WYDOT is seeking a full-time Construction and Field Survey Technician located in Lander

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is now seeking a full-time Construction and Field Survey Technician located in Lander, Wyoming.

Lander began as a small military post known as “Camp Augar” and was prominent for immigrants using South Pass. Lander, in all its natural beauty and location in the foothills of the Wind River Mountains, offers various outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, camping, ATVing, rock climbing, hiking, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing. Sinks Canyon State Park, one of the best state parks around, is within seven miles of Lander. Wyoming is one of seven states with no income tax. View the following link to find out more about Lander and the surrounding areas:  https://landerchamber.org/

Under limited supervision, the Construction and Field Survey Technician will perform various duties which include surveys and inspections on preliminary designs and construction projects, and conduct material testing in order to provide a safe, high quality and efficient transportation system for the State of Wyoming.

Human Resource Contact: Kari Davis kari.davis@wyo.gov or call 307-568-3427

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

  • Inspects construction projects.
  • Prepare, review, maintain and file construction project records, estimates and reports.
  • Perform topographic surveys.
  • Conducts aggregate gradation testing, density testing for earthwork and surfacing, and concrete testing.
  • Performs survey tasks such as drive stakes, hubs, hold tapes, hold rod, and instrument operation.
  • Performs minor surveying computations such as slopes, areas, volumes, cuts, and fills, etc.
  • Inspects pipe backfill and fill construction.
  • Inspects paving operation to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Performs minor engineering computations such as areas, volumes, material spread rates, etc.
  • Tests, samples and reports materials proposed to be used in construction projects.
  • Reviews and learns test methods, manuals, and procedures.
  • Performs basic engineering calculations.
  • Performs testing and sampling on bridges and roadways for analysis.
  • Reviews and learns traffic control methods, manuals, and procedures.
  • Sets up, maintains, and removes a safe traffic control plan under live traffic conditions.
  • Maintains traffic control devices in the field; performs traffic control duties.
  • Assist in the investigation of existing roadways for forensic study.
  • Assists in gathering samples, providing a safe working zone, flagging, etc.
  • Ensures that proper equipment and supplies are loaded and in good working condition.
  • Performs more complex lab tests of samples, and documents result for QA/QC purposes.
  • Serves as a technical resource for other employees; attends and completes all designated training sessions in order to maintain required certifications, performs inspections.
  • Communicates both internally and externally regarding project information and courses of action/consequences, on smaller projects.
  • Oversee smaller projects and/or components of larger projects.
  • Assists in permitting processes to obtain water, gravel, plant site, and surveying agreements and aids in the renewal and file maintenance of these agreements.



**Must have the ability to obtain a Valid Driver’s License
**Must have the ability to obtain QC/QA Certification in Soils & Aggregate, Asphalt, and Concrete
**Must have the ability to obtain Asphalt Concrete, Soil & Aggregate Certification
**Asphalt Concrete, Soil & Aggregate
**WYDOT Portland Cement Concrete Certification
**ACI Concrete Level 2 Certification
**Must have the ability to obtain American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Certification


  • Knowledge of materials testing. Surveying methods and equipment operation.
  • Knowledge of construction inspection which includes interpretation of plans and specification.
  • 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.
  • Working around high-speed traffic and heavy construction equipment.
  • Work outdoors in a variety of inclement weather conditions to include heat, cold, snow and wet.
  • Physical Ability: Bending, stooping and lifting up to fifty pounds; safely lift and move 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
  • 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.
  • All new hires or re-hires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018, are required to be paid hourly.

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.

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