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HD45 - Engineering/Geodetic Technician III

Band 4  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Performs difficult technical duties in the areas of traffic planning, highway design, surveying, construction, inspection or materials research and testing; supervises and conducts complex, non-routine technical assignments in connection with precise hori

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Incumbents perform complex journey-level duties.

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Analyzes traffic flow problems; develops and draws traffic movement and control plans; prepares comprehensive flow maps.
Prepares summaries, studies, reports and recommendations for traffic engineering and planning surveys.
Performs skilled drafting; computes quantities and verifies details, drawings, profiles and cross sections.
Prepares data summary tables and rough draft manuscripts.
Participates in meetings and public hearings relating to transportation planning and design.
Performs record sampling and construction material testing.
Develops statistics on traffic and accident trends.
Supervises geodetic survey personnel while performing horizontal and vertical surveys.
Operates surveying instruments.
Tests geodetic instruments to ensure required tolerances are maintained.
Selects best locations for the placement of horizontal and vertical control monuments.
Trains employees in field operation procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of the characteristics of soils, concretes and asphalt ices.
Knowledge of surveying and staking, construction inspection and basic engineering practices as applied in road and bridge construction.
Ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications, to use field testing equipment and to perform drafting tasks.
Ability to keep records and compile data.
Ability to perform mathematical computations involving algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
Ability to supervise other technicians.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to operate all types of first-and second-order geodetic instrumentation.
Ability to read and interpret topographic maps.
Ability to perform arduous outdoor work in all kinds of weather.
Ability to deal tactfully with the general public and coworkers and to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Some positions require a valid driver's license.

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A high school diploma and experience that is directly related to the area of employment.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A high school diploma and experience that is directly related to the area of employment.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

This classification is not currently used at MUSC. Please contact the Department of Human Resources for more information.


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