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    This announcement may fill up to two positions located in Washington working for the Northern Washington Lands Zone providing service to MBS, OKA-WEN, and Colville National Forests.

    This position serves as a Land Surveyor on a Forest Service Unit with responsibility for the land surveying aspects of the unit's land line location and land adjustment programs.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact at Alan Adams at alan.adams@usda.gov or (509) 684-7234

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    • Duties listed are at the full performance level. If selected at the GS-5, GS-7, or GS-9 level an incumbent will perform the duties at a reduced level of responsibility and/or difficulty while receiving on-the-job and other appropriate training.
    • This is a field going position and the employee will be required to work outdoors in inclement weather and in rugged mountainous terrain.
    • Plan and execute all aspects of survey projects to locate and delineate the boundaries of National Forest System Lands (NFSL), from initial project development and records research to the filing of records and reports upon project completion.
    • Lead and manage field crew(s) in performance of the survey, marking, and maintenance of NFSL boundary lines.
    • Provide survey support to other program areas/staff as needed.
    • Review, interpret, and prepare legal descriptions, plats, deed exhibits, and other documents.
    • Analyze title documents, land records, and legal decisions to evaluate ownership, rights, and conflict of title.
    • Consult with Professional Land Surveyors, property owners, Government officials, and others for information which affects or could affect the location of property lines, and to resolve complicated and contentious survey situations.
    • Manage the technical aspects of survey project contracts, including developing contract specifications, scope of work, and cost estimates, serving as Contracting Officer?s Representative, and inspecting completed work for contract compliance.
    • Provide technical support and guidance to other program areas/staff on subjects under the umbrella of expertise of Professional Land Surveyors.
    • Brief unit management on land, title, and boundary disputes, encroachment/trespass cases, and other situations as they arise, and recommend solutions to the same.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. This position primarily provides fieldwork throughout eastern Washington.

    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/583976800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.