Employment Opportunity

The State Highway Administration's (SHA) Office of Highway Development, Plats and Surveys Division (Baltimore City) is recruiting for a Geodetic Mapping Manager (Transportation Engineering Manager I) position. This position is open to anyone who meets the minimum and selective qualifications listed below. This is a position specific recruitment. The resulting list of eligible candidates will be used to fill this SHA position or function only. You will need to reapply for any future recruitments conducted for this job classification.

Nature of work: The Geodetic Mapping Manager performs managerial, supervisory, administrative, and highly specialized transportation engineering work in support of the Plats and Surveys Division’s (PSD) operations in the Office of Highway Development (OHD). This position directly manages Senior Area Engineers, Area Engineers, and Transportation Engineers in the Geodetic and CADD Processing Section (GCP) of PSD. This position will manage and coordinate the distribution of geodetic control and CADD processing assignments state-wide through the Area Engineers, Transportation Engineers, and consultants that are assigned to the GCP Section and will directly manage and perform a variety of complex assignments as a Project Manager. After assigning projects, the Geodetic Mapping Manager will establish project schedules, set production priorities, and monitor production to ensure project schedules and deliverable standards are met. The Geodetic Mapping Manager will provide quality assurance reviews during project development and quality control reviews for projects managed by other Area and Transportation Engineers within PSD. This position will develop geodetic and CADD management standards and ensure that the best survey practices are performed by all Area and Transportation Engineers, perform research of existing survey data, review and update PSD CADD manuals, and recommend geodetic software and hardware procurements to division leadership. In addition, the Geodetic Mapping Manager will be responsible for training and mentoring Area and Transportation Engineers within the GCP to ensure all assignments are scoped, processed, mapped, modeled, reviewed, and delivered in an accurate and professional manner. Under the direction of the Division Chief and/or the Assistant Division Chief, the Geodetic Mapping Manager will be responsible for managing specialized and more complex geodetic and CADD processing projects as assigned. Lastly, this position must accurately assess the complexity of the processing assignments and dedicate the appropriate resources necessary to complete the assignments in a timely manner and to ensure a quality product.

Individuals with time working as an Instrument Operator, Party Chief, or a higher-level position in land surveying or geomatic engineering are encouraged to apply.

***Notes: Additional work experience in professional engineering or technical engineering at the journey level or above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

MDOT offers a generous and competitive benefits package. You can learn about our amazing benefits here: MDOT Benefits Guide.

TO APPLY: All applicants must submit an application online at

Posted March 26, 2024

Item For Sale

Norman Valkenburgh is a 32-year veteran of the state of New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation and is, or was, a parttime land surveyor. I found them to be very interesting mysteries, that should be of interest to most land surveyors. $30 for all three books.

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Contact Andy Dussault if you are interested.

Posted January 8, 2024

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Washington County 1858 wall map by Walling. Needs help but, plenty of information. $200.00.

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Contact Andy Dussault if you are interested.

Posted January 8, 2024

Item for Sale

The book by Charles E. Smart dated 1962, "THE MAKERS OF SURVEYING INSTRUMENTS IN AMERICA SINCE 1700".   This is a "must have" reference book for any surveying equipment collector. Much text and photos. In excellent condition.  $300.00

Contact Andy Dussault if you are interested (Email or call 802-748-8394)

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Posted January 8, 2024

Vermont Surveying Business for Sale

A nearly 40-year-old land surveying business in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont is available for sale. Includes all records and equipment along with the possibility of support by the current owner. Please direct inquiries to Birgit McCall at the Vermont Society of Land Surveyors office.

Confirmed still available January 1, 2024

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