Survey Technician III

Company Name: CITY OF TACOMA
Phone Number: (253) 591-5400
City: Tacoma
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98402
Job Title: Survey Technician III
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Survey
Posting Start Date: August 3, 2017
Salary: $26.82 - $32.58
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

A Survey Technician III performs technical, semi-professional work as an instrument operator on a survey crew. An employee in this classification is responsible for setting up, adjusting and operating a total station, levels, data recording units, G.P.S. receivers, multi stations and other surveying instruments to secure data pertaining to angles and elevations for construction, map making or other purposes.

There is currently one opening for a Survey Technician III in Power.  This posting is to create a list that may be good for up to two years; all City Departments will utilize this list to fill a Survey Technician III position during the life of the list.


Experience Required:


  • City organization, operations, policies and objectives
  • Methods, tools, equipment and materials used in survey work
  • Field survey techniques and practices
  • Intermediate trigonometry and geometry
  • Proper method of storing equipment, materials and supplies
  • Applicable laws, codes regulations, policies and procedures
  • Health safety regulations
  • Record-keeping techniques including field books
  • Specialized equipment used in field survey work, including operation of a personal computer


  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Read and understand field notes, construction plans and hard copies
  • Work from blueprints, shop drawings and sketches
  • Operate a variety of survey instruments and equipment
  • Follow established procedures in the performance of a variety of survey calculations requiring careful execution
  • Perform tasks efficiently from oral and written direction
  • Perform manual labor
  • Operate a variety of tools and equipment including level rod, tapes, plumb bob and engineering chains
  • Proper lifting techniques
  • Safely operate a motor vehicle
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Meet schedules and timelines
  • Work independently with little direction
  • Provide technical assistance and work direction to others
How to Apply:

Interested individuals must apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or should be placed on your safe domain list to ensure you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders

Posting End Date: August 18, 2017