City of Enid

Surveying Technician

Deadline for Applications
Employee Group
Work Schedule
Regular – 8 hour shift, typically 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
Regular Full-Time
USD $14.24/Hr.
400 Engineering

Position Description





POSITION TITLE:  Surveying Technician                     DEPARTMENT:  Engineering   


POSITION CODE:  23-550                                             FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt


POSITION REPORTS TO: Party Chief Surveyor            POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None.                    

BLS COMPARABLE:  17-3031.01, Surveying Technician


Leadership:  Provides co-worker leadership to others through motivation, team building,

and providing feedback.     



  • Subject      to post offer, pre-employment drug screen.
  • Subject      to a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • As      a position directly affecting the safety of others, the employee will be      required to comply with all provisions of City of Enid’s substance abuse      policy, including random drug and alcohol testing.
  • Possession      of a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License with acceptable driving record.


POSITION PURPOSE: To provide improved quality of life for Enid residents by providing assistance in the collection of required surveying information for municipal improvement projects.



  • Provide assistance to Party Chief Surveyor in all      aspects of surveying municipal improvement projects.
  • Calculate dimensions, square footage, profile and      component specifications, and material quantities, using calculator or      computer.
  • Analyze proposed site factors and design maps,      graphs, tracings, and diagrams to illustrate findings.
  • Read and review project blueprints and structural      specifications to determine dimensions of structure or system and material      requirements.
  • Prepare daily reports and document project      activities and data.
  • Confer with Party Chief Surveyor to determine      project details.
  • Provide assistance to construction inspectors to      ensure conformance to design specifications and applicable codes.
  • Confer with Party Chief Surveyor on      the planning and conducting of field surveys to locate new sites and      analyze details of public services’ project sites.
  • Stay current on developments in      field of land surveying.
  • Provide assistance to other departments as needed.
  • Provide support to other members of the Engineering Department and perform other duties as required.






  • Demonstrates efficiently and      accurately the use of equipment and following of procedures in performing      land and engineering surveys.
  • The employee’s job-related      performance promotes the smooth and efficient operation of the Engineering      Department.
  • Adequate records are accurately      recorded and organized in an efficient manner.
  • Effective working relations exist      with City personnel.  Employee      responds in a timely manner to the requests of others.
  • Management is appropriately      informed.
  • Employee understands and adheres      to applicable safety policies.
  • The City’s professional      reputation is maintained.




EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE                   Associates Degree. Degree in Surveying or classes in the Core curriculum for Land Surveyors preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


CERTIFICATES/LICENSES:                  Additional related training preferred.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:                    Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, and geometry, and their applications.


                                                            Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of land surveying. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to obtain data for project management.


SKILLS/ABILITIES:                              Ability to use Total Station, TDS data collector, and a level and rod for surveying and data collection.

                                                            Basic ability to use hand tools such as sledgehammer, pick, shovel, etc.

Handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

                                                            Accurate and attentive to detail.

Good communications and public relations abilities.

Moderate typing and computer application skills.

Ability to assist and support others.

Able to operate telephone, PC, copier, and other basic business machines.




FINGER DEXTERITY:                      Manual dexterity sufficient to work with the fingers.


VISUAL ABILITIES:                          Normal vision, with or without corrective lenses.

                                                      Close vision, distance vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus.


PHYSICAL STRENGTH:                   PDC Level:  Medium  Employee lifts/carries 45 lbs. occasionally (less than 33% of the time or  1-100 times per day. Heavy physical activity performing strenuous daily activities of a product/technical nature.  Frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, balancing, climbing and use of arms and hands for handling, reaching, lifting, or carrying objects.


LANGUAGE/COMPREHENSION:     Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.  Ability to write basic correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization. 


REASONING ABILITY:                     Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few variables in standardized situations. 


MATHEMATICS ABILITY:                 Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, and coordinates. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


WORK SCHEDULE/HOURS:      Regular – 8 hour shift, typically 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, but may be varied to accommodate construction schedule.


Other–Variable lunch period and breaks in coordination with other personnel.


WORK CONDITIONS:                75% outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions (for instance, rain, sun, snow, wind, etc.).  25% well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation.


Noise level:                              Moderate to Loud.  Hearing protection as required.


Other work conditions:             Occasional exposure to air contamination such as dust.

                                                Possible exposure to poison ivy, bee stings, and other outdoor hazards.





Additional coursework in related   field.

Associate’s   Degree or equivalent in related field.

5-7   years related experience.

8+   years related experience.

Specialized   coursework in drafting and/or surveying.

Advanced   coursework in drafting and/or surveying.

Advanced   computer aided design.

Expert computer aided design.

Ability to fill in for Party   Chief Surveyor for a short

Ability to fill in for Party   Chief Surveyor for an extended

 period of time.

 period of time.

Knowledge of safety as it applies   to the job.

Surveying license.

Valid CPR Certification.





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All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.


I have reviewed this job description and I can perform the essential functions of this position, with or without, reasonable accommodations.  I have also received or have been offered a copy of this job description. 


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