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Position Description

Survey Technician
Working Title Land Survey Technician
Department/Division Public Works - Surveys
Job Type Full Time
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Requisition ID:
Work Location:
Public Works - Municipal Center
Pay Range:
G.23, $47,840.00 - $71,011.20
Starting Salary:
Depending upon Qualifications
Work Schedule:
Monday - Friday
Part Time Hours/Wk:
Application Deadline:

Job Duties:

Land Survey Technician

This position is in the Public Works Department, Engineering Division and reports to the City Surveyor.  It is responsible for oversight, coordination and performance of work related to land surveys and drafting.

  • Receive land survey, drafting and computational request, conduct related research, and collect information including plats, deeds, and plans necessary to perform field survey work and drafting to meet deadlines.
  • Conduct land surveying research and collect information for use by other City agencies and general public.
  • Review data turned in from field surveys and drafting to insure accuracy and adequacy for recordation.
  • Perform advanced land surveying calculations for traverse closures, adjustments, boundary information, construction alignment and grades, acreage, and right-of-way and easement acquisition to insure the complete and accurate preparation of all engineering drawings.
  • Perform other job duties requiring skills, knowledge and physical requirements as demanded by those duties described or less. Individual assignments will be determined by the supervisor based on the current workloads and department needs.

This position has been re-opened for 7 days to extend the pool of qualified candidates. If you have previously applied to this position; you do not need to resubmit another application. Your application may still be under review by the hiring manager.

Minimum Requirements:

High school or GED plus six (6) years experience in surveys or a related field which utilizes the required knowledge, skills and abilities, and associated with such positions as Engineering Technician or Survey Party Supervisor; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Must have, or obtain, a current and valid Virginia or North Carolina drivers license in accordance with Virginia or North Carolina DMV drivers license eligibility requirements.

All employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies.
This position may require that incumbents to wear and maintain appropriate personal protective equipment such as, but not limited to, steel toed shoes, hard hats, safety glasses, gloves, or other safety attire and equipment in designated areas of risk.
Specific requirements will be determined and communicated by the employees supervisor based on position assigned.

Additional Requirements:

DMV Transcript:  Required
CDL:  Not Required                                       
DOT History:  
Not Required                                                 
CPS Check:  Not Required
Physical:  Not Required    
Respirator:  Not Required
Polygraph Review:  
Not Required
Psychological Screening:  Not Required

Attachments Required: 


Proficient in AutoCad Civil 3D and Hypack software;
Six years experience in surveying
Experience as a Survey Party Supervisor
Experience and demonstrated knowledge of Algebra, Geometry, & Trigonomety to perform relevant calculations.
Experience reading and comprehending construction plans and plats
Knowledge of basic computer operations
Experience operating land surveying instruments and equipment

Special Instructions:

  • Please complete the application in its entirety. The application is the primary required document used to screen qualifications and years of experience. A resume does not replace a completed application. Fields on the application left blank, including but not limited to job duties, dates of employment, and hours worked, may cause your application to be incomplete. 
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  • ​Your responses to any "Supplemental Questions", if attached to this requisition, must be supported by the information you give us in the work experience section of this application. Be sure you are thorough in describing your skills and duties as you complete the work experience section. If the information cannot be verified you will not receive credit. 
  • Please provide a copy of any certifications or related professional licenses.
  • If selected for this position you may be required to submit official transcripts from all accredited colleges or universities listed on your application.

Forward your *OFFICIAL transcripts from your accredited colleges or universities to: 

Department of Human Resources 
2424 Courthouse Drive 
Municipal Center, Building 18 
Virginia Beach, VA 23456 

Current City of Virginia Beach employees who have their official transcripts from their accredited college or university in their personnel file will not have to provide another transcript to the Department of Human Resources.  

*All higher education institutions must be accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education.


VRS Contribution:   All full-time employees are required to contribute 5% of annual salary toward their retirement account; in accordance with VRS retirement provisions. This will be handled through a pre-tax payroll deduction.  

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