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    There are two positions located in Region 1 with one position in Butte, MT, and one position in Bozeman, MT.

    This position serves as a Land Surveyor for the East Side Lands & Boundary Zone which serves three national forests and one national grassland in Montana, North Dakota and Northwestern South Dakota.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Mark Aughtman at (701)227-7835 or mark.aughtman@usda.gov.

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    • Provides professional land surveying input for the planning and programming of Forest land surveying priorities.
    • Plans and directs the execution of survey projects of a complex nature usually associated with boundary disputes or title claims cases, but also including high-order geodetic surveys, right-of-way, easement, and engineering surveys.
    • Recommends solutions to land disputes involving rectangular public land surveys, patent mining claims, homestead surveys, easements, right-of-way surveys, etc.
    • Provides technical assistance and guidance to management and staff personnel on problems involving boundary disputes.
    • Provides technical guidance and training to Forest survey personnel performing cadastral, geodetic, rights-of-way, and engineering surveys.
    • Consults with Registrar of Deeds, County Surveyors, other Registered Land Surveyors, property owners, Government officials, and all other sources, for record information of previous surveys or other data.
    • Serves as Contracting Officer's Representative on survey projects on survey projects formally contracted to private firms, prepares specifications, and/or reviews surveying contracts on the Forest.
    • Serves as a contract inspector on land survey projects contracted to private land survey firms, ensuring compliance with contract specifications.
    • Establishes and maintains the unit files of U.S. General Land Office Plats and Field Notes.
    • Provides survey data to Regional Office staffs, forests, engineering units, survey crews, etc., to provide for effective determination of National Forest System lands.
    • Interprets and writes legal descriptions and prepares plats and documents incident to land surveys.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Frequent overnight travel is required to individual forests to facilitate boundary marking for projects, as well as for training and meetings.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1373 Land Surveying

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