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    This position is located in the Arizona State Office, Cadastral & Indian Surveys Branch located in Phoenix, Arizona. Information about Location and the Location area can be found athttps://www.phoenix.gov/.


    Physical Demands: The work is performed both in field and office settings. The office work is sedentary. Employee may walk, stand, bend, and carry light items, field work is physically demanding. Field crews work 10 hour days and are required to walk and climb while carrying heavy objects such as survey instruments, tripods, chain saws, digging equipment, etc. Employee is required to operate dangerous cutting tools and perform strenuous activities such as digging holds and carrying rocks. These field situations require continuous attention to ensure personal safety as well as the safety of the crew.

    Work Environment: Office work is performed in well lighted, air conditioned or heated rooms. Field work is usually in areas where the terrain varies from nearly level land to mountainous terrain and extreme temperature variables. These locations are often remote with limited vehicular access and wilderness settings. The incumbent must adhere to all safety rules and regulations as prescribed in manuals/supplements or by the designated Safety Officer and take all precautionary steps to ensure the safety and well being of his or her survey crew.

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    The incumbent is responsible for performing work that involves establishing, investigating, and reestablishing Federal interest land and property boundaries. Additionally, the incumbent will be a State Office public contact concerning major boundary surveys, land ownership issues and other legal and technical matters related to Federal interest lands that affect the recognized Indian nations, and all other Federal agencies within the assigned geographic area. Thus, the following Cadastral Survey function related duties include but are not limited to:

    -Prepares Special Instructions and Assignment Instructions for official federal authority surveys.

    -Reviews draft survey field notes and plats for accuracy and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

    -Prepares project estimates, scopes of work, and assist with preparation of various project documents.

    -Plans, directs, documents, and guides highly complex surveys and land boundary investigations.

    -Conducts cadastral surveys/resurveys of the Public Land Survey System, resurveys of Mineral Surveys and Homestead Entry Surveys, mineral segregation surveys, Indian allotment surveys, and surveys of riparian or littoral boundaries of federal interest lands.

    -Designs and collects geodetic data in order to verify accuracy and reliability of existing surveys and/or to provide more precise positions for Geographic Coordinate Data Base.

    -Researches documents, collects and interprets administrative and historical records of both federal and non-federal sources.

    -Prepares professional legal reports documenting circumstances that support unusual survey situations.

    -Serves as an expert witness for federal court cases.

    -Researches and prepares responses to public inquiries of omitted lands surveys and other inquiries from Federal agencies, congressional staffs, private surveyors, and the general public pertaining to cadastral surveys or official survey records and land ownership.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required to attend meetings and training events.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All U.S. Citizens - Open to Public, No previous Federal Service is required.

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    1373 Land Surveying

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