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CDOT Survey Technician II

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The Survey Technician II works in the Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT's) Region 1 Survey Unit in Golden, CO.
This position provides survey support to the Survey Coordinator and the Professional Land Surveyors by setting up and operating survey-measuring equipment; assist
in field investigations for locating land and property corner evidence and field locating improvements in Terrain Modeling Survey System (TMOSS) format. The Land
Survey Technician also provides office support in processing data collected in the field and assists in preparing maps, plans and documents based on field information
The Land Survey Technician II works as a Crew Chief on smaller, less complex jobs and provides training/guidance to less-experienced technicians.

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 transportatio
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
better by providing freedom, connection, and experience through travel, CDOT is committed to becoming the number #1 Department of Transportation in the countr
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, excelle
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!
State employees make Colorado an amazing place to learn, work, and play. We want every day to feel like an opportunity. We want to be surrounded by innovation,
vibrant optimism, and creativity. Most of all we want to feel like we're doing what we're meant to be doing. It's our nature. Working for Colorado means being surrou
by people who share your vision. It's where making a difference meets a pioneering spirit. Reach your peak state and together let's share everything we love about
Colorado. To learn about the State's Employee Value Proposition visit:
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 with no cost preventative services
• State paid Life Insurance with optional additional life insurance
• State paid Short Term Disability coverage, with optional long term disability plan
• Participation in PERA with 2 retirement plan options, and voluntary PERA 401K and 457 plans
• Credit Union membership
• Work life programs
• State Employee Assistance programs at no cost
• Tuition and certification reimbursement program
• Access to a diverse array of technical, leadership, supervisory and specialty training across the state, in addition to personal development and productivity lear
• State employee discount programs
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Major duties and responsibilities:
• Provides survey assistance in the field by: operating survey instruments including Total Stations, Data-Collectors, Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment and digital level to collect Ellipsoidal a
Geoid data;
◦ measuring elevation differences for the production of high precision control points;
◦ collecting topographic data for the preparation of topographical maps of highway lands and properties.
• Under the direction of a Professional Land Surveyor, prepares Right-of-Way Plans in accordance with the CDOT Survey and Right-of-Way Manuals using CAD,
Geometry programs, Trimble Business Center, MicroStation/Inroads and other software.
• Assists the Professional Land Surveyor by proofreading or preparing legal descriptions for parcels of land that will be encumbered by an easement or will need
acquired for projects.
• Plots legal descriptions from deeds to check the accuracy of descriptions.
• Provides assistance in the management and oversight of consultant Right-Of-Way Plans.
• Assures the reliability of field data by checking for errors in calculations, collection methods and equipment calibration.
• Operates computer software including MicroStation, Inroads and Trimble Business Center to calculate and search data points for boundary locations.
• Uses Inroads for the creation of parcel base maps, control diagrams, monument records and other documents as directed.
• Operates/assists in the use of equipment necessary to set or reset NGS deep rod monuments for first-order benchmarks; learning and operating first-order lev
equipment necessary for NGS elevation Bench Marks.
• Operates GPS receivers for OPUS observations and solutions.
• Sets monuments for CDOT project control; collects static GPS data on project control and downloads collected data.
• Checks or oversees checking of survey instruments on National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Calibration Baseline courses.
• Keeps equipment software upgrades current and assures equipment is kept clean and in good working order.
• Understands and utilizes various data transmission formats from Data Collector to Total Station, Radio and GPS Receivers.
• Assists in researching of records and right-of-way-plans.
• Other duties as assigned.
The minimum qualifying experience must be specifically documented on your application. Additional information submitted after the closing date of
announcement will not be considered in the review of your application.
Survey Technician II:
• Five years of experience providing land survey assistance to licensed professional engineers or professional land surveyors.
• 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
Substitution: Satisfactory completion of course work from an accredited, non-correspondence college or university in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technolog
Surveying may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to four years of the required general experience
NOTE: If applying under Substitution as describe above, a legible copy of your unofficial college transcript(s) or credential evaluation report must b
submitted with your application. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NA
educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report will result in your application being rejected
you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position. Transcripts must show all coursework, degree(s) conference, your name a
the name of the school.
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 have 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;
• Comprehensive knowledge and experience using MicroStation, Inroads, Trimble Business Center and/or other computer aided drafting design programs;
• Knowledge and experience in reading and interpreting right of way plans and engineering project plans;
• Familiarity in researching property records to determine land boundaries and ownership;
• Experience operating survey instruments such as Total Stations, Data-Collectors, Global Positioning System equipment and digital level.
• Experience with Terrain Modeling Survey System (TMOSS)
• Familiarity with the CDOT Survey Manual and Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)
• Strong written communication skills including technical report writing and editing;
• Ability to partner with professionals, consultants, and staff, with sensitivity to their needs and priorities;
• Effective interpersonal, relationship building, and mentoring skills;
• Excellent reasoning, analytical, investigative, and problem solving ability;
• Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret numerical data;
• Strong attention to technical detail and accuracy;
• Strong planning, organizational and prioritization skills;
• Proven ability to manage multiple assignments, priorities, and projects in a demanding environment;
• Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner;
• Ability to work effectively in both independent and team situations;
• Passion for safety;
• Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite, Gmail, SAP and the ability to quickly learn other software.

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