Hennepin County Public Works Transportation Project Delivery Department’s Land Acquisition Group (LAG) is seeking a Principal Engineering Technician to support right of way acquisition activities for our transportation projects.
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About the position type: This is a full-time, benefit earning position. This position is internally classified as an Engineering Technician, Principal. Click here to view the job classification specification.Location and hours:
This position is hybrid, and will be on-site at the Public Works Facility, located at 1600 Prairie Drive in Medina, MN 55340, and remote as job duties require. While this position is currently classified as hybrid, this classification is subject to change based on business needs; currently the business needs of this position requires onsite work at least two business days. Work hours will generally be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with some flexibility.
While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin.New employees who are hired into remote positions between January 2, 2022, to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.In this position, you will:
· Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders.
· Coordinate efforts and products between the Principal Engineering Technician and the Senior Engineering Technician.
· Draft complex legal descriptions for partial acquisitions and total acquisitions for Public Works Projects based on design plans.
· Through the County Surveyor’s Office, coordinate staking's of the acquisition lines for each of the parcels on each project for the benefit of owners, agents and appraisers.
· Analyze plat maps, half section maps and other records.
· Identify the existing easements listed on the title worksheets for inclusion on the Hennepin County Surveyor’s Office base map.
· Work closely with County Attorney Office regarding title work of affected project parcels and in the preparation of condemnation petitions.
· Ensures accurate legal descriptions and file notices of record such as final certificates.
· Process discharges, dismissals and final certificates.
· Process customer requests from other County departments and outside agencies regarding ownership of record and creating visual maps and exhibits of legal descriptions.
· Be skilled in CAD (Computer-aided design) software, preferably MicroStation and Bentley Open Roads.
· Research existing easements on properties.
Need to have: One of the following:
· Eight years or more of experience in technical non-professional highway, land survey, geographic information systems application, or related engineering work. Note: One of the following may be substituted for one year of the required experience:
o Completion of an approved highway/civil engineering technology or land surveying training program.
o 30 college semester credits in mathematics, geography, computer science or engineering-related technical courses.
· Current Certified Survey Technician (CST) Level 4.
· Licensed Land Surveyor (LS), Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) Certification or Licensed Surveyor in Training (LSIT) may be substituted for 5 years of experience.
· Lift items weighing up to 60 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations.
· Work outdoors in all weather conditions and tolerate dusty condition.
Nice to have:
o Writing, reading, and interpreting real estate legal descriptions.
o Surveying, mapping, drafting or property description/title work.
o Testifying in condemnation regarding your work.
o Working with Bentley Open Roads, MicroStation software.
o Leading collaborative coordination of work with project engineering technicians, contractors and consultants as needed.
o Working and coordinating with contractors and consultants and providing assistance to team members.
o Microsoft Word, Excel, and SharePoint.
· Knowledge of:
o And understanding of coordinate systems.
o Fundamentals of GIS, GIS Applications, Advanced GIS Applications, FGS in Science, Agriculture and Business.
o The Public Land Survey System and land surveying.
o Public records system of Hennepin County.
o Process of filing for eminent domain.
· Ability to:
o Effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
o Interpret construction plans and specifications.
o Write complex, detailed legal descriptions for partial acquisitions from properties.
About the department:
Public Works creates healthy and livable communities through economic development, environmental stewardship and advancement of a multimodal transportation network. About 450 employees work together on a wide range of programs and projects to achieve our mission.About Hennepin County: Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile. Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (Log in as Guest). Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community. Your future. Made here. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates will be required to pass a background check.