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Survey Technician #2107-238100-01

Date Opened
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 9:00 AM
Close Date
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 11:59 PM
Charlotte Water
  • $17.95 - $23.55/hour - Commensurate with experience


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


Responsible for accurately locating and marking Charlotte Water infrastructure on excavation sites.  


Requires the ability to read and interpret water and sewer and street maps. Must have good verbal and written communication skills and basic computer skills; must be able to courteously, and effectively work with the public and general contractors while planning, prioritizing and completing work orders with minimal supervision. Utilizes digital photography to verify completed work orders.  Must be able to work in all types of weather and environmental conditions. Work shift is Monday-Friday, 7AM to 3:30PM.  Position may also require variable shift assignment and occasional overtime.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Must have the ability to read and interpret water, sewer and street maps.
Must be able to accurately locate and mark Charlotte Water mains, water service lines, sewer mains and force sewer mains on excavation sites.
Must have good verbal, written and verbal communication skills, as well as basic computer skills.
Must be able to work well with the public and general contractors while completing work orders; with minimal supervision.
Responsible for real-time work orders.
Must be able to use digital photography for verification of completed work orders.
Must be able to work in all types of weather and environmental conditions 
Must be able to work overtime, if needed.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Understand and follow oral and written instructions
Read and interpret water and sewer maps and street maps
Drive and work safely; perform work requiring physical strength
Work in a team atmosphere
Be a self-starter, try new ideas
Maintain flexibility with little supervision
Communicate effectively orally and in writing
Maintain records and write reports
Be courteous under pressure
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, the public and general contractors. 
Must be able to coach and motivate team members.

Must be able to work Sitting, Standing, Bending, Twisting, Reaching and Kneeling or Squatting.  
Must be able to walk along distances over uneven terrain
Must be able to work in all types of weather
Must be able to drive 25 miles a day with frequent stops.

Preferred Qualification

Minimal 1 year locate experience working with utilities

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a high school diploma or GED

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations:

Requires a valid driver’s license.

Minimal 1 year locate experience working with utilities

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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