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Land Surveyors' Association of Washington
Professional Surveyors


Surveyor 1: City of Bellevue

Job Summary

    Civic Services provides the foundation that supports our partners in carrying out government operations. The Land Surveying division, a part of the Civic Services Department, produces and maintains specialized maps and data. Survey staff provide the following land surveying and mapping services for city staff in support of capital improvement projects, resource management, and land use actions. The Land Survey Division is currently looking for a Surveyor 1 to join our great team.
    Our employees bring unique skills and qualities to the table, embrace the values of honesty, accountability and commitment to service, and take pride in the work they do. You'll work in an environment where being innovative, collaborative, and future focused are the status quo. Bellevue welcomes the world. Our diversity is our strength. It's what makes The City of Bellevue an exciting place to work, live, and explore.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

        Operate survey instruments on a field survey crew.
        Operate Geodetic GPS receivers.
        Maintain survey equipment.
        Set tripods, targets and reflectors.
        Set takes, hubs and monuments as directed.
        Position safety signs and direct traffic.
        Keep survey field notes.
        Perform field computations to determine position.
        Occasionally lead field survey crew on routine assignments.
        Download field data collectors and GPS receivers into computers.
        Read and interpret legal descriptions.
        Perform a variety of routine mapping duties.
        Determine locations for contours on maps.
        Perform related duties as assigned.

    Supervision Received and Exercised:

        Works under the general supervision of a Professional Land Surveyor.


    Knowledge of:

        Survey principles and practice
        Cartographic methods and standards
        State Plane Coordinate Systems and map projections
        GNSS Global Positioning System
        Engineering design and construction practices
        Proficiency in operation and care of survey instruments, data collectors, and GPS receivers.

    Skill in:

        COGO, CAD, and GPS software
        Algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and statistical analysis
        Reading and interpreting design plans
        Organizing and prioritizing work for self and others
        Written and oral communication
        Responding to frequently changing work responsibilities
        Working effectively with the general public
        Working effectively as part of a team
        Ability to understand and execute instructions


        Graduation from an accredited two-year college with a degree in Surveying Technology plus two or more years of progressively responsible experience in Land Surveying.
        Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
        A driver's abstract will be need to be presented during the interview.



    The physical demands and work environment described here 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.

        Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.
        Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
        The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 80 pounds.
        The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet while in the office or moderately loud when in the field.
        Work may periodically require the employee to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl.  Work is performed under all weather conditions, often on busy streets or construction sites, involves extensive standing and walking and includes clearing brush, working in swamps, manholes, and on difficult slopes.

    For questions regarding this position please contact Jon Warren at 425-452-6460.


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