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Land Surveyor Manager

S17

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are responsible for performing administrative and managerial professional land surveying work.

Typical Functions

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Performs a variety of professional surveying tasks of an administrative, professional and  scientific nature in coordinating, organizing and supervising operations of a division on a statewide basis.
  • Represents the department in contacts with the general public and public officials, answering questions and resolving complaints or disputes concerning land boundaries or construction limits.
  • Manages the activities of professional land surveyors performing legal land surveys of real property owned or acquired for public use.
  • Acts as an expert witness in real property condemnation suits and other legal matters.
  • Manages the survey operations involved in highway, rail, waterway and airport transportation facilities.
  • Prepares legal land descriptions for the acquisition of real property.
  • Research and design alignments or alternate alignments of proposed highways, bridges, easements, or rights of way.
  • Review, amend and/or correct parcel descriptions to ensure they do not encroach upon, gap or overlap adjoiner parcels.
  • Defend, investigate or bear witness to the property corners and/or monuments established by the Department or the National Geological Survey and maintain the High Accuracy Reference Network (HARN) within the boundaries of the state.
  • Construct, document and maintain the state’s Global Position System (GPS) network and increase the number of GPS monuments along all national highway systems within the state for planning, design and construction control purposes.

Level Descriptors

The Land Surveyor Manager job family has three levels which are distinguished by the level of managerial responsibility assigned within the division.

Level I: Code: S17A Salary Band: O

At this level incumbents perform supervisory and professional land surveying work as a branch manager in a survey division.  They will plan and schedule the work to be done, perform various managerial tasks and provide direct supervision to professional and/or technical staff, multiple crews, multiple projects and required survey support personnel.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of surveying and engineering practices and principles; of administrative and managerial practices and principles; of the principles of effective supervision and of the effects of engineering projects on the economy and environment.  Ability is required to establish and maintain professional working relationships with others; to interact effectively with the public; and to interpret research data and scientific geodetic data.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of registration as a Land Surveyor with the Oklahoma State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors and four years of land surveying experience subsequent to registration. 

Level II: Code: S17B Salary Band: P

At this level incumbents perform managerial and professional land surveying and/or photogrammetric work as assistant to the division director.  Incumbents in this position will assume responsibility of the division in the absence of the division director.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level I plus ability is required to develop, plan and control a budget.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of registration as a Land Surveyor with the Oklahoma State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors and two years of professional surveying experience in a supervisory capacity subsequent to registration

Level III: Code: S17C Salary Band: Q

At this level incumbents will serve as a division director responsible for performing advanced managerial and professional surveying work in the organization and direction of all operations in a division.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level II plus ability is required to  direct management personnel.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of registration as a Land Surveyor with the Oklahoma State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors and three years of professional surveying experience in a supervisory capacity subsequent to registration. 

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