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Land Surveyor, Transportation

Idaho Transportation Department

Open for Recruitment: October 10, 2017 - October 24, 2017
Announcement # 03008087425
Salary Range: *$22.93-28.66 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Rigby

Idaho Transportation Department: 
Our Mission:  Your Safety.  Your Mobility.  Your Economic Opportunity.

The Idaho Transportation Department is offering a unique opportunity for a registered Professional Land Surveyor to work in our District 6 - Rigby office. If you would enjoy a wide range of responsibilities in the areas of providing land survey services for district project development to establish basis for roadway and bridge design, this could be the job for you. This position also provides input on environmental studies and proposed right-of-way impacts affecting multiple route considerations and the selection process. 

This position requires some outdoor field work and the possibility of working in inclement weather.

We are looking for a dedicated employee with good technical skills and the ability to provide technical guidance while working with department staff, other agencies, and the general public.


Land surveys:

  • Surveys land to be acquired for highway purposes;
  • Recommends land survey needs for projects, sources and maintenance;
  • Provides input on environmental studies and proposed right-of-way impacts affecting multiple route considerations and the selection process;
  • Designs horizontal and vertical alignment for roadways;
  • Plans, schedules and coordinates with headquarters and private engineering firms in preparation of aerial mapping surveys; prepares plats and files property surveys with county recorder;
  • Prepares legal descriptions of surveyed lands;
  • Researches and exchanges survey data with government and private surveyors and engineers;
  • Tests and evaluates surveying and design software and survey instruments for acquisition;
  • Prepares estimates of survey costs to help select consultant firms;
  • Maintains permanent file on original survey notes;
  • Operates, cleans and adjusts survey equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • This position requires registration as a Professional Land Surveyor in Idaho as outlined in Title 54, Chapter 12, Section 54-1208, Idaho Code; OR, eligibility for comity registration from another state. If you have questions regarding your eligibility for registration, please contact the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors at (208) 373-7210
  • Experience: using surveying principles and practices involved in planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of streets or highways.
  • Good knowledge of: supervisory practices.
  • Some knowledge of geodesy.

Specialty Area:

  • This position requires a valid driver's license.


  • Education and Experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the spaces provided in the examination.
  • You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide.
  • A minimum rating of 70 is needed to pass this examination.
  • Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete.

To preview the exam:

  • Click on the “Preview Exam” link at the bottom of this page (you will not be able to take the exam from this screen).
  • If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

How to Apply:

  • Click on the Apply Online button to the left
  • Follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position


  • Idaho Transportation Department under "Agencies”
  • Full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift”
  • Rigby under "Cities”

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When updating your online application information, you must complete/update all items in the Application Checklist to include: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type. Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.


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Idaho Transportation Department!


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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.