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  • 509673
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Aug 8 2022 at 23:55 MST


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Job Location:

Address:  1001 N Black Canyon Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85009 

Posting Details:

Salary: $55,435-$71,435 

Grade: 22

Anticipated Salary:$66,478

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Transportation Engineering Chief Surveyor, provides specialized surveying services in highway design and construction. Provides critical field survey services in support of design and construction projects for the Department. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: design level terrain survey and modeling, construction staking and as-built/record survey services, plan review, field review meetings, and more. This position will be a member of and work within a survey crew team, or may supervise a work unit or team.

Some out of town travel with overnight stays may be required for this position.

Job Duties:

Provide field construction survey staking and support services in accordance with industry and Department standards

Responsibilities include: review of construction plans including details specific to the arena of assignment such as - right of way, placement of structures, earthwork quantities, benchmark and alignment control, signing, striping, and traffic engineering features

Provide field design level survey and terrain modeling

Responsibilities include: surveying field topographic, utility, right-of-way, structures, alignments, control, signing, striping and traffic engineering features in support of roadway design efforts

Communication, documentation and coordination with design and construction personnel (ADOT Designers, Consultants, Resident Engineers, etc.)

Participates in project meetings and field reviews; makes recommendations to ensure plans and construction are in compliance with the design intent and established standards, assists in addressing and evaluating design alternatives, analyzes survey data and summarizes findings and recommendations

Provides technical instruction and assistance to project personnel; monitors progress and evaluates work assignments

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of civil engineering, geodetic and/or land surveying as applied to the development,design and construction of transportation systems

Uses and capable of a wide variety of survey equipment for collecting and processing field data

Computational and adjustment factors applied in the review and analysts of engineering and/or field surveying data related to area of assignment

Federal and State statutes and agency standards, policies, procedures applicable to the area of assignment

Public, agency and personal safety standards, policies, and procedures

First aid techniques

Principles and practices of work leadership and management

Skills in:

Analyzing, processing and evaluating a wide variety of engineering and survey data

Operating a wide variety of technical surveying equipment. This includes setting up, operating, calibrating, checking, and verifying performance and data

Organization and prioritization of tasks and assignments."

This position will utilizing available survey equipment which includes levels, total stations, scanners, GPs

Ability to:

Work well individually and as a member of a team

Research, read and interpret technical engineering plans and documents such as survey data, highway plans, and computer printouts

Interpret technical data from maps, plans, and aerial photographs

Write and maintain detailed field notes, apply practices of work leadership and management

Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with survey team, construction and design personnel

Analyze and evaluate a wide variety of engineering and/or survey related data

Safely operate a full size pick-up truck on and off road

Work outdoors for extended periods of time exposed to heat, cold,dust,rain,noise

Selective Preference(s):

Applicable training courses and seminars relevant to position and use of survey equipment, construction plans reading, data processing, etc .. Minimum 2-5 years of demonstrated field survey experience. Minimum of 5-years of construction survey experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete page 7 and sign the Driver Form on page 8 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.11 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Mandatory participation in the Arizona Retirement System (ASRS) is required

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 712-7279. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. ADOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.