Arlington, Virginia
Jun 04, 2018
Jul 02, 2018
Full Time
Job Title: SURVEY INSTRUMENT OPERATOR Closing Date/Time: Continuous Salary: $40,788.80 - $62,316.80 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington *METRO-accessible*, Virginia       NOTE:  This announcement is being re-opened to increase the applicant pool.  If you hve previously applied for this position under the announcement  number 8356-18A-MB, there is no need to re-apply unless you wish to update your application.

The Department of Environmental Services is recruiting for a skilled technical Survey Instrument Operator to work on a field survey team which is responsible for various infrastructure projects funded by the Transportation Capital Program. This employee serves as instrument person on 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 project control points or monumentation points;
  • Preparing 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:
  • Technical courses in surveying or civil engineering;
  • Experience reading/interpreting engineering plans or drawings;
  • Experience using electronic total station instruments, engineering levels, Global Positioning Satellite (GPS equipment), and/or CADD field surveying systems; and/or
  • Experience performing construction stake out, topographic mapping, boundary surveys and/or Lidar scanning.

 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 (PPE) in the performance of their duties. If PPE is required, it will be provided by Arlington County.
 Additional Information: Work Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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

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