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Survey Technician

This position works under the Bureau's Branch of Cadastral Survey, Field Survey Section for Central California. Survey Technicians perform a full range of surveying aid and technical type duties. Duties may include but are not limited to:  Serves as an instrument person on a variety of survey types using transit, level, distance measuring device, alidade, and/or other specialized survey instruments.  Measures distances between known points to determine azimuth and triangulation, reads distances, angles, and elevation levels between points.  Prepares field notes, random lined diagrams, and computations to determine whether closures are within lines off accuracy.  Assists in corner calculations and is responsible for monumentation and records of corner potions.  Enters and retrieves data from survey databases and programs.  Safely operates a 4 wheel drive vehicle or ATV.  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 experience equivalent to the GS-04 level. Examples of specialized experience may include; conducting surveys, typically with an assistant, using hand instruments such as hand levels and compasses, making simple traverse surveys using compass and tape, measuring small land areas, using rod, tape and hand level to obtain rough estimates of yardage to be excavated; and performing recording assignments which require concentration and specialized skill such as that required in making manual computations that involve elementary arithmetic processes made complex by virtue of the number and variety of manipulations involved and the speed with which successive readings are called. OR Successful completion of a full four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study in an appropriate field such as surveying, engineering, construction, or that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as surveying, engineering, industrial technology construction, physics, drafting, forestry, geography, navigation, cartography, physical science or mathematics. OR a combination of experience and education to meet the total experience.
  • Department: 0817 Survey Technical
  • Salary Range: $36,861 to $47,915 per year



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