Main Topic: Places and Regions
Secondary Topic: Environment and Society
Overview: County Surveyors provide leadership to the County Surveyor's department, Corner Preservation Program, Geographic Information System, and Property Management. This job also involves providing professional and technical guidance to elected officials, department directors, managers, supervisors, and employees on issues involving those program areas. County surveyors advise staff, County departments, and the public regarding land surveys, property disputes, property transfers, foreclosure statutes, state water rights, aerial photogrammetry, lidar data, flood hazard mapping, and geographic information systems. Position encounters a wide diversity of work situations, involving a high degree of complexity due to supervision of employees engaged in surveying, drafting, and clerical duties. Determines own practices and procedures and creates, designs, organizes and implements new programs and plans.
Geographers at work: Remote Sensing Specialist, Cartographers
Recommended College Courses: GIS, Remote Sensing, Physical Geography, Cartography
Skills: GIS, Remote Sensing, Lidar, Cartography
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Written by Christopher Hinojosa