Forest Service Land Surveyor North Dakota

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Forest Service Land Surveyor North Dakota

Postby whitneyadams » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:01 pm

The Northern Region, East-Side Lands and Boundary Management Zone (ESLBZ) for the Beaverhead-Deerlodge, Custer-Gallatin, Helena Lewis & Clark National Forests, and the Dakota Prairie National Grasslands (“East - Side Lands & Boundary Zone”) will soon be advertising to fill one permanent career ladder position – Land Surveyor, GS-1373 5/7/9. The position is for a Permanent Full Time employee and is geared toward training the incumbent for licensure in the future. This position will be advertised under Merit and Demo authority procedures.

Duty Station

The duty station for this position is located in Dickinson, North Dakota, Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Medora Ranger District.


The incumbent will report to the Supervisory Land Surveyor for the East - Side Lands & Boundary Zone. The Supervisory Land Surveyor assigns specific projects and duties to the incumbent based on the approved program of work for the East - Side Lands & Boundary Zone. A Board of Directors, consisting of the Forest/Grassland Supervisors for the four Units and the Regional Director of Recreation, Minerals, Lands, Heritage, & Wilderness, provide oversight and set the priorities for the program of work and budget for the East - Side Lands & Boundary Zone.

Position Overview

This position is part of the Northern Region Eastside Land Adjustment and Boundary Management Zone, serving three national forests and one national grassland in Montana, North Dakota, and northwestern South Dakota. The successful candidate is expected to fully support and work towards the success of the East – Side Lands & Boundary Zone’s mission and programs.

Land Surveyor, 1373 GS – 5/7/9: performs duties which are designed to orient the incumbent in the application of academic theories and basic professional land surveying principles to a variety of work situations. Duties include boundary surveys, road and trail right-of-ways and maintenance of property boundary lines. The position provides the opportunity to use the latest GPS technology working in the Public Land Survey System, and is a great job training for licensing needs or advancing your surveying career.
This position is field going and requires a valid driver’s license.
Position requires a considerable amount of travel throughout Montana, North Dakota, and northwest South Dakota, with overnight stays. Government Vehicle and travel expenses will be provided while in travel status.

For more information
For more information about the application and recruitment process, please contact the Forest Service Albuquerque Service Center (ASC) Human Resource Management (HRM) Staffing,1-877-372-7248, or

For more information about the East - Side Lands & Boundary Zone, this position, programs of work, roles and responsibilities, and operating plans and procedures, please contact Mark Aughtman, Supervisory Land Surveyor, (701)-227-7835,, or Kathryn Nash, Supervisory Realty Specialist, (406) 587-6784,


Job Announcement Number: 20-R1SVCOA-10855312-G-HH
Job Title: Land Surveyor,GS-1373-05/07/09
Open: 7/7 – 7/14/2020


Job Announcement Number: 20-R1SVCOA-10857326-DP-HH
Job Title: Land Surveyor,GS-1373-05/07/09
Open: 7/7 – 7/14/2020

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Helpful Resources for Forest Service employees:

If you are applying for a permanent job and cannot find your most recent forms, such as the SF-50, help is available.
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