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Land Survey Specialist I

  • Land Survey Specialist I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Annual Salary Range:
$25,564.00 – $40,492.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,065.00 – $1,688.00
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This is technical work managing land records for a state agency.

Job Duties

Monitors land survey records in the land survey and corner documentation indexing systems; maintains corner records registered by surveyors.

Adds documents to the land survey indexing database; extracts information from land survey documents and determines the type of survey and property description.

Manages corner registration projects ensuring survey corners are filed within a specified time frame; scans documents and creates a microfilm copy from the digital scans.

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

Oversees and trains employees on the proper use of databases and in the indexing of land survey and land corner documents.

Attends meetings pertaining to land surveying and document recordation and archival; prepares and presents workshops on land survey and corner documentation indexing systems.

Monitors county offices that record or file land survey documents to ensure all plats, surveys, and corners are received by the Land Survey Program in a timely manner.

Trains county personnel in the use of the land survey and corner documentation indexing system.

Receives land survey documents electronically, by mail, and by retrieving from county recorder of deeds and surveyor offices throughout the state; prepares documents for microfilming and/or scanning.

Prepares documents from originating office for preservation and organizes by root reference numbers.

Processes and inspects microfilm for quality control prior to entry into the land survey indexing database.

Indexes corners into the corner documentation indexing database using Township, Range, type of corner, monument type, coordinates, and index letter.

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.)

A 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 may substitute for the stated experience on a year-for-year basis 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?

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

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

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

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

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 learn how real property is described and gain familiarity with the Public Land Survey 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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