Land Survey Specialist II

  • Land Survey Specialist II
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Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$33,276.00 – $46,992.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,386.50 – $1,958.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is technical and supervisory work managing land records for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Job Duties

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

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

Supervises the microfilming, imaging, and copying of land survey documents to ensure that archival quality is produced.

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 research and document distribution unit which includes accounting, personnel, and equipment maintenance.

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

Supervises the indexing of official county and state records, the distribution of indexes to county recorders and surveyors, and the maintenance of the Land Survey Index used to prepare the indexes for distribution.

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.

Areas of Interest: 
Engineering & Applied Sciences; Research, Information & Publication

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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.


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; and,

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

(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 required 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 micrographics, scanning, and records management.

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

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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