Land Survey Technician, GS-0817-05/06/07 Career Ladder – 13/13 Permanent
MAJOR DUTIES (Duties listed below are at the GS-7 level)
Perform land survey work requiring exacting measurements, establishing basic horizontal and vertical controls.
Verify corners by utilizing a variety of methods and comparing references or by survey using recorded data.
Operate instruments and equipment to locate land and property corners and boundary lines.
Use GPS equipment to perform surveys.
Prepare topographic maps and related information pertinent to the intended project.
Prepare survey plats and related information pertinent to the project.
Performs other duties as assigned.
The position requires working outdoors for several months of the year. This position requires work across a portion of the Region and will often include driving many hours to remote locations on rough, primitive roads. Good navigation skills are a must. Accomplishment of the necessary duties will, at times, require arduous field work in inclement weather conditions. Standard field work involves hiking for several hours a day in steep, rugged, mountainous terrain.
The incumbent will be expected to spend the majority of their time in the field, with a crew of 1-4 individuals during the field season. Extended overnight backpacking, pack stock or camping trips are periodically required. Field camps are usually isolated, primitive settings. The incumbent must be able to carry a 45 pound backpack and lift heavy cargo and gear.
The ideal candidate for this position is:
• A person who is extremely motivated, and gets things done
• Comfortable in a fast changing environment
• Very goal-driven, and wants to raise the bar every day
• A great communicator
• Someone keen to learn new things
• Passionate about travel and experiences
• Extremely well organized
• Values community connections and partnerships
• Practices inclusion and values diversity