Professional Land Surveyor 1 – Project Surveyor

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Professional Land Surveyor 1 – Project Surveyor


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Professional Land Surveyor 1 – Project Surveyor
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery and Operations Division – Region 1 Project Delivery
Technical Center - Survey
Salary Range: $5,772 - $8,951
The role:  
Join our team and provide surveying services and assistance to the Region 1 Technical Center and the Project Delivery Program. The project surveyor plays a critical role in providing quality survey deliverables to design teams. You will put your professional survey license to work, managing survey operations at a project level, including field, mapping, modeling, cadastral and right of way engineering tasks (legal descriptions, etc.).
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
A day in the life:
  • Develop topographic base maps and Digital Terrain Models using Computer Aided Drafting software.
  • Perform Quality Assurance and Quality Control reviews, processes and procedures.
  • Process and reduce field survey data.
  • Perform quality reviews of processed data.
  • Create work products for delivery to internal and external users.
  • Provide assistance and training to field crews and serve as a technical resource on Project Development Teams.
  • Prepare and review base maps from field surveyed data.
  • Develop Right of Way base maps by researching deeds, land sales contracts, County Assessor’s maps, subdivision plats, ODOT drawings, railroad Right of Way maps, county surveys, road dedications and road vacations.
  • Apply project design elements.
  • Evaluate Right of Way needs to accommodate project construction and define boundaries of additional properties.
  • Communicate with Project Managers, Designers, Right of Way agents, and others regarding matters pertaining to Right of Way mapping and Right of Way acquisition.
  • Use professional judgment and expertise to write legal descriptions of real properties that conform to Right of Way drawings.
  • Complete complex calculations using both manual methods and sophisticated surveying computer software.
  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email
 What’s in it for you:
  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Live, work and play in Portland, Oregon!
 What we need:
 A valid Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) license.
  • NOTE: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain comity within six months of hire.
  • Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.
 What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.  
  • Experience drafting and field operations on property and transportation related survey projects.
  • Experience managing, evaluating and processing field data for completeness and accuracy and resolve any issues.
  • Experienced in Computer Aided Drafting and survey data field processing software.
  • Experience working with LiDAR scan data.
  • Experience training staff on survey related equipment, software and standard survey procedures.
 Learn more and apply: 
This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2022. 
Click here to learn more and apply! Please note that we can only accept applications through our website. 
Questions? Call 503-400-5327 or email 
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer