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Land Surveyor-In-Training

  • Land Surveyor-In-Training
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$40,012.00 – $63,604.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,667.00 – $2,651.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is entry-level land survey work locating land boundaries and boundary corners.

Job Duties

Conducts land surveys, under the supervision of a licensed professional land surveyor, to determine land boundaries and land boundary corners.

Assists with the design and field work for geodetic survey networks.

Researches land survey records and computes survey closures.

Conducts preliminary reviews of land surveys for compliance with agency standards for land surveys, corner registrations, and geodetic survey projects.

Conducts preliminary evaluation of contract survey work.

Operates complex and highly technical surveying equipment.

Works under close supervision of a licensed professional land surveyor; as employee gains experience, more complex duties are assigned.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from registers.)

Possession of a certificate of enrollment as a Land Surveyor-In-Training issued by the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Landscape Architects.


Special Requirements

By assignment, a position may require possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license.

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 federal and state laws, and principles and practices of cadastral and geodetic surveying.

Introductory knowledge of modern survey methods, instruments, and technology, such as total stations, Global Positioning System (GPS), and data collectors.

Introductory knowledge of data processing capabilities for land survey work.

Introductory knowledge of the United States Public Land Survey System (USPLSS).

Ability to instruct technical survey crews in the appropriate land survey techniques.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, agency representatives, contractors, and the public.

Ability to communicate effectively and prepare clear and concise reports.

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

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