Engineering Survey Technician - City of Auburn (Auburn, WA)
CITY OF AUBURN invites applications for the position of: Engineering Survey Technician
25 WEST MAIN STREET AUBURN, WA 98001 HUMAN RESOURCES: 253-931-3040 JOBLINE: 253-931-3077 TTY: 253-288-3139
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Monthly $4,956.86 - $6,093.36
03/15/15 06:00 PM
CDPW - Engineering
This is technical survey work in the performance of land, construction, and location surveys to support the planning, design, and construction of public works facilities and helps develop and maintain the City’s horizontal & vertical control network. This position may also perform work associated with various surveying functions in support of other City departments. The work is characterized by complex and specialized technical duties typical of land surveying tasks. This position ensures that survey work is completed using acceptable field procedures, is recorded accurately, and coordinates survey work with the Survey Supervisor to meet project needs
*Performs field survey work including analyzing instrument readings, rod and chain functions, staking and data recording in the form of legible and accurate survey notes; reduces and drafts field notes, as required.
*Records a variety of horizontal and vertical measurements with tapes, electronic distance measuring devices, and GPS equipment; measurements include reduction of slope and layout dimensions.
*Operates levels, robotic total stations, non-robotic theodolite, GPS equipment, data collector, and calculator.
*Performs accurate technical engineering calculations including, but not limited to, distances, ties, angles, areas, and elevations using geometric and trigonometric equations and formulas; performs calculations to ensure closures of traverses and level loops and verifies calculations of others; performs necessary calculations in order to set stakes and hubs for street, utilities, buildings, and other public works projects; computes grades and profiles.
*Performs survey work including leveling; identifies errors in horizontal and vertical positioning in the field and helps to determine the source of the error; sets points; locates and establishes boundaries, monuments, and benchmarks in accordance with state regulations and procedures; performs topographical surveys and construction surveying.
*Reads and interprets engineering construction plans, maps, and specifications; also conducts research to provide complete surveying data and information for field construction and engineering design surveys
*Performs duties working from design drawings, plans, profiles, legal descriptions, and sketches, as needed.
*Analyzes and interprets survey-based technical papers, legal documents, operation manuals, government regulations, and professional journals.
*Prepares routine engineering reports including, but not limited to, cut sheets, field notes and sketches to accompany file survey data; maintains survey control, topographic surveys, construction staking, boundary data, and line work in the data collector and in the citywide network to support City projects.
Prepares City survey maps, easement, and right-of-way maps and City benchmark maps, as required; updates survey maps and files as needed.
*Maintains knowledge of principles, practices, techniques, terminology, and equipment used in survey applications; performs tasks consistent with industry standards.
Maintains knowledge of geometry, algebra, and trigonometry and the techniques and methods for mathematical analysis as they pertain to surveying; applies knowledge to complete survey-level engineering.
*Maintains knowledge of civil engineering principles, public works construction, and current road and utility construction procedures as they relate to surveying.
*Researches boundary, easement, and right-of-way information from multiple sources to complete assigned tasks.
*Maintains City survey records in accordance with required recordkeeping procedures; records and compiles accurate field survey data, both digitally and in legible handwriting for use in engineering documents and construction plans.
*Furnishes information to the public regarding City property boundaries, street right-of-way, and public easements, horizontal and vertical control issues, and related survey matters.
*Completes other field survey tasks under the direction of the Survey Party Chief, as directed.
*Observes appropriate safety regulations.
*Acts as Survey Party Chief during the Chief’s absences.
Presents information in small groups in an effective and professional manner.
*Comprehends and makes inferences from written material.
*Operates a motor vehicle using a standard driver’s license.
*Regular, reliable, and punctual attendance.
*Works effectively under pressure and with frequent interruptions.
*Completes work and projects in a thorough and timely manner.
*Understands and follows directions from supervisor, posted work rules, and procedures.
*Works courteously and effectively with public officials, citizens, contractors, vendors, developers, supervisor, and other employees, both in person and over the telephone; assisting them with a wide variety of information pertaining to City and department.
*Due to internal and external customer service needs, the incumbent must be able to work a full-time schedule, onsite (appropriate City worksites).
*Shows initiative in performing job functions.
*Performs related work as required.
* = Primary function.
Two (2) year degree in civil engineering technology OR two (2) years college-level course work in civil engineering and three (3) years of increasingly responsible survey experience.
Possesses and retains valid state driver’s license without impending loss at time of appointment.
The employee works mainly outdoors, sometimes during inclement weather; occasionally indoors in a clean, climate-controlled workspace. The employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; frequently required to use hands to finger, feel, or handle writing utensils, computers, and office supplies which require repetitive arm, wrist, and hand movement; occasionally required to stand and reach with arms and hands, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, or crawl. Specific vision abilities include close, distant, color, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to lift or move up to 35 pounds. The employee visits job sites that require walking on uneven, rocky, or rough ground. The position requires mental acuity to ensure thorough mental analysis of situations. The employee is required to maintain confidentiality of information within the department. The employee may be required to perform work in confidence and under pressure for deadlines, and is required to maintain professional composure, tact, patience, and courtesy at all times.
Please describe your experience in the following areas and give examples of work you have performed as appropriate. List types of equipment and software used where applicable. Indicate the field survey equipment and software you have used and your level of proficiency in each.
Describe survey operations you have performed on recent field surveys for each of the following types of projects: a. Survey control; boundary corner staking; monumentation b. Topographic mapping c. Construction staking
Describe your experience and indicate your level of proficiency using static, rapid static and RTK GPS equipment.