Arlington, Virginia
Apr 07, 2017
Apr 28, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: SURVEY INSTRUMENT OPERATOR Closing Date/Time: Thu. 04/27/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $40,372.80 - $61,672.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington *METRO-accessible*, Virginia       This is a skilled technical position on a field survey team working on various infrastructure projects supported by the Transportation Capital Program. The employee serves as instrument person on varied surveys including: location, right of way, property, construction stake out, and topographic mapping.

Specific duties include:
  • reading/reviewing plans and drawings;
  • operating surveying instruments such as Topcon and Sokkia Electronic Total Stations, Carlson Data Collectors, Lidar Scanners, and engineering levels;
  • running traverse lines, level circuits and triangulations from known points;
  • preparing necessary field notes and sketches;
  • downloading electronic data from Data Collector to central computer;
  • cleaning, checking and adjusting survey instruments to assure accuracy of measurements; and
  • assisting with training survey staff.
Work involves the following:
  • working outside for long periods of time under adverse weather conditions;
  • lifting heavy manhole covers;
  • driving stakes, and using sledge hammers and related tools; and
  • driving throughout the County to perform survey work.
Position requires working knowledge of mathematics, including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Supervision is received from the Survey Party Chief.
 Selection Criteria: Minimum: High School Diploma or equivalent, plus two years of experience in field surveying as an engineering aide or survey instrument operator.
Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
a) technical courses in surveying or civil engineering;
b) experience using computers, especially CADD field surveying systems; and/or
c) experience performing construction stake out, topographic mapping and/or boundary surveys.
 Special Requirements:
  • The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.
  • Personal Protective Equipment: Due to the work environment and as a condition of employment, Arlington County employees may be required to wear various personal protective equipment in the performance of their duties.

 Additional Information: Work Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Work Location: Employee will be based at #1 Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Boulevard. Survey work is completed at sites throughout Arlington County. 

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