Surveyors


Make exact measurements and determine property boundaries. Provide data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features on or near the earth's surface for engineering, mapmaking, mining, land evaluation, construction, and other purposes.
Also called: County Surveyor, Land Surveyor, Survey Party Chief, Surveyor

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • geography
    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • computers and electronics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • using math to solve problems
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • notice when problems happen
    Spatial
  • imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Geocomp Systems GeoNav
  • HYPACK MAX
    Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Geographic information system GIS software
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Bentley MicroStation

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    associate's degree
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