit hours from an accredited college or university in Business or Public Administration, Education, Surveying, Engineering Technology, or a closely related area may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience at a rate of 30 earned credit hours for one year.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of land survey methods, nomenclature, and symbols.

Intermediate knowledge of document recording, indexing, and security techniques.

Introductory knowledge of the principles and practices of micrographics, scanning, and records management.

Introductory knowledge of the principles and practices of office management and the direction and training of personnel.

Introductory knowledge of the use of a personal computer and associated software.

Ability to understand and implement complex assignments and maintain a highly technical records system.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, representatives of governmental jurisdictions, and the public.

Ability to organize and present ideas and recommendations in a clear and concise manner.

Ability to travel throughout the state in the performance of assigned duties.

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