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This is sub-professional engineering survey work.

Work involves performing tasks which require the use of a transit and level and related instruments necessary to perform accurate location surveys and construction alignments. Employees exercise judgement based on prior knowledge as to methods used. Work assignments are discussed with a superior and reviewed during and at the completion of projects for desired end results. Supervision is exercised over subordinate employees.


Operates engineer's transit and level on location surveys and on construction operations to establish alignment; gives elevation for grade and slope stakes; takes cross sections; runs drainage areas and profile levels; sets bench marks and stakes for construction.

Maintains field notes; calculates curves; drafts simple maps, sketches, and drawings from field notes.

Studies and reviews plans for grading and construction projects.

Supervises the setting of stakes, chaining, rodding, and serves as chief of party.

Accepts responsibility for and maintenance of survey equipment; checks calibrations.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from high school and some experience in the construction field with survey work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of engineering practices as related to surveying and staking.

Considerable knowledge of the operations and maintenance of the transit and level and related instruments.

Ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications; make moderately difficult computations.

Ability to perform drafting and maintain field notes.

Ability to plan and supervise the work of others and maintain effective working relationships.



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