Investigator IV


Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying

Investigator IV

Full-Time Position

(Posting No. 201901)

Classification: 1353   Salary Range: $39,521 – $64,449 (B18)

Open until filled



Performs complex (journey-level) investigative work. Work involves conducting investigations. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Conducts investigations of alleged violations of laws, rules, and regulations.

Conducts background and personal history investigations, reviews records, and verifies information.

Contacts and interviews witnesses and complainants.

Reviews and maintains evidence and documents for use in investigations.

Evaluates and summarizes investigative findings.

Prepares records, correspondence, and reports; and makes recommendations for action.

May prepare and present information to appropriate law enforcement or regulatory agencies.

Prepares cases for presentation and presents testimony and evidence at administrative hearings or in court proceedings.

Reviews and analyzes records and reports for compliance with laws and regulations.

Reviews investigative techniques and recommends improvements as appropriate.

Collects and reviews evidence and data and conducts field investigations for audits, inspections, or studies.

May perform undercover or surveillance work regarding suspected violators. May examine, investigate, and analyze the business activities of entities to ensure compliance with statutory standards and regulations.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.


Experience and Education

Experience in investigative work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in land surveying or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Minimum of ten (10) years of experience as registered professional land surveyor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of investigative principles, techniques, and procedures; and of court procedures, practices, and rules of evidence.

Skill in the operation of technical equipment and in the use of a computer and applicable software, and in mediation and negotiation techniques.

Ability to conduct investigations; to interpret and apply laws and regulations; to work with members of local and state agencies; to conduct interviews and gather facts; to evaluate findings; to prepare reports; to testify in hearings and court proceedings; to communicate effectively; and to train others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must hold current Texas Driver’s License.

Must be currently registered with the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveyors.

Conflict of Interest

The responsibilities and obligations of investigators for the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying must be clearly separated from their personal financial interests and obligations.  Investigators may not have any significant interest or engage in any outside activity which results in unmanaged or unmitigated conflicts of interest.



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Statewide Goal

The priority goal will be to ensure that Texas consumers are effectively and efficiently served by high quality professionals and businesses by setting clear standards, maintaining compliance and seeking market-based solutions.

The Mission

The mission of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying is to protect the residents of Texas by regulating, licensing and renewing the licenses of only competent surveyors; surveyors able to provide accurate surveys which will result in the orderly use of our physical environment.

The Philosophy

The Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying will license only competent surveyors and will regulate the practice of surveying. We will manage our resources as efficiently and effectively as possible with a commitment to excellence.