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Surveyors
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Make exact measurements and determine property boundaries. Provide data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features on or near the earth's surface for engineering, mapmaking, mining, land evaluation, construction, and other purposes.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $28.69 - $38.45

Typical Annual Salary: $59,700 - $80,000

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: Less than 5 years

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Verify the accuracy of survey data including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites.
  • Calculate heights, depths, relative positions, property lines, and other characteristics of terrain.
  • Search legal records, survey records, and land titles to obtain information about property boundaries in areas to be surveyed.
  • Prepare and maintain sketches, maps, reports, and legal descriptions of surveys to describe, certify, and assume liability for work performed.
  • Direct or conduct surveys to establish legal boundaries for properties, based on legal deeds and titles.
  • Prepare or supervise preparation of all data, charts, plots, maps, records, and documents related to surveys.
  • Write descriptions of property boundary surveys for use in deeds, leases, or other legal documents.
  • Compute geodetic measurements and interpret survey data to determine positions, shapes, and elevations of geomorphic and topographic features.
  • Determine longitudes and latitudes of important features and boundaries in survey areas using theodolites, transits, levels, and satellite-based global positioning systems (GPS).
  • Record the results of surveys including the shape, contour, location, elevation, and dimensions of land or land features.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Laser measuring systems
  • Lasers
  • Levels
  • Measuring rods
  • Theodolites

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Map creation software
  • Office suite software
  • Project management software

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