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Land Surveyor II

  • Land Surveyor II
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$44,352.00 – $71,016.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,848.00 – $2,959.00
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This is senior-level professional land survey work locating the corners and lines of the United State Public Land Survey System (USPLSS) and the various subdivisions of the USPLSS, for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Job Duties

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

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

Designs and conducts land and geodetic surveying workshops and seminars for the surveying, engineering, legal, and real estate professions, and other land survey user groups.

Designs survey networks for land survey control; verifies accuracy and ensures that the proper standards are met.

Directs and reviews the execution of contracts with professional land surveyors in the private sector for the location of land boundaries, remonumentation of land corners, and execution of geodetic and global positioning satellite (GPS) surveys.

Directs and conducts field procedures to preserve existing horizontal and vertical control monuments.

Plans, conducts, and computes adjustment of first and second order horizontal and vertical control surveys.

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

Conducts surveys to restore and remonument corners of the original United States Public Land Survey System.

Conducts conventional and global positioning satellite (GPS) surveys to determine the state plane coordinates of control stations.

Reviews the work of land surveyors and provides technical oversight to ensure compliance with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' standards for land surveys, corner registration, and geodetic surveys.

Provides technical training and continuing education to land surveyors in the Department, other agencies, and the private sector.

Presents public information programs to interested groups and the general public on land survey history, land surveying, and services provided by the Land Survey Program.

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 merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Two or more years of experience as a Land Surveyor I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System; and, registration with the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Landscape Architects as a Land Surveyor.


Four or more years of experience as a licensed professional Land Surveyor; and, registration with the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Landscape Architects as a Land Surveyor.

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 federal and state laws relating to cadastral and geodetic surveying.

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of cadastral and geodetic surveying.

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

Comprehensive knowledge of data processing capabilities for land survey work.

Ability to train and supervise land survey technical assistants in appropriate land survey techniques.

Ability to direct the activities of other professional land surveyors.

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

Ability to communicate effectively and to prepare clear and concise reports.

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

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