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Survey Technician

Under immediate supervision, performs routine surveying work on a survey crew; provides surveying support using various types of survey equipment; expedites survey progress by selecting suitable positions for intermediate instrument points; sets out and removes traffic warning flags and barrier cones; clears obstacles from line of survey as directed; operates survey instruments; sets/marks grade stakes, hubs, turning points and recovers survey monuments; performs construction staking, design surveys, monitoring surveys, monument perpetuation and other types of surveys; makes survey calculations, sketches, and field notes; downloads, processes, and uploads survey data; uses other survey equipment or CAD/computer programs; cleans and cares for instruments, tools, vehicles and office spaces; Operates City Vehicles incidental to primary assignment; and performs other related duties as required.


Applicants must meet the requirements of Option A or Option B:

Option A: Six months of paid, full-time equivalent work experience on a survey party engaged in land surveying and/ or civil engineering and six or more units of coursework in land surveying or other related coursework such as civil engineering, geology/earth science, construction management, or Geographic Information System (GIS) (proof required)*. 


Option B: Any combination of the aforementioned experience or education totaling one year (proof required)*.

*Proof of required documents, such as degree or transcripts, must be uploaded to the online application at the time of filing. Any proofs submitted must contain either the applicant's name or other identifying characteristic on the form. Degrees must indicate the field of study and transcripts must indicate field of study and degree conferred date. Candidates who possess degrees from colleges or universities from outside the United States must attach proof of educational equivalence at the time of filing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of basic survey methods and terms, engineering terms and aptitude, computer programs, and mathematical computations, such as geometry and trigonometry; 

Ability and willingness to work in and around heavy traffic and construction sites; 

Ability to pass a TSA background check sufficient to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) and/or Secure Identification Display Area (SIDA) badge within the probationary period;

Ability to perform the physical labor involved in surveying. This includes repetitive or continuous stooping, twisting, kneeling, walking, standing, lifting/carrying 25 lbs, outside in mild to harsh weather conditions.

Willingness to work nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime as required. 

A valid driver's license must be submitted to the hiring department at the time of the selection interview.


Familiarity with total stations, data collectors, computers, and computer applications such as AutoCAD, MicroStation/InRoads, or other related software, global positioning system (GPS) receivers, construction staking, design surveys, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and other surveying systems are desired for some positions.