Survey Specialist I, II or III
Texas Department of Transportation
Amarillo, TX

$37,000 - $69,000 a year

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TxDOT’s Amarillo District is looking for a Survey Specialist I, II, or III in the TP&D Office located at the Amarillo District HQ. If you are looking to build a career, you have come to the right place!

At TxDOT in the Amarillo District, we have three core values: Improve our safety, Value our employees, and Preserve our assets. We also strive to achieve a work-life balance and recognize the importance of your career as well as your home life. We offer a wide array of programs and activities including compressed work schedules, wellness leave incentive, career development programs, tuition assistance and many other benefits. For a complete list of our total compensation package please visit our website at http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/hrd/careers/hidden_benefits.pdf

AMARILLO DISTRICT

Work Location: 5715 CANYON DR, AMARILLO TX 79110

Overnight Travel: Up to 25%

Salary Plan/Grade: B17, B18, or B19

Survey Specialist I: (B17) 36,976.00 - 58,399.00 annually

Survey Specialist II: (B18) 39,521.00 - 64,449.00 annually

Survey Specialist III: (B19) 42,244.00 - 68,960.00 annually

This position is for one Survey Specialist I, II or III, depending on business needs and applicants' qualifications.

The Texas Department of Transportation reserves the sole right in determining the level of position based on the applicant’s work experience, education, skill level and all other appropriate factors based on business need.
Military Occup Specialty Code

Survey Specialist I
State Classification Code: 2127
State Classification Title: Engineering Specialist I
Occupational Category: Engineering and Design

Survey Specialist II
State Classification Code: 2128
State Classification Title: Engineering Specialist II
Occupational Category: Engineering and Design

Survey Specialist III
State Classification Code: 2129
State Classification Title: Engineering Specialist III
Occupational Category: Engineering and Design

TxDOT is committed to hiring veterans. To assist in determining whether your military experience may pertain to the minimum requirements for this position, Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces have been assigned to each state classification code/title where applicable. The MOS codes are grouped by occupational category.

To view the MOS codes please click on link below and click on the appropriate occupational category.

http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx

General Description

Survey Specialist I:
Provides technical expertise and advice on surveying projects and performs specialized surveying activities under the supervision of a Registered Professional Land Surveyor or licensed Professional Engineer. Work usually requires contact with governmental and private entities. Employees at this level perform work independently on assignments; however, all unusual issues are referred to the supervisor.

Survey Specialist II:
Provides technical expertise and advice on complex surveying projects and performs specialized surveying activities under the supervision of a Registered Professional Land Surveyor or licensed Professional Engineer. Work usually requires contact with governmental and private entities. Employees at this level perform work independently on assignments; however, all unusual issues are referred to the supervisor.

Survey Specialist III:
Provides technical expertise and advice on complex surveying projects and performs specialized surveying activities under the supervision of a Registered Professional Land Surveyor or licensed Professional Engineer. Work requires contact with governmental and private entities. Employees at this level establish their own work plan and priorities to meet set objectives. Issues are rarely referred to the supervisor but are handles at the occurrence.

Duties

Survey Specialist I essential duties:
Conducts GPS research and development surveys.
Conducts trigonometric and conventional leveling surveys, including 3-wire techniques, to determine elevations
Coordinates, schedules and/or conducts technical geodetic and satellite surveys which require the use of special high-accuracy techniques for mapping projects and engineering related functions
Determines, coordinates, and sets benchmarks or locates those set by previous surveys.
Maintains complex electronic equipment
Operates survey instruments such as level, transit, theodolite, electronic distance meter, total survey station and data collector.
Performs backup and retrieval of GPS data and distributes to internal and external customers.
Performs drafting and/or design work
Takes field notes, verifies accuracy of field notes, performs necessary calculations, uses software programs to determine coordinates, draws plots and documents work in the field diary.
Trains and instructs other survey personnel
Traverses horizontal and vertical control points between GPS control points.
Uses a variety of surveying software and related hardware.
Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.

Survey Specialist II:
Duties include all of the above as well as:
Coordinates and schedules work for photogrammetry and aerial mapping surveys
Serves as a lead worker and performs survey party chief duties or leads a satellite survey party.
Obtains, processes and analyzes raw field survey data collected from electronic survey equipment and/or GPS.
Reads and interprets survey maps and construction plans.

Survey Specialist III :
Duties include all of the above as well as:
Assists in development of budgets
Maintains and calibrates equipment.
Provides guidance to contracted survey parties and oversees operations.
Recommends new procedures and techniques
Travels to gather information and recommend future surveying projects.
Monitors and reviews work performance of contracted survey work.
Performs deed research.
Performs preliminary site reconnaissance to decide project layout.
Prepares presentations using drafting, design, and presentation software programs.
Serves as a project leader and reviews survey job assignments, coordinates information with district /contracted survey parties and monitors survey projects to ensure compliance with project specifications.

Competencies

Survey Specialist I competencies:
Communicate effectively
Computer-aided drafting and design systems
GPS, geodetic and satellite surveying
Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups
Reading and interpreting applicable plans, schematics, blueprints and maps
The use of surveying tools, equipment and instruments
The use of GPS equipment and software
The use of personal computers and applicable programs, applications, and systems
Work in cramped spaces (bend, stoop, crawl) and at varied heights

Survey Specialist II competencies:
Include all Competencies listed above as well as:
Applicable surveying procedures, standards, and instruments
Monitoring the status and progress of projects
Lead projects and project teams
Maintaining a safe working relationship

Survey Specialist III competencies:
Include all Competencies listed above as well as:
Automated survey systems
The Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
Budgeting methods and procedures
Contract development and oversight
Leading, assigning, reviewing and monitoring the work of others
Instructing others

Education

This job requires the following:
High School Grad or Equivalent in general high school studies

Work Experience

This job requires the following:
Survey Specialist I:
6 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.
Certification as Surveyor in Training (SIT) by the TX Board of Professional Land Surveying plus two (2) years surveying experience may substitute for education and experience.

Survey Specialist II:
7 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.
Certification as Surveyor in Training (SIT) by the TX Board of Professional Land Surveying plus three (3) years surveying experience may substitute for education and experience.

Survey Specialist III:
8 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.
Certification as Surveyor in Training (SIT) by the TX Board of Professional Land Surveying plus four (4) years surveying experience may substitute for education and experience.

Licenses and Certifications

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

Safety Impact Certificate **
Valid Drivers License

Other Conditions:
This is a Safety Impact position (either Safety Impact, Commercial Driver and/or Vessel Crew Member) and will be subject to random drug testing.

Conditions of Employment

** Safety Impact certification is not required at the time of application. As required, the Safety Impact certification and Commercial Driver Certificate will be issued by TxDOT at the time of hire.
Must pass a drug test prior to employment for safety impact position. Safety impact employees will be subject to additional drug and alcohol testing during employment.
Required to wear personal protective equipment provided by employer and comply with all safety requirements.
Required to work weekends and holidays.
Required to work hours other than 8 to 5.
Required to work under exposture to inclement weather conditions.
Required to respond during emergency operations
Employee may be contacted during off-duty hours to see if he or she can report to work for emergency conditions.
Must attend work regularly and observe approved work hours.
Conditions for this Position: Standards of Employment

Remarks

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.

The Texas Department of Transportation reserves the sole right in determining the level of position based on the applicant’s work experience, education, skill level and all other appropriate factors based on business need.

Note: Job titles, salary groups, and/or salary ranges may change on or after September 1, 2019

Applicant Information

Applicant Information

The Texas Department of Transportation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination in the workplace.

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