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Land Surveyor Resource Assistant
Ref No.: 19-00061
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Position Type:Intern
Start Date: 03/11/2019
Pay Rate : $ 19.00 /Hour
This internship will provide exposure to the Forest Service, and provide advance training in professional land surveying. The intern will assist specialists in projects to become familiar with cadastral, geodetic, and engineering survey projects. The position will begin in March, and continue full-time for 52 weeks.
Major duties will include, but not limited to:
  • Direct field surveying projects
  • Conduct research to determine property ownership
  • Making sure field survey data is accurate
  • Write survey reports and legal descriptions
  • Maintain and update corporate databases
  • Create/maintain/update ArcMap boundary management data
  • Hold a survey rod for taking measurements
  • Measure land and using survey grade instruments
  • Cut brush and small tress that block the line of site
  • Figure out level and topographical data
  • Instruct aides in doing certain tasks
  • Report on work accomplishments
  • Conduct simple surveying studies
  • Record and calculate surveying data
  • Use survey grade instruments to set rights-of-way and land lines
  • Direct field surveying projects of sufficient scope to promote the continued growth and development of the incumbent in cadastral surveying as well as application of State and Federal land laws.
  • Conduct studies of routine cases requiring historical searches of property ownership; previous surveys of the area; and the pattern of political, geographic, and economic influences that surround the property involved.
  • Conduct limited record searches; evaluates the information obtained; and performs the necessary survey work associated with the initial location or re-identification of property lines, section corners, and surveying monuments.
  • Direct assigned survey parties in the execution of limited cadastral, geodetic, and engineering survey projects
  • Operate theodolites, levels, electronic distance measuring devices, and other equipment used in cadastral, geodetic, and engineering survey work
  • Audit and verify survey data
  • Use programmable calculators to compute traverse closures and other geometric solutions.
  • Prepare routine legal descriptions, plats, and survey reports.
Work Environment
Surveying work will be in office and in field settings.  Field survey work frequently involves exposure to adverse weather conditions, extremes in temperature, and hazards associated with travel over steep, rocky terrain, swampy or heavily forested areas. There are moderate risks or discomforts associated with visiting field sites that require special precautions and the use of safety equipment.
The work requires substantial physical exertion including extended periods of foot travel over steep, mountainous terrain and forested areas.  The intern must be able to lift and carry survey equipment into remote areas.

Location: National Forests in Florida (Tallahassee, FL)
Stipend: $19/hour, $600/month housing stipend
Duration: 52 weeks  
Benefits: Project travel and eligibility for a two-year noncompetitive hiring authority certificate
Application Materials: For full consideration, submit your resume and transcript at
 Questions? Email Kennedy Reddick Jr. at