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Hwy Engineering Asst

Date Posted:  Oct 22, 2021
Requisition ID:  265141

Crawfordsville, IN, US, 47933


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About Indiana Department of Transportation:
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.  Applicants must have valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) or ability to obtain within 90 days.


Note: The Indiana Department of Transportation provides CDL training, pays/reimburses eligible employees for all eligible CDL expenses. 


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.


The salary for this position is commensurate based upon education and/or work experience.


About the Job:

This position provides field survey support for the Design and Real Estate Sections.

A Day in the Life:

  • Acts as a lead worker over survey crews, providing work direction and training over the survey crew engaged in obtaining survey data for construction projects and in the operation, care and maintenance of surveying instruments
  • Instructs, advises and trains lower-level survey technicians in safety practices and procedures and in theory, practice and methods in the performance of topographic, drainage, bridge and construction surveys
  • Advises and trains lower-level technicians in various survey procedures and operations (e.g., care and maintenance of survey equipment (global positioning satellites, digital level and total station)
  • Keeps all records and takes field notes conventionally and electronically
  • Makes drawings and sketches of field survey details
  • Uses a handheld calculator or personal computer to make calculations to complete field work, and uses CADD software to complete survey plats and drawings
  • Operates survey equipment (e.g., electronic data collectors, total stations, GPS equipment, robotic total stations)
  • Operates a state survey van to courthouses to research land deeds and to transport equipment (e.g., automatic level, GPS equipment, total station, magnetic locators and robotic total stations) to job sites
  • Researches and compiles information from state, county, and city records to complete field surveys
  • Takes notes, searches records, land deeds and titles, and prepares notes to present a clear view of the project
  • Performs mathematical computations and prepares time sheets and car mileage sheets
  • Contacts supervisors, utilities, planners and property owners concerning survey work
  • Sets up traffic control
  • Drafts or plots survey drawings from field data or office calculations
  • Provides information and guidance in safety matters and practices
  • Attends meetings and training as necessary
  • Subject to mandatory callout for snow and ice removal activities during winter operations

What We're Looking For:

Applicants must have valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) or ability to obtain within 90 days.  Note: The Indiana Department of Transportation provides CDL training, pays/reimburses eligible employees for all eligible CDL expenses. 

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Associates degree in the survey technology field, or a minimum of four (4) years of experience in the survey field
  • Must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license; and ability to obtain and maintain a class B CDL 
    within 90 days of employment;
  • Considerable knowledge of geometry, trigonometry, and surveying
  • Considerable knowledge in the operation of surveying instruments
  • Ability to apply principles to solve practical, everyday problems
  • Ability to read, copy and record figures, and gather, collate and classify data
  • Ability to demonstrate physical agility
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to establish a friendly atmosphere
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as area, circumference, and volume, and the ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • General knowledge of database, internet, spreadsheet and word processing software

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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