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County Surveyor

McKenzie County Department of Public Works

is currently accepting applications for a full time Surveyor


  • Bachelor's or Associate’s degree in land surveying, engineering, or related field is preferred
  • Four years professional surveying experience, including one year in a supervisory role, or equivalent combination of training, education, and experience.
  • Valid Land Surveyor's License, or a valid Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer is preferred but not required. Will also consider candidates with LSIT credentials
  • Understanding of Federal and State laws relating to land surveying and subdivision of land; principles, practices, and procedures of land surveying, land development and mapping
  • Understanding of principles and practices of administration, supervision, training, and budgeting
  • Moderate physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds, with or without assistance, occasionally lifting of up to 100 pounds, with assistance
  • Considerable walking and standing; regular bending, climbing, kneeling, stooping, digging, pushing and pulling to coordinate field operations
  • Works both indoors and outdoors in varying types of weather



  • Maintains, develops, automates, and implements systems, guidelines, policies, and procedures for the operation of the Surveyor Department; creates technical guidelines to ensure uniformity and provide a professional standard.
  • Directs the work of field and office staff in conducting field surveys, preparation of maps, legal descriptions, development review, and right of way research;
  • Coordinates the review of all activities of land development relating to the Public Works Department requirements, including civil engineering projects, design and preparation, and review of construction plans to ensure they are surveyed correctly and according to state and county laws. Prepares and monitors the annual budget for the Surveyor Division.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and interprets policies, guidelines, and legislation to assure the County's compliance with laws, regulations, and ordinances; enforces laws, regulations, and ordinances pertaining to county surveying; and ensures that all records are in compliance with laws, ordinances, policies, and practices.
  • Assists private surveyors, engineers, and the general public in land surveying related problems.
  • Represents the County at various public meetings and conferences to provide information of a technical nature. 

 Salary Range of $36.07 to $39.05 per hour, DOE                          Positions open until filled

McKenzie County offers an excellent benefit package including:

Health Insurance – Health & Child Care -Flexible Spending- Program Group Life Insurance – Retirement -  Optional Deferred Comp Plan- Vacation – Sick Leave – Personal Leave – Paid Holidays

  An applicant who is a resident of North Dakota and eligible to claim veterans’ preference must abide by the Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines available at and submit any documentation with an otherwise complete application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

McKenzie County Human Resources
201 5th St. NW Suite 700
Watford City, ND 58854


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