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This is moderately technical work in the fields of civil engineering and surveying involving the use of state of the art surveying methods, procedures, and/or instruments. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of a technical supervisor who provides specific instructions and assistance when needed and reviews completed work for accuracy, completeness and results obtained.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBLITIES:
- Serves as crew member in electronic data collection work for surveys.
- Operates surveying instruments such as level, transit, theodolite, total station, global positioning receiver system receivers, and electronic data collector.
- Operates electronic total stations, digital levels, global positioning receivers, and other equipment and instruments involved in performing surveys.
- Sets survey points in the process of establishing horizontal and vertical control.
- Establishes grade and alignment controls from construction plans for field layout work.
- Assists in performing complete topographic and construction layout surveys.
- Controls the direction of traffic patterns and places signs and barricades in compliance with MUTCD.
- Prepares notes for surveys in electronic format using hand-held data collector.
- Interprets and plots survey notes using Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) and similar software.
- Performs complex computations associated with surveys.
- Ability to read and interpret a variety of maps, plans and specifications utilized in construction surveying.
- Ability to establish grade and alignment controls from construction plans for field layout work.
- Acts as instrument person in absence of a higher level technician.
- Performs related work as required.
QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE):
- A high school diploma from an accredited school or its equivalent.
- Two (2) years of experience in topographic and construction surveying, including one (1) year of experience in the use of level, transit and other instruments and equipment associated with surveying.
- Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
- May be required to work overtime, or alternate hours, as necessary for the efficient operation of the department.
- Position may be designated as Mission Critical by Department Director.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Considerable knowledge of basic mathematics used in surveying – such as algebra, trigonometry and plane geometry.
- Considerable knowledge of the principles and techniques of field surveying and computer assisted drafting.
- Knowledge of the conventional and electronic instruments such as total station and global positioning system receiver, as well as other equipment and materials used in surveying.
- Knowledge of construction methods, procedures and equipment used in construction of public works construction projects.
- Knowledge of microcomputer systems and the ability to operate computer programs.
- Knowledge of codes, laws and regulations for traffic control and safety procedures.
- Skill in the use, care and adjustment of the instruments and equipment used in surveying.
- Ability to read and interpret plats, maps, construction plans and specifications.
- Ability to perceive physical and spatial relationships.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, employees of private organizations and the general public.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to perform manual tasks involving physical strength and continuous outdoor activity.
- Requires work that involves walking, standing and driving, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a recurring basis and up to 40 pounds occasionally, operation of City general purpose vehicles (automobile or pickup truck), some job duties may be performed in an office environment while other duties require field work at various outdoor job sites.
- When performing field work, the job risks routine exposure to significant environmental hazards including, extreme noise levels, dust and pollen, traffic and moving machinery, bright or dim lights, extreme cold or heat, wet or humid conditions, fumes and/or noxious odors.
- The job requires normal visual acuity, and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception.
All City of Lakeland positions are subject to testing (e.g. written, oral, performance, computerized, interview, and/or any combination). Candidates selected for testing will be notified via email or telephone. Please check your e-mail and telephone messages regularly, including “junk” folders. Test times and locations to be announced.
THE CITY OF LAKELAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER AND A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
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