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Brown County Surveyor

  • 23 Mar 2022 10:59 AM
    Message # 12677832
    Deleted user
    invites applications for the position of:
    County Surveyor

    SALARY: 75,920.00 Annually

    OPENING DATE: 03/22/22

    CLOSING DATE: Continuous


    Plans, organizes, directs and monitors operations for preservation and maintenance of the Public Land Survey System corners and survey records in Brown County. Acts as the County Surveyor as defined in State Statute 59.45.


    Assists in planning and administering annual budget relative to the Survey division.

    Hires, supervises, plans, coordinates and assigns the work of others, relative to the Survey division.

    Directs and supervises all field personnel; provides guidance, leadership and assistance to the Survey Crew Chief in performing field and office operations that are necessary to perpetuate land corners and file, index and preserve filed land records.

    Preserves and maintains all corners of the Public Land Survey System; analyzes and breaks down the Sectionalized Land System. 

    Researches government notes, plats and all prior survey records to determine the location of government corners.

    Prepares a Certified Land Corner Report, stating the facts, evidence and conditions in the perpetuation of all corners investigated.  Signs and seals completed Certified Land Corner Reports.  Removes, preserves and replaces survey monuments encountered during construction activities. 

    Coordinates with the State Department of Transportation, County Public Works Department and local road construction companies as to the removal and replacement of corners and witness monuments throughout Brown County.

    Coordinates and oversees County Public Works personnel in the excavation process of survey corners, depending on the road system being worked on; number of personnel ranges from 4-8.

    Evaluates field survey and office procedures to improve efficiencies.

    Researches new technology applications for survey field equipment and computer software.

    Creates computerized maps of land in Brown County.   

    Drafts, coordinates and administers contracts between Brown County and area land surveyors.

    Member of the Land Information Council.

    Reviews preliminary certified survey maps and subdivision plats for compliance with state statutes and local ordinances.  Works with submitting surveyor to address deficiencies.

    Converts CAD data so it can be imported into the county GIS.

    Conducts field survey work as needed.

    Indexes, files, maintains and plots surveys and records related to the Public Land Survey System or any other land boundary within Brown County.

    Assists the public and professional customers in locating and copying survey and land information records located in the office.

    Creates custom maps and datasets for internal and external customers.

    Researches the necessary information in the Property Listing and Register of Deeds Departments to maintain and perpetuate monuments of the Public Land Survey System.

    Performs field investigations and surveys to support the creation and maintenance of digital base mapping and parcel mapping.

    Performs mathematical computations concerning survey measurements and land records, including statistical data on the accuracy of survey information observed, presented or recorded.

    Works to recover the original positions of corners of the Public Land Survey System using personal computers and relevant software.

    Confers with and counsels subordinate staff to exchange information and/or explain work policies, procedures and guidelines; and identify work-related problems, problem characteristics, impact and formulate possible solutions.

    Reviews and compares work performance and/or products of subordinate staff with established standards to determine employee production levels, training needs and recommend and approve employee selection, promotions, discipline, salary increases, separations and grievance dispositions.

    Provides land survey information and provides quality control for county land information database.

    Advises and provides information/recommendations to state agencies, counties, municipalities, Indian Tribes, other surveyors, attorneys, real estate brokers, abstractors and others interested in land boundaries regarding land boundaries, boundary disputes, survey documents and monuments.

    Consults with County management, County officials and department heads regarding surveying matters.

    Performs land surveys for Brown County and other government agencies.  Makes and records field observations, analyzes measurements, computes location of monuments, records field observations.

    Maps Public Land Survey System information into the digital countywide base map.  Enters deed, map, plans and other records/information into digital tax parcel map.  Analyzes legal descriptions and evaluates records for completeness and appropriateness to determine defensible opinions regarding size, shape and location of tax parcels.

    Meets with Planning, Development and Transportation Committee to review and present information for Survey division.

    Oversees department records operations and ensures public access, reproduction and compliance with open records laws.  Reviews survey maps submitted for filing for compliance with state statutes.

    Advises local land surveyors regarding concerns for new land developments or retrace surveys where physical evidence of boundaries and deeded locations do not correspond.

    Reviews department field and office operations to ensure personal safety.

    Designs, implements, practices, maintains and monitors county surveying, mapping and land information standards.

    Checks for compliance with Brown County Subdivision Ordinance for all divisions of land (CSM, subdivision, split parcels).

    Determines and lists ownership extents, and computes mathematical closure on all metes & bounds descriptions.

    Reads, interprets and critiques the legal instruments to determine if they are complete in content and substance in order to have a valid effect on any of the existing tax parcels.

    Provides assistance to the general public, government entities, and land-related professionals seeking land records information.

    Determines and lists ownership extents; computes mathematical closures to determine the accuracy of the document.

    Maps newly created parcels to show the location, sinuosities, frontages, areas and checks for boundary gaps or overlaps to adjoining lands using AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.

    Performs title searches for county related projects.

    Analyzes and checks for full transfer of interest or a division of a parcel.

    Consults with county management, county officials, and other departments regarding property listing and surveying matters.

    Assists county departments with land records.  Performs title searches, prepares spreadsheets, and develops other reports.   Provides legal descriptions, historical information, and recommendations to the Brown County Treasurer for disposition of tax deed properties.


    Education and Experience:
    Bachelor's degree in Land Surveying or related field with six years land surveying, public land records administrative/supervisory experience or and combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.

    Licenses and Certifications:
    Professional registration as a Land Surveyor in the State of Wisconsin.
    Valid Wisconsin driver's license.


    Knowledge of land surveying, land records, boundary laws, state statutes and administrative codes that apply to surveying.

    Knowledge of surveying instructions by the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.
    Knowledge of Land Information and Geographic Information Systems.
    Knowledge of mathematics including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics and the ability to apply that knowledge.
    Ability to communicate effectively with the public, employees and professionals inquiring about land surveys and government corners.
    Ability to prepare, interpret, describe maps, plans, specifications and legal descriptions.
    Skill in interpretation and application of county, state, and federal laws governing land surveying.
    Brown County Human Resources

    Northern Building, Room 620
    305 E. Walnut Street; PO Box 23600
    Green Bay, WI 54305-3600
    Phone: (920) 448-4065
    TDD: (920) 448-3001
    Web Page:

    Position #2022-00324


    P O Box 23600
    Green Bay, WI 54305

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