join OUR team

LIS is frequently looking for dedicated, career-minded professionals to join our team. With offices located in Paris and Nashville, Tenn., we employ a number of professional engineers, land surveyors, technicians, and other support staff. Our employees receive a competitive salary, on-the-job training, safety and first-aid courses, and a wide variety of benefits.

For college students, sophomore, junior, and senior level, seeking to further their knowledge and skillsets in the industry, we offer internships in Land Surveying, Civil Engineering, and Marketing/Communications each summer. These positions allow students to learn from experienced industry professionals while gaining hands-on experience in their chosen fields of study.

Job shadowing opportunities are also available for college freshmen and high school students. If you are interested in shadowing, please contact Ashley Horn at

To join our team of skilled professionals, please complete our online application. Below, you will find a complete list of all open positions and internships, as well as the online application.  If you are interested in joining our team but do not see a current opportunity that matches your interests, reach out to us to discuss potential openings. To inquire, email your contact information and resume to Be sure to include the job title you’re inquiring about in the email subject line.


Our open positions are listed below. Select a job title to view the full description.
 Our team is continuously growing.

Survey Party Chief

Location: Nashville ,The Survey Party Chief must be able to excel as both a leader of a survey crew

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Survey Technician

Location: Paris, Nashville, As a Survey Technician, you will work outdoors as a member of a survey

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Civil CAD Drafter

Location: Paris, We are currently seeking an entry to mid-level Civil CAD Drafter to join our Paris

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Civil Engineer

Location: Paris The Civil Engineer will work closely with a Professional Engineer to plan and

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Professional Land Surveyor (RLS)

Location: Paris, Nashville, The Professional Land Surveyor will work closely with crew chiefs and

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Benefits are available for all full-time personnel.

Paid Holidays

We recognize 10 paid holidays per year, which include New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Juneteenth, Thanksgiving, The Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Paid Time Off 

Employees are entitled to 80 hours of PTO each year.


Insurance plans are offered to our employees and their families through United Health Care. Full-time employees have the choice of two plans for medical coverage with optional dental and vision coverage. Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D) are available. Employees also have the option to purchase Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability plans. 


We sponsor a Simple IRA for our employees with a 3% company match.

Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition reimbursement is available for college courses taken in the pursuit of a professional surveyor or professional engineer license, or other applicable courses on a case by case basis. To qualify, a staff member must receive a 3.0 or higher in the course and must remain employed with LIS for 24 months after completion.



The LIS summer internship program is geared specifically towards college students, classified as sophomores, juniors, or seniors, who are studying within the civil engineering, surveying, communications, or marketing fields. The internship experience will allow students to grow their talents in their chosen majors in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Internships for summer 2024 will run from May 13 to August 9.

The internships are paid positions and provide the option for students to receive college credit upon completion. If seeking college credit, student interns must discuss curriculum requirements with their supervisor prior to beginning the internship and academic term.

Select an internship title to view the full description. To apply, please complete our online application. Questions, as well as all special requests, should be directed to Ashley Horn at

Business Administration Intern (High School) 

Location: Paris L.I. Smith & Associates (LIS) is searching for a creative, detailed oriented

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Land Survey Intern

Location: Paris or Nashville, As a Land Survey Intern, you will spend the majority of your time

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