Department of Natural Resouces, Division of Mining, Lanf & Water
Do you want to be part of one of the best Land Survey groups in Alaska? Are you interested in honing your knowledge on riparian issues until you are a recognized expert sought after by attorneys, State employees, and the public for your opinions?
The Division of Mining, Land & Water, Land Survey Section in the Anchorage office has an opening in the Riparian Unit for a Land Surveyor I. We are looking for applicants who have a good attitude, strong leadership skills, and are motivated to excel as part of a team of dedicated surveyors working for the people of Alaska. If this interests you, please apply for this position.
The DNR mission is "To provide for the appropriate use and management of Alaska's state-owned land and water, aiming toward maximum use consistent with the public interest.”
In this position, you will have the opportunity to provide professional surveying services for the Department of Natural Resources, Survey Section’s Coastal and Riparian Boundary Unit primarily by preparing legal descriptions and tract maps for oil and gas lease sales, reviewing Quite Title Actions, writing survey instructions and reviewing Plats for Alaska Tideland Surveys, determination of physical location of riparian boundaries in the field, emerged island reviews, and providing expert advice to the Attorney General`s Office, land surveyors and department staff on riparian issues.
This position also supports the Land Survey Section’s other Units as needed by writing survey instructions, reviewing Plats and As-Built Surveys, assisting on proposal evaluation committees, and researching special survey issues as they may arise. Occasionally, this position may have the opportunity to function as a crew member in the field on inspection, small projects, and trespass investigation surveys. Working knowledge of Geographic Information System databases is a must for this position.
The DNR Survey Section is a team of 18 staff including 14 Professional Land Surveyors who are dedicated to providing superior surveying services to the State and the people of Alaska. Complex survey issues are frequently collaboratively discussed so that decisions are well reasoned and insightful. This also aids paraprofessional and newer licensed professional staff to gain knowledge from more seasoned professional staff.
Located in the Atwood Building in beautiful downtown Anchorage, this position has a south facing window cubical and can accommodate a flexible work schedule. The Survey Section’s culture focuses on collaboration and communication in an inclusive work environment. We focus on people’s strengths and continued professional development.
Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) and Competencies
Registration as a Professional Land Surveyor
Experience reviewing plats in a regulatory environment.
Demonstrate proficiency with AutoCAD Civil3D, ArcGIS, and other common software.
Survey specialization in riparian issues or the desire and initiative to learn the statutes, case law, and surveying principles related to riparian boundaries.
Demonstrate communication and technical writing skills showing courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.
Works with minimal supervision; self-starter; identifies and sets realistic goals.
A Cover Letter is required at the time of application. Please address the KSA's and Competencies listed in this job posting.
This position requires licensure as a Professional Land Surveyor.
Registration as a Professional Land Surveyor in Alaska.
Registration as a Professional Land Surveyor in Alaska is required for appointment to this job class. Applicants registered in another state may apply, but appointment is conditional upon receiving Alaskan registration as a Professional Land Surveyor. Registration may be allowed without examination to applicants holding registration in another state with similar requirements.
Additional Required Information
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At time of application, applicant must attach as separate documents (If unable to attach please fax or email the contact listed below):
Professionally formatted cover letter – please see cover letter information above and below for more information on the cover letter.
If selected for an interview, applicants must provide the following:
A list of three (3) professional references with current contact information, one (1) of which must be from a former or current supervisor;
A copy of any documents necessary to show proof of meeting this position’s minimum qualifications. This includes a copy of your college transcripts if you are using education to meet the position’s minimum qualifications; and
A valid Driver’s License.
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COVER LETTER INFORMATION
In addition to answering the supplemental question regarding how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, a cover letter is required. The cover letter should highlight your knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies as they pertain to the responsibilities listed in the job description above. Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, fax it to the contact number provided in the job posting. The cover letter will be used as a writing sample and will help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.
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Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
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Applicants must possess a valid driver's license. An individual without a valid driver's license, who meets the minimum age and experience requirements, may apply for the vacancy. An applicant qualifying under this option may receive a job offer conditional upon acquisition of a valid driver's license. Proof of licensure will be required prior to reporting to duty.
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For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at the following:
Name: Gwen Gervelis, PLS
Title: Chief of Surveys
Phone: (907) 269-8516
Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefitsThe following information describes typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)Insurance Benefits Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/programs/index.html for additional information. AVTEC Confidential Correctional Officers Marine Engineers Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers Supervisory Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining) The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information. General Government Labor, Trades and Crafts Public Safety Employees Association Masters, Mates & Pilots Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)Optional Insurance Benefits Group-based insurance premiums for Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents) Long-term and short-term disability Accidental Death and Dismemberment Long-term care (self and eligible family members) Supplemental Survivor Benefits Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expensesRetirement Benefits Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees) Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees) Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment optionsSee http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/retirement/index.html for additional information Paid Leave & Other Benefits Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served Eleven paid holidays a year Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/ghlb/employee/health/gymListing.html for additional information