Survey & Mapping Assistant or Survey & Mapping Technician 1

Classification Title: Survey & Mapping Assistant, C14 or Survey & Mapping Technician 1, C17

Location: 22211 U.S. Highway 19 North, Building 16, Clearwater, FL 33765

Work Schedule: Monday – Thursday; 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Surveyors and Mappers play an important role in the lives of all citizens because they are crucial in determining land boundaries and elevations, as well as being essential partners in all phases and types of land development and construction. If you are interested in an exciting career in Survey and Mapping, working outdoors and being part of a dynamic team, this is a great opportunity for you!!

Technical work, mostly in the field, assisting on survey and mapping projects. Employees in this class operate various survey instruments in day-to-day operations of collecting data as part of a survey team and perform a variety of technical tasks. Work is completed under the direction of a Licensed Professional Surveyor and Mapper. The Public Works Deparment Survey and Mapping Division has a variety of customers providing a wide range of products with a major focus on supporting the County’s Capital Improvement Program as well as other initiaties. The Division consists of both office and field assigned staff. We are looking for a candidate that is action-proented, has good comuunication skills and a can-do attitude, and is a continual leader. A successful employee in this position will want to learn the functions of the division and be flexible, positive and a team player.


  • Health, vision, prescription, dental, life insurance, and a flexible spending account (FSA) option. Click here for more benefits details.

Biweekly Medical Plan Premiums:

Employee Only: $11.43

Employee and Spouse or Domestic Partner: $131.90

Employee and Child(ren): $105.23

Family: $216.12

  • 9-11 paid County holidays; 2 floating holidays and 2 personal days (pro-rated); annual leave (accrue 15 days in first year)
  • Florida Retirement System , Employees contribute 3% and the county contributes 4.91% for regular status employees.
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Essential Functions

  • Operation and care of survey instruments.
  • Assists in establishing survey-grade project control and utilizing survey equipment to locate topographical features for the preparation of maps, surveys and exhibits.
  • Information processing.
  • Note keeping, map and plan interpretation.
  • Computations.
  • Read and interpret historical records and maps.

Position Specific Requirements – Survey & Mapping Assistant (Salary Range: $14.87 – $23.79)

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a G.E.D. Certificate and basic knowledge of computers and keyboard familiarity; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.

Position Specific Requirements – Survey & Mapping Technician 1 (Salary Range: $16.97 – $27.15)

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a G.E.D. Certificate, basic knowledge of computers and keyboard familiarity, and at least 1 year of experience working as a technician on a team providing Survey and Mapping services; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.

Both Positions

  • Possession and maintenance of a valid State of Florida Driver’s License upon hire with eligibility based upon evaluation of a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) driving report.
  • Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.
  • Basic Knowledge of computers and keyboard familiarity.

Highly Desirable

  • Skilled in the use of survey instruments such as but not limited to: Total Stations, Automatic Levels, data collection systems and GPS.
  • Knowledge of the techniques and practices of land surveying and mapping.
  • Ability to interpret drawings, deeds and maps.
  • Ability to operate motorized equipment and possession of sufficient physical stamina to work long hours outdoors under various field conditions with exposure to traffic, extreme heat and rainfall.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of general construction principles and practices.
  • Ability to read and interpret specifications, maps, and construction drawings.
  • Ability to make routine surveying computations quickly and accurately.
  • Ability to maintain and calibrate survey instruments.

Physical/Mental Demand

Survey & Mapping Technician 1

The work is medium work which requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Survey & Mapping Assistant

Based on the area of assignment, the work ranges from light to medium work which requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Both Positions

Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:

  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. The amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  • Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Handling: Picking, holding, or otherwise working, primarily with the whole hand.
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.
  • Occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Visual ability: Sufficient to effectively operate office equipment including copier, computer, etc.; and to read and write reports, correspondence, instructions, etc.
  • Hearing ability: Sufficient to hold a conversation with other individuals both in person and over a telephone; and to hear recording on transcription device.
  • Speaking ability: Sufficient to communicate effectively with other individuals in person and over a telephone.
  • Mental acuity: Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Repetitive motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.

Working Conditions

  • Work is typically performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to changing goals, priorities, and needs.

This position has supplemental questions. If unable to complete all questions, you may save your answers as a draft during the application process and return at any time prior to the closing date. Please note that the application is complete upon final submission.