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Geodetic Surveyors
District Of Columbia

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Measure large areas of the Earth's surface using satellite observations, global navigation satellite systems GNSS , light detection and ranging LIDAR , or related sources.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $26.30 - $41.03

Typical Annual Salary: $54,700 - $85,300

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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

  • Calculate the exact horizontal and vertical position of points on the earth's surface.
  • Analyze control or survey data to ensure adherence to project specifications or land survey standards.
  • Verify the mathematical correctness of newly collected survey data.
  • Plan or direct the work of geodetic surveying staff, providing technical consultation as needed.
  • Assess the quality of control data to determine the need for additional survey data for engineering, construction, or other projects.
  • Maintain databases of geodetic and related information including coordinate, descriptive, or quality assurance data.
  • Conduct surveys to determine exact positions, measurement of points, elevations, lines, areas, volumes, contours, or other features of land surfaces.
  • Compute horizontal and vertical coordinates of control networks using direct leveling or other geodetic survey techniques such as triangulation, trilateration, and traversing to establish features of the earth's surface.
  • Request additional survey data when field collection errors occur or engineering surveying specifications are not maintained.
  • Compute, retrace, or adjust existing surveys of features such as highway alignments, property boundaries, utilities, control and other surveys to match the ground elevation dependent grids, geodetic grids, or property boundaries and to ensure accuracy and continuity of data used in engineering, surveying, or construction projects.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Global positioning system GPS receiver
  • Gravimeters
  • Rangefinders
  • Soil core sampling apparatus
  • Theodolites

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Map creation software
  • Office suite software
  • Word processing software

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