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Land Surveyor in Training (LSIT)


This position works directly with the professional land surveyor (PLS) assisting in processing data, research, setting boundaries, and redlining exhibits. A PLS will review all final work done by the LSIT and will give final approval to place their seal or provide corrections and mentorship on how to find the solution. Through this position one shall gain the experience required to pass the necessary exams and pursue licensure as a professional land surveyor in multiple states.  
Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Searches legal records, survey records, and land titles to obtain information about property boundaries in areas to be surveyed.
  2. Prepare and maintain sketches, maps, reports, and legal descriptions of surveys to describe, certify, and assume liability for work performed.
  3. Direct or conduct surveys to establish legal boundaries for properties, based on legal deeds and titles.
  4. Write descriptions of property boundary surveys for use in deeds, leases, or other legal documents
  5. Prepare or supervise preparation of all data, charts, plots, maps, records, and documents related to surveys.
  6. Compute geodetic measurements and interpret survey data to determine positions, shapes, and elevations of geomorphic and topographic features.
  7. Determine longitudes and latitudes of important features and boundaries in survey areas using theodolites, transits, levels, and satellite-based global positioning systems (GPS). 
  8. Record the results of surveys including the shape, contour, location, elevation, and dimensions of land or land features. 
  9. Establish fixed points for use in making maps, using geodetic and engineering instruments
  10. Coordinate findings with the work of engineering and architectural personnel, clients, and others concerned with projects.
  11. Train assistants and helpers and directs their work in such activities as performing surveys or drafting maps.
  12. Plan and conduct ground surveys designed to establish baselines, elevations, and other geodetic measurements.
  13. Develop criteria for survey methods and procedures.
  14. Analyze survey objectives and specifications to prepare survey proposals or to direct others in survey proposal preparation.
  15. Survey bodies of water to determine navigable channels and to secure data for construction of breakwaters, piers, and other marine structures.
  16. Locate and mark sites selected for geophysical prospecting activities such as efforts to locate petroleum or other mineral products.
  17. Direct aerial surveys of specified geographical areas.
  18. Determine specifications for photographic equipment to be used for aerial photography, as well as altitudes from which to photograph terrain
  19. Conduct research in surveying and mapping methods using knowledge of techniques of photogrammetric map compilation and electronic data processing.
  20. Provide work to PLS for review and approval
  1. AutoCad Civil 3d / Carlson
  2. Coordinate conversions / GPS
  3. Problem Solving/Analysis.
  4. Trimble Business Center
  1. Associates or bachelor’s degree in Land Surveying/Geomatics (Bachelor’s degree preferred)
  2. Passed the Fundamentals of Surveying Exam
  3. Registered or able to Register as an LSIT
  4. Must have mastered good field note taking, managing a crew, running the equipment and training newer staff to familiarize and educate them on field surveying principles
  5. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
  6. GPS experience is a plus
  7. CAD experience a must
  8. Must be able to perform job duties in various terrain and climates. 
  9. Ability to prepare maps, drawings and charts from field notes. 
  10. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and sketches. 
  11. Attention to detail 
Supervisory Responsibility
Correspondence with 2 to 4 survey crews comprised of as Field Coordinators, Party Chiefs, Rod Man and/or Instrument Man.
Work Environment
Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Outdoor work may be conducted at landfills, construction sites, and in traffic on occasion.
Physical Demands
To perform the essential functions of the job, incumbents may be required to perform moderately strenuous tasks, such as including lifting and carrying instruments weighing up to 75 pounds over rough terrain. Incumbents may also be required to clear vegetation, dig holes, and pound stakes with hand tools.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday.
Occasional local day travel may be required.
Required Education and Experience
Knowledge of: principles and practices of land surveying, including boundary determination, legal descriptions, construction, topographic surveying, and GIS; field surveying practices and techniques, including radial staking; uses and capabilities of survey instruments, including electronic total station, data collector, theodolites, network control stations, and GPS measuring equipment; laws, rules, and regulations regarding subdivisions of land, boundary locations, mapping, and surveying practices, including the Professional Land Surveyor's Act; principles of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry as used in field survey analysis; technical report writing; and computer assisted surveying applications.

Ability to: assign, prioritize, schedule, and delegate work; explain technical concepts to others; provide constructive feedback; direct, train, and evaluate the performance of staff; enforce safety practices; work independently; read and interpret engineering plans; collect, calculate, and adjust mathematical computations such as distances, traverses, and elevations; analyze data; operate and maintain complex precision surveying instruments, engineering calculators, and personal computers; perform difficult algebraic, geometric, trigonometric, and precise engineering calculations; communicate effectively orally and in writing; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with County staff, engineers, developers, contractors, and the general public.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
None required for this position.
AAP/EEO Statement
Transglobal Services LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.