STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: SURVEY TEAM TECHNICIAN IV
Class Code: 8952-19 Date Established: 07-14-92
Occupational Code: 9-2-4 Date of Last Revision: 05-23-06
BASIC PURPOSE: To lead a surveying team in the capacity of party chief by supervising its members and by performing skilled technical surveying duties.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Plans and implements work procedures to use available equipment and personnel to meet deadlines and to maximize crew safety.
· Performs and checks accuracy of complex mathematical computations on which engineering plans and construction layout are based.
· Trains and supervises subordinate personnel, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work, and conducting annual performance appraisals.
· Compiles field notes; formulates and maintains accurate written and electronic records of survey data.
· Interprets both preliminary and construction plans.
· Maintains and operates surveying equipment, trains crew members in proper use of survey instruments, and secures survey equipment and vehicles.
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 achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
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 work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.
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 objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
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: Five years' of progressively increasing responsibility and experience in a survey or construction environment, three years of which shall have been 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 and access to transportation if required for performing survey field work. 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: Extensive knowledge of engineering techniques at a pre-professional level, requiring possession of sufficient knowledge in trigonometry and algebra in order to perform complicated mathematical computations. Extensive knowledge of surveying. Skill in the use of surveying, drafting and computing instruments and testing equipment. Ability to make complex drawings and tracings and technical mathematical computations. Ability to perform complex computations to compile data used in preparation of maps and charts, assume inspectional responsibilities in the field, train and supervise subordinate personnel and maintain accurate records. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees 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