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Survey Support Technician

Date Posted:  Jul 9, 2024
Requisition ID:  446237

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46219


Work for Indiana


Begin a fulfilling career with the State of Indiana by joining one of the largest employers in the state, offering a diverse range of opportunities across 60+ agencies. At the state, you'll find competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a commitment to work-life balance. Most importantly, you'll have the chance to make a real and measurable impact on the lives of Hoosiers across Indiana.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion—we make it our goal to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace with a workforce that is representative of Indiana's population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


About the 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. 


Role Overview:

Office duties include:administering and maintaining benchmark network and database; providing customer assistance regarding benchmark, monument, and  project file information; assisting with administration and maintenance of InCORS network; assisting in completion of LCRS plats as required; and developing project file data for field crew use.

Field duties may include: field survey support, InCORS station maintenance and repair, and benchmark network reconnaissance. Operates technical survey equipment including automatic level, total station, electronic data collectors, robotic total stations, GNSS equipment, and small unmanned aerial systems; in order to obtain survey data, calculate precise measurements; and conduct research of survey and property records.



The salary for this position traditionally starts at $42,900.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.



This position is located in INDOT’s Central Office, Indianapolis Land and Aerial Survey.


A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Act 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. 
  • Instruct, advise and train lower-level survey technicians in safety practices, survey procedures and operations (e.g., care and maintenance of survey equipment (global positioning satellites, digital level, and total station). 
  • Make drawings and sketches of field survey details from field data or office calculations. 
  • Operate survey equipment (e.g., electronic data collectors, total stations, GPS equipment, robotic total stations). 
  • Operate 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. 
  • Research and compile information from state, county, and city records to complete field surveys. 
  • Maintain records, land deeds, titles, and prepare notes to present a clear view of the project. Perform mathematical computations and prepare time sheets and car mileage sheets. 
  • Contact supervisors, utilities, planners, and property owners concerning survey work. 
  • Set up traffic control. 
  • Provide information and guidance in safety matters and practices. 

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.  

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Associates Degree in the Survey Technology or related field or 2 years’ experience in the survey field. 
  • Be willing to travel with reasonable accommodation.  
  • Surveyor Intern Certification preferred. 
  • Considerable knowledge in the operation of surveying instruments. 
  • Ability to use computer software and programs including SPMS, LRS, MIP, Chronolog, PeopleSoft, Outlook, Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), Inroads, and Microsoft Office. 
  • Ability to read, copy and record figures, and gather, collate, and classify data. 
  • Ability to demonstrate physical agility. 
  • Ability to occasionally move 50 pounds. 
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as area, circumference, and volume, and the ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.  

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may provide direct supervision for one or more staff members.


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) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to complete this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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