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Chelan County Public Works - Assistant County Surveyor

Department: County of Chelan Public Works
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: $ 5,465.00 - $ 6,026.00 / Monthly  PW21
Posted: October 19, 2021
Application Deadline: Position open until filled.

Job Location

County of Chelan Public Works 316 Washington Street #402 Wenatchee, WA 98801

Description

This position is a full-time position with a hiring salary level is PW21, Step 2 at $5,465.77 to Step 4 at $6,026.01 per month depending on qualifications and experience. Step Increases  $6,327.31 -$7,324.65 

The Assistant County Surveyor manages and performs a variety of land surveying assignments under the direction of the County Surveyor including: 

  • Property research, surveying computations, the development of survey base maps, right-of-way plans, GIS mapping, Record of Survey (ROS), right-of-way and parcel descriptions with exhibit drawings for the preparation of deeds and easements.
  • The Assistant County Surveyor will be involved in coordinating surveying projects and in the direct oversite of one or more survey crews conducting right-of-way surveying, boundary surveying, cadastral surveying, geodetic surveying, and construction surveying, involving the use of conventional and electronic survey measuring instruments including GPS, total stations, and differential levels.
  • Right-of-way Acquisition: In conformance with local, state, and federal regulations, the Assistant County Surveyor is directly involved in the process of right-of-way and property acquisition, to acquire Real Property and or property rights for Chelan County projects.
  • Monument Preservation: The Assistant County Surveyor assists in the identification, management, maintenance of and preservation of survey points and monuments. Comply with the Revised Code of Washington (RCWs) and the Washington Administrative Code (WACs) related to surveying standards and monument preservation.
  • Development Review: The Assistant County Surveyor assists with development review, including detailed review of proposed short plats and major subdivisions.
  • Survey Budget: The Assistant County Surveyor is responsible for completing and submitting the annual survey budget.

Qualification

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Certification as a Land-Surveyor-In-Training (LSIT) in the State of Washington is required.
  • Minimum six (6) years of surveying experience as the duties outlined above for this position or equivalent, with experience in municipal or highway surveying and design, topographical surveying, right-of-way surveying and construction surveying.
  • Knowledge of land surveying principles, practices, and procedures of professional standards of land surveying and mapping; surveying principles governing the General Land Office (GLO) / Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Global Positioning Systems, Geographic Networks, road right-of-way, construction, and topographic delineation.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, court decisions, rules, regulations, codes, and ordinances, and standards, pertaining to the establishment, locating, dividing, and defining of corners, monuments, right-of-way, and boundaries of land as they relate to surveying
  • Proficient in surveying mathematics including trigonometry, geometry, geodesy, and the Washington State Coordinate System of 1983 (RCW58.2).
  • Knowledge of photogrammetric application to project development and mapping.
  • Knowledge in general government procedures and practices
  • Knowledge in supervision and management practices; plan, direct and coordinate the work of subordinate employees.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS and CERTIFICATES

  • Certification as a Land-Surveyor-In-Training (LSIT) in the State of Washington.
  • Possess a valid Washington State driver’s license

Candidates must provide a current résumé, official college transcripts, and LSIT certificate with their application.

COMPUTER SKILLS

The successful candidate will have proficiency in the following software packages/devices:

  • Microsoft Windows 10,
  • Microsoft Office Software, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D version 2018 or higher
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Copy, fax, print, and scan devices, handheld calculators, and phone systems

The successful candidate will also have the ability to gain proficiency within a reasonable timeframe using the following software packages:

  • The current survey crew software used for survey conventional equipment, GPS operation and survey data collection.
  • Accounting software WinCAMS (all modules)
  • ESRI ArcGIS

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

The successful candidate must have the ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively with a diverse group of customers in both oral and written formats.  Incumbent must be comfortable responding to complaints and/or requests from the public, elected officials or other agencies in a professional, respectful manner, and meaningful manner.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Excellent communication, coordination, and interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective relationships both internally and externally.  Negotiate, compromise, and have the ability to reach a balance while still meeting needs and requirements of the Public Works Department and outside agencies.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to prioritize work based on given deadlines and to monitor and track personal performance in achieving established objectives.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in both standard and unconventional situations.

Ability to exercise sound independent professional judgment in making final decisions on difficult surveying problems, define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to operate, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms.  The duties of this position require walking over uneven terrain, sitting, stooping, climbing, pulling bending, reaching, twisting, and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.  Requires finger dexterity, sense of touch, gripping with fingers and hands; ability to see, hear voice conversation, and to speak.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and extended exposure to computer monitors and office lighting.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position typically works in an office or indoor setting.  The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions; traffic; construction sites; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  This position also requires field work along rivers and streams that require specialized clothing, equipment and safety precautions.

On occasion the incumbent may be required to travel to meetings or remote work settings outdoors for short periods of time.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the County Surveyor:

  • Research, compare and analyze deeds, surveys, and plats of record with actual field measurements to establish or reestablish right-of-way alignments, property lines, deeds, and surveys of record. Calculate areas to be deeded; write legal descriptions for deeds, right-of-way vacations or easements for the county. Research county records, state records, land title records, and any quasi records to obtain ownerships, title chain, obtain records of deeds, surveys and parcel information.
  • Research County, State, land title and quasi records to obtain ownerships, title chain, obtain records of deeds, surveys, and parcel information.
  • Prepare right-of-way plans, land surveys, site surveys, topographic surveys, and land corner records.
  • Assist in developing and administering consultant agreements for right-of-way related projects.
  • Prepare reports, legal descriptions, and exhibit drawings for the vacation of and acquisition of county right-of-way, property, or easements.
  • Assist in the management of right-of-way acquisition in accordance with the state Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act (Chapter 8.26 RCW) and state regulations (Chapter 468 -100 WAC) and applicable federal regulations, county right-of-way procedures as approved by the Washington State Department of Transportation. Including the development of right-of-way plans, right-of-way deeds, easements documents and temporary permits. Correspondence with land owners in the negotiation for the acquisition of property or property rights for Public Works projects.
  • Prepare/process design information for the survey crew and prepare/process survey information for engineering and design.
  • Assist in establishing (or consolidating) and maintain a system of continuously updated records of county-owned real property, right-of-way, easement, etc.
  • Prepare displays and reports for use in public meetings.
  • Participate in meetings with property owners regarding the acquisition of real property or property rights.
  • Assist in preparation of reports and recommendations to elected officials, the public, and outside agencies as necessary; participate in public hearings.
  • Respond to inquiries from the public regarding county right-of-way, road vacations, county properties or projects.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of surveying and right-of-way policies for the county.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Directly/indirectly supervise up to four (4) employees in the Public Works department.  Carry-out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include mentoring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints (internal and public) and resolving problems.

Additional Information

  • In addition to a competitive starting salary range, Chelan County employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include medical and dental coverage, 12 holidays and initial vacation leave accrual of 12 days (plus anniversary bonuses), 12 days of sick leave, $150 monthly contribution to Voluntary Employee Benefit Account (VEBA), Washington State Public Employee's Retirement System, and Deferred Compensation.  Union Eligible position.  
  • Position open until filled

To Apply:  Submit letter of intent, resume and Chelan County Application https://www.co.chelan.wa.us/files/human-resources/HR%20New%20CHELAN%20APPLICATION%20Nov%202020.docx 

TO 

Chelan County Human Resources

400 Douglas Street #201

Wenatchee, WA, 98801

or email to: human.resources@co.chelan.wa.us

 

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