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Title:Survey Technician III
Post Date:10/17/17
Details:Survey Technician III, Denver Metro
$4,588.00 - $5,532.00 Monthly
Denver Metro, CO
Job Type
Full Time
Department of Transportation
Job Number
11/1/2017 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
Tuition reimbursement programs

To learn more about our benefits visit:


Description of Job

This Engineering Physical/Sciences Technician (EPST) III position will work in CDOT's Denver Metro Region 1 Right-of-Way Survey Unit responsible for creating Right-of-Way plans, property descriptions and researching property title history to respond to the needs of the Appraisal and Acquisition units. This position is responsible for supporting the Survey unit by serving as a field survey crew chief. This position will assist licensed Professional Land Surveyors.

Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Under the direction of a PLS, prepare right-of-way plans in accordance with established guidelines;
Acts independently as a Survey Party Crew Chief with experience as a field person, familiar with CDOT Survey Manual policies and procedures;
Obtains survey data by understanding survey datums, projections and Spatial Reference Networks; Set up and operate survey instruments including robotic total stations, data collectors, GPS system equipment, and digital levels; Responsible for training less experienced staff on the operation of survey equipment;
Collects topographic data for the preparation of topographical maps of highway lands and properties; calculate search data points for boundary location;
Under the direction of a PLS, prepare legal descriptions for parcels of land that will be encumbered by an easement or will need to be acquired in fee for projects;
Plot legal descriptions from deeds to check the accuracy of the descriptions;
Assist the PLS in gathering ownership data from CDOT databases, Title companies, public record facilities and private Information services;
Research record plats, surveys, maps, and legal documents to develop and reconcile property ownership;
Assures the reliability of field data by checking for errors in equipment settings, data transmission and data collection; utilizes computer software including MicroStation SS2 and SS4, Open Roads, Inroads and Trimble Business Center, using the CDOT TMOSS Coding system, for delivery of topographical files to roadway designers;
Responsible for calibrating equipment; checking survey instruments on National Geodetic Survey (NGS) calibration base lines;
Other job duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

Primarily 8:00 am – 5:00 pm work hours, Monday-Friday
Travel required during work hours throughout Metro Denver/Front Range
Requires working outside in all weather conditions
Occasional overnight travel 1-3 times a year throughout Colorado
Required to operate CDOT vehicles
May be exposed to hazardous materials, various construction materials. MDS provided
May be required to perform the duties associated with staffing a road closure gate
Required to lift up to 60 lbs

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

This 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.

HS Diploma or GED and seven years of full-time professional survey work experience, with at least one year where the primary duties included conducting field survey operations which included collecting data using computer systems to create deliverable survey files.
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.

Stronger candidates will be those that demonstrate depth and breadth of skill and ability, through a combination of professional experience and formal training, to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

The Exceptional Applicant will be an experienced Survey Technician and will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:

Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;
Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;
Proficiency in the use of current survey equipment, software, and technology;
Ability and knowledge to serve as a Survey Crew Chief;
Ability to, and experience with, conducting thorough research independently;
Experience applying survey codes and reviewing data independently;
Experience interpreting survey data and technical information;
Experience creating right-of-way plans using recent CADD programs;
Colorado LSI certification a plus;
Experience writing legal descriptions, interpreting deeds and analyzing boundaries;
Ability to work under tight deadlines and be adaptable to changing assignments;
Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner;
Ability to work with general public, professional, consultants, and staff, with sensitivity to their needs, priorities, promises made and commitments;
Ability to negotiate mutually acceptable solutions and build consensus through give and take;
Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills;
Strong time and project management skills, including prioritization and multi-tasking ability;
Excellent reasoning, investigative, analytical, and problem solving ability;
Excellent facilitation, presentation, and communication skills, both written and oral;
Strong attention to technical detail and accuracy;
Passion for safety;
Ability to work effectively in both independent and team situations;
Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access), Gmail, SAP, MicroStation, InRoads, 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)

Only complete applications will be given consideration.

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 may 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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