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Survey Technician

Clovis, CA 4.2 4 hours ago Full-time Part-time Skills Algebra Real Estate License Benefits Health Insurance Duties Summary Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website. This position is located in Clovis, CA. Information about Location and the Location area can be found at Clovis, CA. Responsibilities 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. Travel Required Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and field operations. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 07 Job family (Series) 0817 Survey Technical Similar jobs Land Surveyors Surveying Technicians Surveyors Surveyors, Land Technicians, Surveying Requirements Requirements Conditions of Employment U.S. Citizenship is required. Background Investigation required. Pre-employment drug test required. Pre-employment physical required. Direct Deposit Required. You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land. Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections. Qualifications 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. Education Additional information SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website. May require completion of a 1-year trial/probationary period. Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position. Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration. BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants. This position is not eligible for Telework. Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas. How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position. Knowledge and experience of survey methods, techniques and procedures to complete survey assignments of substantial variety and complexity. Knowledge of fundamental trigonometry and algebra sufficient to prepare field notes and check accuracy of survey. Knowledge of the operation, adjustment and maintenance of surveying equipment and instruments (transits, theodolites, EDMs, Global Positioning Systems) to operate, take measurements and conduct training. To preview questions please click here. Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Not Required Drug test required Yes Required Documents Required Documents Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so, include it with your resume. In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms: Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1). If qualifying based on education, you must submit a copy of your Transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education Applicants eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) must submit documentation verifying (a) initial selection under competitive examining procedures to a land management agency under a time-limited appointment in the competitive service , (b) service under this initial appointment, or in conjunction with subsequent competitive service time-limited appointments, to a land management agency was for a period of 24 months without a break in service of two or more years, and (c) performance was evaluated as being at an acceptable level for the entire applicable period(s). "Required documentation" includes first and last SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) for each appointment verifying the Position Occupied code (Block 34) is 1-Competitive Service, AND documentation of successful performance for each appointment. Applicants are encouraged to combine all required documents into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping documents into files will simplify the application process. Failure to submit required documentation will result in loss of consideration. If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility. You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile. Auto-Requested Fax allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. Instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options. Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application. Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement. If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. Duties Summary Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website. This position is located in Clovis, CA. Information about Location and the Location area can be found at Clovis, CA. Responsibilities 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. Travel Required Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and field operations. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 07 Job family (Series) 0817 Survey Technical Similar jobs Land Surveyors Surveying Technicians Surveyors Surveyors, Land Technicians, Surveying Requirements Requirements Conditions of Employment U.S. Citizenship is required. Background Investigation required. Pre-employment drug test required. Pre-employment physical required. Direct Deposit Required. You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land. Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections. Qualifications 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. Education Additional information SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website. May require completion of a 1-year trial/probationary period. Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position. Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration. BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants. This position is not eligible for Telework. Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas. How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position. Knowledge and experience of survey methods, techniques and procedures to complete survey assignments of substantial variety and complexity. Knowledge of fundamental trigonometry and algebra sufficient to prepare field notes and check accuracy of survey. Knowledge of the operation, adjustment and maintenance of surveying equipment and instruments (transits, theodolites, EDMs, Global Positioning Systems) to operate, take measurements and conduct training. To preview questions please click here. Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Not Required Drug test required Yes Required Documents Required Documents Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so, include it with your resume. In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms: Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1). If qualifying based on education, you must submit a copy of your Transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education Applicants eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) must submit documentation verifying (a) initial selection under competitive examining procedures to a land management agency under a time-limited appointment in the competitive service , (b) service under this initial appointment, or in conjunction with subsequent competitive service time-limited appointments, to a land management agency was for a period of 24 months without a break in service of two or more years, and (c) performance was evaluated as being at an acceptable level for the entire applicable period(s). "Required documentation" includes first and last SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) for each appointment verifying the Position Occupied code (Block 34) is 1-Competitive Service, AND documentation of successful performance for each appointment. Applicants are encouraged to combine all required documents into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping documents into files will simplify the application process. Failure to submit required documentation will result in loss of consideration. If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility. You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile. Auto-Requested Fax allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. Instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options. Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application. Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement. If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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