Construction & Field Survey Specialist

Wyoming, Sheridan Sheridan USA

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The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is now seeking a full-time Construction & Field Survey Specialist located in Sheridan, Wyoming where you will enjoy the Big Horn Mountains which offer a variety of outdoor activities nearby including: snowmobiling, skiing, camping, fishing, and hunting.

Under limited supervision, the Construction and Field Survey Specialist will perform a variety of tasks required for the formulation of recommendations for the preliminary designs and construction of highway projects in order to provide a safe, high quality and efficient transportation system.

Enjoy all historic Western Sheridan has to offer! At the foot of the Big Horn Mountains you'll have easy access to: hunting, fishing, camping, ATV trails, skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, golf, other outdoor activities, and too many festivals and events to mention. Don't forget the famous WYO Rodeo held in July and February! Constant events are held at Sheridan College from basketball to soccer. Feel like city activities? Billings, MT is less than two hours away. Wyoming is one of seven states with no income tax.

Human Resource Contact: Jamie Chacon 307-674-2318 [email protected]

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.Performs a variety of tasks including surveys, testing and inspections on preliminary designs, and construction of highway projects.

Responsible for minor construction projects.

Observes, monitors and oversees highway and highway related construction performed by contractors.

Fields tests materials; checks work against specifications, and confers with contractors, engineers and work crews.

Reviews highway design plans to verify existing utilities, determines utility conflicts, and contacts utility companies for notification of highway projects and to confirm utility conflicts.

Responsible for project documentation, pay estimates and final contract documents.

Verifies and documents work activities.

Regularly monitors and inspects work and calculates payment of contractors.

Maintains crew diaries and logs in support of departmental record keeping and/or contract administration activities.

Ensures that materials sampling and testing are performed properly; audits material summaries for QA/QC purposes.

Assists in the preparation of recommendations used to design construction projects.

Anticipates potential problems prior to going to contract.

Checks preliminary plans for errors and problems.

Communicates both internally and externally regarding project information and courses of action/consequences, on larger projects.

Researches land ownership and contacts landowners to secure permission to enter upon their land to conduct surveys.

Prepares and checks documentation to be sent to district finals office.

Oversees minor to more complex construction projects by documenting pay quantities, coordinating the work schedule of subordinates, and working with contractor for quality control.

Prepares and updates reports as needed.

Assists and supports the District Land Surveyor and the district administrative personnel.



Preference may be given to applicants with 2 to 4 years of progressive work experience in roadway construction methods, contract administration, survey experience, and material testing.KNOWLEDGE:Knowledge of project coordination and monitoring. Review design and construction methods.

Knowledge of construction trades and practices.

Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Knowledge of engineering and computations/formulas.

Knowledge of construction inspection which includes interpretation of plans and specification.

Knowledge of documentation of project records.

Knowledge of communication with supervisors and contractors.

Knowledge of working towards a leadership role.

Knowledge of material testing.

Ability to perform complicated computer calculations.

Knowledge of computers and calculators.

Knowledge of surveying, surveying methods, equipment, and the ability to apply uploading & downloading of survey files.

Knowledge of contract time, administration & contract changes.



Associate's Degree


0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Construction and Field Surveying) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Construction and Field Survey Technician


Education & Experience Substitution:

2-4 years of progressive work experience (typically in Construction and Field Surveying) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Construction and Field Survey Technician

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:


Necessary Special RequirementsPHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:Potentially exposed to hazardous waste and biological waste.

Working around high speed traffic and heavy construction equipment.

Work outdoors extensively in a variety of inclement weather conditions to include heat, cold, snow and wet.

Must be physically able to bend, stoop and lift up to fifty pounds; safely lift and move necessary materials from one point to another; ability to stand for long periods of time.

Must be available to work Monday through Saturday, 12 hours a day during the construction season.

Occasional overnight travel is required.


FLSA: Non-Exempt

All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly.

WYDOT will conduct motor vehicle record checks to verify for a valid driver's license.

EVerify: WYDOT uses EVerify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about EVerify, including your rights and responsibilities.

Must have the ability to obtain the following certifications/licenses:Valid Driver's LicenseDefensive DrivingQC/QA Certification in Soils & Aggregate, Asphalt and ConcreteAsphalt Concrete, Soil & AggregateWYDOT Portland Cement ConcreteACI Concrete Level 2American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Certification

Supplemental Information

045-Department of Transportation - WYDOT - Chief Engineer - District Construction

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The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

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