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SURVEY OFFICE TECHNICIAN IV

BREVARD CENTRAL, FL

Posted: 11/07/2023 Industry: BREVARD Job Number: 16061 Pay Rate: $21.86

Job Description

Are you ready to be at the forefront of innovation and precision, helping shape the future of Brevard County's infrastructure? Join our dynamic team as a Survey Office Technician IV and become an integral part of one of Florida's most vibrant and forward-thinking counties. It's time to embark on a career that is both rewarding and filled with opportunities for growth, as we continue to pave the way for a brighter, more connected community. If you're passionate about surveying, technology, and making a real impact, we invite you to be a part of our exciting journey!

BREVARD COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SURVEY OFFICE TECHNICIAN IV
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: Under general supervision performs skilled technical work as part of the Survey Team office staff creating survey maps, sketches, and exhibits using digital drafting software and performing survey calculations for traverse adjustments, vertical network adjustments, property line determinations sectional breakdowns, and construction layout. Work includes creating and populating Geographic Information System (GIS) databases, integrating spatial data, preparing GIS asset maps and reports, and converting and extracting Computer-Aided Design (CAD) drafting data into GIS products.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (Note: The listed duties are illustrative only and are not intended to describe each and every function which may be performed in the job class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)
Utilizes Autodesk Computer-Aided Design (CAD) drafting software and/or ArcGIS software to create and populate Geographic Information System (GIS) database and mapping attributes and to prepare and update digital survey maps, sketches, and exhibits from survey field notes.
Prepares and manages Computer-Aided Design (CAD) drafting standards, standardized blocks, drawing templates, and department drafting and layering standards.
Reviews and prepares legal descriptions and accompanying sketches, surveys, development plans, subdivision plats, and asset maps.
Correlates and converts mapping entities and attributes between Computer-Aided Design (CAD) files and Geographic Information System (GIS) files.
Sets Basis of Coordinates and scale factor with respect to the Florida State Plane Coordinate System.
Reviews, edits, and imports data collection point files and correlates this information to field notes and sketches; corrects and adjusts data collector points based on level runs; and edits data coordinates files for layering conformance.
Reviews field notes and drawings for conformance with Chapter 5J-17 Florida Administrative Code (FAC) and Standards of Operation laid out in Florida Statute Chapter 472.
Utilizes Trimble, or other similar post-processing software, to statistically adjust and reduce Global Positioning System (GPS) data and coordinates.
Performs reproduction and scanning of survey maps and assists other County agencies with scanning and archiving requests.
Uses geometry, trigonometry, statistics, and algebra to performs survey calculations for property line determination, sectional breakdowns, traverse adjustments, vertical network adjustments, and construction layout data.
Performs maintenance and updates to the County s Vertical Control Network.
Uses the Brevard County Survey and Mapping digital library to conduct research of survey records .
Responsible for assisting in training Survey staff in various survey-related software programs, including Autodesk Computer-Aided Design (CAD), ArcGIS, and Trimble.
Assists in the planning and assignment of work for the Survey Office team and preparing manhour estimates for projects as needed.
May assist in providing the Survey Field team with direction for obtaining additional and/or more detailed field monumentation and other information, as needed.
May be required to work in the field for verifying field notes and input, training purposes, and to assist the field staff as necessary.
Performs related work as required.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of experience in civil or survey drafting or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data entry and map production;
OR
three (3) years [30 semester (45 quarter) hours = one (1) year] of college-level course-work towards a technical degree in Surveying, Engineering, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Drafting, Geographic Information System (GIS), Geomatics, or a closely related field PLUS one (1) year experience in CAD drafting or GIS input and mapping;
OR
two (2) years as a Brevard County Survey Office Technician III PLUS successful completion of all of the classes for all three (3) phases of the Brevard County Employee Development Program and received a passing score on each of the phase examinations PLUS a current performance evaluation score of 3.75 or higher, with no performance evaluation factors with a rating of a 1 or 2.
Additional qualifying education and/or experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess, or obtain prior to employment, a valid Florida Driver's license and maintain said license during the term of employment.
Must possess, or complete within six (6) months of employment or promotion to Survey Office Technician IV, a Florida Survey & Mapping Society (FSMS)-approved Florida Law course and receive a passing score on the associated examination.
Must possess, or obtain within twelve (12) months of employment, a current Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Intermediate Maintenance of Traffic (MOT)/Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) certification, and maintain said certification during the term of employment.

FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY: Must complete, within eighteen (18) months of employment, all of the classes for all three phases of the Brevard County Employee Development Program and receive a passing score on each of the phase examinations.
In the event of a hurricane, major storm, natural or man-made disaster that may threaten the area, the employee will be required to perform emergency duties as directed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: (Note: The knowledge, skills, and abilities identified in this class specification represent those needed to perform the duties of this class. Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities may be applicable for individual positions.)
Thorough knowledge in the use of Autodesk Computer-Aided Design (CAD) drafting software, Autodesk Civil 3D, Trimble, ArcGIS, or other similar survey-related software.
Thorough knowledge of general mathematics, including trigonometry, algebra, geometry, and statistics.
Thorough knowledge in the use of personal computers, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, or other similar software.
Thorough knowledge of the techniques, principles, and practices of surveying and/or civil construction layout.
Thorough knowledge of the principles, techniques, and instruments of civil and survey drafting.
Thorough knowledge of Brevard County standards related to Surveying and Mapping, Chapter 5J-17 of the Florida Administrative Code (FAC), Florida Statute 117 Land Boundaries, and other survey-related local, state, and federal ordinances, regulations, and laws.
Thorough knowledge of the United States Bureau of Land Management (USBLM) Manual of Instruction for the Survey of Public Lands of the United States.
Thorough knowledge of the principles of Geographic Information System (GIS) data input and asset mapping.
Thorough knowledge of Florida State Public Land Systems.
Thorough knowledge of the principles of National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Vertical and Horizontal Datums, including scale factors and convergence angles.
Thorough knowledge of basic real estate rights and legal descriptions.
Good knowledge of technical engineering and data measurements.
Ability to read and interpret survey and township maps, subdivision plats, construction plans, legal descriptions, deeds, right-of-way maps, and asset maps.
Ability to maintain technical standards and Florida Statutes relative to coastal mapping, subdivision plats, and corner restoration.
Ability to understand and utilize the Florida State Plan Coordinate System North American Datum (NAD) 27 and 83, North American Vertical Datum (NAVD) 88, and National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) 1929.Ability to understand basic legalities of surveying, including prescriptive rights, adverse possession, junior and senior rights, the parol evidence rule, and occupational lines.
Ability to reduce, input, and prepare maps and databases from field notes and sketches.
Ability to make technical survey calculations and traverse and benchmark adjustments.
Ability to create and populate databases and mapping attributes, translate Computer-Aided Design (CAD) mapping entities into Geographic Information System (GIS) shape files, validate data, and verify topology.
Ability to create and maintain a data management system to retrieve and archive scanned maps.
Ability to prepare technical presentations, reports, memos, and other correspondence.
Ability to maintain complete and accurate records.
Ability to produce final survey drawings and reports.
Ability to train other staff members in the use and maintenance of plotters and scanners and the use of survey software, including Autodesk Computer-Aided Design (CAD) drafting software, ArcGIS, and Trimble.
Ability to perform project management duties.
Ability to work from written and/or verbal instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to direct the work of others.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This is moderate physical work.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed primarily indoors in an office environment but may involve occasional outdoor work with exposure to fumes, dirt, dust, noise, insects, working in and around traffic and moving machinery, and extreme weather conditions.

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