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Surveyor 2

Posted on 16 November 2021 by

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 
Government, Policy, & International Affairs 
Montoursville, PA  

PennDOT is now hiring a Surveyor 2 for the Engineering District 3-0 location out of Montoursville in Lycoming County. This position is full-time with paid holidays and time off, offers excellent benefits, and is a rewarding career opportunity!

As the District Survey Unit Supervisor, this position plans, organizes, and directs the activities for District survey functions.


Provides appropriate oversight of survey process to ensure timely delivery of projects. Includes monitoring and tracking the progress of the completion of survey requests.

Targets training to improve professional skills of subordinate employees.

Continues implementation of GPS technology in surveying practice.

Completes all surveys within timeframes needed by project managers unless prioritization recommendations are requested of supervisor. Coordinates with District Right-of-Way Administrator to ensure Intent to Enter letters are delivered within proper timeframes to allow for survey to commence on-time.

Completes all surveys within acceptable accuracy guidelines required by Publication 122M, Surveying and Mapping Manual.

Completes all requests by the County Maintenance Managers or Assistant Maintenance Managers for survey staking within the timeframes needed to meet project schedules, provided there is sufficient advanced notice of need for services.

Reviews or prescribes the development of programs involving surveying activities; initiates and monitors internal coordination of activities to ensure adherence to established schedules and priorities. Provides professional guidance or administrative assistance where required. Resolves most difficult problems involving subordinate operations.

Oversees work done by Survey Unit personnel to ensure compliance with all applicable rules, standards, and directives as well as priorities and policies established by the Department.

Implements procedures to assure appropriate levels of coordination are made with other Department units including Design, Maintenance, and Construction, to meet requests for survey in a timely fashion.

Consults with appropriate engineering employees to resolve difficult or unusual problems of an engineering nature.

Attends pre-construction conferences to review surveying activities related to proposed construction.

Responsible to sign and seal right-of-way plans for which he or his staff have survey responsibilities/involvement.

Acts as the District Photogrammetry Coordinator. This includes: aerial, 3D, and drone activities.

Performs other related duties as required.

Work is assigned through both verbal and written directions. Only general guidance is normally provided as knowledge of most work processes are expected.

Status and results are reviewed at periodic meetings established for this purpose and through the use of reports presenting recommendations and summary information. Results are summarized as part of the annual performance rating process.

Essential Functions: •Communicates both orally and in writing in English, to issue, receive, and carry out instructions and orders, as well as to communicate to customers.
•Uses a variety of common office machines as well as surveying equipment in completion of the duties required by the position.
•Occasionally lifts and carries up to 50 pounds, sets up and operates field equipment.
•Stooping, kneeling, bending, stretching, and prolonged standing.
•Wears all types of required protective gear including hard hat, footgear, hearing and eye protection, gloves, and respirator.
•Is able to observe and react to hazard warnings, back-up alarms, flashing lights, voice commands, and hand signals.
•Withstands limited exposure to chemical agents, gases, poisonous plants, animals, insects, and potential injuries such as bruises, scrapes, etc.
•Is able to traverse steep grades and slopes, uneven surfaces, and perform duties around traffic.
For more information on this position, please refer to the position description.

Work Hours and Additional Information:
•Full-time employment.
•Work Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM; 30 minute lunch.


•Minimum Experience and Training Requirements - One year as a Surveyor 1; OR seven years of responsible experience in a wide variety of surveying assignments, including three years in a supervisory capacity; and graduation from high school. An Associate Degree in surveying or engineering technology may be substituted for one year of non- supervisory experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training.
•NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a registered surveyor's license as issued by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, or possession of a registered surveyor's license obtained in another public jurisdiction under requirements which are at least equal to those of Pennsylvania.
•Must meet PA residency requirement – For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
•Do not submit resumes, cover letters, and similar documents. These documents will not be reviewed and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
•If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
•Must be able to perform essential job functions.
Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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