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Title:Engineering Physical Sciences Technician I (Land Survey / ROW) Salary
Post Date:10/10/17
Engineering Physical Sciences Technician I (Land Survey / ROW)
$3,970.00 - $4,500.00 Monthly
Denver Metro, CO
Job Type
Full Time
Department of Transportation
Job Number
10/19/2017 11:59 PM Mountain


Department Information

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This position is only open to Colorado state residents.

About CDOT
Are you looking for a challenge? Do you have a passion for helping people? Do you want to be part of a diverse team that is committed to making the transportation system in Colorado safe and efficient? Then, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the place for you! CDOT is devoted to incorporating technology, providing equal employment opportunities, developing leaders, and improving systems in order to provide outstanding customer service. By saving lives and making lives better by providing freedom, connection, and experience through travel, CDOT is committed to becoming the number #1 Department of Transportation in the country. In working towards this goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. CDOT's core values include safety, people, integrity, customer service, excellence and respect. Please visit to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future!
In addition to a fantastic place to work CDOT offers a variety of benefits which include:

Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month)
Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month
10 paid holidays per year
Medical and dental plans
State paid life insurance policy of $50,000
Choice of 2 retirement plans
401K and 457 plans
State paid Short Term Disability coverage
Credit Union Membership
Work life programs
Free RTD EcoPass
Flexible work schedule may be available
Tuition reimbursement programs

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Description of Job

The Engineering Physical Sciences Technician I provides field and office support to the Region 1 (Denver metro area) Professional Land Surveyors for pre-construction design and ROW surveys (excludes construction staking) by setting up and operating a wide variety of survey instruments and equipment; assists with field surveys by locating topographic features, ROW monuments and boundary evidence. The position provides office support by researching ROW plans, deeds, property records, Geographic Information Systems, and assist with processing survey data collected in the field; and the drafting and development of topographic maps, digital terrain models, ROW plans, legal descriptions, and a variety of other survey related documents.

Major Duties will consist of some or all of the following:

Operate survey instruments and equipment, including total stations, Global Positioning System equipment, LiDAR scanners, digital levels, rods and tapes to measure coordinates, angles, distances and elevations.
Operate computer software including MicroStation, Inroads, Trimble Business Center, and CDOT's Online Transportation Information System (OTIS) for the reduction of survey data and ROW plan development.
Checks survey data for errors in equipment setups, collection methods, data transmissions and calibrations.
Assist with technical review of consultant ROW plans, exhibit maps, parcels, easements, legals and monument records.
Drafting of ROW plans and property legal descriptions for parcels and easements.
Calculate data points for ROW, easements, and boundary locations.
Assist with developing parcel base maps, control diagrams, monument records and other documents.
Check survey instruments on National Geodetic Survey calibration base lines.
Check and upgrade software for data collection equipment.
Troubleshoots various data formats between data collectors, total stations, cell phones, radios, GPS receivers and Trimble Business Center; adjust GPS settings to communicate/transmit data in the field.
Assist with setting project control, ROW monuments and witness corners.
Operate gas-powered hammer drill and hand tools to set survey monuments.
Provide ROW plans and information to CDOT employees and the public.
Input survey and ROW plan data in to Geographic Information Systems.
Maintains project records and documents.
Attends project team meetings.
Other survey related field and office duties as assigned.

Work Environment

Primarily Monday-Friday working hours;
Combination office environment and field work at project sites; approximately 30% spent in the field, 70% spent in the office;
Travel required during work hours throughout the Region 1 area for assigned projects, meetings, etc;
Occasional overnight travel (1-3 times a year) throughout Colorado
Required to operate CDOT vehicles;
Required to work in all types of weather conditions;
May be required to work in mountain terrain (altitude), including climbing to some areas;
May be required to work a variable schedule to accommodate traffic control scheduling;
Must be able to lift survey equipment which can be in excess of 70 lbs.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

The following minimum qualifying experience must be specifically documented on your application. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application.

Engineering Physical Sciences Technician I:

High school diploma or GED and four years of experience assisting licensed professional engineers or professional land surveyors which included one year that focused on land surveying responsibilities.
A current valid driver's license is required for this position as it requires operating a state or personal motor vehicle to perform one or more essential functions of the position.

Substitution: Satisfactory completion of course work from an accredited, non-correspondence college or university in land surveying may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required four years of experience. OR

Satisfactory complete of course work from an accredited non-correspondence college or university in civil engineering, civil engineering technology or a closely related field may be substituted for up to three years (year for year) of the required experience, but not for the one year assisting licensed professional engineers or professional land surveyors that focused on land surveying responsibilities.

NOTE: If applying under Substitutions, must submit a legible copy of your unofficial college transcript(s) or credential evaluation report must be submitted with your application. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report may result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position. Transcripts must all course work and degree or certificates awarded. Transcripts must show the name of the school.

The Exceptional Applicant will be a Survey Technician who possesses proven ability or accomplishment in the following:

Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section.
Highest personal work ethic and integrity.
Experience setting up and operating a wide variety of land survey instruments.
Familiarity in reading and interpreting ROW plans and engineering project plans.
Familiarity in researching property records to determine land boundaries and ownership.
Familiarity with TMOSS topographic survey data codes and collection methods.
Familiar with MicroStation / InRoads, Trimble Business Center, and OTIS.
Strong attention to technical detail and accuracy.
Excellent reasoning, investigative, analytical, and problem solving skills.
Strong mathematical skills.
Proven ability to manage multiple assignments, priorities, and projects in a demanding environment.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Strong Interpersonal and relationship building skills.
Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret numerical and written data.
Ability to work under tight deadlines and be adaptable to changing assignments;
Ability to partner with professionals, consultants, and staff, with sensitivity to their needs and priorities.
Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner.
Experience working effectively in both independent and team situations.
A passion for safety.
Fluency in, and experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Gmail, and the ability to quickly learn other software systems.

Employment Screening

If an applicant reaches the finalist stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant's authorization. As part of the employment screening an applicant will be requested to disclose any deferred judgments and convictions as well an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction. In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with "Info Cubic".

Info Cubic, a consumer reporting agency, will obtain the report for CDOT. Further information regarding Info Cubic, LLC, including its privacy policy, may be found online at Info Cubic is located at 9250 E. Costilla Ave., Suite 525, Greenwood Village, CO 80112, and can be reached at 877.360.4636.

The report may contain information bearing on the applicant's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living. The information that may be included in the report includes: social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, educational records, and driving records checks. CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying. The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources. The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.

Supplemental Information

Applicant Checklist: Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully submitted an application for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email. Be sure to also check your junk folder for email communications from the State of Colorado's website.

Complete Applications must include the following documents:
1) A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the link in this announcement)
2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (must submit online as part of your application)
3) A copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing that your degree has been conferred and the name of your school, or your NACES accreditation
4) Detailed, Chronological Resume (please attach to your online application or you may email it to
5) A Cover Letter (please attach to your online application or you may email it to

Requirements for the resume: Please upload your resume as an attachment in the "attachment" section within your online application or you may email to Please label all pages with your full name. The resume limit is 2 pages with at least 11-point font and 1/2 inch margins. Your resume should contain the following information:

Education and Training
Work Experience should be listed in reverse chronological order, beginning with your most recent experience, and must include:
Beginning and ending dates of assignments, including promotion dates
Official position title/working title, including specialty area or unit, you held within the organization/company
The name of the organization or company
A brief description of your job duties

Requirements for the cover letter: Please upload your cover letter as an attachment in the "attachment" section within your online application or you may email to Please label all pages with your full name. The cover letter limit is 2 pages with at least 11-point font and 1/2 inch margins. The education, experience, abilities, and accomplishments listed in this announcement have been identified as critical to successful performance in this position. Your cover letter should address your interest in and qualifications for this job with CDOT. Please be specific and detailed in describing experience, abilities, and accomplishments as they relate to this position's requirements and major duties as described in the announcement.

Only complete applications will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit transcripts by the announcement close date. Where unusual circumstances prevent timely acquisition of transcripts, they must be submitted within five business days of the announcement close date.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application, but may be used to supplement information to the application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement will result in your application being rejected.

Former employees of the Colorado Department of Transportation System or any other State of Colorado Department or Agency, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on his/her application.

Transfer, Non-Disciplinary Demotion or Reinstatement:
If you believe that you are eligible to be considered as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement to this vacancy, you must submit a completed application following the directions in this job announcement and you will be included in the selection process along with other qualified applicants. If you are the finalist for this position after the selection process, Human Resources will confirm your eligibility to be appointed as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement applicant.

The Assessment Process: Colorado Revised Statutes require that all state employees be hired and promoted through comparative analysis of merit and fitness. Part or all of the assessment for this position will include a review of your application material. Applications will be reviewed by a Human Resource Specialist and/or Subject Matter Experts to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position. They may also use the application material to assess and rank applicants who meet the minimum requirements, to cut to a top group for additional assessment, or establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.

Be sure your application material specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the Major Duties, Education and Experience Requirements, and Exceptional Applicant sections as listed above. Upload additional pages if necessary to fully explain your experience and accomplishments. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the deadline for application may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your inclusion as a qualified candidate in any of step of the selection process and placement on the eligible list.

Appeal Rights: If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at

The Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form is available at: . Any appeals must be in writing and received no later than 10 calendar days from the date the examination was administered. Send appeals to the appropriate address as indicated on the Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form. The above ten-day deadline and appeal procedures apply, as well, to all charges of discrimination.

ADA Accommodations: To request an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources at (303)757-9216 or the contact listed on this announcement as soon as possible to be timely for the assessment process. Any person with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to participate in the hiring process. The person making the request may be asked to provide additional information regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed which will be kept confidential. Advance preparation may be required so requests for accommodation need to be timely for each part of the assessment.

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