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Land Survey Specialist II

  • Land Survey Specialist II
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$32,400.00 – $51,468.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,350.00 – $2,144.50
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This is technical and supervisory work managing land records for a state agency.

Job Duties

Travels statewide to county recorder of deeds and county surveyors offices to obtain land survey documents for microfilming and/or scanning, and to promote modern record-keeping techniques in accordance with state statutes.

Oversees the monitoring of the land survey records in land survey and corner documentation indexing systems.

Responds to requests for land survey information; supervises staff engaged in researching and preparing requested information.

Supervises the scanning of documents and creating a microfilm copy from digital scans to satisfy archival requirements.

Communicates with private surveyors, county recorder of deeds, county assessors, contractors, and governmental agencies to identify problems and provide solutions regarding land survey records.

Manages the operation of the Repository Section which includes processing land survey records, personnel management, and equipment maintenance.

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

Supervises and trains employees in records research, retrieval of land survey records, microfilm processing, scanning, and database development.

Supervises the indexing of official county and state records, and the maintenance of the land survey indexing system.

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

Provides guidance to county recorders regarding proper survey recording procedures to ensure compliance with state statutes.

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.)

One or more years of experience as a Land Survey Specialist I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.


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

One or more years of technical experience in land survey or land records management.

(Additional technical or clerical experience (above the entry-level) in land survey or land records management may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the stated college education.)

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?

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

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

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

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of office management and the supervision and training of staff.

Intermediate knowledge of how real property is described and familiarity with the Public Land Survey System.

Intermediate 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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