Jackson County is committed to providing those necessary and essential services that protect and enhance the quality of life for our residents and visitors through efficient and cost effective coordination and cooperation with local, state, federal and private agencies.
We recognize and promote the diversity of our natural, human, environmental, economic, and public resources for the health, safety and well-being of our citizens.
Under the direction of the County Surveyor, the County Surveyor Technician will assist in all aspects of surveying to reestablish and maintain survey monuments. The employee will also assist with scanning and maintenance of survey records within the department.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM JOB
Knowledge of Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management’s Manual of Surveying Instructions
Knowledge of Chapter 18 of the Jackson County Platting and Subdivision Ordinance
Knowledge of legal descriptions and the establishment of boundaries
Knowledge with principles and practices of surveying and civil engineering
Knowledge of Wisconsin laws, codes and provisions that relate to the practice of land surveying
Knowledge of zoning law and ordinance regulations
Knowledge of floodplain, shore land and wetland zoning regulations
Knowledge of general principles of the GIS and land information system
Knowledge in Global Positions System (GPS) technology
Knowledge and ability to use a computer and other office equipment such as a copy machine, printer, plotter and a scanner
Knowledge of the use of land surveying field equipment
Knowledge of land surveying mathematics
Knowledge of route surveying, surveying of boundaries, and topographic surveys
Knowledge and skills with chainsaw or other equipment that may be required while working in the field
Ability to operate highly technical survey equipment such as total stations and RTK GPS receivers
Ability to compute and draw maps using CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) computer programs
Ability to carry and use equipment such as a total station, tripods, prisms, prism pole, data collector, GPS equipment, level rod, tape and brush cutting equipment
Ability to monitor quality and accuracy of data
Ability and willingness to work under conditions which require exposure to environmental factors such as temperature variations and extremes, wetness, insects, dust, odors, noise, machinery and traffic hazards
Ability to create accurate and well-written records that will be suitable for official reports and evidence in court actions, if necessary
Ability to read and interpret documents, and laws in the English language
Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas in spoken and written format so individuals may effectively understand and convey communications
All members of the workforce have a responsibility to watch for unauthorized use or disclosures of Protected Health Information (PHI), to act to prevent the action, and to report suspected breaches of privacy and security policies to their supervisor, or to the Privacy or Security Officer (example of a breach: member or visitor looking through a claim or personal information left on a desk).
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms, hear and talk. The employee frequently is required to run, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, balance, taste and smell. Required to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee is regularly exposed to wet or dry conditions, outside weather conditions, variations from extreme cold to extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to sun, rain, pollens, allergens and insects. The employee is frequently exposed to moving parts, high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, occasional exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration and any other type of environment normal for the course of this job.
High School Diploma or equivalent with 4 years’ experience in Land Surveying or Associates degree with specific coursework in Land Surveying
Experience using CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) and least squares adjustment computer programs preferred
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Internet Explorer
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Possess and maintain valid Wisconsin Driver’s license
Registration as a Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Wisconsin or in the process of obtaining registration
2017 Salary Range: $17.63 - $22.04 per hour plus an excellent County benefit package.
Resume and completed application materials are required and the position will remain open until filled. No e-mailed, incomplete or faxed application materials will be accepted. To apply, download an application packet from our Personnel website at www.co.jackson.wi.us or request application materials from:
Jackson County Personnel Department
307 Main Street – 2nd Floor
Black River Falls, WI 54615
Jackson County is an EEO/AA/ADA Employer