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Engineering Surveyor Technician

Position Type: Full-time, Hourly

Department: DAS - Facilities Management

Compensation Range: $23.57 - $35.66 (Annual $49,036.71 - $74,193.19)
Closing Date: January 25, 2018 @ 5:59pm CT 

Job Summary:  This position performs land surveying duties for capital improvement projects and day to day survey needs, such as property line location, legal description preparation, resolution for drainage issues, etc., for all Milwaukee County Departments.  Process survey data to convert to AutoCAD drawings of survey data. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Preliminary topographic survey for proposed design work.  Provide accurate and detailed information of existing features necessary to design proposed work.
  • Construction staking of designed work. Provide accurate horizontal and vertical locations of designed features to layout where features are to be constructed.  Prioritize construction staking efforts at multiple construction project on-going at the same time.
  • Property surveys.  Provide records research, boundary locations, plats of survey, legal descriptions and other misc. types of surveys as needed.
  • Prepare reports, drawings, exhibits and studies using different types of computer programs including AutoCAD, excel, Word, GIS software.
  • Provide accurate records of existing structures and topographic features to update “as-built” records.
  • Assist in the design of new plans for construction by providing supplementary survey information, AutoCAD details and annotation, alignment information, etc.
  • Assist in condition assessments/inspections of various County utilities and pavements.
  • Maintain survey equipment and records as well as keep up to date on new practices and procedures to provide the best information possible.  Incorporate new technology to stay efficient with equipment and staff time.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED (Associate degree land surveying, engineering, construction  or a closely related field preferred)
  • Five (5) years of experience in land surveying
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license  
  • Wisconsin Registered Land Surveyor License
  • Pass background check for securing security badge/license for General Mitchell International Airport

Working Conditions

Must have the ability to:

  • work in difficult weather conditions – hot, cold, snow, etc.
  • carry equipment and traverse  challenging topography
  • lift/carry up to 25lbs.
  • work independently

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic computer and software applications knowledge, such as word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Advanced knowledge/experience with survey data collection software
  • Intermediate knowledge of AutoCAD and Civil 3D
  • Knowledge of the techniques, and principals and procedures related to surveying, construction staking, data collection and courthouse and on-line property records research.

Note: In accordance with Rule III Section 11 of the Civil Service Rules a non-competitive examination will be held for this position. The non-competitive examination will consist of a review of candidate materials, education and related experience.  

Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Milwaukee County conducts criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing.

Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.