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Surveyor/Instrument Technician - Road & Bridge

Salary: USD $1,297.60/Bi. - USD $1,527.20/Bi.
Location: Richmond, TX
Company: Fort Bend County
Hours: Full time
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Establishes exact measurements and determines property boundaries and right-of-ways. Provides data relevant to the shape, contour, location or elevation of land for drainage channel excavation, construction and other purposes. Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.

Interprets and adapts design and construction plans from Engineering blueprints to site conditions for bridges, channel and special structures. Gathers and calculates field data for construction equipment operators/contracts and ensures construction work is performed within acceptable limits. Assists other departments and entities in technical surveying work. Plans ground surveys designed to establish base lines, elevations, and other geodetic measurements. Collects field data; profiles and cross-sections of drainage channels and topographic data for engineering design. Operates survey equipment including GPS equipment; performs mathematical calculations; collects, analyzes, and interprets Global Positioning System (GPS) data. Meets with landowners to discuss construction on their property. Instructs all levels of equipment operators and bridge crew of technical data shown in plans for construction projects. Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.

High School Diploma/GED; One year job related experience; significant experience in field surveying and construction work preferred. Good verbal and written communication skills. General knowledge of surveying equipment. Good background or understanding of mathematics preferred. Strong organizational skills and ability to deal effectively with the public, other employees. Valid Texas Drivers License.

SALARY RANGE: Operator/Skilled Trade Grade 6, $1,297.60 - $1,527.20 biweekly based on qualifications

CLOSING DATE: Upon filling position

All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.

Fort Bend County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy status (including childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected military and veteran status, political affiliation or beliefs, or any other classification protected by state, federal and local laws, unless such classification is a bona fide occupational qualification.

To be considered for employment, all interested candidates must complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at

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