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Survey Technician

This position works under the Bureau's Branch of Cadastral Survey, Field Survey Section for Central California. This position performs a range of technical survey duties and may serve as a crew member or crew lead. Duties may include but are not limited to:  Responsible for the daily guidance of a field crew's operations, provides instruction to crew members, receives tasks from a higher level land surveyor.  Assists land surveyors in the reduction of data from raw field form to latitudes and departure coordinates for mathematical analysis.  Computes closures, inverse and proportional segments for restoring lost property corners. Determines equipment needs and ensures all safety requirements are fulfilled. Prepares or provides information necessary for administrative functions such as time and attendance, vehicle maintenance, accident reports, weekly progress reports.  Safely operates a 4-wheel drive vehicle or ATV.  Physical Demands: Some of the work of the position is performed in an office however, there is also considerable field work involved in the performance this work. Field work requires long periods of time walking over steep and rough terrain, extremely dense brush, logging slash and tree covered terrain, often wet or occasionally covered with snow. Work Environment: The work of this position is sometimes performed in an office setting with adequate lighting and temperatures. However, much of the work is performed outdoors. Exposure to extremes of hot, cold, rainy or snowy weather is common. The position requires operation of motor vehicles on narrow mountainous roads as necessary to get to and from job locations in the field. Protective gear is necessary for field work. In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume.  To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position. To qualify for this position you must have at least one year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-06 level. Examples of specialized experience may include; working as an engineering technician, soil conservation technician, or construction inspector; assisting in conducting geodetic triangulation, making local measurement of azimuth, reference, and station marks; testing observing tower or stand for eccentricity and collimation; observing horizontal and vertical angles to targets; serving as instrument man on geodetic leveling surveys not complicated by conditions such as river crossings or steep grades requiring deviations from normal procedures. OR Successful completion of one full year of graduate education directly related to the work of the position. OR A combination of experience and education to meet the total experience. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.  Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604.  If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.
  • Department: 0817 Survey Technical
  • Salary Range: $47,797 to $62,138 per year



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