This position performs surveying services and activities in accordance local, state, and federal requirements as needed for Basin Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC) and its subsidiaries. This individual will have a thorough knowledge of survey computations, types of surveys, various field operations, field note reduction, and plan interpretation. This individual will also have a detailed understanding of property rights, legal descriptions, and document research, as it relates to ownership, courthouse records, and the Public Land Survey System. The Survey Technician III will have a working knowledge of standard field and office procedures, principles of the profession, various technical standards, and computer hardware and software interface. This individual will work independently under the direction of a Registered Land Surveyor to complete a variety of skilled surveying tasks, both in the field and in the office.
To perform effectively in this position, the incumbent must have a working knowledge of all types of surveying, including knowledge of various land development, survey retracement, legal description, and cadastral laws. This includes understanding rules of evidence and their application to property ownership problems, including interpretation of evidence, writing of property descriptions, and survey recommendations. The incumbent must be capable of operating conventional, total station equipment, global positioning systems, and interfacing the field surveying function with computerized analysis and/or drafting of survey data. This is acquired through the completion of a two-year degree in land surveying or engineering technology, and four years of related surveying experience, containing a variety of construction staking, cadastral, and topographic surveying. The incumbent must be knowledgeable of, and adhere to, the applicable governmental regulations and requirements, and must adhere to all state laws concerning land surveys for the development of properties. A valid North Dakota driver’s license is required. The Survey Technician III spends about 60% of their time in field, with 50% of that time requiring overnight travel, mostly by company vehicle, but occasionally by cooperative/commercial plane. A Land Surveyor Intern (LSI) is required. The incumbent must be proficient with personal computers and Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel. This is a Department of Transportation (DOT) (FMCSA) (non-CDL) qualified position.
This position requires frequent sitting, use of keyboard/computer, occasional standing, walking, stooping/bending, climbing stairs/ladders, kneeling, lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds, reaching, crawling and pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds. This position must be able to operate a motor vehicle. This position requires good color vision and hearing, finger dexterity, the ability to perform close work, and the ability to speak. The incumbent must be able to analyze data/reports, conduct research, implement recommendations, develop plans, accomplish goals, present information to others, and work under pressure. This position is occasionally exposed to dirt/dust, chemicals, extreme heat/cold, vibration, noise, poor ventilation, electrical risks, confined areas, and heights up to 300 feet, which requires the use of safety equipment, including a harness, in accordance with ANSI Z359 standards.