Construction & Field Survey Technician
State of Wyoming 31 reviews - Gillette, WY

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Under limited supervision, this position will perform a variety of tasks related to preparing the preliminary design and construction of highway projects.

  • Prepares, reviews, maintains and files construction project records, estimates and reports.
  • Assists in permitting processes to obtain water, gravel, plant site, and surveying agreements and aids in the renewal and file maintenance of these agreements.
  • Performs basic engineering calculations.
  • Performs engineering and surveying computations such as areas, volumes, material spread rates, slopes, cuts and fills.
  • Communicates both internally and externally regarding project information and courses of action/consequences on projects.
  • Reviews and learns test methods, manuals, and procedures.
  • Ensures that proper equipment and supplies are available and in good working condition.
  • Performs more complex lab tests of samples, and documents results for QA/QC purposes.
  • Conducts aggregate gradation testing, density testing for earthwork and surfacing, and concrete testing.
  • Inspects construction projects.
  • Inspects pipe backfill and fill construction.
  • Inspects paving operation to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Serves as a resource for other employees; attends and completes all designated training sessions in order to maintain required certifications, performs inspections.
  • Tests, samples and reports materials proposed to be used in construction projects.
  • Reviews and learns traffic control methods, manuals, and procedures.
  • Assists in the investigation of existing roadways for forensic study.
  • Assists in gathering samples, providing a safe working zone, flagging, etc.
  • Answers phone, provides information and answers questions for the public, contractors, and other WYDOT offices.

  • Knowledge of communication with supervisors and contractors.
  • Knowledge of working towards a leadership role.
  • Knowledge of computer software, including Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • Knowledge of documentation of project records.
  • Knowledge of engineering computations/formulas.
  • Knowledge of contract time, administration & contract changes.
  • Knowledge of material testing, ability to perform complicated computer calculations.
  • Knowledge of construction inspection which includes interpretation of plans and specification.
  • Knowledge of materials testing, surveying methods and equipment operation.
  • Proficient in using scientific calculators.

  • Work outdoors in a variety of inclement weather conditions to include heat, cold, snow and wet.
  • Physical Ability: Bending, stooping and lifting up to fifty pounds; safely lift and move necessary materials from one point to another; ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Potentially exposed to hazardous waste and biological waste.
  • Working around high speed traffic and heavy construction equipment.
  • Must be available to work Monday through Saturday throughout the year, all daylight hours.

No Preferences.

Education: Associate's Degree
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Experience: 0-1 year(s) of progressive work experience (typically in Construction and Field Surveying) with acquired knowledge at the level of a(n) Construction & Field
Survey Assistant
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Education & Experience Substitution:
2-4 year(s) of progressive work experience (typically in Construction and Field
Surveying) with acquired knowledge at the level of a(n) Construction & Field
Survey Assistant

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Certification

*Please view the Class Specifications (Class Code TNCF05) and the State required Minimum Qualifications for this vacancy at:

WYDOT offers a competitive benefits package including: Medical, Dental and Life Insurance, paid vacations and sick leave, paid holidays, Tuition Refund Program, State Retirement and Deferred Compensation Program, Longevity pay and opportunities for advancement. Visit us online at

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