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New York State Civil Service Assistant Land Surveyor in Albany, New York

Agency Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

Title Assistant Land Surveyor

Occupational Category I.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade 20

Bargaining Unit PS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary Range From $69934 to $88721 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation - Albany Main Office

625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12238

Minimum Qualifications Proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) examination or successful completion of 52 weeks of service as a Land Surveyor Trainee and successful completion of the FS examination.

Duties Description The Real Property Section develops and implements policy for the acquisition of lands and properties and negotiates the actual purchase/exchange by first establishing a property’s market value.Under the direction and supervision of a Licensed Land Surveyor, the incumbent will:• Assist in maintenance of department survey and land records.• Search internal and public records for survey and title information.• Supervise and train field crews in the operation of modern terrestrial, geodetic surveying, geographic positioning system instruments, proper field survey procedures, and work zone safety.• Plan and schedule work assignments for projects.• Maintain and perform basic maintenance on survey equipment.• Conduct reconnaissance and field surveys of State Park property lines.• Prepare deed plots and review consultant derived boundary maps for accuracy.• Process, balance, and transform data derived from Optical and GPS observations.• Assist in determination of park boundaries through survey field measurements and research.• Prepare survey maps for acquiring and managing state interest in real property in a computer aided drafting system.• Perform field inspections of land and prepare reports of physical inspections. • Perform property boundary surveys utilizing applicable survey principles and practices to determine the State’s title boundaries.

Additional Comments OPERATING NEEDS:• Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. • Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain.• Must be able to work in remote areas. • Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions. • Travel may be required. • Overtime may be required. • Overnight travel may be required. • Telecommuting may be available, will be discussed at interview.There are various benefits that a permanent employee is entitled to, based on their negotiating unit:• Vacation, Holiday, Sick, And Personal Leave• Health Care Coverage• Retirement Plan• Payroll Deduction Savings Plans• Tuition Assistance Programs• Life Insurance and Disability Insurance• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)• Employee Wellness Program (EWP)To learn more about our benefits, visit:

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Name Annette Sattinger



Email Address


Street NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation - Albany Main Office

625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12238

Notes on Applying If you feel you meet the minimum qualifications and Agency operating needs and are interested in being considered for this vacancy, please submit a resume, an employment application and a cover letter demonstrating how you meet the stated minimum qualifications. The employment application (Part 1) can be downloaded from the website of NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation at Please submit your application materials to You must include Vacancy ID Number in the subject of your e-mail for consideration. It is the responsibility of each applicant to accurately describe their experience and demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications.All qualified persons are invited and encouraged to apply.