County Surveyor - Public Works Deptartment - 21-4-5

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TITLE: County Surveyor      DEPARTMENT: Public Works         PAY RATE:  $29.75-$43.33/hour Full time, Benefits eligible  EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: E      
SUPERVISOR: Director/Deputy Director  SUPERVISES:  Survey Division Staff
LOCATION:  Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut Suite 007, Leavenworth, KS 66048 

RESIDENCY POLICY  Residency is defined as the place where one’s primary residence is located.  The boundaries for Leavenworth County employees incorporate adjacent counties to include: Wyandotte, Johnson, Douglas, Jefferson, and Atchison Counties in Kansas and Platte County, Missouri.  Certain departments within the County may have more stringent requirements for residency such as the Sheriff’s Department and Emergency Medical Services.  Any exception to this residency requirement must be specifically approved by the BOCC.  (Revised 04/21/05) 

DUTIES SUMMARY  Candidate will be capable of working independently managing the duties and responsibilities related to the County Surveyor position (see K.S.A. 19-1420) and the survey division of the Department of Public Works.  County Surveyor is responsible for the road records and road-right-of-way documentation of all county maintained and owned roads.  Candidate shall be capable of staking right-of-way as needed for disputes, utility work, and construction needs related to the projects of the Department of Public Works.  Create surveys, legal descriptions, and exhibits as needed for departmental needs and be capable of reviewing, commenting and approving work prepared by staff, consultants or vendors.  Establish and maintain the horizontal and vertical control network for Leavenworth County.  Advising the department leadership, county departments, and general public of surveying related matters.  Maintain the integrity of survey monuments set in public land survey system.  Review and comment on proposed projects, plans, plats, and other engineering documents related to the development of Leavenworth County.  Maintain the standards and specification for development and plan submittal process for Leavenworth County as it relates to surveys.  Manage and direct the division staff as applicable for full time and intermittent-on-call personnel.  Provide oversight of survey operations to ensure accurate and quality control in the field data collection and staking process.  Interact with the public in various capacities through public meetings, department inquiries, phone, written, and electronic formats.  Collaborate closely with department leadership for the growth and efficiency of the department of public works.

                        60%                                                1.     County Surveyor duties and responsibilities. 
                        25%                                                2.     Public inquiry and plan review.
                        10%                                                3.     Public meeting and permitting duties
                          5%                                                4.     Division planning and budget  

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS (*Required prior to employment)
Knowledge of department policies and procedures including safety.   Skill in survey records and research.*   Skill in reading and understanding maps and engineering drawings.* Ability to evaluate evidence in the determination of boundary opinions.* Ability to carry out the duties required in a statutory survey.* Ability to manage field crews and other personnel as required.*  Ability to make independent professional survey decisions.* Ability to prepare complex reports.* Ability to read and comprehend survey and engineering documents.* Ability to work with contractors, Engineering professionals, and public officials in an effective manner.  Skill in planning, organizing, directing, monitoring and supervising work of others.*  Skill in communicating clearly and concisely, both oral and written.* 

HUMAN RELATIONS  Candidate will be capable of responds to citizen inquiries regarding road, bridge, survey, construction, and boundary problems.  Coordinates with engineering technical analyst for GIS and mapping needs to be published to the website, included in the department mobile inventory system, and other needs as the division demands.  Provides comments both verbally and written in clear and concise manner related to the review and approval process of surveys, plats, and permitting documents.  Assigns, directs, review, and collaborates as needed to meet the division demands and goals.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS (This is not an inclusive list, other tasks/duties may be assigned.)
Performs survey tasks and as needed by engineering staff and department leadership and as required by state statutes.  Maintains accurate electronic file and data systems.  Reviews and approves plans, plats, surveys, and other documents as appropriate for permitting and   development within Leavenworth County. Prepares written reports pertaining to the status of survey projects, permitting comments, review of consultant and vendors work, and other items as appropriate to the tasks and duties of the County Surveyor. Prepares surveys and creates CAD drawings for use by Public Works personnel for road, bridge and culvert projects. Prepares sketches and exhibits as needed for county roadway projects and site acquisition needs.  Other duties as assigned or needed for the success of the department of public works and the survey division.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS  Must be able to pass all applicable pre-employment and post-offer testing, to include physical capacity testing. Preferred 5 years professional licensed survey experience with experience that documents growth in responsibilities and independent work.  Must be a registered Professional Surveyor in the State of Kansas or obtain Kansas Licensure within 1 year of hire.  Must be 18 years old and possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.  Must meet all requirements outlined in Knowledge and Skills section marked with an *.  

ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS  Approximately 60% of the work is performed in an office setting and 40% of the work is performed outside for data collection.  Work is performed in an office setting; travels by auto to site locations and meetings; lifting capabilities required and walking over varying terrain in various weather conditions.  Outside work is subject to adverse weather conditions, weeds, bugs, snakes, dust and may have exposure to noise, dirt and dust of construction; works around heavy construction equipment, near excavation and other earth-moving operations.

Vision - Adequate for preparing and reviewing Engineering documents, using a computer, smartphone, or tablet device.  Adequate for indoor and outdoor duties to include driving passenger cars.
Hearing - Must be adequate for normal conversation and for telephone communication. Speech - Must be able to speak English clearly to give instructions, convey ideas to supervisor, and provide information to the public.
Standing - 20% of the time – standing required for various files and drawing systems and data collection.
Walking - 30% of the time – walking in office environment and field work.
Sitting - 50% of the time – while at desk/CAD station or driving.
Lifting/Carrying - 50 pounds – sometimes assists in lifting materials or files.
Pushing/Pulling - 20 pounds – sometimes pushing files.
Climbing/Balancing - Occasional field reconnaissance.
Stooping/Kneeling - Some stooping/kneeling in office and to examine road surfaces and right- of-way condition, staking, etc.
Reaching/Handling - Required on most tasks.

Contact : mail applications to or fax the application to (913) 684-1028.
Applicants may also apply at the Leavenworth Workforce Center, 515 Limit Street, Leavenworth, Kansas 66048.

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled