Construction & Field Survey Technician – Sheridan, WY 82801

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is seeking a full-time Construction and Field Survey Technician located in Sheridan, Wyoming where you will enjoy The Big Horn Mountains which offer a variety of outdoor activities nearby including: snowmobiling, skiing, camping, fishing, and hunting.

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 Recourses Contact: 307-674-2318

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

  • Organize project records.
  • Perform clerical duties as needed.
  • Review and check project documentation.
  • Inspect construction projects.
  • Prepare, review, maintain and file construction project records, estimates and reports.
  • Perform topographic surveys.
  • Conduct aggregate gradation testing, density testing for earthwork and surfacing, and concrete testing.
  • Perform survey tasks such as drive stakes, hubs, hold tapes, hold rod, and instrument operation.
  • Perform minor surveying computations such as slopes, areas, volumes, cuts and fills, etc.
  • Inspect pipe backfill and fill construction.
  • Inspect paving operation to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Perform minor engineering computations such as areas, volumes, material spread rates, etc.
  • Test, sample and report materials proposed to be used in construction projects.
  • Review and learn test methods, manuals, and procedures.
  • Perform testing and sampling on bridges and roadways for analysis.
  • Review and learn traffic control methods, manuals, and procedures.
  • Assist in the investigation of existing roadways for forensic study.
  • Ensure proper equipment and supplies are loaded and in good working condition.
  • Perform more complex lab tests of samples, and documents results for QA/QC purposes.
  • Serve as a technical resource for other employees; attends and completes all designated training sessions in order to maintain required certifications, performs inspections.
  • Communicate both internally and externally regarding project information and courses of action/consequences, on smaller projects.
  • Oversee smaller projects and/or components of larger projects.


Preference may be given to applicants with experience using the Trimble TS2 data collector and Microstation/Geopak software.

**Must have the ability to obtain a Valid Driver’s License

**Must have the ability to obtain a Certificate of course completion in Defensive Driving

**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

**Must have the ability to obtain WYDOT Portland Cement Concrete Certification

**Must have the ability to obtain 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.
  • Knowledge of 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 in 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:


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