Surveying Technicians

Surveying Technicians

Adjust and operate surveying instruments, such as the theodolite and electronic distance-measuring equipment, and compile notes, make sketches and enter data into computers.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Integrity * Dependability * Cooperation * Analytical Thinking * Adaptability/Flexibility * Achievement/Effort * Initiative * Independence * Persistence

Representative Tasks * Conduct surveys to ascertain the locations of natural features and man-made structures on the Earth's surface, underground, and underwater, using electronic distance-measuring equipment and other surveying instruments. * Collect information needed to carry out new surveys, using source maps, previous survey data, photographs, computer records, and other relevant information. * Search for section corners, property irons, and survey points.


Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Government,

Job Family Architecture and Engineering

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