Senior Land Surveyor
Kamehameha Schools - O‘ahu, HI

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Responsible for the planning, management and implementation of land survey projects on ALL Kamehameha Schools (360,000+ acres) properties. Manages all aspects of project planning and implementation, including planning/budgeting, bidding/negotiation and survey processes. Oversees internal and external resources and project teams. Manages all external vendors and entities. Develops and maintains all KS survey documents, land inventory and the accuracy and conformity of surveys to regulations and standards. Determines methods and procedures for establishing consistent survey standards. Prepares survey/land development drawings/base maps, legal descriptions and exhibits.

Management

Manages complex survey projects that typically number between 10-20 projects per year for property development/redevelopment, acquisition/sale/trade or other purposes. Creates and implements project management plans independently. Builds, leads, and motivates internal and external project teams. Facilitates project team meetings to problem solve to resolution and successful outcomes. Creates proposal requests and negotiates contract fees from consulting firms and partners. Manages internal and external resources to ensure project deadlines are met. Manages external contractors and vendors to provide surveying services to KS.

Survey

Performs ALTA Land Title Surveys, boundary surveys, topographic surveys, elevation surveys, property subdivisions, historical map and document research, real property research, survey control research and title research. Provides guidance on subdivision and zoning ordinances for all counties within the State of Hawaii. Performs retracement surveys of kuleana and original boundary surveys. Reviews survey records, monument records, parcel maps, Land Commission Awards and other Mahele documents and provides guidance to KS Endowment and Legal groups. Confers with KS staff, representatives of various government agencies and external entities on matters affecting real property rights. Provides guidance on boundary case law and statutes that apply to kuleana retracement, access rights and entitlements and other issues that affect KS lands.

Planning and Strategy Development

Develops and maintains survey management strategy to ensure proper management of all KS survey documents, land inventory and the accuracy and conformity of surveys to current day regulations and standards.

Risk Management

Develops and manages survey processes for the resolution of KS land boundary discrepancies and disputes minimizing the lost of KS lands and legal costs. Manages risk by reviewing and monitoring all KS land holdings and institutes corrective actions, where necessary.

Participates in the Division strategic planning and budgeting process including:

1) goals and objectives, 2) systems and processes, 3) operating and capital budgets, 4) asset planning and 5) performance monitoring and evaluation and 6) master planning charrettes or sessions.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Position Requirements

  • 5 or more years of directly related work experience.

  • Must have a current license to practice as a Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Hawaii.

  • Ability to manage teams consisting internal and external resources.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Highly developed organizational skills.

  • Ability to complete complex projects and provide sound recommendations to meet project/initiative requirements.

  • Proficiency in use of computer systems, including Microsoft Office, AutoCAD and other applications.

  • Ability to manage vendor contracts.

  • Ability to convert historical Hawaiian land documents to modern surveying terms and measurement units.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including presentation, oral communication and writing.

  • Ability to direct, manage and motivate team members involved with survey operations and projects.

  • Ability to understand and analyze survey maps, land title documents, deed, lease, and survey documents.

  • Understanding of regulatory policies.

  • Must have knowledge and experience with subdivision and zoning ordinances for all counties within the State of Hawaii including their subdivision rules and regulations and requirements for designation of easements of all kinds.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with KS and its prescribed mission-critical values and limitations desirable.

  • Familiarity with Hawaiʻi geography and communities.

  • Familiarity with ArcGIS software.

  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing Hawaiʻi-based natural and cultural resource monitoring and performance metrics.

  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing agriculture industry plans, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Ability to speak, read and write the Hawaiian language.

  • Ability to translate and interpret Hawaiian language documents including Land Commission Awards and other Mahele documents.

  • Knowledge and understanding of boundary case law and statutes that apply to kuleana retracement, access rights and entitlements and other issues that affect KS lands.

  • Have a Hawaii Land Court registration or be able to obtain such registration within six months of employment.

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