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Pipeline Academy - Engineering- Survey Technician #2208-005020-03

Date Opened
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 2:00 PM
Close Date
Monday, December 05, 2022 8:15 AM
Charlotte Water
  • $18.00 per hour
Employment Type
  • Internship


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.


The intern must be able to commit to the full seven-month assignment and be available to work a designated weekly/hourly schedule. The training will include exposure to Charlotte Water Engineering division in addition to gaining job readiness skills.


The City of Charlotte, Charlotte Water Department is accepting applications for the Survey Technician Pipeline Academy position. This individual will work under the supervision of the Charlotte Water Engineering Division.

PROGRAM BENEFITS: Assigned mentor/trainer; workplace-ready certification, financial literacy, career pathing, OSHA – 10 certification, wellness programs, on-site gym

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Applicants for this position will learn the following tasks as it pertains to the daily work
operations at Charlotte Water. The work will include operating survey instruments and data collectors to perform surveys for water and sewer route surveys, construction surveys, control surveys, and boundary surveys.

Operate survey instruments and data collectors to perform surveys for water and sewer route surveys, construction surveys, control surveys, and boundary surveys. 
Use surveying tools to collect ground data for Water and Sewer design.
Apply existing plans and recorded surveys to locate properties and other existing features along proposed route.
Use tools to clear line of sight.
Set documentation for construction of Water and Sewer Lines.
Work closely with different groups within the Engineering Division.
Maintain vehicle and equipment supplies.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Proficient with Microsoft Office

Minimum Qualifications

Post-secondary experience, current or recent graduate in an accredited college or university (Associates- Bachelors) with major course work in a related field of study specific to the departmental or work assignment.

Valid North Carolina Driver's License

Physical Requirements: Standing, walking, bending, and light lifting

Work Environment: While performing duties of this position, employees regularly work in outdoor field conditions with occasional office work as needed. 

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.

As of October 1, 2021:

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new City of Charlotte employees.

The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to


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.

In Conclusion

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