Rayce Ruiz of Idaho Falls has been named Surveyor of the Year by the Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors (ISPLS).
Ruiz, who works in the Location section of ITD's District 6 in Rigby, received the award March 2 during the ISPLS conference in Boise. He was chosen by the ISPLS board at its meeting in December 2005.
Members of the Eastern Section nominated Rayce for the award in recognition of his diligence as the section director and for the following achievements:
Rayce is a graduate of Skyline High School in Idaho Falls. He continued his education at ISU, Eastern Idaho Vo-Tech, University of Idaho and Boise State University. He holds two associate degrees (applied science and civil engineering technology) and a bachelor’s degree in applied technology.
From 1981 through 1985, he worked for the Wyoming Highway Department as a construction inspector, and on the photo and survey crew.
Since 1986, he has been employed at the Idaho Transportation Department, holding positions as construction inspector, resident office manager, land surveyor in training and currently, District 6 land surveyor.