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Are you a civil engineer or a land surveyor!In partnership with the USDA Forest Service Intermountain Region, MobilizeGreen seeks a Land Surveyor Resource Assistant (RA) to work out of the Unita-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Supervisor's Office in Salt Lake City, UT. The primary responsibility of the RA is to accurately determine the terrestrial or 3-dimensional position of points, to establish, retrace or preserve the Public Land Survey System and other boundary determinations of federal interest lands. The RA will spend a portion of their time working in the field on Forest Service lands collecting and verifying survey data and a portion in an office setting processing survey data and maintaining records and preparing documents and maps.Successful candidates will need to possess some education or professional experience in surveying, but can expect to receive additional training and experience on all aspects of land surveying with a focus on becoming a Professional Land Surveyor for the US Forest Service.We are committed to creating a diverse conservation workforceand diverseapplicants with relevant education or experience are encouraged to apply.
- $500/week living allowance (stipend)
- Monthly housing allowance
- Hands-on learning and job training experience
- 2-year non-competitive hiring certificate for permanent jobs with the Forest Service (must
complete at least 960 hours to be eligible)
- Mentorship for career and professional development
Duties & Responsibilities
- preparing sketches, maps, reports, and legal descriptions of surveys
- verifying the accuracy of survey data
- conducting surveys in order to establish the legal boundaries of federal land/property
- marking and posting boundary lines
- recording the results of surveys
- researching legal records, survey records, land titles, or other documents in order to obtain information about property boundaries
- preparing survey proposals
- adjusting surveying instruments to maintain accuracy.
- Bachelor's Degree: land surveying; or civil engineering with a surveying option/emphasis.
- Civil engineering majors must have all of the following in their official transcripts:At least 6 semester hours of surveying; 3 semester hours of land law, and; 21 additional semester hours in any combination of the following: surveying, photogrammetry, geodetic surveying, geodesy, route surveying, remote sensing, cartography, survey astronomy, land information systems, computer-aided mapping, aerial photo interpretation, and survey analysis and adjustments.In lieu of providing official transcripts, minimum qualifications can be satisfied by providing proof of current registration as a land surveyor in a State, territory, or the District of Columbia. Professional licensure shall be certified, conferred, and administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), in order to satisfy minimum requirements.
- Applicants who do not meet these qualifications will not be considered.
The position requires working outdoors for several months of the year. This position requires work across a portion of the Region and will often include driving many hours to remote locations on rough, primitive roads, hiking on rough, steep and uneven surfaces while carrying a heavy backpack, and the possibility of overnight stays in primitive settings.
- Updated resume
- Cover letter explaining your interest in the position
- 3 references