23 Jun
TNCF05-2022-03774-Construction and Field Survey Technician-Cody
Wyoming, Cody , 82414 Cody USA

Description and Functions

Open Until Filled


The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is now seeking a full-time Construction and Field Survey Technician located in Cody, Wyoming.

Laying at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Cody was founded by Colonel William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody and is the eastern gateway to Yellowstone National Park. Enjoy the nearby Shoshone National Forest and other offerings: rodeo, hunting, fishing, boating, camping, rock climbing, ATV trails, skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, zip-lining, and other outdoor activities. Wyoming is one of seven states with no income tax. View the following link to find out more about Cody and the surrounding areas: https://www.codychamber.org/

Under limited supervision, the Construction and Field Survey Technician will perform various duties, including surveys and inspections on preliminary designs and construction projects, and conduct material testing to provide a safe, high-quality, and efficient transportation system for the State of Wyoming.

Human Resource Contact: Kari Davis



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

  • Inspects construction projects.
  • Prepare, review, maintain, and file construction project records, estimates, and reports.
  • Perform topographic surveys.
  • Conducts aggregate gradation testing, density testing for earthwork and surfacing, and concrete testing.
  • Performs survey tasks such as drive stakes, hubs, hold tapes, hold the rod, and instrument operation.
  • Performs minor surveying computations such as slopes, areas, volumes, cuts, fills, etc.
  • Inspects pipe backfill and fill construction.
  • Inspects paving operation to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Performs minor engineering computations such as areas, volumes, material spread rates, etc.
  • Tests, samples, and reports materials are proposed for construction projects.
  • Reviews and learns test methods, manuals, and procedures.
  • Performs basic engineering calculations.
  • Performs testing and sampling on bridges and roadways for analysis.
  • Reviews and learns traffic control methods, manuals, and procedures.
  • Sets up, maintains, and removes a safe traffic control plan under live traffic conditions.
  • Maintains traffic control devices in the field; performs traffic control duties.
  • Assist in the investigation of existing roadways for forensic study.
  • Assists in gathering samples, providing a safe working zone, flagging, etc.
  • Ensures that proper equipment and supplies are loaded and in good working condition.
  • Performs more complex lab tests of samples and documents results for QA/QC purposes.
  • Serves as a technical resource for other employees; attends and completes all designated training sessions to maintain required certifications. Performs inspections.
  • Communicates both internally and externally regarding project information and courses of action/consequences on smaller projects.
  • Oversee smaller projects and/or components of larger projects.
  • Assists in permitting processes to obtain water, gravel, plant site, and surveying agreements and aids in renewing and maintaining these agreements.



This is an entry-level position, the department will provide the candidate with proper training to perform all assigned duties for the position. Must have the ability to obtain a Valid Driver's License 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 Asphalt Concrete, Soil & Aggregate WYDOT Portland Cement Concrete Certification ACI Concrete Level 2 Certification Must have the ability to obtain the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) CertificationKNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of materials testing, surveying methods, and equipment operation.
  • Knowledge of construction inspection, which includes the interpretation of plans and specifications.
  • Knowledge of documentation of project records.
  • Knowledge of communication with supervisors and contractors.
  • Knowledge of working towards a leadership role.
  • Knowledge of working outdoors and a variety of weather conditions.
  • Knowledge of material testing and ability to perform complicated computer calculations.
  • Knowledge of survey methods & ability to apply such as uploading & downloading 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 jackhammer, 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:


Necessary Special Requirements


  • Potentially exposed to hazardous waste and biological waste.
  • Working around high-speed traffic and heavy construction equipment.
  • Work outdoors in various inclement weather conditions to include heat, cold, snow, and wet.
  • Physical Ability: Bending, stooping, and lifting up to fifty pounds; safely lifting and moving necessary materials from one point to another; ability to stand for long periods.
  • Must be available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.


  • FLSA: Non-exempt
  • E-Verify: WYDOT uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
  • The Wyoming Department of Transportation is a Drug-Free Workplace.

Supplemental Information

045-Department of Transportation - WYDOT-Chief Engineer - District Construction Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure. URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change; please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

There are many benefits to living and working in Wyoming. Beautiful country with wide-open spaces and clean air, great recreational opportunities, and no State income tax to mention a few! In addition, the State of Wyoming offers State employees a very generous benefits package. Please click here for more information on the State of Wyoming employee benefits.

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