Job Information

University of Utah Survey Professional in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/31/2023

Requisition Number PRN34418B

Job Title Engineer 2

Working Title Survey Professional

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, 7:00AM to 4:00PM with some flexibility possible depending on circumstances. Work outside these hours required as needed.

VP Area President

Department 01948 - Facilities Support

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $65,000 to $99,500

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Would you like to apply your surveying skills in a position that is more stable with much less travel than is typically required for this type of position? The ideal candidate is a self-starter who can work independently with limited supervision who has strong surveying knowledge and experience (preferably a Utah land surveyor license).



This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.


  1. Prepare and certify land surveys and legal descriptions and also review similar documents prepared by outside professionals.
  2. Assist University legal counsel and real estate professionals in completion of real estate transactions and issue resolution including title research and preparation or review of legal descriptions and other real estate documents.
  3. Using advanced survey instruments such as GPS , EDM , Lidar and drones, obtain precise location data of physical aspects of University property, utilities, and other physical features.
  4. Reconcile any differences between University survey data versus data prepared by outside surveyors and contractors.
  5. Mark existing utility lines and other underground features on University property.
  6. Assist in the resolution of issues with underground utilities that were not known or which are not located where existing records indicate.
  7. Keep accurate records of work performed and assist with transferring the data to GIS .
  8. Gather data and provide other assistance as needed to enhance the University’s GIS records of physical features on University property.
  9. May supervise other staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related engineering field or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education) and two years engineering related experience required. Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


  • A surveyor license is strongly preferred as it is needed for some of the expected responsibilities.
  • Experience in using various surveying instruments and equipment including GPS , EDM , Lidar and drones.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in plats, technical drawing and mapping, AutoCad Civil 3D, ARC Map. Working knowledge of surveying math, e.g. Algebra, Trigonometry and Geometry.
  • Critical-thinking, problem-solving and time-management skills. Self-motivated and able to work with little supervision.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.