Right of Way & Survey Manager (WMS2) opening in Lacey, WA!

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Right of Way & Survey Manager (WMS2) opening in Lacey, WA!

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TO APPLY FOR THIS ROLE, PLEASE VISIT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ ... nager-wms2. In order to be considered for this role, you must apply through the Government Jobs website.

The Opportunity
WSDOT is currently seeking a Right of Way (ROW) & Survey Manager to join the Olympic Region (OR) Plans & Design Support Office. This role will provide direction and supervision to survey personnel performing advanced engineering work in the collection and analysis of ROW control, monumentation, property boundaries, topographical survey, and other related survey work. While providing leadership, management and oversight to the ROW and Survey Office, the Right of Way & Survey Manager ensures the best technical standards and cost-effective designed are incorporated into the WSDOT Right of Way Plans, and Contract Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E) packages. This position supports the agency’s mission by ensuring that OR personnel follow departmental policies and State laws governing land surveying and survey monument protection while helping to deliver safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation projects. They also work closely with the Region’s Real Estate Services Office and support the acquisition of property rights needed for transportation projects by creating and maintaining right of way plans which follow agency standards.

This position directly supports the agency strategic plan and goal areas of 1) Workforce Development, by providing staff a workplace that supports and promotes training and development for professional growth and upward mobility; 2) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, by creating, influencing, and fostering a physically and psychologically safe workplace where all employees feel that they belong; and 3) Resilience, by ensuring, through effective management controls and adherence to WSDOT policies, that delivery of project activities for the Olympic Region are administered to the expected quality, safety, and stewardship standards to support Washington’s long-term resilience.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Right of Way & Survey Manager will:
Supervise the development and review of new and revised ROW plans which involve an independent review of property boundaries, alignments, recorded survey data, ownership information, property descriptions from title reports, area calculations, and conformance to Department policy.
Manage the ROW update program.
Provide expert advice on surveying issues; research existing survey records to establish ROW boundaries.
Supervise the maintenance of the region ROW archives.
Apply sound engineering judgement and advanced engineering expertise to interpret data, identify problems, and develop solutions for the Cadastral Surveying work group in the OR.
Direct the production of surveying documents for the Region and HQ and certify documents.
Plan, assign, and review the work staff; ensure staff perform accurate analysis and collection of right-of-way control, monumentation, and other related issues; adjust assignments and schedules to maintain adequate staffing levels and respond to fluctuating workloads.

Limited amount of work performed outdoors, in inclement weather, and requires traversing rough, steep, and uneven terrain.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
Licensed by the State of Washington as a Washington State Professional Land Surveyor (PLS), or ability to attain a PLS within twelve (12) months of appointment.
Eight (8) years of demonstrated experience in surveying with at least four (4) years of cadastral surveying experience.
Demonstrated experience in understanding and interpreting title reports, deeds, easements, and other instruments used for the transfer or property rights.
Skills to effectively communicate technical information, both verbally and in writing, to a diverse audience including those with non-technical backgrounds.
Demonstrated experience supervising staff.
Proficient in operating Windows-based computer software, such as MS Office Suire and virtual meeting software, such as MS Teams.
Possession of a valid driver’s license to operate vehicles in Washington State.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Demonstrated experienced developing and revising right-of-way plans.
Proficient in operating MS Suite including Excel, and engineering software, including MicroStation, InRoads, or OpenRoads.
Two (2) year college degree in survey-related studies.
One (1) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 3 or equivalent level work, such as Bridge Engineer 3 or Transportation Planning Specialist 3.

*To review the full Position Description, don't hesitate to contact the recruiter in the Contact Us section of this posting.

Important Notes
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
This position offers flexible/hybrid remote work options.
In addition to base salary, employees may be entitled to other forms of compensation depending on the type, duties, or location of the position. For union-represented positions, more information on other forms of compensation can be found in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements. Information on other compensation types for non-represented positions can be found in Chapter 357-28 of the Washington Administrative Code.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system, therefore we are not eligible to extend STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT). For more information, please visit www.uscis.wa.gov.

Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available, including telework options for eligible positions.
Paid Leave – In addition to 12 paid holidays, full-time employees may earn up to 25 paid vacation days per year!
Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.

Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible.
In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:
An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.

Please click the "APPLY" button to proceed. Note that you will be prompted to either sign in, or create an account. This step is required in order to submit an application to this opportunity.

WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. All persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and/ or gender identity, are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.

WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system, therefore we are not eligible to extend STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT). For more information, please visit www.uscis.wa.gov.

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Alyssa Nastasi, at nastasa@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 23DOT-OR-3W165e in the subject line.

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