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Position: Survey Field Crew Member
Type: Independent Contractor
Schedule: Monday – Thursday *
Pay: Daily salary based on experience and proven performance
A land survey identifies and locates visible features located on a given parcel of land. A field crew determines what needs to be located for a specific survey, using GPS and conventional optical equipment, gathers this information, and returns it to the office for processing.
Scope of Work:
As a crew member, you will be required to work with other crew members. You may be obligated to drive a company vehicle. You will be charged with completing tasks relevant to completing fieldwork needed in performing a survey. You will be required to conduct yourself in a professional manner. While this is not a position that often works directly with the public, it does happen occasionally. You will be expected to uphold the standards of this professional survey company.
Tasks can include (but are not limited to), locating property corners, marking and/or cutting property lines (using a machete or chainsaw), driving iron pins or metal posts at property corners or at intervals along a line, staking out a building, driving nails into a footer for foundation construction, or walking back and forth for extended periods of time, shooting the ground.
The physical demands of the position may require walking multiple miles per day over varied and often rough terrain, climbing steep embankments or long hills, walking in or around heavy traffic (including in the middle of the road at times), stooping/kneeling, occasionally carrying loads of up to 40 pounds, and working outside in extreme weather temperatures. You may also spend a lot of time riding/driving between projects. Given the nature of working outside and often in remote areas, it is likely that you may not be able to leave the job site to eat or use the restroom. As such, you may need to pack in food and water and be prepared to “answer the call of nature” in “nature.”
- Typically, 4 days per week (Monday – Thursday) however, fieldwork cannot be performed safely in rain, high winds, or similar inclement weather conditions. Additionally, fieldwork cannot work with snow covering the ground. It is possible there will be times when the job may not get 4 days per week or that you may be asked to work on Fridays. As all are independent contractors, you will need to work with your crewmates to arrange a functional worktime (currently about 9-5). Daily hours are based on the completion of assigned tasks and not on a specific length of time. Average workdays are 7-8 hours per day but can range from 6-10 hours per day with a rare 5 or 12 hour day.