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Surveying Technician I

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Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI), through its employees, enhances the quality of life in Denver by efficiently delivering effective, high quality, safe and equitable public infrastructure and services, including transportation planning, design and construction; major projects, maintenance of streets, bridges and storm and sanitary sewers; residential trash, recycling and compost collection; and oversight and regulation of use of the public right-of-way including on-street parking. We employ a culture of safety throughout the department to strengthen workplace health and organizational performance.

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Right-of-Way Services (ROWS) regulates activities associated with private development and use of the City’s Right-of-Way. It develops plans for regulatory compliance for mobility and construction permitting, project inspections, and land surveys that facilitate safe access for both vehicular traffic and pedestrians.

The Right of Way Services Survey Section’s 30 professional and technical staff members provide land survey expertise to the Department of Public Works and other city agencies and proactively reviews both private and city development projects, assists with land acquisition and real estate for all city departments including the review of subdivision plats and site plans, annexations, street vacations, easement dedications, land disposal, leases, and addressing.

The Survey Section has a full-time, unlimited Surveying Technician I position open. While this position may involve any or all of the duties and responsibilities listed below; we are currently seeking an individual who will take more of the office track and specialize in GIS functions within the group. The vast majority of your time will be inside, at a computer, along with one day in the field a week.

Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Performs entry-level surveying technician work assisting with office and field surveys to supply data to responsible parties to ensure compliance with governmental and environmental regulations, engineering, surveying, geographic information systems (GIS) and/or construction specifications
Sets up and makes use of various survey instruments while performing control traverses, data collection, benchmark leveling, construction layouts, slopes, cuts, fills, and area mapping
Utilizes measuring tapes and other tools to lay out construction lines and offsets for streets, structures, curb, gutter, runways, buildings, flatwork, and other appurtenances
Performs a variety of basic mathematical calculations manually, with a hand-held calculator or a hand-held data controller
Reads and examines drawings, maps, plats, exhibits, images, land descriptions, and drawing specifications as necessary to perform the duties of the work assignment including research using GIS
Prepares reports, field notes, recordation files, and ordinances and enters and retrieves information in a computer including survey data entry into GIS systems
Trains in and assists with processes, methods, and procedures
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested
Any one position may not include all of the duties listed. However, the allocation of positions will be determined by the amount of time spent in performing the essential duties listed above.

Our ideal candidate will have:

Experience with GIS data entry and manipulation using ArcGIS
Processing land survey data in AutoCAD
Field and office research using plans and maps
Records management
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate.

Experience: One (1) year of experience working with policies, procedures, statutes, rules or regulations pertaining to land use, which must have included experience interpreting drawings, maps, legal descriptions, construction methods, and/or mapping systems.

License/Certifications: None

Education/Experience Equivalency: Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.
CE1777 Surveying Technician I
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Position Type

Position Salary Range

$21.58 - $31.51
Starting Pay

$22.00/hour based on experience and education

Dept of Transportation & Infrastructure

City and County of Denver
Ralph Pettit



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