Part-Time SURVEYOR INTERN
WEBER COUNTY SURVEYOR – PART-TIME NO BENEFITS
Anticipated schedule for this position may be altered or adjusted to fit the appointee’s schedule. However, it is anticipated that the schedule will be 20 hours a week March thru May; 40 hours a week June thru August; and 20 hours a week September thru November.
JOB SUMMARY Under general supervision of the Weber County Surveyor or an administrative superior, performs routine and technical land surveying work.
MAJOR DUTIES (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class.) Follows accepted and expected standards of practice governing the surveying profession as a whole and the policies of this department. Performs field and office assignments as directed by supervisors and/or the department head with duties including but not limited to the following; Assists Surveyor I with assigned projects with respect to field operations as related to the statutory function of the Surveyor’s Office or the general duties, projects, and responsibilities of the Surveyor’s Office which may include but is not limited to; monumentation projects, coordinate work, boundaries, profiles, topographical projects, cross-section work, construction surveys, and other work related or not related to the profession of surveying. Prepares reports with respect to; completeness of calculations, field data shown on maps, and other field and/or office work performed by the assigned staff, as required. Solves or advises supervisor(s) and/or project managers of technical problems as encountered and executes or suggests possible solutions. Follows accepted and expected standards of practice governing the profession as a whole and the policies of this department. Maintains a proper flow of communication among all necessary parties to ensure the timely and accurate completion of a project. This includes daily reports to supervisors and/or project supervisors as directed. Calculates information needed to conduct surveys from survey data, including but not limited to, notes, blueprints, drawings (either hard copy or electronic), and other materials, data, and records as required. Keeps complete and accurate notes, records, and sketches of field and office work performed in conformance to departmental policies and/or project requirements. Ensure that complete and legible field survey information, notes, drawings, angles, distances, elevations, and calculations are accurately entered into field books, work sheets, printouts, data collectors or other means of preserving survey data or records. Implement the plans, goals, and directives of the County Surveyor. Under the direction of a superior, implement, perform, and complete, the preservation, maintenance, and monumentation of the vertical and horizontal monument control networks, development and maintenance of a county-wide benchmark system, establishment and/or reestablishment of horizontal and vertical positioning, and the collection of field data using tools of the profession including but not limited to; global positioning equipment, total stations, electronic levels, data collectors, two-way radios, cell phones, or other communication devices, computers, and hand-held calculators. Implement, perform, complete and/or direct the establishment and/or reestablishment of survey monuments, repair of deteriorating monuments, and the referencing of monuments having potential of being destroyed in accordance with the policies and procedures of the County Surveyor’s Office. Conducts inventory of surveying equipment, materials and supplies and makes recommendations relating to survey equipment needs. Ensures that equipment is properly handled and maintained to ensure accurate and proper operation of the equipment and makes recommendations relating to outside professional equipment maintenance. Assists Surveyor I with the maintenance of the survey vehicles in accordance with direction of superiors. Monitor and maintain needed survey supplies as directed. Ensure that information transferred between field and office is complete, accurate, and compatible with project requirements. Communicate with survey office personnel, and others, as required, in the preparation and finalization of work requests. Implement department policies regarding the ongoing plan to preserve and maintain the integrity of the public survey monumentation and system and other survey systems as directed. Consult with, and responds to questions of the public, as related to this department and land survey issues in a manner consistent with department policy. Preform all assigned tasks to aid the Office of County Surveyor to meet statutory requirements, county ordinances, or other duties and obligation of the office. Performs other duties in the field and/or the office, as directed or required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High School Graduation or equivalent GED Mandatory. AND Full-time or part-time enrollment or graduation from a college or university with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in surveying or an Engineering, Construction Management, or other related science degree with courses which include surveying, drafting, and survey mathematics is required. OR Actively working toward or possessing a NSPS Certified Survey Technician certificate or the ability to enrol in the program is required. AND One year of surveying experience with duties related to those of a surveying Rodman/Chainman or Survey Intern is preferred. OR One to two years of construction, or other related field, experience with duties related to the use and handling of power tools, field data collectors, GPS units, or other technical field equipment is preferred. OR An equivalent combination of education and experience, may be substituted for any or all of the requirements above as approved by the department director.
Knowledge of mathematics (algebra, geometry, and trigonometry) principles and practices. Principles, methods and techniques of effective time and project management. The ability to gain a knowledge of the following: County. standards, specifications, policies and procedures. Land surveying principles, techniques and laws which a position of this type would typically be required to know. Basic knowledge relating to field and office practices as detailed in the BLM Manual of
Instructions for the Survey of the Public Lands of the United States current or past editions as applicable. Basic knowledge of Geodetic Surveying and State Plane Coordinate System as it related to the required tasks, projects, and procedures of a position of this type. Computers, calculators, data collectors, and other electronic surveying equipment along with associated software, including but not limited to AutoCAD, word processors, spread sheets, and other survey related software. Title abstract methods, and survey research procedures, applicable legal regulations, codes, standards, ordinances and policies. Boundary, and construction surveying work.
Skill in effective communication with co-workers and supervisors. Skill in listening, asking for clarification, and understanding assigned tasks and projects. Skill in using construction tools and equipment as they relate to survey work. The ability to become skilled in the following: use of surveying instruments, related calculators, radios, computers and related computer software. Skill of computer aided drafting and drafting processes commonly used in the profession. Use and operation of motor vehicles, trailers, ATV’s, and other equipment which may be utilized in projects or assignments.
Ability to implement, and complete projects and duties in a timely and efficient manner. Ability to analyze survey work and make moderate to difficult technical computations. Ability to draw maps or plats to scale using tools of the profession. Ability to establish productive relationships and to effectively work with co-workers, supervisors, county employees, other county departments, project managers, contractors, and the public to beneficially contribute to the efficient operation of the office. Ability to recognize and evaluate conditions which may result in minor changes in the design and /or specifications of assigned projects and alert or present these to supervisors for direction and/or resolve as directed. Ability to “self start” the work day, projects, and duties as assigned in a timely and efficient manner. Ability to exercise independent judgement to carry out assignments and operations. Follow oral and/or written instructions, directives, assignments, policies, and procedures. Work efficiently, effectively and independently without constant supervision. Supervise and direct work assignments as required. Communicate surveying information to non-technically oriented people, as may be directed. Ability to lift and construct survey monuments.
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS Must possess a valid Utah drivers license and have a good driving record. The ability to efficiently operate the office vehicles in order to tow trailers and transport equipment typically utilized by the office. Knowledge of the proper procedures for the use and operation of GPS and Total Station surveying equipment is preferred. Must be available for work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, if required. A State recognized All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) certification or the ability to obtain one. The ability to see with or without corrective lenses so that precise and accurate use of surveying instrumentation is required.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED Standard surveying equipment of use in the profession including associated electronic or manual technology. GPS surveying instrumentation including the related Data Collector hardware and software. AutoCAD Civil 3D and other related software for the transfer and processing of collected data. Other tools and software of the profession.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The work and environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will experience field and office conditions relating to the profession of surveying and the responsibilities of the County Surveyor’s Office. These conditions include regularly working in adverse weather conditions and an office environment. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts that may be related or not related to the profession of surveying. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, heat and cold, and traffic hazards. The employee works in or around high, precarious places, mountainous terrain as well as valley locations. Weber County is the primary area of work but the work may not be limited to the county. The County is a diverse environment and as such the employee will be exposed to and routinely work in environments relating to offices, farms, rural settings, urban settings, swamps, sloughs, wet lands, lakes, rivers, streams, flats, plains, meadows, forests, hills, mountains, steep and rocky terrain, and may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, pollens, insects, snakes, mammals endogenous to the area both domestic and wild. The use of electronic equipment, projects which are near or around power lines, and electrical storms may pose the risk of electrical shock. Much of this work is performed on or near mountain or forest roads, local and county roads, state highways, interstate highways, railroads, airports, rivers, streams, cliffs and ledges as well as other indoor and outdoor conditions. The employee is expected to be able and willing to perform the assigned duties, projects, and tasks necessary to accomplish the work and projects as assigned, which include but is not limited to repeated sitting, standing, walking, wading, hiking, carrying, lifting, packing, bending, climbing, scaling, jumping, running, throwing, grasping, reaching, pushing, pulling, balancing, writing, and typing, including the proper manipulation of tools of the profession. The noise level in the work environment ranges from quiet to loud. The employee is expected to use tools for constructing monuments or other survey work such as jack hammers, shovels, digging bars, post hole diggers, frost pins, hammers and other excavating tools in ground conditions that range from soft to hard, sand to asphalt. Intermittent exposure to stress as a result of human behavior or the natural environment may occur.