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Survey Crew Chief

By May 8, 2024

MnDOT

Survey Crew Chief | Up to $75,585/annually

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to get your foot in the door with State of Minnesota? If so, come join our team at MnDOT in Fergus Falls, MN!

Our Survey Crew Chief position will perform all tasks as the field survey crew chief to ensure field data is collected, processed in accordance with CAD standards and made available for the data users. This includes establishing construction grades and lines and marking them properly with stakes or by creating a digital file for staking. This position will assist the land surveyor in researching land records and monuments for right of way boundary determination and PLS section corner perpetuation and restoration.

Job Duties:  Examples of work for this specific vacancy include but are not limited to:

  • Performs as survey lead worker, as well as a survey lead in field construction.
  • Oversees or operates real time kinematic global position systems or total station.
  • Performs as survey lead in construction survey office activities and field activities.
  • Performs set-up, calibration, use and maintenance of survey equipment.
  • Investigates and locates lot corners, monuments and section corners, leads land survey field work and documentation.
  • Communicates with contractors, landowners, consultants, and supervisors to report progress or review work assignment.
  • Prepares, processes, and evaluates survey data for location and construction surveys.Processes data using CADD drafting and computational software.
  • Performs file maintenance and back-up of data to close-out and archive projects.
  • Creates digital terrain models.
  • Performs as project lead in the development of new or updated data processing procedures, instructing, and mentoring survey employees.
  • Leads and assists with performing 3rd order surveys for photo control, construction, and location surveys and right of way monumentation.
  • Organizes land survey data, analyze, build, or process information and assists the land surveyor in resolving issues regarding highway alignments and right of way.Performs other duties as
  • assigned.

WHY WORK FOR US? Click here to check us out: https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/why-work-for-us/

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU? We offer excellent employee benefits. Here are some of our amazing benefits:

Health & Wellness: Medical, dental, prescription drug, & vision coverage with affordable dependent coverage; Health & dependent care spending accounts; Employee Assistance Program (EAP), health & well-being resources

Financial Well-Being: Public pension plans, deferred compensation plan & health care savings plan; Life, short & long-term disability, AD&D insurance & paid parental leave

Professional Development: Tuition assistance, employee education, leadership development

Work/Life Balance: Vacation & sick days including 11 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday, leave of absence

At-Work Benefits: Employee Resource Groups, employee recognition, employee activities, fitness center at Central Office

Here are the minimum qualifications:

The level of experience to perform this job at the Transportation Specialist level can be achieved with:

  • Four years of experience performing surveys (e.g., land, location, construction, and/or geodetic control surveys, etc.), mapping or related activities.
    OR
  • Three years’ experience performing surveys (e.g., land, location, construction, and/or geodetic control surveys, etc.), mapping or related activities PLUS a combination of one year of experience performing roadway inspection, design, or related activities.
  • Note:   A Two year Civil or Construction Technology Degree or the following four-year degrees:  Architectural, Civil or Mechanical Engineering; Land Surveying / Geomatics; or equivalent may substitute for one year of experience. (In order for education coursework to be considered in lieu of work experience you must submit a copy of your transcripts).
  • Valid class D driver’s license.
  • Working knowledge of English sufficient to read, write, speak, and understand oral and written information; communicate with employees and the general public in-person or via two-way radio and other electronic devices; and to maintain routine written logs and simple records.

If positions are not filled at the Transportation Specialist, they will be filled at the Transportation Generalist Senior level by utilizing the following minimum qualifications.

The level of experience to perform this job at the Transportation Generalist Senior level can be achieved with:

  • Two years performing surveys (e.g., land, location, construction, and/or geodetic control surveys, etc.), mapping or related activities.
    OR
  • One year of experience performing survey (e.g., land, location, construction, and/or geodetic control surveys, etc.), mapping or related activities; PLUS one year experience in performing roadway inspection, design or related activities;
  • Note:   A Two year Civil or Construction Technology Degree or the following four-year degrees:  Architectural, Civil or Mechanical Engineering; Land Surveying / Geomatics; or equivalent may substitute for one year of experience. (In order for education coursework to be considered in lieu of work experience you must submit a copy of your transcripts).
  • Working knowledge of English sufficient to read, write, speak, and understand oral and written information; communicate with employees and the general public in-person or via two-way radio and other electronic devices; and to maintain routine written logs and simple records.
  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain a Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License with no air brake restriction and tanker endorsement within 6 months of initial placement into the position, permit within 30 days.

APPLY ONLINE BY 5/30/2024 (only applications received on mn.gov/careers will be considered)

  • Go to www.mn.gov/careers & click “Search Open Positions”
  • Enter the Job Opening ID “73872” in the Keywords search box & click “>>”
  • Click on the Job Title to view the job posting & click “Apply for Job”
  • When prompted for your Referral Source, please list: Ellen

Check out all our exciting MnDOT job opportunities by visiting & applying directly at: www.dot.state.mn.us/careers/

Contact Ellen Behrhorst (MnDOT Recruitment Specialist) for additional information: Ellen.Behrhorst@state.mn.us | 612.346.8330

To apply for this job email your details to ellen.behrhorst@state.mn.us