Occ. Code 5150201

 

ASSISTANT LAND SURVEYOR 1, GRADE 11

       5150201

ASSISTANT LAND SURVEYOR 2, GRADE 13

       5150202

ASSISTANT LAND SURVEYOR 3, GRADE 16

       5150203

LAND SURVEYOR, GRADE 20

       5150300

SENIOR LAND SURVEYOR, GRADE 24

       5150400

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

Incumbents in these positions are engaged in the survey of the boundaries of State land and in title research and investigation in connection with the administrative management, acquisition, trespass, occupancy and adverse claim of title, and hydrographic and engineering surveys connected with the enforcement of environmental quality regulations, prosecution of violations, management of State fishery resources and development of State lands.

 

            ASSISTANT LAND SURVEYOR 1, under direct supervision, assists in field surveys and related office duties:  serves as survey technician,  instrument operator, reduces and plots field notes, makes engineering and surveying computations, checks the computations of others, prepares maps, and assists in title searches.  QUALIFICATIONS:  Open Competitive:  (a) either graduation from the NYS Rangers School, or an Associate degree in land surveying or engineering technology or two years of civil engineering training and two years of satisfactory land surveying experience of which one year must have been as an instrument operator on a survey  party; or (b) high school graduation and four years of satisfactory land surveying experience of which one year must have been as an instrument operator on a survey party.

 

            ASSISTANT LAND SURVEYOR 2, under general supervision, conducts field surveys of State property lines, and hydrographic, topographic and engineering surveys; makes maps and searches titles and old records for survey and title information; makes survey computations and maintains survey records; supervises a small survey party and may act as head of the survey unit in the absence of the Land Surveyor.  QUALIFICATIONS:  One year of permanent service as an Assistant Land Surveyor 1.

 

            ASSISTANT LAND SURVEYOR 3, under general supervision, performs the duties described above for Assistant Land Surveyor 2.  In addition, inspects and approves the work of private surveyors retained by the State or an abutting private owner to survey State property lines of lands to be acquired; may testify in court as an expert witness in cases involving land surveying; reviews, approves and signs survey maps to be filed, and assists in the training of subordinate land surveyors. QUALIFICATIONS: License to practice land surveying in New York State and one year of permanent service as an Assistant Land Surveyor 1.  An Assistant Land Surveyor 2, on acquiring a Land Surveyor’s License may be advanced to the Assistant 3 level without further examination.

 

            LAND SURVEYOR, under general supervision, plans and supervises the work of a survey crew engaged in the survey of State boundaries and the boundaries of State-owned land:  trains and supervises, Assistant Land Surveyors and Laborers in survey work; develops and coordinates survey procedures and standards; helps develop a system for maintaining boundary lines of State lands; testifies in court as an expert witness in cases involving land surveys; negotiates contracts with private land surveyors and inspects and approves surveys, maps and contract compliance; conducts research to obtain survey information from various records; supervises minor engineering projects such as the building of concrete docks at camp sites, laying out roads and determining levels for water supply, contour maps and dams.  QUALIFICATIONS: License to practice land surveying in New York State, and one year of permanent service as Assistant Land Surveyor 3 or Assistant Land Surveyor 2.

 

            SENIOR LAND SURVEYORS are responsible for the direction and coordination of survey crews throughout the State engaged in land acquisition, forest preserve and other surveying:  recruit, organize and direct survey crews to accomplish necessary surveying and mapping in such categories as wilderness areas, camp sites, wetlands, multiple use areas, ski centers, boat launching sites and fishing rights; counsel and instruct crews on technical matters and problems; review maps and reports and studies and analyze related findings; make recommendations for appropriate action regarding legal questions or administrative policy; develops a system for maintaining boundary lines of State lands; furnish maps, survey reports, inspection reports and other data necessary in closing titles; are responsible for inspecting the site of any requested easement affecting any lands under water in Lake George, studying the petitions, plans and specifications and determining the effect on navigation, scenic beauty and use and enjoyment of the lake; act as technical adviser to the Department Counsel at hearings regarding such easements and prepare reports and recommendations; act as technical adviser in preparation of recommendations pertaining to rights of the State, private corporations and individuals regarding roads, flooding, power and telephone lines, boundary disputes, trespass, occupancy and other factors affecting State lands.  QUALIFICATIONS:  License to practice land surveying in New York State and one year of permanent service as Land Surveyor.

 

 

Reviewed:  3/03

 

 

 

NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.