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Douglas County  9070
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Salary Range EO54


This position serves as County Surveyor and plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates the activities of land survey, and filing, access, and interpretation of surveying support documents as prescribed by Oregon Revised Statutes. This is an elected position and as such is directly responsible to the electorate.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

l. Develop, implement, and evaluate programs for departmental operation; establish and maintain department policy and procedures.

2. Prepare department budget and present for approval to Board of Commissioner; monitor and manage fiscal operations of the department.

3. Direct activities of survey programs; ie: corner restoration, survey control monument recoveries, field inspection, Board of Commissioners and other department surveys, documentation and filing of surveys and support documents.

4. Represent Surveyor's Office to public, at meetings and conferences; promote department programs; interpret State statutes and County policy and procedures to employees and public.

5. Monitor and direct work performance of department employees; maintain standards of efficiency; confer with supervisors regarding personnel matters and has final approval of all new hires, promotions, layoffs and terminations.

6. Serve as County consultant with public, other agencies, and timber companies relative to land boundary determinations.


Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of state and local laws and regulations governing the activities of a County Surveyor's office; thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, mathematics, practices and procedures of land survey; reasonable knowledge of principles, methods, and techniques of effective administration including public relations, personnel management and fiscal management to develop, implement, and evaluate programs. Ability to: Make decisions independently in accordance with established policy and procedures, establish new policy when applicable and use initiative and judgment in completing duties and responsibilities; supervise support staff; courteously meet and deal effectively with employees, Board of Commissioners, County department heads, State and local officials, other agencies and companies, private land surveyors, other professionals in the field and the public.

Qualifications - Qualifications for the position are established in ORS 672.094, 672.255. At time of assuming office, must possess a professional land surveyor license. (ORS 672.090 and OAR 820-10-)


This classification is elected by and serves at the pleasure of the electorate.

Exercises supervision over departmental employees delegating responsibility orally or in writing with final responsibility for work performed by the department.


Work is performed within established department policy and procedure; federal, state, and county statutes, rules, regulations, guidelines, ordinances; personnel rules; survey reference materials; management/administration reference materials. Incumbent has to remain current on guidelines and uses extensive judgment in interpretation and usage of appropriate ones. As department head, can implement or revise department policy.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed primarily in an office environment; work is generally sedentary and requires hearing voice conversation and keyboarding; infrequent field surveys may require walking uneven terrain, climbing and carrying survey equipment. A considerable amount of driving is required.

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