Identification Section

Position Title: Survey Technician I

Location: Bakersfield, California

Department: Survey

Reports To:


EEOC Class: Technicians

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Hourly

Hours: Monday – Friday; 7:00am – 4:00pm

(Note: Overtime may be expected as approved by supervisor)

General Summary

Survey Technician I will assist the party chief(s) with daily tasks, taking measurements, interpreting survey calculations, and assisting with mapping, drafting, researching, and operating precise surveying instruments.


Essential Job Function

  1. Assume the role of a survey chainman when operating in the field
  2. Maintain cleanliness of company vehicle
  3. Consistently stock the company vehicle with necessary items
  4. Set up traffic safety and control devices at the work site, under the precise direction of the party chief
  5. Direct traffic when required during survey operations
  6. Learn to read and understand detailed drawings, charts and plans
  7. Assists Party Chief in field operations, including setup of field equipment
  8. Adjust and operate surveying instruments such as prisms, theodolites, and electronic distance-measuring equipment.
  9. Record survey measurements and descriptive data using notes, drawings, sketches, and inked tracings.
  10. Search for section corners, property irons, and survey points.
  11. Position and hold the vertical rods, or targets, that theodolite operators use for sighting to measure angles, distances, and elevations.
  12. Lay out grids, and determine horizontal and vertical controls.

13.   Other duties as apply

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·         Accept direction from others

·         Communication with co-workers and clients

·         Time management

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs

Education and Experience

High School Diploma or GED equivalent

0-1 years of survey experience

Physical Requirements Percentage of Work Time Spent of Activity
  0-24% 25-49% 50-74% 75-100%
Seeing: Must be able to see well enough to read reports. X
Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with customers, vendors and employees. X
Standing/Walking: Must be able to move about department. X
Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling: Must be able to stoop or kneel to set up and load equipment. X
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: Must be able to lift up to 25lbs. X
Finger Mobility/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to type, use technical sources, and maneuver equipment. X
Working Condition: All environments, climb ladders, hand over hand, operate equipment, and indoors/outdoors.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.


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