Definition of surveyor


one who determines and delineates the form, extent and position of (such as a tract of land) by taking linear and angular measurements and by applying the principles of geometry and trigonometry.

Washington County:

a leader, game changer and team player who not only measures the land, but determines and delineates the future of the Department of Land Use & Transportation, the County and its citizens.


Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) is looking for a surveying professional who can plan, organize and exercise direct supervision over technical and administrative staff. Under the direction of the County Surveyor, our Survey Supervisor will prioritize, assign and evaluate daily work, monitor work progress and provide training to the survey team. He/she may assume the duties of the County Surveyor as assigned when the County Surveyor is absent.

Our Survey Supervisor will also be responsible for:

Coordinating subdivision review process


Overseeing the remonumentation of Public Land Survey System (PLLS) corners

Communicating with developers, engineers, surveyors and the public to explain Oregon statutes.

Investigation of complaints and recommendation of corrective action as necessary.

Game changer

As the next Survey Supervisor, you will work with private and government entities as a liaison for funding, technical surveying matters and other program activities. You’ll advise other departments and the public on surveying. You’ll also evaluate the division activities and responsibilities, with an eye toward improvements and modification.

You will be the right hand of the County Surveyor, participating in budget preparation and administration, selection of staff, coordination of staff training and personnel actions. You’ll establish schedules and methods for completion of surveys, implementing policies and procedures.

Determining and
delineating our future

Our next County Surveyor will be:

An innovator, utilizing the latest technology and procedures

Able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds, including the public, consultants, staff and coworkers.

Able to exercise independent judgment

A champion of high standards and top-quality work

Dedicated to exceptional service and results

Our next County Surveyor will have:

An Associate’s Degree in surveying and six years of experience in construction, boundary, and/or cadastral surveying, including two years of supervisory experience; OR

A Bachelor’s Degree in surveying and four years of experience in boundary and/or cadastral surveying, including two years of supervisory experience; OR

Eight years of experience in boundary and/or cadastral surveying, including two years of supervisory experience.

Registration as a Professional Land Surveyor by the State of Oregon within two months of appointment.

A driver’s license valid in the State of Oregon and an acceptable driving record.

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