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Survey Technician #2301-238100-01

Date Opened
Wednesday, January 04, 2023 1:00 PM
Close Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 8:00 PM
General Services
  • $39,614 - $49,254
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The goal of the City of Charlotte's General Services Department is to guide agencies through innovative an efficient deployment of resources to meet their missions and fulfill the needs of the City in a rapidly evolving and complex environment. The Department will design and deliver expanded, shared services across departments and for the City of Charlotte to improve performance and save taxpayer money. General Services consists of capital project management, fleet services, procurement, environmental services, property management, and other support services. 


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.


This position is based in the Survey Group in the division of Construction, Survey, and Utilities in the General Services Department and is responsible for assisting the Survey Party Chief in field survey work in locating points, establishing boundaries, topographic work, and construction stakeout.

We are offering a $1500 sign-on bonus upon hire.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate survey instruments, data collectors, and magnetic locators for field location surveys
  • Take field notes in data collectors and through hard copies
  • Serve as Survey Party Chief on relief basis
  • Assist in downloading survey data to computer hardware
  • Must be able to walk over rough terrain, jump ditches, work in adverse conditions (hot & cold)
  • Requires occasional lifting up to 100 pounds, walking from 1 to 10 miles over various types of terrain
  • Requires using a shovel, bush ax and various surveying instruments
  • Requires working on noisy construction sites and in high traffic areas

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of surveying methods, practices, and techniques
  • Knowledge of principles, techniques and instruments in field surveying
  • Knowledge of mathematics and its application to surveying
  • Requires good driving record, valid driver's license and the ability to receive and maintain a City driving permit

Preferred Qualification

  • One to three years of related work experience and/or education in field surveying

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma/GED and one year of experience or equivalent combination of education, work experience, and relevant industry/job specific knowledge, skills, and/or certifications may be considered


  • $39,614 - $49,254 Commensurate with experience

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.

Please note that all job offers are contingent upon and applicants successfully passing a new hire background check, drug screening, and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. If an applicant does not pass the background screening or vaccination requirement, the offer will be rescinded. 

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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