STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: SURVEY TEAM TECHNICIAN III
Class Code: 8951-15 Date Established: 07-14-92
Occupational Code: 9-2-4 Date of Last Revision: 05-23-06
BASIC PURPOSE: To assist the party chief by operating survey instruments to gather data and to perform technical surveying instruments to gather data and to perform technical surveying duties for a variety of surveying projects.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Assists the party chief in making preliminary location surveys and construction stakeouts.
· Performs survey work, including the running of proposed centerline from aerial photographs.
· Operates surveying instruments to measure distance and elevation; checks all field measurements and computations for accuracy.
· Adjusts and maintains surveying instruments as necessary.
· Prepares and checks survey data in plans to be used for highway projects.
· Operates computerized equipment to calculate and to retrieve mathematical data for analysis.
· Performs site reviews to ascertain that plans accurately depict field conditions.
Skill: Requires skill in recommending routine changes in standardized operating procedures OR in retrieving, compiling and reporting data according to established procedures OR in operating complex machines.
Knowledge: Requires knowledge of business practices and procedures or technical training in a craft or trade, including working from detailed instructions, to apply knowledge in a variety of practical situations.
Impact: Requires responsibility for contributing to immediate, ongoing agency objectives by facilitating the direct provision of services to the public or other state agencies. Errors at this level result in inaccurate reports or invalid test results and require significant investment of time and resources to detect.
Supervision: Requires partial supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including assigning job duties, providing training, giving instructions and checking work.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires medium to heavy work, including continuous physical exertion such as frequent bending, lifting or climbing.
Communication: Requires explaining facts, interpreting situations, or advising individuals of alternative or appropriate courses of action. This level also requires interviewing or eliciting information from state employees or members of the general public.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
Independent Action: Requires a range of choice in applying a number of technical or administrative policies under general direction and in making routine decisions or in recommending modifications in work procedures for approval by supervisor.
Education: Associate's degree from a recognized college or technical institute with a major study in an engineering or forestry curriculum. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Three years' of progressively increasing responsibility and experience in a survey or construction environment, two years of which shall have been in a survey environment or in performing surveys. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Valid driver's license for performing survey fieldwork. Any additional license requirement must be stated on the supplemental job description and approved by the Division of Personnel prior to posting at the agency level.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Considerable knowledge of fundamental engineering techniques including a working knowledge of trigonometry and algebra required to perform difficult mathematical computations. Considerable knowledge of surveying, including astronomical observations. Skill in the use of surveying, drafting and computing instruments and testing equipment. Ability to perform complex computations to compile data used in preparation of geodetic maps and charts and maintain accurate records. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, federal authorities and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 10/21/04