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Land Surveyor I

  • Land Surveyor I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$41,208.00 – $65,544.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,717.00 – $2,731.00
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This is entry-level professional land survey work locating the corners and lines of the United States Public Land Survey System (USPLSS) subdivisions.

Job Duties

Conducts land surveys to determine the location of boundaries based upon legal descriptions.

Conducts surveys to determine heights of points above the North American Vertical Datum.

Conducts surveys to restore and remonument corners of the original USPLSS.

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

Conducts surveys to determine the state plane coordinates of control stations and land boundary corners.

Conducts field procedures to preserve existing horizontal and vertical control monuments.

Directs technical land survey staff performing corner restoration, and cadastral and geodetic survey projects.

Takes measurements, installs monuments, and prepares survey plats.

Works under the general supervision of an administrative supervisor.

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.)

Registration as a Land Surveyor with 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?

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

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

Intermediate knowledge of data processing capabilities for land survey work.

Ability to train and direct land survey technical assistants in 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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