Land Surveyor PLS

HOURS OF WORK: 4/10’s, 6am-5pm, M-Th

This position is located at:
Molasky Corporate Center
100 City Parkway, Suite 700, Las Vegas, NV 89106

INTRODUCTION: Human Resources will screen applications and supplemental questionnaires. Candidates possessing the strongest skills and experience for this position will be forwarded to the hiring department for further evaluation and to determine who will be invited to the formal interview process. The candidate hired will be required to pass a drug screening and background check.

For any question regarding this announcement, please contact Kylie Lujan at kylie.lujan@lvvwd.com.


Under general direction, performs complex professional land survey work involving research and geodetic, control, boundary and topographic field surveys; prepares maps, exhibits, records of survey and legal descriptions; performs quality control reviews of consultant surveyor’s work; maintains and updates the District’s base station and water facilities control networks; and performs related duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate for this position will be able to perform field boundary surveys and topographic surveys using conventional and GPS survey equipment and will have knowledge and experience with the preparation and processing of Records of Surveys, horizontal control plans, specification legal descriptions and exhibits. This candidate will be familiar with post-processing static GPS procedures and will be able to independently identify customers’ needs and communicate effectively.


Graduation from a college or university with major course work in civil engineering, land survey or a closely related field; and three years of progressively responsible land survey experience under the direction of a professional land surveyor; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Current registration as a Land Survey Intern in the State of Nevada is required for Land Surveyor. Individuals who are registered as a Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Nevada may be appointed to or advanced to Land Surveyor PLS. Current registration as a Nevada State Water-Right Surveyor, or the ability to become registered within six months of date of hire. A valid State of Nevada driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District’s Vehicle Insurance Policy. Possession of a State of Nevada Flagging Certification or the ability to obtain one within six months of date of hire.

KNOWLEDGE OF: Theory, principles and practices of geodetic, control, boundary and topographic land surveying, including the U.S. Public Land Survey System, applicable U.S. Survey Instruction Manuals and the Manual of Surveying Instructions; scientific principles of geodesy; methods and operations of land survey equipment and software utilized by the District including GPS technology and equipment; the State Plane Coordinate System; local land surveying history and land problems; uses and operations of AutoCAD to produce record maps and other survey products; principles of algebra, plane algebra, geometry and spherical trigonometry and statistics as they apply to performing land survey work; federal, state and local law and regulations applicable to land surveying, property descriptions, water rights and rights of way and easements, including applicable Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code provisions and standards of survey practice; methods and uses of Geographic and Land Information Systems (GIS and LIS); and State of Nevada Traffic Control Guidelines.

ABILITY TO: Plan and organize work required to complete land surveying assignments with a high degree of accuracy in accordance with all scientific and legal standards and requirements; operate complex survey and GPS data collection equipment and software; prepare and interpret water-right maps and surveys; read, interpret, resolve discrepancies between records and field data and prepare property descriptions; use applicable math, geodesy and scientific principles to complete complex calculations with a high degree of accuracy; use AutoCAD, GPS equipment and software accurately and effectively in conducting and recording survey results; evaluate the work of consultant survey personnel; train others in the use of survey and GPS data capture equipment; prepare clear, concise and accurate technical reports and other documents using a personal computer; clearly and effectively communicate orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with District managers and staff, outside design engineers and survey consultants, representatives of other agencies and others encountered in the course of work.


While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to stand; walk on uneven surfaces; sit; talk or hear in-person or by telephone or two-way radio; and use hands to finger, handle, feel and operate survey equipment, tools and controls. Employees are frequently required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, bend, crouch, squat or crawl; and reach with hands or arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision; depth perception; peripheral vision; and ability to adjust focus. Specific hearing abilities include the ability to hear signal warnings while working around moving equipment and to differentiate operating equipment sounds.

Company: Las Vegas Valley Water District

Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016

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