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Land Technician in Merrillville, IN at NiSource

Date Posted: 11/28/2018

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Job Description


To research, coordinate, and facilitate land activities in order to ensure land rights agreements are properly recorded, maintained, archived, and modified to meet legal requirements and customer expectations.  Collaborate with survey and land leader to track survey and land projects and to ensure proper payment to contractors.

  • Investigate and interprets land rights agreements
  • Assures all pertinent land documentation is available through both electronic media and paper to ensure accurate information is provided to company personnel and/or landowner, with appropriate provisions of agreement. 
  • Partners with the legal department in various projects, including discovery requests ensuring all acquired land agreements meet legal requirements 
  • Prepares legal documents (partial releases, surrenders, modifications, bills of sale, etc.)
  • Examines courthouse records, requests title assistance, and contacts landowners where appropriate
  • Submits land agreements to appropriate county for recording
  • Controls / negotiates existing railroad license agreements and preparation of annual lease renewal schedule
  • Reviews and processes contractor invoices for survey and land work
  • Establishes and cultivates valued relationships with county recorders, railroads, and company affiliates
  • Works independently and provides timely and efficient response to customer concerns involving encroachments and other land related matters
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Support and apply all safety guidelines and be a champion for safety and support a strong safety culture
Selection Criteria
  • High School Diploma with appropriate experience
  • Working knowledge of office automation applications including Microsoft office suite and web based applications
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with ability to deliver oral/written presentation on projects
  • Ability to read and interpret legal documents
  • Energetic, creative thinker
  • Organizational skills
  • Knowledge of land matters
  • Ability for occasional overnight travel
  • Possess or ability to obtain Notary Public
  • Positive team player and customer service focus

 Preferred for Selection:   Items listed here would enhance the candidates performance in the assignment.  Candidate could still be considered in the absence of these items.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic surveying and mapping concepts
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various land rights and their recording requirements
  • Working knowledge of operations support systems (WMS, CMS)
  • Associates or bachelor¿s degree
Other Information

Indoors 90%; outdoors 10%.  Sitting 80%, standing/walking 10%, bending/lifting 10%.  Possible overtime and overnight travel required.

Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration.  Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at before December 12th!

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.