The Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land
Surveying (OSBEELS) is seeking a public member, a professional land surveyor
(PLS) and a professional engineer (PE) or registered professional
photogrammetrist (RPP). The PLS position
will not be available until June 2013. As
per Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 672.240, each PE, PLS, or RPP Board member
must be a resident of Oregon for at least three years immediately preceding appointment
and have been practicing as a registered professional for at least five years
since the date of the individual’s initial registration. There are no registration or experience
requirements for public members. One of
these positions must be filled by a resident of Congressional District 3.
The Board operates as a semi-independent state agency
subject to ORS 182.456 to 182.472 and is authorized to examine, register, and regulate professionals and investigate
claims against unlicensed persons who engage in the practice of engineering,
land surveying, photogrammetric mapping, and water right examination. The primary responsibility of every Board
member is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the general public.
Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each
odd-numbered month and Committee meetings are held the second Thursday and
Friday of each even-numbered month.
Board members are eligible for per diem and reimbursements for actual
expenses involved in carrying out Board business. Board members also have the opportunity to participate
in the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)
conferences, meetings, committees, and task forces.
For more information on the application process or the role
of state Board members, visit www.oregon.gov/Gov/Pages/boards.aspx
and follow the instructions provided.
NCEES seeks land surveyors for standard-setting study
NCEES is currently seeking volunteers who are licensed professional surveyors to participate in a standard-setting study for the Principles and Practices of Surveying (PS) exam. To qualify, volunteers must have taken and passed the NCEES PS exam. Selected volunteers will review and rate the difficulty of items that will be included on the updated PS exam. The volunteers' responses will help NCEES determine the passing score for the PS exam. The standard-setting study will take place May 17-18, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. Travel and lodging expenses will be paid by NCEES. To volunteer, please take the survey
, which will ensure all volunteers meet NCEES criteria for participants and are demographically diverse.