Survey Field Technician I

Posted Date 3 months ago(3/16/2023 3:11 PM)
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Job Description

Dewberry has immediate openings for Survey Field Technician I to work out of our Frederick, MD office as members of a survey crew performing boundary, topography, ALTA, right of way, and construction surveys for public and private clients. Must be willing to work overtime as needed and work on out of town assignments as needed – per diem available for extended out of town work assignments. Responsibilities include completing a variety of professional assignments to facilitate the completion of roads, bridges, building sites, recreational areas, retracement of surveys, and establishment of property corners. The Rod/Chain person will carry out a range of surveying assignments while learning the methods of the work.


Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Perform land surveying and as-built related activities on a variety of project sites.
  • Assist Party Chief as directed to conduct land surveys for the determination and retracement of survey boundary lines to establish property corners.
  • Maintain surveying equipment and survey vehicle inventory.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports and other nonessential functions as required.
  • Performs related work as assigned.
  • Work in a safe manner and obey all safety regulations.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Must be physically able to work outdoors and on construction sites in all weather conditions.
  • Must be dependable and have a valid driver’s license and ability to pass a driving record check.
  • High School Diploma or GED is required; prefer 2 years field exp.
  • Basic math competency, have knowledge or able to learn survey computer programs, and survey computations applicable to the work.
  • Familiarize yourself with the nomenclature and symbols of drafting, the surveying instruments and equipment and their use and care as well as the principles and practices of land surveying.
  • Use basic calculator and the ability to make arithmetic computations accurately and record results legibly.
  • Ability to follow directions.
  • Must be able to pass DOT drug/alcohol testing and ability to pass a background check.
  • Must be willing and able to travel for occasional periods for out of town work.
  • Must have a clean driving record and be able to maintain a valid driver’s license in order to operate company vehicle.
  • Physically able to work outdoors in all weather conditions and terrains.
  • Ability to repetitively stoop, crawl, bend at the knees and waist, squat and lift 50 lbs; includes body weight, equipment, tools and boxes, in addition to ability to stand for long periods of time on varied surfaces


*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.


Don’t meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for our employee’s. So if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.


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