- Adjust and operate surveying instruments such as prisms, theodolites, and electronic distance-measuring equipment.
- Perform calculations to determine earth curvature corrections, atmospheric impacts on measurements, traverse closures and adjustments, azimuths, level runs, and placement of markers.
- Record survey measurements and descriptive data using notes, drawings, sketches, and inked tracings.
- Search for section corners, property irons, and survey points.
- Position and hold the vertical rods, or targets, that theodolite operators use for sighting to measure angles, distances, and elevations.
- Lay out grids, and determine horizontal and vertical controls.
- Compare survey computations with applicable standards to determine adequacy of data.
- Set out and recover stakes, marks, and other monumentation.
- Direct and supervise work of subordinate members of surveying parties.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™ 16.0; US Department of Labor (BLS); Virginia Workforce Connection.
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High School Diploma
Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Moderately High ($36,000 - $49,999)