LAND SURVEYOR

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Jim Frame
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Postby Jim Frame » Thu May 14, 2009 6:26 am

They're advertising for a Land Surveyor, but the fine print says they're looking for an LSIT who is, among other things, familiar with California regulations governing land surveying. Interesting, as an LSIT familiar with the California B&P code would know that representing himself as a Land Surveyor would be a violation of §8751.

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Better Title

Postby Gromatici » Thu May 14, 2009 8:08 am

I think a better title would be "Crew Cheif" or Office/ Field Technician (Although $20 per hour seems low to me). I guess we should assume the best and that they have a staff PLS and they are looking for someone to do the actual work with review by a PLS.
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Postby 7702 » Thu May 14, 2009 8:57 am

SHN has several offices, in Redding, Eureka, Willits, and Coos Bay, Oregon. They employ several LS's and I think they just filled a senior level position at the Eureka office.

If you look on their website the position title is "Land Surveyor, LSIT". Yes, "Land Surveyor" is a protected title, and the advertisement could have been worded a little better, but Ms. Baker is their office manager and not an LS and I'm sure she didn't mean to mislead anyone.

The pay is on the low side by California standards, but appears to be competitive with pay scales typical to the north coast and other more rural areas. (check out the Yuba County Surveyor position, starting at about 6K a month)
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Postby Jim Frame » Thu May 14, 2009 11:23 am

I wasn't suggesting an intent to violate laws or ethics, I was just pointing out the sloppy ad copy. If the HR folks don't understand the subtleties of the position, they ought to run it by someone who does.

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Postby 7702 » Thu May 14, 2009 11:43 am

Jim, I agree.

And if I were the survey manager in charge of the recruiting, I would insist on reviewing the recruiting bulletins to ensure they were consistent with all applicable rules and regulations.
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Postby 7702 » Thu May 14, 2009 12:10 pm

Here's the link to a similar thread from three years ago where I commented on the use of "Land Surveyor" in a job posting:

http://www.californiasurveyors.org/clsaforum/showthread.php?p=5010&highlight=land+surveyor#post5010

The term "Land Surveyor" is used pretty loosely in our profession. Seems like anybody that surveys is a "land surveyor".
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