Drafting Technician I

Texas General Land Office

The Texas General Land Office primarily serves the schoolchildren, veterans, and the environment of Texas. The agency does so by preserving our history, maximizing state revenue through innovative administration, and through the prudent stewardship of state lands and natural resources. This position is with Surveying Services program area and will process the high volume of surveying related projects, customer inquiries/requests, and internal/external assignments received by Surveying Services on a regular basis.

Performs complex (journey-level) drafting work. Work involves compiling and organizing engineering and drafting data, designing structures and recommending design changes, and preparing specifications and estimates. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Military Crosswalk Information – Veterans, Reservist or Guardsman with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of Army – 12T Technical Engineer; Navy -EA Engineering Aide; Coast Guard – no military equivalent; Marine – 1361 Engineer Assistant; Air Force 3E3X1 Structural; or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirement may meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_NaturalResources.pdf

Essential Elements

Identifies, gathers, and compiles of required geographic data from sources including censuses, field observations, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and existing maps.

May import and store surveying data collected in the field and assist License Surveyors with the processing of field surveying data, analysis of the data, and surveying related computations.

Prepares working sketches utilizing AutoDesk Civil3D or other computer programs, compiles information from the archive records and other related sources for surveying projects and makes recommendations for efficient operation of the field survey.

May inspect the work of private land surveyors or surveying/engineering companies for compliance with laws and specifications.

Assists with the development of geographic information systems that may link parcel maps or orthophotos with environmental data, archival/historic data, transportation data, and surveying data to produce maps or quantify information about the impacts of features on parcel ownership.

Reviews maps, graphs, of diagrams using geographical information software and related equipment.

May assist field surveying crew on projects such as boundary surveys, leveling of tide gauges, site inspections, and construction projects. Keeps current on proper use of modern land surveying equipment, including Global Positioning System (GPS) surveying instruments and software, electronic total stations and digital levels; assists with training team members and other division staff in the use of GPS systems and methodology, and electronic data collection.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university; may substitute full-time surveying, drafting, Geographic Information System, technical, or mathematics related experience on a year for year basis.

Minimum two years full time land boundary surveying related experience; OR, Geographic Information System related experience.



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Posted: May 11, 2018