SURVEY TECHNICIAN

Recruitment #1805-2001-001

Introduction

  * * THIS POSITION IS ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT CITY OF TUCSON PERMANENT AND PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES *  *

To remain eligible, you must maintain your permanent or probationary Civil Service employment status through the actual date of transfer. If you are not a current permanent or probationary Civil Service employee at the date of transfer, you will not be eligible for this position. Non-permanent or appointed employees are not eligible.

The Eligibility List may be used by any City department with an approved vacancy to fill in the next 6 months. Selection will be made in accordance with CSR III, Section 2. The list of employees eligible for consideration will remain in effect for 6 months after their names are provided to the hiring authorities. Examination results and current status will be communicated by email.

 

General Description

The Department of Transportation is seeking to fill vacancies in the Survey Technician group within our Engineering Division.  Survey Technicians assists technical survey crew members and performs entry-level survey engineering work of a routine nature.  Survey Technicians assists survey crews with the layout of the construction projects.  They measure and record distances between survey points, using steel or cloth tapes or survey chain.  They also hold levels or rods at designated points to assist in determining elevation, marks measurement points with paint sticks, tacks or stakes.  They set blue tops, hubs and slope stakes at designated points and pound them into the ground with hammers and sledge hammers. They control traffic in order to maintain the safety of the survey crew, cut and remove brush and undergrowth from line of survey and from boundary and other markers and monuments.

Essential Functions

Sets up instruments for sight elevations and measurements by leveling and plumbing rods, adjusting targets, measuring horizontal distances, setting up and operating various elevation rods and clearing objects from line of sight.

Assists Survey Instrument Technician with surveys by operating station, system receivers and survey optical and electronic measuring equipment.

Determines boundaries and elevations by clearing markers, digging to locate monuments and property markers, setting up stakes and nails, and marking specific locations and control points.

Maintains supplies and vehicles by inventorying equipment, preparing supplies, and cleaning and performing preventative maintenance of vehicles.

Performs research and clerical duties by researching records of surveys, plats, maps, deeds, and other data, assisting with recording survey drawings and data transfers, recording field notes and drawings, and copying.

Confirms and performs calculations by taking survey notes, checking and performing calculations, and interpreting survey notes, data, and computations.

Sets stakes for line and grade by using a sledge hammer and pick.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Minimum Experience Qualifications: Under 1 year land surveying

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position may be considered.

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in an Oral Board interview.

  • Oral Board Interviews will be held: The week of June 25, 2018.

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on an Eligibility List.  An applicant's ranking on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 90% of your oral board interview

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Malena Carreon at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

The list may be used by any City department with an approved vacancy to fill in the next 6 months. Selection will be made in accordance with CSR III, Section 2. The list of employees eligible for consideration will remain in effect for 6 months after their names are provided to the hiring authorities. Examination results and current status will be communicated by email.

Conclusion

This position requires a satisfactory Criminal Background Check and Motor Vehicle History Report.  Reference checks may also be conducted prior to an offer of employment.  Employment offers are contingent upon successfully passing any of the above requirements.

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

 Driving Level: Primary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

Transportation then also;

50Lb Lift Test

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This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.



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