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DOWL Survey Technician 2 in Billings, Montana



The Survey Technician 2 supports licensed survey staff in providing a variety of surveying tasks in the field and the office including topographic surveys, boundary surveys, preparing legal descriptions, mapping, 3D scanning, and more. The person in this position is expected to exercise a strong work ethic and organizational skills. Work performed by this person is closely supervised and supported by licensed staff. A Survey Technician 2 should demonstrate proficiency with survey fundamentals and be able to quickly learn and apply new survey skills. This person is expected to work well with others, absorb and apply constructive criticism, and seek guidance from more experienced members of the team as necessary.

Job Responsibilities and Duties

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.


  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) - Developing

  • Market Sector Software - Developing

  • Trimble Business Center

  • Trimble Access

  • CAD processing software

  • Point Cloud extraction software

  • Substantial understanding of field surveying equipment use, care, and storage

Technical Expertise

  • Solid understanding of technical fundamentals

  • Performs basic technical tasks with limited oversight

  • Eager to learn and expand skill set


Team player, follows the direction of others, asks good questions, retains information provided, and shares information with those less experienced.

Project Deliver

Produces the following under limited direction/oversight from others in the field, office, or both. Field data including:

  • Clear and concise field notes

  • Basic equipment maintenance checks

  • topographic data collection

  • Monument field recovery

Produces the following under close direction/oversight from others in the office:

  • Topographic base map and surface model

  • Point cloud extractions

  • Research of public records

  • Basic construction layout

  • Remote sensing data

Understanding Budget and Schedule

Moderate understanding of scopes, schedules, and budgets. With guidance, predicts the level of effort for individual tasks and successfully delivers tasks within that level of effort. Monitors results on moderately complex projects.

Industry Standards and Regulations

Demonstrate familiarity with industry or client standards such as the following:

  • ALTA surveys

  • Local platting, surveying standards

Client Interaction

Infrequent direct client interaction. Reads emails. Occasionally attends client meetings. Listens and prepares meeting minutes.


Other duties as assigned.

Level of Work/Accountability

Performs moderately complex technical work on projects. Operates with limited autonomy and work is supervised and reviewed by more senior staff.

Supervisory Duties


Education and/or Experience

Associate's or Bachelor's Degree preferred

  • Years of experience required: 2 years

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Field surveying and office production-specific certifications preferred

  • Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record

    Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to create and interpret graphs and understand statistical analysis.

Physical Demands

The physical demands 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. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Able to cut brush using chain saw or machete. Able to dig with shovel or digging bars, use a jack hammer and sledgehammer, and drive in stakes and rebar (monuments). Able to walk and hike through rough terrain, snow, and ice. Able to routinely lift and carry between 30 and 50 pounds. May need to work at remote sites.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to moderately loud due to the proximity to construction sites and related equipment.

Geographic locations are taken into consideration with respect to compensation.

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. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)