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Job Description


This is a full-time position to handle survey data, draft topographical profiles, base maps, and boundary surveys.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Perform survey related office duties as assigned by the Office Survey Technician – Supervisor/Manager, Survey & Geotechnical Engineering/Technical Services Manager and Project Surveyors.

Check survey field notes, compute traverses and level loops, edit data files and merge with survey control to form the basis for AutoCAD drawings.

Prepare survey control drawings for permanent record.

Draft topographic base maps, property surveys, and subdivision plats.

 Perform research for subdivision plats, legal records, and utility as-builts, at public agencies and in company archives.

Perform field duties as assigned.


To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Minimum of one year experience or two years of course work in the survey or related field.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Must be 18 years of age or older in order to be covered under our vehicle insurance policy.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.

Proficiency with computer applications including AutoCAD and Windows-based programs. Proficiency with Civil 3D preferred.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical analysis, and fundamentals of geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

On occasion, must have the ability to work on a survey crew as needed. Includes walking and hiking through rough terrain, snow, and ice; lifting between 30 & 50 pounds; and driving in stakes and rebar (monuments). May need to work at remote sites.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

DOWL is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Minority, female, veteran, and disabled candidates are encouraged to apply.

Our company THRIVES ON DIFFERENCES! All we ask is that our employees and applicants continue to learn how to work better together. We believe in adjustment first, accommodation always. We believe that people come to work every day with positive intent.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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