Survey Technician

Department Of The Interior Prineville , OR 97754

Posted 2 weeks ago

  • Duties

HelpDuties Summary

Physical Demands/Work Environment: Field work is performed outdoors in conditions that include steep and rough terrain, dense vegetation, heavy rains, and insects; to include wet, muddy, uneven or rocky surfaces. Positions require physical exertions, such as, hiking, crouching, and stooping, reaching, or similar activities. Individuals should be able to work alone or with other people, during day/night hours.

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Responsibilities

Survey Technicians assist professional land surveyors in the measurement or determination of distances, elevations, areas, angles, land boundaries, and other features of the earth's surface. Assists Land Surveyors in setting survey monuments; this requires digging holes with shovels and rock bars for prolonged periods. Surveying work requires highly proficient operation of instruments and application of techniques to obtain the required skill and accuracy. Surveying duties frequently include physically demanding tasks such as prolonged walking with heavy packs of instruments and equipment, clearing timber and undergrowth, and driving vehicles over rough terrain. Positions may require frequent travel.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

No - None

  • Job family (Series)
    0817 Survey Technical

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  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections

  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you

  • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land

  • Direct Deposit Required

  • Background Investigation Required

Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the specialized experience as defined in the announcement or vacancy questions. In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume.

If qualifying based on education you will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.

Qualifications

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume.

You must meet the qualification requirements to be found qualified.

GS-04: Six months of general experience and six months of specialized experience. Examples of general experience may include working in any professional, technical, or other responsible field that provided you with a familiarity of land surveying techniques. Examples of specialized experience: serving as rodman on surveys requiring special rodding procedures, using any of various types of rods, and selecting measuring or turning points in consideration of terrain and demands of the type of survey involved; and serving as pacer of a leveling party, going ahead of the party and determining in advance the positions the road crew will occupy so that shots will be balanced and instruments can be kept level. OR Successful completion of 2 years of postsecondary education that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as those shown above for the GS-03 grade level. OR A combination of experience and education to meet the total experience.

GS-05: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-4 level. Examples of specialized experience may include conducting surveys, typically with an assistant, using hand instruments such as hand levels and compasses, making simple traverse surveys using compass and tape, measuring small land areas, using rod, tape and hand level, to obtain rough estimates of yardage to be excavated; and performing recording assignments which require concentration and specialized skill such as that required in making manual computations that involve elementary arithmetic processes made complex by virtue of the number and variety of manipulations involved and the speed with which successive readings are called. OR Successful completion of a full four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study in an appropriate field such as surveying, engineering, construction, or that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as surveying, engineering, industrial technology construction, physics, drafting, forestry, geography, navigation, cartography, physical science or mathematics. OR a combination of experience and education to meet the total experience.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Education

If qualifying based on education you will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.


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