Job Opportunity

Highway Construction Technician II - Survey

Nebraska Department of Transportation
1500 Hwy 2
Lincoln, NE 68509

Contact Information
Valerie Kimble
402-479-3661
valerie.kimble@nebraska.gov
http://statejobs.nebraska.gov/

Full/Part Time:

Full

Primary Duties:

As a Nebraska Department of Transportation employee, you will join a team of 2,000 dedicated professionals performing important work to provide Nebraska with a safe and efficient transportation system. We reward our employees' hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment that encourages creativity and innovation. We provide training and career development, advancement opportunities, ample paid time off, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes a matching retirement contribution of 156%. Applicants that do not meet the other requirements may be hired as a Highway Construction Technician I level at $13.717. Upon hire, you will be provided with the required training material needed to advance in position. This is self-paced training and once completed, provides for promotion to the Highway Construction Tech II level. Typically this is accomplished within the first 6 months of employment.


Surveying work includes:
Perform or assist in preliminary surveys or Right of Way surveys Assist in working on a survey crew to utilize construction plans, staking data, and cross section data to stake out locations at highway construction sites.
Document daily activities in a field book for both preliminary and construction related work, and plot cross-sections and reduce survey notes.
Use various tools to clear for line of sight for a prelim or a construction job.
Operate total stations, levels, GPS, robotic total stations, and digital levels.
Measurement of elevations using survey leveling rod and optical level.
Measure distances using tape measures, measuring chains, and electronic measuring equipment.
Snow Removal Operations include:
Will receive training in order to acquire a Class B CDL.
Will be trained to operate snow removal equipment.
Work Environment:
The majority of you workday will be spent in the outdoors during the course of a construction project.
Environmental conditions can and will include: dust, heat, cold, sun, wind, and exposure to vehicular traffic.
Employees are provided with the necessary safety equipment and training.
Employees are provided with, or are on a crew with, a state furnished vehicle for travel to and from their assigned projects and are directly responsible for the care of their assigned vehicle.
Employees are provided the necessary materials and equipment to perform assigned duties and directly responsible for the care of those items.

Skills:

Examples of Work

Surveying work includes:
Perform or assist in preliminary surveys or Right of Way surveys Assist in working on a survey crew to utilize construction plans, staking data, and cross section data to stake out locations at highway construction sites.
Document daily activities in a field book for both preliminary and construction related work, and plot cross-sections and reduce survey notes.
Use various tools to clear for line of sight for a prelim or a construction job.
Operate total stations, levels, GPS, robotic total stations, and digital levels.
Measurement of elevations using survey leveling rod and optical level.
Measure distances using tape measures, measuring chains, and electronic measuring equipment.
Snow Removal Operations include:
Will receive training in order to acquire a Class B CDL.
Will be trained to operate snow removal equipment.
Work Environment:
The majority of you workday will be spent in the outdoors during the course of a construction project.
Environmental conditions can and will include: dust, heat, cold, sun, wind, and exposure to vehicular traffic.
Employees are provided with the necessary safety equipment and training.
Employees are provided with, or are on a crew with, a state furnished vehicle for travel to and from their assigned projects and are directly responsible for the care of their assigned vehicle.
Employees are provided the necessary materials and equipment to perform assigned duties and directly responsible for the care of those items.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license. Experience in performing activities pertinent to construction work such as surveying, materials testing, or field inspections OR coursework or training in construction surveying, materials testing, or inspections practices, and in using associated instruments and equipment.

PREFERRED: Experience in performing activities associated with construction work. Coursework or training in surveying. Post high school course in record keeping, trigonometry, and basic computers. Possession of a valid Class A or B Commercial drivers' license.

OTHER: In order to be hired at the Highway Construction Technician II level, applicants must have passed the NDOT Math, Highway Plan Reading, and Bridge Plan Reading courses or have an Associate's degree in civil engineering technology, or related field may be substituted for the completion of the NDOT courses. Upon hire you will be provided with the required training material. This is self-paced training and once completed, provides for promotion to the Highway Construction Technician II level. Typically this is accomplished within the first 6 months of employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Effective communication skills. Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds, climb, bend, stoop, walk long distances and work long hours in outdoor temperature extremes. Must be able to report to work outside scheduled work hours for snow and other highway emergencies within 30 minutes under normal driving conditions

Timeline:

8/26/2019 11:59 PM Central

Compensation:

$17.75 Hourly

Benefits:

Enjoy the benefits of working for the State of Nebraska. Nebraska offers a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, and workplace opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Check out all that the State of Nebraska has to offer! This link will take you to the benefits currently offered to permanent employees. http://statejobs.nebraska.gov/benefits.html