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Survey Technician / Senior Survey Technician

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Job Title Survey Technician / Senior Survey Technician
Closing Date/Time Fri. 09/13/19 11:59 PM Mountain Time
Salary $3,925.04 - $5,911.63 Monthly
$47,100.48 - $70,939.56 Annually
Job Type Benefited Full Time
Location 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, Colorado
Department Department of Public Works
Position Purpose Benefits Supplemental Questions
We are currently looking to fill our Survey Technician or Senior Survey Technician position. The position will be filled based off experience. If you are looking for a career, this is a great opportunity for growth and advancement.

Position Purpose:

Performs the required tasks associated with a survey crew, including the setup and use of a total station, automatic and digital levels and GPS equipment to measure horizontal and vertical distances. Edits field data, drawings and maps using AutoCAD and GPS software. Capable of interpreting engineering design plans to provide layout and stationing for engineering projects for accuracy and timely project completion.

Job Functions / Scope of Authority:
• Operates survey equipment including: total station, GPS rover, auto level, digital level, and data collectors.
• Performs preliminary topographical surveys to provide accurate information for project planning and design.
• Assists in providing construction staking and layout.
• Interprets plans and drawings provided by project engineers for layout of projects.
• Assists with calculating and verifying mathematical computations.
• Assists with field traverses and provision for boundary locations using conventional methods and/or GPS.
• Provides vertical control for benchmarks, flood plains, surveys, and construction projects.
• Downloads and edits survey data and provides drawings to geo-data services and project engineers.
• Utilizes AutoCAD software to evaluate and prepare data for stake out on construction projects.
• Assists in the research of benchmarks, section corner monuments, plats, and property records.
• Maintains the field book and computerized survey records along with other required record keeping.
• Demonstrates a respectful attitude towards customers and coworkers that promotes teamwork, open communication, and effective customer service.
• Acts with the customer in mind, responds to requests promptly and provides effective services or solutions for customers.
• Exercises appropriate level of initiative and judgment to make decisions within the scope of assigned authority.

• Basic knowledge of surveying procedures and methods.
• Basic knowledge of AutoCAD and GPS software.
• Ability to interpret engineering design plans to provide layout and stationing for engineering projects for accuracy and timely project completion.
• Ability to effectively communicate information, both verbally and in writing, to support organizational objectives and interact with all levels of personnel within the city in a positive and cooperative manner.
• Ability to maintain a professional working atmosphere in a close work environment.

• Other duties as required.

--Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job--

Receives direct supervision from the survey party chief. Performs work and daily priorities established by the survey party chief. Procedures are detailed. Generally, expected to deal with different and specialized situations.

Financial Accountability:
Makes approved purchases up to $2000.00.

Working Environment / Qualifications:
The work environment/physical activities described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.
Work is primarily performed in an outdoor environment with low to high noise levels. Physical effort and activities include: moderate physical work. Able to walk or stand for long periods of time. Occasional lifting, pushing or pulling of objects up to 100 pounds and up to 30 pounds frequently. Exposure to adverse weather conditions, exposure to atmospheric conditions that can affect the skin and/or respiratory system, high vehicle traffic, automobile fumes and dust, noise and dangers of working around construction sites.
Survey Technician
High school diploma or GED equivalent with basic coursework in algebra, geometry and trigonometry. A valid Colorado driver license is required.
Preferred Qualifications:
One (1) year field surveying experience preferred. Basic knowledge of AutoCAD and GPS software.

Senior Survey Technician

High school diploma or GED equivalent plus three (3) years of field experience with advanced coursework in algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Knowledge of AutoCAD and GPS. A valid Colorado driver's license is required.

City of Arvada


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