Land Surveyor Job Description

land surveyor job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Land Surveyor Job Description

A land surveyor is a professional responsible for identifying and describing legal boundaries of property, land surveying, and mapping surveys and often helps to determine property ownership.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a talented and experienced Land Surveyor to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail, strong mathematical skills, and experience using surveying equipment.

Land Surveyor Duties:

  • Perform land surveying duties
  • Trace property lines, create mapping, and survey land
  • Provide third party services
  • Approve or disapprove construction plans
  • Instruct and train subordinates on proper land surveying processes, techniques, and products
  • Maintain records of surveys and maps
  • Communicate with public and government officials
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws
  • Promote safety in the workplace

Land Surveyor Responsibilities:

  • Direct field survey crews, conduct field mapping and field inspections, and prepare plot plans and subdivision plats
  • Prepare field boundaries for survey instruments
  • Survey land for construction purposes
  • Perform boundary, topographic, and aerial surveys
  • Prepare diagrams and other drawings based on field observations
  • Prepare calculations, specifications, and cost estimates
  • Assist with proposal preparation
  • Perform land surveys from blueprints, sketches, or written descriptions
  • Prepare survey stakes, survey control, survey plans, and survey maps
  • Prepare the topographic or aerial survey and map
  • Maintain and update survey records
  • Prepare boundary surveys, boundary descriptions, and plats,
  • Perform boundary research
  • Perform land surveying reports
  • Prepare site plans

Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in surveying or a related field
  • Minimum 5 years’ post-college experience
  • Experience with boundary surveys
  • Work experience using GPS equipment
  • Knowledge of construction staking and surveying principles
  • Experience with boundary fence layouts

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success. We are committed to building a team that reflects our values of diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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