EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of experience in civil or survey drafting or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data entry and map production;
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;
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.