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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.
  • Request additional survey data when field collection errors occur or engineering surveying specifications are not maintained.
  • 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.
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, continue education, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in technology, equipment, or systems.

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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