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Douglas County  4290
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SURVEY AIDE
Pay Range GC10

INTRODUCTION

The classifications performs a variety of routine tasks of limited technical skill in maintaining survey records filed with the County Surveyor; assist public in researching County survey records; perform survey fieldwork.  This is the entry level classification for the survey series. 

EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES

(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.  Any one position may not perform all listed tasks.)

1. Research survey records for county departments, private surveyors and the public; provide requested material.

2. Provide blueprint and photocopies for public and private individuals; collect appropriate fee.

3. Maintain department recordkeeping and filing systems; includes: drafting; filing and indexing; repair damaged documents; compute survey quantities (distances, directions and areas).

4. Assist survey technicians with field surveys and office duties as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION

Knowledge of:  Basic knowledge of recordkeeping methods appropriate to survey records; basic knowledge of algebra, plane geometry and trigonometry.  Skill in:  Use of basic office equipment, copying machines, and hand tools; skill and ability to performing basic survey computations and to establish and maintain recordkeeping systems.  Ability to:  Understand and follow written and verbal communications in a reasonable time period; ability to perform basic drafting; ability to perform strenuous manual tasks and work in all weather conditions; ability to meet and deal effectively with coworkers, County employees and the public.

Education, experience and training:  One year land surveying coursework, experience or training which provides required knowledge and skills necessary for the position.  At the time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver's license. 

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THIS POSITION 

Works under the close supervision of a Survey Technician 1 who assigns work orally or in writing.  Work is spot checked in progress and upon completion of assigned project

GUIDELINES 

Work is performed within departmental policy and procedures; federal, state and county statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances; survey manuals; recordkeeping systems reference materials.  The employee follows detailed guidelines.  Supervisor is readily available.

PERSONAL CONTACTS AND PURPOSE OF CONTACTS

Contacts are with coworkers, County employees, private land surveyors and the public to research records, make blueprint and photo copies and give and exchange routine information.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT 

Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed both in the office and field and may require bending, kneeling, lifting up to 60 pounds, operating blueprinting and survey equipment, pushing, stooping and walking rough terrain.  Work is performed in an environment which involves everyday risks and discomforts with common exposure to pollens, dust, poison oak, traffic and fumes and sometime adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions.

 
   
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