Job: Professional Land Surveyor and Land Rights Administrator (MN), GeoSearch, Inc., Minneapolis, MN

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General Information


Job title:
Professional Land Surveyor and Land Rights Administrator (MN)
Job location:
Minneapolis, MN  55303 United States
Requisition code:
1252
Date posted:
04/28/2020
Compensation:
Job category:
Surveyor (RPLS)
Surveyor Field
Utilities Specialist - Electric
Job type:
Full-time

Job Description


GeoSearch, Inc. is actively recruiting a Surveyor & Land Rights Administrator to support the design, construction, and maintenance of our electric distribution system. This individual will be responsible for writing, recording, reviewing, and maintaining easements and other land-related legal documents, updating and maintaining the land base layer in the cooperative’s GIS, and serving as the cooperative’s service territory boundary representative.

Key Responsibilities & Results:

Acquire new, maintain and manage current easements by processing acquisitions, releases and other legal documents to ensure compliance with legal requirements
Perform work in CAD (AutoCAD) to support to engineering and design of the company’s electric distribution system
Maintain the GIS land base of the service territory which accurately represents existing parcel and plat information
Survey easements and rights-of-way as needed for design and construction to ensure facilities are located within legal boundaries
Serve as the service territory boundary representative to ensure that the cooperative’s boundaries are respected
Serve as backup to the ROW Representative to initiate, administer and maintain right-of-way permits generated by electric design and construction so that permission is gained to access the right-of-way in order to construct and maintain the distribution system
Occasionally, perform drone flights to capture field data necessary to support the design process
Respond to ad-hoc customer and company requests and inquiries
Required Talents, Skills, Expertise, Education:
B.S. degree in GIS/Geography with surveying course work or AAS degree in Surveying with a GIS emphasis
3–5 years' practical field experience
Experience in GIS systems or land surveying applications
Experience reading and interpreting easements, as well as other legal documents and descriptions
Skilled in reading, interpreting, and updating maps and GIS
Professional surveying licensure (REQUIRED)
Current and valid driver’s license
Ability to clearly communicate information and ideas both verbally and in writing
Ability to listen and understand information being communicated
Ability to deal with conflict tactfully and professionally
Preferred Talents, Skills, Expertise, Education:
Experience working in an electric utility setting
Experience with ESRI GIS platform
Knowledge of ArcFM software
Experience with drones
Membership in the International Right-of-Way Association (IRWA)
Real estate or other land legal training and/or formal education

Job Requirements


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(Job number: 3892370)
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