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Survey Technician

Forest County Potawatomi Land & Natural Resources Department

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Location: Crandon, WI
Type: Full Time
Posted: 07/09/2018
Deadline to Apply: Open - no deadline given by employer

Job Summary:

Under general supervision of the Land Information Director, adjusts and operates surveying instruments, compiles field notes, collects data using GPS and makes preliminary sketches.  Maintains confidentiality of privileged information.


  • Assists in conducting land surveys in order to establish legal boundaries for properties to establish or re-establish land and property boundaries, property surveys, topographic surveys, boundary disputes, residential lease sites, crime sites, business lease sites, and right-of-ways.
  • Obtains land surveys data such as distances, angles, elevation points, and contours using surveying instruments.
  • Performs routine surveying duties as a rodman; performs survey shots with a stadia rod, range-pole and prism.
  • Selects measuring points in consideration of terrain and necessity for control points and sets rebar, stakes and other survey points.
  • Collects data in the field with an electronic or manual field book and enters collected data into a Computer Aided Drafting System (Auto-CAD) and reduces field notes.
  • Draws preliminary plats from reduced field notes or from legal descriptions; may be required to make sketches with brief notes.
  • Researches legal and historical records from local surveyors, city, county, state and federal agencies.
  • Ensures the maintenance of all surveying, drafting equipment and vehicles.
  • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
  • Maintains regular and punctual attendance.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Associates Degree in Land Surveying or related field preferred
  • Two years of experience in Land Surveying preferred.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and be eligible for coverage under the Tribe’s Insurance.
  • Must successfully pass a background check and pre-employment drug screening.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of cartographic/mapping systems and related software use and application.
  • Knowledge of mapping symbols, standards, and terminology.
  • Knowledge of basic surveying techniques and principles.
  • Knowledge of proper safety techniques.
  • Knowledge of design techniques involved in the production and use of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models.
  • Knowledge with fieldwork associated with surveying; traverse topographic, contour, leveling and other related surveying duties.
  • Knowledge of the proper care and operation of all surveying and drafting equipment.
  • Ability to read a legal description, right-of-way maps, private surveying plats and aerial photos.
  • Ability to operate a chainsaw, power tools, and ATV/UTV.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to interact and maintain good working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
  • Skill in operating various word-processing, spreadsheets, and database software programs.

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