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Iowa Department of Transportation Land Surveyor in Ames, Iowa

Salary $52,041.60 - $79,185.60 Annually

Location Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type Full-time

Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number 20-01971

Closing 2/17/2020 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Tony Gustafson -

Job Description

Our mission:The mission of the Iowa DOT is to get you there safely, efficiently and conveniently. We need talented, passionate people working together to make this happen. We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for making that mission a reality every single day. Location: District 1 Office, Ames, IA What you will do as the District 1 Land Surveyor:The Land Surveyor leads the daily work activities of the Survey Party Chief and the Highway Technician. The position is the lead worker and certifies that all survey work is performed to standards required in the Iowa Code 114A.11. Duties include leading the field survey crew; research of survey and land records contained in county courthouses, city offices and private engineering and land surveying firms; performing calculations to determine survey accuracy and X, Y coordinate values of survey points; preparation of United State public land corner certificates as required in Iowa Code, Chapter 114A.11. Directs and prepares acquisition plats and signs and certifies said plats.Your team consists of:

  • District Land Surveyor Senior

  • Design Technician - Right of Way

  • Survey Party Chief

  • Highway Technician

What you'll need:

  • Specific skills and knowledge in land and engineering field survey procedures and electronic data collection techniques is necessary.

  • Leadership skills in the coordination of the work activities of the survey crew, directing the training of subordinates. Provide support to the statewide survey school sponsored by the Iowa DOT for resident construction and county survey personnel.

  • Provide technical support and information for external and internal customers.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class C Non-commercial Driver's License.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Land Surveyor's license issued by the Iowa Board of Engineering and Land Surveying.

Expect us to provide:

  • Collaborative, positive work environment

  • Professional Development Opportunities

  • Excellent benefits package

  • Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) Retirement Package

  • Biweekly vacation accrual and separate sick leave

Shift: Days, Monday - Thursday, 6:00 am to 5:00 pmTravel: Daytime travel required

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Possession of a current professional land surveyors license as issued by the Iowa Board of Engineering and Land Surveying.For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description. (Download PDF reader)