Survey Technician I

Texas Department Of Transportation Houston , TX 77020

Posted 1 week ago

The essential duties for this job include:

  • Assists in selecting instruments and equipment for the day; ensures equipment and instruments are clean and operational.

  • Learns to conduct trigonometric and conventional leveling surveys to determine elevations.

  • Operates survey instruments such as level, transit, theodolite, electronic distance meter, total survey station and data collector.

  • Positions rod and chain as directed by instrument operator.

  • Sets up safety equipment and traffic control devices as required; flags traffic as required; assists in moving equipment, barricades and traffic control devices.

  • Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.


The required competencies for this job include:

  • Communicate effectively

  • Work in cramped spaces (bend, stoop, crawl) and at varied heights

  • Applicable surveying procedures, standards and instruments

  • Higher mathematics

  • Reading and interpreting applicable plans, schematics, blueprints and maps

  • The use of surveying tools, equipment and instruments


This job requires the following:

  • High School Grad or Equivalent in general high school studies

Work Experience

This job requires the following:

  • 2 years in Surveying

  • Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated parttime equivalent

  • No supervisory experience required.

  • Related College education or relevant technical training may be substituted for experience on year per year basis.

Licenses and Certifications

The following Licenses and/or Certifications are required for this job:

  • Safety Impact Certificate

  • Valid Driver's License at time of application

Safety Impact Certifications are not required at the time of application. As required, the Safety Impact, Commercial Driver and/or Vessel Crewmember certification(s) will be issued by TxDOT at the time of hire.

Other Conditions:

  • This is a Safety Impact position and will be subject to random drug testing.

Conditions of Employment

Conditions for this Position: Standards of Employment

  • Must pass a drug test prior to employment for commercial driver, safety impact and vessel crewmember positions. Commercial drivers, safety impact employees and vessel crewmembers will be subject to additional drug and alcohol testing during employment.

  • Required to work weekends and holidays.

  • Required to work hours other than 8 to 5.

  • Required to work under exposure to inclement weather conditions.

  • Required to wear personal protective equipment provided by employer and comply with all safety requirements.

  • Must be able to report for duty within 1 hour of notification on a 24-hour basis.


Resumes are accepted for additional information, but you must complete the online State of Texas application to include a summary of your work experience. If this information is not completed, your application will be rejected. "See Resume" will not be accepted for work experience.

Applicant Information

Applicant Information

Job postings expire at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.

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Survey Technician I

Texas Department Of Transportation