SURVEY INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN

Recruitment #1907-2002-001

Introduction

 

City of Tucson's Transportation Department is seeking qualified Survey Instrument Technicians to join our diverse, vibrant, progressive and engaged workforce.  As an employer of choice, the City of Tucson provides paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, Employee Wellness programs, an attractive benefits package and alternate work schedules to qualifying employees. Survey Instrument Technicians perform technical survey engineering work as a member of a survey field crew.  Survey Instrument Technicians gather measured data by operating various mechanical, optical and electronic survey instruments and devices.  They operate transits, levels, theodolites or electronic measuring devices and GPS to establish the location of points and lines. Finally, Survey Instrument technicians may act as a Survey Crew Chief in their absence.

General Description

Sets up and operates land survey equipment to measure land area boundaries and topographic features. Records field notes and calculations and interprets maps.

Essential Functions

Occasionally directs helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees and may temporarily act in a higher capacity.

Conducts surveys by setting up and operating survey instrumentation, making observations, preparing notes of topographical features, as-built plans, and related information, interpreting maps and specifications, and performing calculations.

Provides assistance to personnel by clearing survey areas, locating markers, setting pins, hubs, benchmarks, and staking pins.

Generates computer aided drawings, maintains equipment, conducts research, and provides assistance with calculations and field book entry.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 1 year conducting land surveys

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 a phone screen interview. 

Phone Screen Interviews will be held: Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

*   The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in an oral board interview.

Oral Board Interviews will be held: Wednesday, August 28,  2019.

* *No alternative dates will be offered. Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 15% of your rating for phone screen interview
  • 75% of your oral board interview   

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must upload your documentation as part of the application process or email it to grishma.chitrakar@tucsonaz.gov. The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.   If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Grishma Chitrakar at 520.837.4078 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.  

Conclusion

You are encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important dates and information that will not be available online once this position closes. Additionally, communication during this process will be sent via email, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from jobs@tucsonaz.gov and check your email and spam account regularly. Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification.  

 

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

None

Unless at Transportation, then:

Basic Physical

50 lb Lift Test

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.