City of Garland, TX

  • Survey Technician I - Streets

    Location US-TX-Garland
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/2/2019 3:39 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Job Family
    Technical Services
    Target Hiring Range
    Depending on qualifications
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Code Category
    Skilled Trade
  • Position Summary

    Responsible for collecting topographic data and providing Field Supervisors with accurate grade information to facilitate drainage of new pavement improvements for alley and street projects. Also, this position is responsible for establishing control points for alignment of streets and elevation information for pavement improvement projects.


    Target Hiring Range: $15.03/hr - $18.14/hr

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Set elevation control points and place markers providing grade information.
    2. Establish the location of benchmark sand use a surveyor’s auto level and elevation rod to determine elevation of curbs, gutters and street centers.
    3. Mark sidewalks and driveways to prepare for construction.
    4. Communicate effectively with excavation and paving crews in the interest of job quality.
    5. Monitor jobs in progress.
    6. Locate property markers using an electronic magnetic locator.
    7. Establish elevations of existing streets or alleys using a surveyor’s level and elevation rod.
    8. Respond to weather events and emergencies including the ability to work shift schedules when required.
    9. Attend all required training and safety meetings.

    Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

    Education/ Experience:     

    • 2-4 years land surveying, including boundary and construction staking
    • Related experience with an Electronic Total Station as well as using a Data Collector

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:           

    • Knowledge of City of Garland Standard Construction Details
    • Knowledge of city code ordinances and Federal and State regulations
    • Knowledge of Survey and Construction practices
    • Skill in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
    • Ability to keep legible, clear notes
    • Ability to read and interpret City maps and documentation
    • Ability to review contractor specifications
    • Ability to Monitor and review information from materials, events or the environment, to detect and/or assess problems
    • Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision
    • Ability to work in a team environment

    Licenses & Certifications

    Valid Class C Texas driver's license
    May be required to obtain a Valid Class A Texas Driver’s License with tanker endorsement within 6 months of hire

    Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

    The incumbent works in an outdoor environment; frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Must be able to lift 50 pounds or more several times daily.


    Customer Service
    Personal Organization
    Problem Solving/Analysis
    Technical Skills

    Minimum Education & Work Experience

    High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
    2 years related experience
    Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


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