Wyoming Department of Transportation is hiring a Construction and Field Survey Specialist- Riverton

    • Full Time
    • Anywhere

    The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is now seeking a full-time Construction & Field Survey Specialist located in Riverton, Wyoming.  Under limited supervision, the Construction and Field Survey Specialist will perform various tasks required to formulate recommendations for highway projects’ preliminary designs and construction to provide a safe, high quality, and efficient transportation system.

    Riverton is located in central Wyoming near the Wind River Mountains and three hours southeast of Yellowstone National Park. You can enjoy fishing, hunting, gambling, and hot air ballooning, among other activities. Central Wyoming College is located in Riverton and offers a wide variety of programs for all ages. Wyoming is one of seven states with no income tax. View the following link to find out more about Riverton and the surrounding areas:  https://www.rivertonchamber.org/

    Human Resource Contact: 307-568-3427 – Kari Davis – [email protected]

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

    • Performs various tasks, including surveys, testing, and inspections on preliminary designs and construction of highway projects.
    • Responsible for minor construction projects.
    • Observed, monitored, and oversees highway and highway-related construction performed by contractors.
    • Fields test materials; checks work against specifications, and confers with contractors, engineers, and work crews.
    • Review highway design plans to verify existing utilities, determine utility conflicts, contact utility companies to notify highway projects, and confirm utility conflicts.
    • Responsible for project documentation, pay estimates, and final contract documents.
    • Verifies and documents work activities.
    • Regularly monitors and inspects work and calculates the payment of contractors.
    • Maintains crew diaries and logs supporting departmental record keeping and/or contract administration activities.
    • Ensure that materials sampling and testing are performed properly; audit material summaries for QA/QC purposes.
    • Assists in the preparation of recommendations used to design construction projects.
    • Anticipates potential problems before going to contract.
    • Checks preliminary plans for errors and problems.
    • Communicates internally and externally regarding project information and courses of action/consequences on larger projects.
    • Researches land ownership and contacts landowners to secure permission to enter their land to conduct surveys.
    • Prepares and checks the documentation to be sent to the district finals office.
    • Oversees minor to more complex construction projects by documenting pay quantities, coordinating subordinates’ work schedules, and working with contractors for quality control.
    • Prepares and updates reports as needed.
    • Assists and supports the District Land Surveyor and the district administrative personnel.


    Preference may be given to applicants with 2-4 years of progressive work experience in roadway construction methods, contract administration, survey experience, and material testing.

    **Must have the ability to obtain the following certifications/licenses:
    *Valid Driver’s License

    *Defensive Driving
    *QC/QA Certification in Soils & Aggregate, Asphalt, and Concrete
    *Asphalt Concrete, Soil & Aggregate
    *WYDOT Portland Cement Concrete
    *ACI Concrete Level 2
    *American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Certification


    • Knowledge of project coordination and monitoring. Review design and construction methods.
    • Knowledge of construction trades and practices.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Knowledge of engineering and computations/formulas.
    • 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 material testing.
    • Ability to perform complicated computer calculations.
    • Knowledge of computers and calculators.
    • Knowledge of surveying, surveying methods, equipment, and the ability to apply to upload & downloading of survey files.
    • Knowledge of contract time, administration & contract changes.

    Associate’s Degree
    0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Construction and Field Surveying) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Construction and Field Survey Technician
    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 Technician
    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

    Necessary Special Requirements

    • Potentially exposed to hazardous waste and biological waste.
    • Working around high-speed traffic and heavy construction equipment.
    • Work outdoors extensively in various inclement weather conditions, including heat, cold, snow, and wet.
    • Must be physically able to bend, stoop and lift up to fifty pounds; safely lift and move necessary materials from one point to another; ability to stand for long periods.
    • Must be available to work Monday through Saturday, 12 hours a day during the construction season.
    • Occasional overnight travel is required.


    • FLSA:  Non-Exempt
    • WYDOT will conduct motor vehicle record checks to verify a valid driver’s license.
    • 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.
    • The Wyoming Department of Transportation is a Drug-Free Workplace.