It's an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, Colorado! We're
growing and building our team of talented and valued employees to uphold our
values of integrity, respect, professionalism, and customer service. People
from around the world call Aurora their home and help create our culturally
rich environment. Whether you prefer the city life or a more rural setting,
you'll feel right at home in our city. The City of Aurora offers competitive
pay and benefits including defined benefit pension plan; medical, dental,
vision insurance plans; life insurance; long-term disability; flexible spending
accounts; deferred compensation; ten paid holidays; paid volunteer hours;
annual and sick leave; and more.
Real Property Division of the Public Works Department is seeking a Surveyor. The Real Property Division conducts transactions on
land acquisition and real estate for all city departments including the review
of subdivision plats and site plans, annexations, street vacations, easement
dedications and releases, land disposal, and leases.
The Surveyor applies the principles and practices of land surveying to conduct all manner of field surveys; is required to use PLS license for stamping and signing monument records, legal descriptions, control drawings, and plats, as well as other reports and documents resulting from the practice of land surveying.
- Prepares, stamps, and signs various survey types
- Prepares and records surveys with appropriate county authorities
- Prepares and files monument records in accordance with state statute
- Coordinates and performs field surveys including boundaries and ALTAs
- Coordinates and performs field data lection and layout for construction and design projects
- Determines and lays out right of way or easement lines on the ground
- Makes recommendations regarding project costs and time frames
- Researches city ownership, right-of-way, and other real property issues
- Plans, schedules and coordinates the work activities of assigned survey staff
- Provides technical advice and ection to assigned survey personnel
- May testify in court as an expert witness regarding land surveys
- Performs additional duties as assigned
- Bachelor's Degree related to the area of assignment
- At least 5 years progressively responsible professional experience in land surveying under a professional land surveyor. Supervisory/lead work experience preferred.
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.
- Knowledge of State statutes, federal regulations, and codes related to land surveying; trigonometry; coordinate geometry, City design standards; GPS, state plane coordinates, applicable engineering concepts and principles, and COGO software.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; operate survey equipment; read and interpret engineering and architectural drawings; write legal property descriptions; oversee assigned employees.
- Operating survey equipment; strong interpersonal skills; making mathematical calculations; strong written and oral communication skills.
Licenses and Certifications:
- Colorado Driver's License with a good driving history
- State of orado Professional Surveyor's License
- Moderate physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds with occasional lifting of up to 100 pounds
- Considerable walking and standing
- Regular bending, climbing, kneeling, stooping, digging, pushing and pulling to coordinate field operations
- Frequent hand/eye coordination to operate a computer keyboard and survey instruments
- Vision to read written reports, survey instruments, and written materials
- Hearing/listening and speech communication to maintain communication with employees, contractors, and citizens
- Works both indoors and outdoors in varying types of weather with some exposure to dust and noise; walks over varying terrain.
- Computer software (including AutoCAD, ArcMAP, Excel and Word)
- GPS receivers and other survey instruments
- Motor vehicle
- This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment