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Aitkin County LAND SURVEY and MAPPING TECHNICIAN in Aitkin, Minnesota

Job Summary To assist the County Surveyor in the daily operations of the County Surveyor Division and act as the first point of contact for community members and other county offices seeking survey related information. To develop, maintain and perform research of the existing land survey records database and GIS parcel information. To assist with establishing and maintain land boundaries and land corner monuments and prepare survey related documents. To perform other land survey related duties as directed by the County Surveyor. Supervision Received Employees working in this job class work under general supervision and usually receive some instruction with respect to details of most assignments, but are free to develop their own work sequences within established procedures, methods, and policies. They are often physically removed from their supervisor and are only subject to periodic supervisory checks. Supervision Exercised No formal supervisory authority, however, may serve as an occasional work leader as assigned. Essential Functions This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other essential and nonessential functions as assigned or apparent to meet the ongoing needs of the department and organization. Regular attendance and punctuality are essential requirements of this position. 1. Researches existing survey information prior to field survey work and for general public and county department inquiries. 2. Imports field data into CAD drafting system, performs analysis and prepares associated Certificate of Survey and Certificate of Location of Government Corner documents in accordance with federal regulations, state statutes and common law. 3. Reviews and maintains the database of current and historic survey information for completeness and accuracy. 4. Performs mapping updates of all County tax system parcels as more accurate survey data becomes available. 5. Enters, updates and maintains section corner information in GIS mapping application. 6. Reviews submittal documents related to proposed subdivisions for completeness and accuracies. 7. Confers with private land surveyors, firms or other county, state or federal departments on projects of mutual interest or prior experience in certain areas. 8. Occasionally leads survey crew members in the field on land surveys, corner searches, and corner perpetuation program activities. Operates all land surveying equipment, i.e. Transit, total station, GPS sensors and receivers. Completes land surveys according to the rectangular land survey system for the determination of area and the monumentation of the same. 9. Meets with adjacent landowners, general public, township officers, and other agencies regarding past, present and future surveys. 10. Attends seminars and educational classes to improve knowledge and ability. 11. Follows quality control procedures to assure data integrity and proper maintenance of computer files and backup files. 12. Remains current with technological developments and advancements. 13. Recommends purchase of equipment and supplies needed. Performs other related duties as assigned or apparent.