STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: LAND SURVEYOR / MAPPER
Class Code: 5612-26 Date Established: 5-15-06
Occupational Code: 7-5-7 Date of Last Revision: 06-09-06
BASIC PURPOSE: To oversee all survey office operations including fieldwork performed on department-owned property.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Supervises field and office personnel engaged in mapping and survey work including procedures and methods to be used, capable of operating EDM and GPS instruments.
· Conducts field work done on department owned property.
· Prepares, maintains and updates maps and records documenting title to lands administered by the department.
· Prepares quarterly and biennial reports, schedules and prioritizes survey projects.
· Conducts archival research and registry/probate deed research specific to department owned properties, as well as potential property acquisitions.
· Represents the department in all court cases involving land title issues relative to state forests and parks.
· Performs in-depth survey calculations as well as producing presentation maps delineating necessary infrastructure, ability to utilize ACAD and ARCGIS programs.
· Contacts abutting landowners as well as all pertinent parties regarding acquisitions, boundaries, construction, encroachment court cases and development projects.
Skill: Requires skill in analyzing and interpreting data, policy, and procedures OR in using equipment in order to arrive at logical conclusions or recommendations.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving major aspects of long-range agency objectives by planning short- and long-term organizational goals, reviewing recommendations for procedural changes, and developing or revising program policies. Errors at this level result in incorrect decisions at an administrative level, and are detected subsequent to implementation in an overall evaluation process.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing related or similar work, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires medium to heavy work, including continuous physical exertion such as frequent bending, lifting, or climbing.
Communication: Requires summarizing data, preparing reports, and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
Complexity: Requires evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking. This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
Independent Action: Requires independent judgment in planning and evaluating work procedures and in supervising the development of professional, technical and managerial standards under administrative direction and according to broad departmental guidelines.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with a major study in engineering, forestry, or a natural resources field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Six year’s experience required in land appraisal, land management, or forest management, including at least three years of supervisory experience.
License/Certification: Possession of a NH Land Surveyor’s license and a valid NH driver’s license.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Thorough knowledge of the principles and methods of public administration, including personnel management. Thorough knowledge of the principles of supervision. Extensive knowledge of property surveying. Knowledge of AutoCAD Mapping, GIS Mapping, and operating an Electronic Distance Measurer. Knowledgeable use of Global Positioning Systems. Knowledge of report writing and title research techniques. Skill in estimating costs. Skill in written and oral communication. Skill in mathematical calculations. Ability to write clear and concise reports. Ability to testify in court. Ability to organize and carry out work with minimum supervision. Ability to walk over rugged terrain in adverse weather conditions. Ability to communicate effectively with landowners, surveyors, lawyers, engineers, local and state officials, and the public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 10/21/04