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Douglas County  4320
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Pay Range GC15


The classifications within this three-level series perform a variety of survey support tasks in the office and the field to provide technical assistance to professional surveyors, developers, contractors, the public and other county departments. The duties range from routine record assistance to field survey equipment operation. This classification is journey-level within the survey technician series, and is distinguished by performing technical duties in support of field surveying for establishment of reference points and measurement or determination of distances, areas, and/or land boundaries; reviewing surveys, plats, and land partitions for regulatory conformance; maintaining department records; assisting the public in survey researching. This classification may lead lower-level technicians.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples. Any one position may not perform all listed tasks.)

1. Research and establish survey corners; coordinate access with property owners; research survey records and evaluate aerial photographs; locate and document corners; prepare survey data for computer submittal.

2. Set horizontal and vertical control monuments; establish plane coordinates and elevations.

3. Review and analyze surveys, plats and reports for compliance to department standards, state regulations and county ordinances.

4. Field check subdivision plats; prepare notes for office analysis.

5. Prepare maps and legal descriptions; provide graphic and narrative analyses for maps and other documents.

6. Oversee and maintain department survey recordkeeping systems; establish new systems; file surveys.

7. Research survey records for county departments, land surveyors, and the public in providing, exchanging and clarifying information.

8. Maintain survey equipment and supplies inventory.

9. Provide lead guidance to lower level technicians as required.


Knowledge of: Reasonable knowledge of mathematics including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; reasonable knowledge of surveying principles and practices; reasonable knowledge of federal and state laws and county ordinances pertaining to surveys. Skill in: Operating field and office equipment and obtaining accurate measurements; processing information on a computer. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; conduct research; perform accurate mathematical computations; adjust to priority changes and manage time efficiently; establish and maintain recordkeeping systems and reports; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, private land surveyors, contractors and the public.

Education, experience and training: Associate's degree in land surveying or related field OR two years land surveying experience, technical engineering experience OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience or training. At time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver's license.


Work is performed under the general direction of the survey support supervisor or the land surveyor. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. The employee receives general instructions regarding the scope and approach to projects or assignments, but procedures and problem resolution are left to the employee's discretion and interpretation. Employee estimates and manages time efficiently. Work is reviewed periodically to ensure determinations and decisions made are in compliance to department policy and procedures.


Work is performed within department policy and procedures; federal, state and county statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances; survey standards, manuals, and reference materials; mathematic reference material; equipment manuals. The employee uses judgment in interpreting and choosing appropriate guidelines.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed both in the office and field and may require bending, kneeling, lifting up to 90 pounds, operating blueprinting and survey equipment, pushing, stooping and walking rough terrain. Work is performed in an environment which involves everyday risks and discomforts with common exposure to pollens, dust, poison oak, traffic and fumes and sometime adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions. A reasonable amount of driving is required.

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