GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES Acts as the County Surveyor in carrying out the statutory and daily operational duties of that office. Develops the vision, goals, objectives, policies and processes of the surveyor's office; administers the office, GIS records management, and field operations of the County Surveyor's office; administers and assigns survey work to surveyors, right-of-way agent and other staff; administers operations ensuring that county and other survey work done by Land Surveyors conforms to survey map standards, Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules. Assignments require independent performance of the administration of surveying functions; does related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED Works under the general supervision of the Engineering Division Manager, who assigns engineering projects and helps develop the vision and goals of the County Surveyor's Office.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED Exercises direct supervision over survey office staff, right-of-way agent and other personnel of lower grade; selects new personnel, provides training, assigns and evaluates work, evaluates performance, responds to grievances, holds staff accountable, takes disciplinary action and does personnel transactions.
Directly supervises all County Surveyor's Office operations, including checking and filing of surveys Partition and Subdivision Plats; management of all records; corner restoration; equipment specification and purchasing; and public assistance. Assigns and reviews work/projects of survey office staff including licensed surveyors. Participates in employee selection, training, performance evaluation and discipline.
Renders professional judgments on matters affecting property, rights-of-way, easements, etc.
Communicates and coordinates with other agencies, county surveyors' offices, private surveyors, and the general public, regarding surveying and management issues.
Evaluates survey evidence and records.
Provides survey and right-of-way functions and support for County capital projects, including project development, collecting and processing survey data, developing and processing right-of-way descriptions, using software such as Leica Infinity or Leica Geo Office, Carlson Survey or Civil 3D, ESRI ArcMap, etc.
Provides hands-on support to the design section using processing and CAD software, working with field collected data such as Multistation LIDAR with line work, GPS, and UAV point clouds, to develop base maps and surfaces for roadway design.
Reviews appraisals and advals, negotiates for right-of-way, processes easement dedications and jurisdictional transfers, and other activities in the support of managing the county transportation system.
Evaluates work of professional surveyors for accuracy, professional competence, and legality. Sets standards for filing of surveys in Marion County. Coordinates professional matters with Board of Engineering Examiners.
Assists in annual CSO budget preparation. Monitors budget and controls expenditures. Assesses needs and recommends fees for services.
Provides backup assistance to the public, staff, private surveyors, and other agencies in retrieval and reproduction of survey records.
Attends meetings of professional surveyors and related groups.
Uses office computer systems and software (e.g., word processing, electronic mail, and spreadsheet) to assist in operations, as applicable.
BENEFITS INCLUDE Insurance coverage:
Medical, prescription, vision and dental plans covering employees and dependents with low or no employee premium share
Employer paid basic life insurance
Employer paid accidental death and dismemberment plans
Employer paid long-term disability plan
Participation in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP) - Employer pays the 6% employee contribution
(401K) Employer pays 2.5% contribution
(457) deferred compensation plan option
Experience and Training
Bachelor's degree in land surveying or related field; AND
Six (6) years of experience performing survey work; four (4) years of which should have been in a supervisory capacity; OR
Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience relevant to the position.
Possession of an Oregon Professional Land Surveyor license is required.
Internal Number: 310-2018-1
About Marion County, Oregon
Marion County is an Equal Opportunity Employer in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Located south of the Portland metropolitan area, Marion County stretches from the Willamette River to the Cascade Mountains encompassing nearly 1,200 square miles. Most of its population of 315,900 can reach the Pacific beaches in under two hours.
Marion County has 20 cities, including the State Capital, Salem. It is the largest producer of agriculture among Oregon's 36 counties. Marion County's economy is also based on government, with 38 of the largest state agencies based here, and on education as the site of Willamette University, Chemeketa Community College, and Corban University.
The county mission is to provide leadership on critical public policy issues, ensure fiscal accountability, and promote citizen empowerment to enhance the health, safety and livability of our communities.