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The Land Titles section is responsible for conducting title searches on all properties impacted by highway projects. All title work is done to the NH BAR ASSOCIATION TITLE EXAMINATION STANDARDS to ensure the proper notification for public hearing of all owners of record, tenants for life, remaindermen, reversioners, mortgagees, easement and lien holders. There are currently 3 full time title abstractors who provide state wide coverage.

The Land Titles section also researches past highway projects to determine the limits and types of right-of-way for use in current highway projects and also for establishing the original right-of-way alignment used in the highway layout for setting the limits of the state’s ownership and easements for use in state projects.The Land Titles section also provides highway location and ownership information to the public. Right-of-Way research, title review and plan development is done by a 4 person team including a Licensed Land Surveyor, Land Titles Supervisor, Engineering Technician IV and a ROW Agent, surveyor-in-training.

Robert Talon, LLS
Bureau of Right-of-Way
Land Titles Section
NH Department of Transportation

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Administrator III

(Chief of Surveys and Mapping)

Labor Grade 31: $63,999.00 - $88,101.00

37-1/2 Hours Per Week

Position #20152

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Transportation, Division of Project Development, Bureau of Right-of-Way has a full time vacancy for Administrator III (Chief of Surveys and Mapping).

Summary:
To administer, supervise and develop policies and procedures and to plan, evaluate, coordinate and direct the Department's Boundary and Engineering survey and mapping programs in the Bureau of Right-of-Way to achieve the mission and goals of the Department.

Responsibilities:
Serves as the Chief of Surveys and Mapping for the Department and administers the work of the Department's Land Titles Survey programs.
Develops and implements the organizational structure, budget, program directions, and personnel and fiscal management procedures of the survey section. Assist in the development of and standards for Right-of-Way record plans to be recorded in the county registries of deeds and review and recommend revisions to the Right-of-Way Manual and informational materials consistent with current policies and procedures.

Analyzes and negotiates surveying, specifications, requests for proposals, and contracts. Approves surveys of state lands prepared by subordinates and executed by surveyors in the private sector. Reviews contract surveying and/or engineering documents and specifications.

Manages the preparation of boundary survey plans and subdivision plans for recording based on the state plat law RSA 478:la the NH Joint Board of Ethics and Standards and the county registry requirements. Reviews and stamps plats, Right-of-Way plans, and applications with the professional seal.

Performs Licensed Land Surveying duties to determine, define and reestablish existing property boundaries including but not limited to; highway rights of way, railroad rights of way, easements, access rights, prescriptive rights, etc. and oversee the production of a detailed plan using CAD/D technology.

Appears as a witness for semi-judicial and judicial bodies for the Department of Transportation and other Public Agencies regarding Right-of-Way and boundary locations.

Develops and implements objectives and standards for the Land Titles Section. Monitors the Land Titles functions to assure quality standards are met.

Provides leadership and training for Land Titles & Survey staff.

Recommends personnel actions including hiring, firing, disciplinary action and evaluation to provide the highest quality of staff possible.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in Survey Engineering, Engineering, Geographic Information Science, Geospatial Surveying Engineering, or other survey related field.

Experience: Seven years' experience in land surveying or other related field, four years of which must have been in a management level position involving administrative or supervisory duties concerned with program administration, program planning and evaluation or related management experience.

OR

Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in Surveying and Mapping, Forestry, Engineering, Geographic Information Science, Geospatial Surveying Engineering, or other survey related field.

Experience: Eight years' experience in land surveying, or other related field, four years of which must have been in a management level position involving administrative or supervisory duties concerned with program administration, program planning and evaluation or related management experience.

License/Certification: Must be a Licensed Land Surveyor as issued by the NH Board of Registration for Land Surveyors. If the applicant is a Licensed Land Surveyor in another state they must obtain licensure in NH within one year of employment. Applicant must possess a valid driver's license. The applicant's Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) must meet the minimum standards as established by the hiring agency. If civil engineering is the education degree, the applicant must be a Registered Engineer in the State of New Hampshire or a Registered Engineer in another state and obtain registration in NH within one year of employment. The registration must be maintained.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: All accountabilities must be performed in accordance with State and Department rules and policies, including risk management, safety and environmental standards, regulations and administrative orders.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Thorough knowledge of land ownership, laws, and regulations affecting surveys and boundaries as applied in the State of New Hampshire. Thorough knowledge of all phases of surveying and mapping, basic laws, court decisions, federal and State regulations, and established procedures involved in performing or reviewing surveys. Thorough knowledge of land records, legal land descriptions, coordinate systems, metes and bounds surveys and legal aspects of real property, rules of evidence and their application to property ownership problems, and adverse possession.

Employees may be required to pay an agency/union fee.

For additional information contact Charles Schmidt, Administrator at 603-271-3223

To apply: Job ID 9818





New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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