Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has two exciting opportunity in our Shoreline office for two Survey and Right of Way Technicians (Transportation Technician 3). These positions will work with the Survey Crew and Right of Way Office and are integral to the Organization’s mission of construction, design, real estate acquisition and planning phases of WSDOT projects.
What to Expect
As the Survey and Right of Way Technician, much of the work is conducted outdoors in all types of weather traversing uneven terrain while transporting equipment.
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you will:
- Operate conventional and GPS survey equipment.
- Coordinate traffic control, prepare Pre-Activity Safety Plans, keep field notes, set up and operate survey equipment, clear line of sight with hand tools and create/review data files to be delivered.
- Work in an office setting using WSDOT computers to prepare survey records, drawings, plans and other documents.
- Research existing records, prepare electronic files, work with supervisors to create/review drawings, plans and other documents.
- Archive paper and electronic data, by scanning documents, placing the electronic files in the proper data directory and putting the paper files into a filing cabinet.
- Other duties as required.
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
- High School Diploma or GED.
- Valid Drivers’ License required.
- Ability to use a computer to develop plan sheets, project schedules, and to be proficient in the use of engineering related software.
- Ability to perform basic engineering calculations and utilize basic computer software for estimates, spreadsheets, and reports.
- General knowledge of engineering and surveying principles.
- Ability to lift and carry equipment up to 30 lbs while traversing uneven terrain.
- Ability to work all shifts, including nights, to perform duties.
- Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Ability to maintain regular and consistent attendance.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
- A Bachelors Degree in Surveying, Civil Engineering or other related technical degree.
- Experience in transportation disciplines such as Construction.
- Experience using drafting software to prepare records, drawings, and documents.
- Experience working on a survey crew and operating surveying equipment.
- Land Surveyor In-Training Certificate (LSIT).
- Two (2) years of experience performing semi-skilled technical engineering work at as Transportation Technician 2 or equivalent OR Land Surveyor’s License OR Engineering in Training (EIT) certificate.
- This recruitment is to fill a permanent and a non-permanent opportunity that is expected to last 12 months.
- The salary listed for this position includes a legislative approved 5% premium for workers in King County.
- Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle.
- Paid Leave – In addition to 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
- Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
- Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.
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