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Open Until Filled


The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is seeking a full-time Construction and Field Survey Technician located in Sheridan, Wyoming, where you will enjoy The Big Horn Mountains, which offer various outdoor activities nearby, including snowmobiling, skiing, camping, fishing, and hunting.

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 Resources Contact: Jennifer Sullivan 307-674-2318


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

  • Organize project records.
  • Perform clerical duties as needed.
  • Review and check project documentation.
  • Inspect construction projects.
  • Prepare, review, maintain, and file construction project records, estimates, and reports.
  • Perform topographic surveys.
  • Conduct aggregate gradation testing, density testing for earthwork and surfacing, and concrete testing.
  • Perform survey tasks such as drive stakes, hubs, hold tapes, hold the rod, and instrument operation.
  • Perform minor surveying computations such as slopes, areas, volumes, cuts, fills, etc.
  • Inspect pipe backfill and fill construction.
  • Inspect paving operation to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Perform minor engineering computations such as areas, volumes, material spread rates, etc.
  • Test, sample, and report materials proposed to be used in construction projects.
  • Review and learn test methods, manuals, and procedures.
  • Perform basic engineering calculations.
  • Perform testing and sampling on bridges and roadways for analysis.
  • Review and learn traffic control methods, manuals, and procedures.
  • Set up, maintain, and remove a safe traffic control plan under live traffic conditions.
  • Maintain traffic control devices in the field; perform traffic control duties.
  • Assist in the investigation of existing roadways for forensic study.
  • Assist in gathering samples, providing a safe working zone, flagging, etc.
  • Ensure proper equipment and supplies are loaded and in good working condition.
  • Perform more complex lab tests of samples and document results for QA/QC purposes.
  • Serve as a technical resource for other employees; attend and complete all designated training sessions to maintain required certifications and perform inspections.
  • Communicate internally and externally regarding project information and courses of action/consequences on smaller projects.
  • Oversee smaller projects and/or components of larger projects.
  • Assist in permitting processes to obtain water, gravel, plant site, and surveying agreements and aids in the renewal and file maintenance of these agreements.



Preference may be given to applicants with experience using the Trimble TS2 data collector and Geopak and Topcon software.

Agency may require: Defensive Driving, WYDOT Portland Cement Concrete, Asphalt Concrete, Soil & Aggregate, ACI Concrete Level 2, QC/QA Certification in Soils & Aggregate, Asphalt and Concrete. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Certification, Valid Wyoming Driver's License


  • 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 surveying.
  • Knowledge of contract time, administration & contract changes.
  • Knowledge of engineering computations/formulas.
  • 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 & Experience Substitution:

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.
  • Workaround high-speed traffic and heavy construction equipment.
  • Work outdoors in various inclement weather conditions to include heat, cold, wind, and moisture.
  • Physical Ability: bending, stooping, and lifting up to fifty pounds; safely lifting and moving 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
  • The Wyoming Department of Transportation is a Drug-Free Workplace.
  • 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.

Supplemental Information

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

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

URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm

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.

There are many benefits to living and working in Wyoming. Beautiful country with wide-open spaces and clean air, great recreational opportunities, and no State income tax to mention a few! In addition, the State of Wyoming offers State employees a very generous benefits package. Please click here for more information on the State of Wyoming employee benefits.

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