Engineering Aide Inter

State Of Minnesota Brainerd , MN 56401

Posted 1 week ago

Job Details

Job Class: Engineering Aide IntermediateWorking Title: Survey Technician

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 03/08/2019

Closing Date: 03/20/2019

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Natural Resources

Division/Unit: Lands and Minerals

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift

Days of Work: Monday - Thursday

Travel Required: Yes

Salary Range: $18.58 - $26.27/hourly; $38,795 - $54,852/annually

Classified Status: Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 207 - Technical/AFSCME

AFSCME Work Area: Brainerd Area

Work Location: Brainerd

Employment Condition: Unlimited, Full-Time

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

This position will perform para-professional technical surveying and engineering assistance for the Lands and Minerals Survey Unit.

Job duties include:

  • Assist in the collection of project information by visiting project sites, completing control and traverse work, conducting boundary, topographic and other surveys, and researching previous files and records, so that adequate field data is available for the Project Surveyor to complete the project.

  • Prepare land use maps including property maps, section sub-division maps, topography maps, worksheets and sketches using AutoCAD Civil 3D, ArcMap and/or other mapping applications so that the needs of the Survey Unit's clients are fulfilled and legal requirements are met.

  • Organize, create and assemble the detailed project information for feasibility studies, property surveys, and design development so that complete, accurate information is available for property transactions and development of project designs.

  • Perform various office administration tasks, serve on various committees, and maintain supplies so that the office operates efficiently.


Minimum Qualifications:

In addition to submitting your resume, please submit a copy of your college transcript(s) to Robert Langner at by posting close date.

Failure to do so will result in you no longer being considered for this position.

  • Associate of Science or technical college degree specially related to one of the following disciplines: Civil, Environmental or Agricultural Engineering, Land Surveying, or equivalent; including at least one course in computer mapping or the measurement and collection of land survey information and basic field techniques.

  • OR 3 years of industry experience including experience with electronic surveying instruments, survey grade GPS equipment, and survey levels including knowledge of data collection, compilation and review of survey data.

  • Ability to solve basic surveying and engineering calculations during field surveys and in the office for property line location, geometric layout, quantity measurement, and other investigations.

  • Knowledge of the surveying principles and techniques of Public Land Survey, positional accuracy, and survey data collection procedures for the preparation of land surveys and site surveys.

  • Proficient ability to operate within technical software packages and operation of a variety of survey equipment is required.

  • Ability to interpret the results of data produced by various types of engineering and surveying software and to make accurate recommendations to project managers.

  • Ability to acquire various types of technical information through fieldwork, research, and communication with vendors and sponsors as well as the ability to apply this information to survey, design, and construction work.

  • Ability to write clear, concise project reports, technical descriptions of PLS histories, base map features, and proposed construction features

  • Effective communication skills to work with another team member and in communicating with a variety of DNR professionals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4 years of experience with electronic surveying instruments, survey grade GPS equipment, and survey levels including knowledge of data collection, compilation and review of survey data.

  • Ability to prepare clear, concise project maps, plats, certificates of survey and other map products using CAD or other drafting methods

  • Knowledge in computer mapping, including AutoCAD Civil 3D and ArcGIS.

  • Experience and knowledge in performing surveys in the Public Land Survey System.

  • Experience preparing Certificates of Government Corner Location.

Physical Requirements

Requires occasionally lifting articles such as 50 pounds maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

Additional Requirements

This position requires an unrestricted Class D Driver's License with a clear driving record.

It is policy of the Department of the Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

  • Employee Reference Checks

  • SEMA4 Record Check

  • Criminal History Check

  • Education/License Verification

Application Details

Why Work For Us

The Department of Natural Resources is proud to operate within a Culture of Respect that provides a healthy, safe, and productive work environment for all employees. This means that our employees are supportive of a diverse workplace, are respectful to one another and to our customers. We believe that promoting a Culture of Respect allows our employees to do their best work in support of the agency's mission.

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of this page and submit an application/resume that clearly describes how you meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to


If you have questions about the position, contact Robert Langner at or 218.203.4403.

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please submit your certificate to Nicole Kruse at or fax to 651.296.6494 by the job posting close date.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom applicant has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation. Applicants may also contact the DNR's Affirmative Action office to request an accommodation by: E-mail: or by calling Sarah Spence-Koivisto at 651.259.5016; or using MN Relay 711.

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Engineering Aide Inter

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