TNCF05-26-Construction & Field Survey Technician-Basin

at State of Wyoming
Location Basin, Wyoming
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Permanent


Description and Functions

Open Until Filled


The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is now seeking a full-time Construction and Field Survey Technician located in Basin, Wyoming.

Basin was formed in 1896 due to being the center of rich agriculture, and, today, Basin is known as the "Lilac City" and is the heart of the Bighorn Basin. Near the Bighorn Mountains, there are many outdoor activities, such as camping, fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, skiing, atving, snowmobiling, hiking, boating, and swimming. Wyoming is one of seven states with no income tax. View the following link to find out more about Basin and the surrounding areas:

Under limited supervision, the Construction and Field Survey Technician will perform various duties, including surveys and inspections on preliminary designs and construction projects, and conduct material testing to provide a safe, high-quality, and efficient transportation system for the State of Wyoming.

Human Resource Contact: Kari Davis

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.

Inspects construction projects.
Prepare, review, maintain, and file construction project records, estimates, and reports.
Perform topographic surveys.
Conducts aggregate gradation testing, density testing for earthwork and surfacing, and concrete testing.
Performs survey tasks such as drive stakes, hubs, hold tapes, hold the rod, and instrument operation.
Performs minor surveying computations such as slopes, areas, volumes, cuts, fills, etc.
Inspects pipe backfill and fill construction.
Inspects paving operation to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.
Performs minor engineering computations such as areas, volumes, material spread rates, etc.
Tests, samples, and reports materials proposed to be used in construction projects.
Reviews and learns test methods, manuals, and procedures.
Performs basic engineering calculations.
Performs testing and sampling on bridges and roadways for analysis.
Provides the office and clerical support to the Administrative program to ensure efficient operation of the office.
Greets and screens clients and answer phones to determine the needs of clients.
Accurately maintains files and records; inputs data into databases.
Provides customer service to customers, clients, and staff and acts as a resource, and explains rules and procedures to co-workers, customers, and/or clients.
Reviews and learns traffic control methods, manuals, and procedures.
Sets up, maintains, and removes a safe traffic control plan under live traffic conditions.
Maintains traffic control devices in the field; performs traffic control duties.
Assist in the investigation of existing roadways for forensic study.
Assists in gathering samples, providing a safe working zone, flagging, etc.
Ensures that proper equipment and supplies are loaded and in good working condition.
Performs more complex lab tests of samples and documents results for QA/QC purposes.
Serves as a technical resource for other employees; attends and completes all designated training sessions to maintain required certifications. Performs inspections.
Communicates both internally and externally regarding project information and courses of action/consequences on smaller projects.
Oversee smaller projects and/or components of larger projects.
Assists in permitting processes to obtain water, gravel, plant site, and surveying agreements and aids in the renewal and file maintenance of these agreements.
Assists in preparing scoping statements and engineers recommendations for construction projects
Assists in reviewing plans, estimates, and summaries during the design of construction projects
Assists in conducting various traffic studies in accordance with MUTCD and WYDOT standards. Studies include speed studies, intersection turning movement studies, school and pedestrian studies, etc.
Assist in the administration of highway access and special event permits.
Other duties as assigned.



This is an entry-level position; the department will provide the candidate with proper training to perform all assigned duties for the position.

Must have the ability to obtain a Valid Driver's License

Must have the ability to obtain QC/QA Certification in Soils & Aggregate, Asphalt, and Concrete

Must have the ability to obtain American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Certification


Knowledge of materials testing, surveying methods, and equipment operation.
Knowledge of construction inspection, which includes the interpretation of plans and specifications.
Knowledge of documentation of project records.
Knowledge of communication with supervisors and contractors.
Knowledge of working towards a leadership role.
Knowledge of working outdoors and a variety of weather conditions.
Knowledge of material testing, ability to perform complicated computer calculations.
Knowledge of survey methods & ability to apply such as uploading & downloading of survey files.
Knowledge of computers and calculators.
Knowledge of organizing and prioritizing.
Knowledge of surveying.
Knowledge of contract time, administration & contract changes.
Knowledge of engineering computations/formulas and math skills.
Knowledge of core drilling equipment, pneumatic & electric jackhammers, and hand tools.



Associate's Degree


0-1 year of progressive work experience (typically in Construction and Field Surveying) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Construction and Field Survey Assistant


Education & ExperienceSubstitution:

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 Assistant

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:


Necessary Special Requirements


Potentially exposed to hazardous waste and biological waste.
Working around high-speed traffic and heavy construction equipment.
Work outdoors in various inclement weather conditions to include heat, cold, snow, and wet.
Physical Ability: Bending, stooping, and lifting 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 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.


FLSA: Non-exempt
E-Verify: WYDOT uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation is a Drug-Free Workplace.

Supplemental Information

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

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.


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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