Professional Land Surveyor II

Location: Tallahassee, FL
Organization: Department of Environmental Protection
Date Posted: 01/12/2021


Job Description & Details

Duties and Responsibilities:

This is advanced surveying and mapping work requiring licensure by State of Florida, Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers.

  • Assist Professional Land Surveyor Manager (PLSM) assigning projects
  • Assist PLSM in distribution of workloads as necessary
  • Aids PLSM in establishing and enforcing procedures
  • Assist (fill-in) or assigns assistance for PLS II ‘s during their absence
  • Assist (fill – in) for PLSM during PLSM absence
  • Addresses problems with survey contractors and assist in resolving those problems
  • Coordinates, reviews and prepares task assignments
  • Survey reviews, survey review memos, survey waiver recommendations, waiver review memos, legal descriptions, sketches of descriptions, agenda maps and appraisal maps for land acquisition, appraisal map review memos, and management
  • Compiles the information for quarterly reports
  • Coordinates and communicates with supervisor, applicants/agents, departmental staff, governmental and private entities, as required to identify and resolve problems
  • Consults and assist in the programs for Coastal Mapping; Restoration of Corners; and LABINS.
  • Also assist in the analysis and reporting on issues dealing with the state’s offshore and land boundary
  • Provides ordinary high water line or safe upland line information for boundaries affecting State-owned land
  • Consults, assist, analyzes and reports on the construction and maintenance of vertical and horizontal control monuments and tidal/ meteorological stations.
  • Performs surveys, inspections and associated work necessary in identifying the boundaries, encumbrances and apparent use on land acquisitions, state-owned uplands and sovereign submerged lands.

Other duties as assigned.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of land and/or hydrographic surveying terminology, principles, practices, tools and techniques.
  • Knowledge of engineering quantitative techniques.
  • Skill in using land surveying and/or hydrographic instruments and equipment.
  • Skill in preparing maps.
  • Skill in using a personal computer.
  • Ability to determine work priorities, assign work and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret land surveying and/or hydrographic data.
  • Ability to solve problems relating to land surveying.
  • Ability to perform land surveying calculations and tasks.
  • Ability to serve as an expert witness.
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively.
  • Ability to communicate surveying and mapping information effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain a valid Florida’s Driver’s License and travel.
  • Ability to maintain a valid Professional Surveyors and Mappers license.
  • Ability to demonstrate teamwork.
  • Ability to exercise common sense.

 Other Requirements:

Compliance with Chapter 215.422, F.S.


 DEP offers an excellent array of benefits, including:                     

  • Health insurance for individual or family (HMO and PPO options with premiums starting as low as $50 per month)
  • Life insurance
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurance      
  • Retirement benefits      
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Tuition waiver for state university and Florida College System courses
  • Training opportunities
  • Tax deferred medical and childcare reimbursement accounts

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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