City of Tampa

Survey Aide (#005030) 017

$17.80-$25.32 Hourly / $3,085.33-$4,388.80 Monthly / $37,024.00-$52,665.60 Yearly


This is beginning level sub-professional work assisting on a survey party.  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing a variety of routine technical assignments on a survey party, which are learned through on-the- job training. Tasks are of routine difficulty and are performed in accordance with established survey procedures requiring only limited initiative and independent judgment. Assignments include: set up and mobilization, leveling and marking survey rods, related manual tasks and/or basic office assignments. Under immediate supervision, employees receive detailed instructions as well as demonstrations of methods, procedures, and techniques being demonstrated. Employee at times may occasionally be required to work under hazardous conditions. Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion through continuous observation and evaluation of results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Performs beginning-level sub-professional work assisting in a limited variety of surveying functions to include setting up, leveling and marking survey rods/poles/tripods.

Levels a rod/tracking pole in a perpendicular position on a designated point in accordance with oral directions or hand signals to determine elevation and/or distance. Identifies measured and sighted points, benchmarks and monuments by painting or placing hubs, stakes and nails.

Clears brush and trees with an axe, bush hook or machete for the purpose of establishing line of sight. Enters manholes, sanitary and storm sewers, and ditches to take accurate measurements and elevations.

Operates total station or digital level for training and/or relief purposes.

Draws simple sketches.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Some knowledge of: mathematics; work hazards and applicable safety precautions.

Ability to: perform basic mathematical calculations; prepare simple sketches and records; understand and follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; perform work requiring physical exertion; develop skill in the use and care of engineering tools and equipment related to the task to be performed.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school, preferably with course work in mathematics; or an equivalent combination of training and experience in survey (as rod, chain or instrument person), construction, or engineering office work.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license required.


Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 005030; EST: 8/14/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;