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10/15/2018
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Survey Technician
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Department of defense | Pittsburgh, PA
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About the Position: Serves as a Survey Technician conducting various types of field surveys utilizing multiple equipment platforms, processing collected data, and presenting in the required formats for delivery to end users.

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Responsibilities

* Coordinates with supervisors, managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals to determine survey requirements, topographic mapping, boundary work, and inventories.
* Work consists of many different and unrelated techniques and methods to resolve a broad range of complicated interrelated problems/issues and develop innovative procedures.
* Develops scopes of work that include areas to be surveyed, exhibits, access, points of contact, available control, procedures, utility requirements, and safety.
* Work involves a working knowledge of survey related equipment, software, and field procedures.
* Plans, executes, and delivers field surveys including, boundary, topographic, hydrographic, monitoring, deformation, and as built surveys.
* Inspects new and existing geospatial data to assure that spatial components are topologically structured.
* Knowledge of, and skill in applying, a wide range of surveying methods, concepts, policies, precedents, principles and techniques related to boundary, LiDAR and topographic surveys.

Travel Required

25% or less - 25% or less business travel is required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11 - "May be selected at any grade level with non-competitive promotion potential to target grade. Non-competitive promotion potential to the target grade based on time-in-grade requirements and demonstrated ability to perform the higher graded duties."


* Job family (Series)

0817 Survey Technical

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* Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
* A pre-employment physical is required.
* Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
* Subject to outdoors exposure to temperature changes, rain, snow, ice, and heat; uneven terrain; water hazards; and/or heights.
* Business travel may be more than 25% based on mission requirements.

Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

* Current Civilian Employees of the Organization
* Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
* Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
* Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
* Reinstatement
* Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
* Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience and/or the education requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

GS-05: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes ability to utilize an automated system and entry of survey data to appropriate software. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04).

OR

Education: Four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of education beyond two years (total semester hours minus 60) by 60. Add the two percentages.

GS-06: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes assisting in conducting field surveys and utilize computers and computer applications for processing GPS survey data. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).

OR

Education: A half year (9 semester hours) of graduate level education in a field directly related to the work of the position.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 9. Add the two percentages.

GS-07: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes assisting in conducting field surveys such as geodetic, topographic and hydrographic, assisting in coordinating the requirements for surveying such as mapping, CADD and GIS such as GPS, and utilize computer and computer applications for processing GPS survey data. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06).

OR

Education: One full year of graduate level education in a field directly related to the work of the position.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 18. Add the two percentages.

GS-08: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes independently conducting field surveys such as geodetic, topographic and hydrographic, applying the application of CADD and GIS technology in the preparation of deliverables, and utilizing computers and computer applications to download and process survey data. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).

OR

Education: One and a half years of graduate level education in a field directly related to the work of the position.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total semester hours minus 18) by 9. Add the two percentages.

For GS-09 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes assisting in the collection of field LiDAR data utilizing Terrestrial LiDAR Units, processing of Terrestrial LiDAR data sets, assisting in performing surveys in accordance with laws and regulations, assisting in planning, scheduling, and directing various stages of a survey, and the ability to process survey data inside Bentley Microstation environment including terrain modeling and map preparation. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-08).

For the GS-10

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes conducting certified field boundary surveys, conducting field surveys utilizing Terrestrial LiDAR Units, assisting in conducting site visits to determine scope of project, and collecting and analyzing survey data for adequacy based on scope of project. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).

For the GS-11

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes conducting field surveys utilizing Terrestrial LiDAR Units, conducting site visits to determine scope of project, developing and maintaining standard operating procedures, and serving as liaison between customers and projects. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-10).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.

For the GS-09, GS-10, and GS-11 grade level, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Accountability
* Customer Service
* Oral Communication
* Surveying
* Technical Competence
* Writing

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent.

GS-05: 52 weeks at the GS-04 or equivalent.

GS-06: 52 weeks at the GS-05 or equivalent.

GS-07: 52 weeks at the GS-06 or equivalent.

GS-08: 52 weeks at the GS-07 or equivalent.

GS-09: 52 weeks at the GS-08 or equivalent.

GS-10: 52 weeks at the GS-09 or equivalent.

GS-11: 52 weeks at the GS-10 or equivalent.

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

About Department of defense

The Department of Defense, for one, has made considerable progress since receiving its barely passing grade. MITRE, a Massachusetts-based technology think tank, has completed an evaluation of Defense systems and made a series of recommendations. And according to the Defense Department's Year 2000 program coordinator Carla von Bernewitz, the department is now well into the assessment stage, with "pockets of the DOD already involved in testing." One move toward a more unified federal response has been the establishment of a General Services Administration Web site. The site operates as the government's Year 2000 clearinghouse, with background information, contact names, vendor/contract data and conference schedules available for department and agency use.