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Souder, Miller & Associates (SMA)- Voted one of the Top Work Places in New Mexico for the last six years! SMA is an employee owned company, providing a team of employees dedicated to the betterment of our clients, our communities, and most of all our employees. With more than 200 Staff, 13 offices, and over 30 years of service, SMA has provided technical expertise for a wide range of consulting services, including civil, environmental services and surveying.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Employment Opportunity is the corporate and personal philosophy of the Company, its managers and owners. It is the policy of SMA to afford equal employment to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, gender identity, spousal affiliation or veteran status, and to conform to all applicable laws and regulations. The Company is fully committed to this concept and all personnel are expected to actively participate in the implementation of these policies.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform random drug screens. Driving records are also monitored monthly.
We recognize and respect the amount of time you are about to invest by applying to this open position. If you complete this job application, you will be kept informed via email status updates (and text messages, if you opt in) throughout the evaluation process.

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Upon receipt of your responses, we will evaluate your submission. If selected for a personal interview, you will receive an email/text with scheduling instructions.

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The Hiring Manager

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Souder Miller & Associates is seeking a Survey Technician III in our Farmington, NM office. The desired candidate will lead a Survey Crew in performing certain types of land surveys in the following duties.
• Able to perform all duties expected of a Surveying Technician II.
• Is proficient with the set-up and operate of instrumentation required for the collection or layout of survey data in the field (includes RTK/GPS, robotic total stations, controllers/data collectors and automatic levels). Advanced knowledge of the calibration of survey equipment on a regular basis.
• Has advanced knowledge in the operation of controllers or data collectors including control initialization, GPS OPUS techniques, layout techniques (centerline and offset staking), curve staking intersections, radial stake out and basic error analysis.
• Transmits survey data to the proper files in the computer network, and be able to acquire the data for field use. Able to send data to the office from remote locations by laptop and modem on a daily basis.
• Is proficient at reading plans and calculate centerlines, stationing, horizontal and vertical curve data, utility locations curb & gutter and curb returns.
• Perform construction staking activities including slope stake, utility offsets, streets and commercial lots.
• Is able to read survey plats and legal descriptions. Is experienced in the location of existing property corners and of US Public Land Survey Corners.
• Prepares neat written field notes and daily records and maintains cut sheets for staking projects.
• Must keep legible daily field notes, work well with others and able to perform topographic, boundary, ALTA/NSPS and construction surveys.
• Has basic experience in AutoCAD Civil 3D operations as they pertain to surveying and plats.
• Knowledge of survey safety and standard practices, per the SMA Survey Manual.
• Provide direction, leadership and responsibility for a 2 or 3 man survey crew.
• Medical Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance
• Employee Stock Ownership Plan
• 401(k)
• Life Insurance
• Long-term Disability Insurance
• Short-term Disability Insurance
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Wellness Program
• Professional Development
• Paid Time Off (PTO)
• Personal Leave
• Maternity and Paternity Leave
• Jury Duty Pay

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• High school diploma/GED and at least 3 years of experience in the surveying industry at a minimum or a Level III NSPS Certified Surveyor Technician Certificate with at least 2 years of experience.
• Proficient at survey mathematics and geometry with the ability to calculate Cartesian coordinates, traverse closures / adjustments, intersections, resections, horizontal curves and vertical curves. Also end area and volume calculations knowledge.
• Must have the ability to operate a computer and computer software related to surveying and data collection. Software programs include Trimble Business Center survey softwares.
• Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and employees of the organization.
• Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record.
• Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but non-involved written or oral instructions.
• Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
• Must have the ability to operate a computer and computer software related to surveying and data collection, a data collector, total survey station and level.
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• Must be able to successfully complete OSHA safety training.

Souder, Miller & Associates (SMA)


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