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Surveying Aide II - Portland

  • 08 Mar 2023 2:32 PM
    Message # 13124663
    PLSO Office (Administrator)

    Surveying Aide II


    $30.07 - $35.03 Hourly


    1120 SW 5th Ave, OR

    Job Type



    Portland Bureau of Transportation

    Job Number



    3/27/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

    The Position

    Surveying Aide II assists a Survey Crew leader working on mapping, construction, monitoring and boundary/right-of-way projects for various City Bureaus. A Surveying Aide II and crew members often work in high traffic areas and projects crossing rough terrain and helps ensure the safety of themselves and their crew. 

    What you’ll get to do:  

    ·        Collaborate with experienced, knowledgeable, and supportive office and field Survey staff 

    ·        Use state of the art surveying equipment and software 

    ·        Collaborate on challenging projects throughout the City of Portland for various City Bureaus 

    ·        Complete Design and Right-of-Way Surveys for Transportation, Water, Sewer, and Parks projects 

    ·        Stake construction features for street, sidewalk, and sewer improvement projects 

    ·        Operate survey instruments, downloads field data into a computer, interprets construction plans 

    ·        Assist Survey Crew Leader in setting up and organizing jobs and continues project work in the absence of the Survey Crew Leader 

    ·        Instruct others in the use of survey instruments

    An Ideal Candidate will have knowledge of how to operate current survey instruments, computers, standard software, and file management practices.

    Who you are: 

    ·        Excellent Communicator: You are a strong communicator to both technical and non-technical individuals, and proficient verbally and in writing 

    ·        Authentic: Competent in a professional, diverse, multi-cultural environment. You treat customers, co-workers and employees with respect and are accountable  

    ·        Results Driven: This position is high paced, dynamic and requires a candidate who can take charge, bring focus, and finish tasks in a timely, accurate and professional manner 

    ·        Organized:  Able to work on a multitude of tasks and understand/respond to various situations in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment 

    ·        Detail-oriented: An organizer and planner who thrives on details and is uncompromising in consistency and accuracy 

    ·        Safety Conscious:  Incorporates public safety and staff safety as top priorities in every decision 

    ·        Collaborative: A professional who values partnership and develops and supports relationships to get things done 

    About the bureaus: 

    The Portland Bureau of Transportation is a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage, and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility. We keep Portland moving. For more information about the Portland Bureau of Transportation, please visit The Portland Bureau of Transportation embraces diversity, models inclusivity, and promotes equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community.

    The Portland Water Bureau's 600 employees work together to serve almost a million people in the Portland Metro area. The bureau values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. 


    Our mission: We serve excellent water every minute of every day.

    Our vision: The water our community loves is safe and abundant for generations to come.

    Our equity commitment: work to uproot systemic inequities and their impacts on our employees and the people we serve. We commit to the difficult—and essential—work of transforming Water Bureau policies, practices, and culture to better serve historically and currently oppressed communities.


    More Information about the bureau: 

    This classification is represented by the District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU). To view this labor agreement, click here.

    Applicants not currently employed by the City of Portland start at the entry salary rate. If you are a DCTU represented employee, see labor agreement for additional information or talk to your union representative.

    City of Portland Core Values: 
    Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility 
    These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click 

    Why work at the City of Portland? 
    The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a 
    comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.
    The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please 
    click here.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
    As of October 18, 2021, all City employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This is required for all positions at the City of Portland. Proof of being fully vaccinated is required by date of hire. You may 
    request an exception, for health or religious reasons, from getting the COVID-19 vaccine at the time a position is offered.

    Work Location 
    This position will require the selected candidate to work in-person from either the Soil Testing Lab Facility (Transportation) or the Interstate Campus (Water). Both facilities are located close to downtown within the inner North Portland area.

    To Qualify

    Applicants must provide details in their supplemental question responses and resume that demonstrate how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications: 

    1.     Experience operating survey instruments and equipment for example: total stations, GPS receivers, digital levels, laser scanners, data collectors and computers. 

    2.     Ability to maintain survey equipment, carry out safety procedures and train less experienced staff. 

    3.     Knowledge of surveying software and math relating to surveying, for example: elementary plane surveying, geometry, trigonometry.  

    4.     Experience in checking, reducing, and editing field data for example:  checking notes, sketches and calculations prepared by others and downloading data onto computers. 

    ·        Ability to assist the Crew Leader with organizing survey projects, continue projects in the absence of the Crew leader, interpret engineering plans and Survey Work Requests. 

    Applicant must also possess: 

    ·        Possess a valid state driver's license and acceptable driving record. 

    ·        Physical strength and mobility sufficient to carry loads up to 50 lbs. 

    ·        Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by date of hire.


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