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Reference # : 18-00201 Title : Land Survey Technician
Location : Vancouver, WA
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 04/02/2018 / 04/06/2019  
Description
See Additional Position Information document for supplemental information regarding specific requirements for the advertised position.

Summary: The Surveying and Mapping Department is responsible for providing land survey and mapping support in the maintenance, operation and development of new BPA facilities. Adjust and operate surveying instruments, such as the theodolite and electronic distance-measuring equipment, and compile notes, make sketches and enter data into computers. This position works independently to provide support to the survey staff by checking field notes, downloading survey data from field equipment, computing and adjusting survey field data.

Education, Experience, Job Training:
? Associate of Science degree in Land Surveying or Civil Engineering or demonstrated work experience (Required)
? LSIT (Preferred)
? Level 1 ? 1-5 years experience
? Level 2 ? 5-9 years experience
? Level 3 ? 10+ years experience

Typical Tasks may include but are not limited to:
? Adjust and operate surveying instruments such as prisms, theodolites, and electronic distance-measuring equipment.
? Perform calculations to determine earth curvature corrections, atmospheric impacts on measurements, traverse closures and adjustments, azimuths, level runs, and placement of markers.
? Record survey measurements and descriptive data using notes, drawings, sketches, and inked tracings.
? Search for section corners, property irons, and survey points.
? Position and hold the vertical rods, or targets, that theodolite operators use for sighting to measure angles, distances, and elevations.
? Client out grids, and determine horizontal and vertical controls.
? Compare survey computations with applicable standards to determine adequacy of data.
? Set out and recover stakes, marks, and other monumentation.
? Conduct surveys to ascertain the locations of natural features and man-made structures on the Earth's surface, underground, and underwater using electronic distance-measuring equipment and other surveying instruments.

Specific Tasks:
? Develop, create, store, and maintain the survey sections electronic and hardcopy databases
? Manage, direct and perform the collection of survey data for route, engineering design, property, geodetic and construction surveying primarily in support of BPA?s Transmission Line Engineering and Realty Sections.
? Create survey base maps for transmission line design and land acquisition
? Must have knowledge of professional surveying practices and procedures; state and federal laws affecting land surveying and boundaries.
? Provide technical support to engineers, land surveyors, cartographers, environmental specialists, other professionals and technicians within the Division
? Facilitate the flow of data between the Survey Section and other groups inside BPA, particularly Mapping, Photogrammetry and Transmission Line Design
? Research and assemble record data for BPA and contract personnel
? Serve as a representative of the COTR to monitor, inspect and review survey work performed by private survey contractors for compliance with technical specifications, work schedules and recommends approval of deliverables
? Thoroughly inspect and check deliverables for accuracy and correctness; deliverables include field note sheets, computation sheets, hard-shell plan and profile maps, final mile maps

Specific Skill Requirements:
? Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology (Required)
? Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, including physical characteristics and location (Required)
? Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principles involve in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models (Required)
? Knowledge of various horizontal and vertical coordinate systems and datums (ie. State Plane Coordinate Systems, UTM grid system, NAD83, NAD27, NAVD88, NGVD29) (Required)
? Proficient use of Microstation and PLSCADD Transmission Line Design software (Preferred)

Typical Work Activities may include any of the following:
? Documenting/Recording Information ? Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
? Getting Information ? Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
? Interacting With Computers ? Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to set up functions, enter data, or process information.
? Processing Information ? Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
? Updating & Using Relevant Knowledge ? Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge.
? Communicating with Management, Peers, or Co-workers - Providing information to management, co-workers, and peers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
? Making Decisions & Solving Problems ? Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
? Analyzing Data or Information ? Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
? Identifying Objects, Actions, & Events ? Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

Vendor Provided Equipment, Training and Certifications:
? Possess valid state driver?s license
? Possess a valid 1stAid/CPR/AED card
? Possess a white hard hat
? Personal Protection equipment (PPE)
? Hand protection (work gloves)
? ASTM F2413-05, Class 75 EH rated footwear with over the ankle lace up and rigid sole and heel
? Additional PPE required by State or Federal OSHA for the work to be performed

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Requirements:
Knowledge ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Mathematics ? Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
? Engineering & Technology ? Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
? Geography ? Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
? Computers & Electronics ? Knowledge of electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
? Design ? Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
? Law & Government ? Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
? Building & Construction ? Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

Skills ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Critical Thinking ? Using logic & reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
? Active Listening ? Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.
? Complex Problem Solving ? Identifying complex problems & reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
? Mathematics ? Using mathematics to solve problems.
? Reading Comprehension ? Understanding written sentences & paragraphs in work related documents.
? Time Management ? Managing one's own time & the time of others.
? Judgment and Decision Making ? Considering the relative costs & benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
? Monitoring/Coordination ? Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action; adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Abilities ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Deductive Reasoning ? Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
? Oral/Written Comprehension ? Ability to listen to & understand information and ideas presented through spoken/written words and sentences.
? Problem Sensitivity ? Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
? Mathematical Reasoning ? Ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
? Critical Thinking ? Using logic & reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
? Category Flexibility ? Ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
? Control Precision ? Ability to quickly & repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
? Oral Expression ? Ability to communicate information & ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Desired Work Styles:
? Attention to Detail - careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks; Integrity/Persistence - being honest and ethical; persistence in the face of obstacles; Dependability - being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations; Analytical Thinking ? analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems; Initiative ? willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges; Achievement/Effort; Adaptability/Flexibility; Leadership; Cooperation.