Survey Technician

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 10/11/2019
Description About the Position: These positions are located in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, Operations Division, Technical Support Branch, Survey Section. This position is being filled at the GS-5 level and the selectee may be non-competitively promoted to the target grade level (GS-6).

This is a re-advertisement of USA Jobs Vacancy Announcement Number NEGA199914632114D. Applicants that applied to that announcement number must re-apply to this advertisement to be considered. Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) Experience in assisting with hydrographic and/or topographic surveys in accordance with industry standards, principles, and procedures. 2) Experience in using various surveying tools and equipment such as horizontal positioning systems global position systems, automatic X-Y plotter, optical instruments. 3) Experience in performing computations, adjustments, and graphic portrayals of field data. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04).


Education: Successful completion of a four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited institution (a) with major study in an appropriate field of surveying, engineering, construction, or industrial technology, or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as surveying, engineering, industrial technology, construction, physics, drafting, forestry, geography, navigation, cartography, physical science, or mathematics. (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification).


Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of education beyond two years (total semester hours minus 60) by 60. Add the two percentages.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Surveying
  • Technical Competence
  • Technology Application

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