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    This position is located in the Northern Region, East-Side Lands and Boundary Management Zone (ESLBZ).

    The incumbent performs land surveys and related work in a zoned organization which services the Beaverhead-Deerlodge, Custer Gallatin, Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forests, and the Dakota Prairie National Grasslands.

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

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    • The duties listed are at the full performance grade level (GS-09).
    • Plans and conducts cadastral surveying projects of a complex nature, usually involving conflicting title data or fragmentary corner evidence requiring research and evaluation and the proper application of pertinent State and Federal laws.
    • Assembles all survey project data and performs the necessary mathematical computations involved in traverse closure, azimuth determination, state plane coordinate transformation, section subdivision, route alignment, and location.
    • Prepares preliminary and final survey plats, drawings, reports, legal records, and title descriptions for review and approval by a registered land surveyor.
    • Serves as a contract inspector ensuring compliance with contract specifications on survey projects contracted with private surveying firms.
    • Provides technical guidance and training to Forest survey personnel performing cadastral, geodetic, rights-of-way, and engineering surveys.
    • Performs maintenance, calibration, and adjustment of precision surveying instruments and related equipment.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - This zoned position requires a considerable amount of travel throughout Montana, North Dakota, and northwest South Dakota, with overnight stays.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1373 Land Surveying

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/562831400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.