Registered Land Surveyor – Full Time and Part Time Positions Available

Job Title:  Registered Land Surveyor – Full Time and Part Time Positions Available

Department:  Survey

Reports To:  President, CEO

Supervises:  Survey Party Chief, Survey Technician      


The RLS performs professional (registered) land surveyor activities and must have a sound foundation in the practices and procedures of land survey techniques, both field and office techniques.  The RLS resolves conflicts, solves problems, trains subordinates, and works as part of a team of land survey personnel in survey operations. Including the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Safety sensitive position.
  • Participates in a variety of land survey operations such as boundary, topography, leveling, design, as-built, and maintaining horizontal and vertical control networks utilizing a full range of survey equipment,
  • Prepares and verifies mathematical calculations related to surveying and basic engineering; computes and adjusts angles, distances, bearings, traverses, and elevations; interprets and computes field data, and evaluates for accuracy and completeness; maintains accurate survey- and non-survey-related records in the form of field notes, reports, and sketches; maintains vertical and horizontal control notes in files, field book, and computer,
  • Secures equipment, uses safety techniques, performs the survey operation, handles the equipment, records data, and performs other associated duties for the purpose of delivering a successful project,
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of records, logs, diaries, and/or other related documentation,
  • Answers questions and provides information to the public concerning surveying activities,
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level,
  • Prepares Record of Survey or other survey drawings,
  • Prepares Legal Descriptions,
  • Prepares and maintains AutoCAD files
  • Communicates with clients to maintain project scheduling,
  • Prepares monthly billing information relevant to bookkeeper,
  • Prepares bids for new projects,
  • Performs survey project research and prepares field crews,
  • Addresses project questions and concerns from field crews and clients,
  • Maintains project budgets.
  • Markets for company, including, but not limited to: contacting possible clients regarding land survey needs; upcoming and current projects; mentioning other services (i.e. UAV or 3D scanning); and maintaining excellent relationships with current and prospective clients.
  • And other duties may be assigned.


This position requires the RLS to:

  • Supervise one or more survey field crews during projects and give appropriate information (i.e. calcs or research),
  • Maintain scheduling between clients and field crews, including balancing the schedule of survey field personal time requirements (i.e. doctor’s appointments or vacation),
  • Track and maintain survey supplies such as stakes and marking equipment,
  • Ensure safety devices are in good condition, not expired, present and in use as appropriate,
  • Assure assigned equipment is maintained and assigned survey field trucks are serviced,
  • Ensure that appropriate field paperwork (i.e. add-service forms, cut-sheets, or field books) are being maintained,
  • Maintain safety standards, including monthly safety meeting.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Land survey mathematical principles
  • Automated surveying software
  • Field survey methods and techniques
  • Land survey terminology
  • Safe work methods
  • Customer service principles
  • AutoCAD Civil3D software
  • Experience with survey total stations, both standard and robotic
  • Reduction of raw field data
  • Trimble and other brands of GPS Equipment and Software
  • Using a computer with Windows software, MS Office, and related software applications
  • Read graphic instructions
  • Read construction plans and specifications
  • Training subordinates on work methods and equipment
  • Prepare reports and written documents, including charts, schedules, and maps
  • Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, clients, the general public, etc., to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction


High school diploma or G.E.D.; additional coursework in surveying, engineering technology, or mathematics; and eight years of ‘surveyor in responsible charge’ related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Registration as a Land Surveyor (RLS) in the state of Arizona, or ability to get registered in Arizona within a reasonable time, registration in other states is a plus.


Ability to read and comprehend written and verbal instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write technical correspondence.   Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Ability to write in complete sentences.


Valid drivers’ license, and good driving record.


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