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Engineering, Surveying, and Field Technician

Job Title: Land Survey Technician (Engineering, Surveying, and Field Technician)
Salary: $35,808 - $38,000 annually
Why you’ll love this position:
Are you interested in a career in Land Survey with potential for upward mobility? The Engineering, Survey and Field Technician position can ultimately lead to a career as a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) and no prior experience is necessary.
Paid on the job training and tuition reimbursement available.
Call 573-368-2305 for more information!
What you’ll do:
  • Assist in locating the corners and lines of the US Public Land Survey System (USPLSS) established by deputy surveyors working under contract for the General Land Office.
  • Perform research in-house survey projects, review record survey plats, maps and other various survey documents to prepare field worksheets, download and process field data, and perform survey calculations utilizing Carlson Surveying Software.
  • Supervise field crews in utilizing Global Position System (GPS) and total station equipment to collect survey data to complete in-house cadastral and geodetic projects.
  • Oversee and participate in surveys to determine heights of points above the North American Vertical Datum, surveys to determine the state plane coordinates of control stations and land boundary corners, and to perform field procedures to preserve existing horizontal and vertical control monuments.
  • Completing preliminary and final Certified Land Corner Documents and survey plats utilizing computer aided drafting (CAD) software.
  • Assist or oversee the restoration and reestablishment of lost or obliterated corners with the installation of MDA aluminum pipe monuments, install Geodetic Control Stations.
Minimum Qualifications
High School diploma and two years of relevant experience, intermediate knowledge of modern surveying methods and surveying equipment.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Intermediate knowledge of federal and state laws relating to cadastral and geodetic surveying.
  2. Education and/or experience using computer aided drafting (CAD) software.
  3. Experience with survey data processing and adjustment software.
  4. Twelve(12) college credit hours of surveying coursework as approved by the Missouri Board of Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Landscape Architects.

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The Missouri Dept of Agriculture is an Equal Opportunity Employer