Engineering Specialist 2 – Survey Technician Oregon Department of Transportation Highway Division – Region 4 Tech Center - Survey Unit Bend, Oregon
The role: The survey technician performs technical work under the supervision of a higher-level survey crew leader and region surveyor to conduct field surveys for the development, design, construction and monumentation of ODOT facilities.
In this position, the successful candidate will operate sophisticated computer programs and complex surveying equipment to conduct field surveys, survey research, analysis and project drafting.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
A day in the life:
Measure distances, angles, and elevations; establish horizontal and vertical control for proposed and existing ODOT facilities.
Perform detailed surveys using manual and electronic survey equipment, computers and complex software.
Locate and tie government corners, property corners, cultural features and terrain data.
Obtain the terrain data necessary to produce 3-dimensional topographic and cadastral maps.
Provide work zone traffic control by flagging traffic and setting up appropriate warning signs.
Clear brush for the running of survey lines and obtaining terrain information.
Submit or receive field notes and electronically collected data for processing.
Long hours on a flexible hour schedule and occasionally on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays, may be required.
Perform outdoor work the majority of the time.
May work with hostile contractors and be confronted by members of the public.
Subject to extreme hazards of traffic and construction equipment.
Must work in inclement weather including storms, snow, ice and rain.
May be required to walk or climb on rough terrain and stoop or bend around structures or equipment.
Will be required to lift equipment and supplies weighing up to 60 lbs.
Considerable travel to job sites within the region and as needed to other locations throughout the state.
Frequent overnight travel will be required.
Work schedule is four, 10-hour days, Monday through Thursday.
What’s in it for you:
Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.
Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules and competitive benefits packages. Click here to visit our full benefits website.
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What we need:
A geometronix, surveying or related degree AND
Two (2) years of experience directly related to surveying.
Three and one-half years (42 months) of sub-professional surveying experience.
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
You will be required to use a vehicle to conduct business. You must possess and maintain a valid driver license and acceptable driving record. Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.
What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Experience performing field survey work.
Experience using surveying equipment, electronic or manual.
Demonstrated excellent analytical skills.
Experience leading a team, and working collaboratively with and motivating team members.
Experience using independent judgment.
We will give preference to candidates who have received a passing score on the fundamentals of land surveying (FLS) exam.
How to apply:
Attach a resume. Your resume must include complete dates for each employer.
Attach a cover letter. Your cover letter must be limited to no more than two (2) pages and clearly demonstrate how your experience and training relates to the questions/statements below. Please address your cover letter to Right of Way Unit Manager David Brown. Generic cover letters and/or cover letters that do not address the questions/statements below will be graded as non-responsive. If you are an external applicant, you must upload in ‘Resume/CV’ section of the application.
Describe your experience and knowledge of using global positioning systems?
This position is part of a two-person crew, please describe your experiences working in small team environments.
Please describe the types of survey work you have performed the most, what you enjoyed the most and why.
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If you are a veteran, the task to claim preference will come after the PRR question. For privacy reasons, please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application or combine it with any other required document attachments. We will ask you for your documents later in the process. If you need time to locate or order your documents from the VA, please contact the recruiter at the phone number or email under the ‘Need help?’ section below.
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We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as your related work experience, your education and the overall professionalism of your application materials.
If you are a veteran you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference. If you checked that you are a veteran, we will ask you for your documents later in the process. It is important that you submit your documents as soon as you receive the request. If you need time or need to order your documents from the VA, please contact the recruiter at the phone number or email above. Do not attach your documents to your application when you submit.
We do not offer Visa sponsorship. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US.
Don’t attach extra documents. We will only look at documents that we ask for.
We will conduct name-based criminal background checks on final candidates, not including current ODOT employees. All applicants may be subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.
You will be represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).
Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12 355 Capitol St NE Salem OR 97301-3871
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact the employee civil rights and diversity manager at 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at 503-986-3700. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.
Additional Salary Information: Details about healthcare, retirement and optional benefits can be found here. https://www.oregon.gov/oha/pebb/pages/index.aspx
Internal Number: REQ-25940
About Oregon Department of Transportation
The Oregon Department of Transportation began life in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to "get Oregon out of the mud." Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. We develop programs related to Oregon’s system of highways, roads, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.