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Survey Field Team Leader Transportation Engineer III

Company name
Maryland Department of Transportation

Baltimore, MD


Survey Field Team Leader (Transportation Engineer III)


$46,857.00 - $75,012.00 Annually


Baltimore City

Job Type

Full Time


State Highway Administration

Job Number



5/9/2018 11:59 PM Eastern


Maryland State Highway Administration (OPEN)

Survey Field Team Leader

(Transportation Engineer III)

Grade 17 SP# 18-60-13



The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration's (SHA) Office of Highway Development - Plats and Surveys Division (Baltimore City),

is recruiting for a Survey Field Team Leader (Transportation Engineer III)

position. This position is open to anyone who meets the minimum


selective qualifications*

listed below. This is a position specific

recruitment. The resulting list of eligible candidates will be used to fill this vacancy, and may be used to fill future vacancies in this classification in the Office of Highway Development - Plats and Surveys Division (Baltimore City).

This position directly supervises a Plats and Surveys Division (PSD) field survey team consisting of two to four Transportation Engineer Technicians and/or Transportation Engineers. This team will use the various modern Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), electronic and computerized survey equipment, and conventional field surveying equipment and methods to perform the following: establish horizontal and vertical survey control; field locate topographic features and changes in terrain to produce base two and three dimensional mapping and plans that a Surveyor, Engineer or designer can use to design transportation projects; compute construction baseline geometry to verify the geometric accuracy of a proposed or existing baseline; physically establish and monument baselines of construction on the ground for the contractors building transportation systems; compute and set baseline references outside of the limits of disturbance for future baseline recovery; locate existing baseline references, boundary monuments and evidence so that Geomatic Engineers and Land Surveyors can determine boundary lines, establish existing and proposed rights of way; and perform any other field land surveying tasks as may be assigned. The information collected in the field is the foundation for the creation of Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) maps, right of way plats and engineering drawings to be used in the planning, design and construction of all transportation projects. This position will perform static GNSS sessions, Real Time Kinematic (RTK) surveys, conventional surveys, post processing, control traverse adjustments, coordinate geometry calculations, preliminary CADD processing of field survey data, and digital terrain modeling to produce topographic mapping for review and processing by the PSD CADD Section. Once the mapping is produced, this position may evaluate the field data collection surveys and the mapping produced for quality assurance and accuracy.



: Possession of a bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited college or university.


Two years experience in professional engineering.

Selective Qualification:

One (1) year experience in land surveying under the supervision of a surveyor in one or more of the following: (1) supervising a field crew performing topographic, boundary, right of way, and construction stake out surveys for transportation or land development projects or; (2) conducting Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) surveys and managing a survey team performing GNSS surveys or; (3) experience analyzing and adjusting control traverse data, processing field survey data in a Microstation or AutoCAD platform, and creating electronic mapping products from the field data.


1. Additional work experience in professional engineering, or in technical engineering at the journey level or above, may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required education.

2. Possession of a Master's Degree in engineering may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

3. Persons currently registered as Professional Engineers in the State of Maryland, or in a state with comparable requirements, are considered to have met the education requirements.


Various modern surveying equipment performing Static, Real Time Kinematic (RTK), and Post Processed kinematic (PPK) surveys; Post-processing software for static data; Various data collectors (TDS, Carlson, etc.) and their supporting software; Various total stations (Topcon, Sokkia, Leica); Data collector programs typically used by the Plats and Surveys Division and Consultants (Carlson SurvCE and TDS Survey Pro) for SHA projects; Routine Field Programs (COGO or Coordinate Geometry, Corpscon, etc.); and differential leveling. Precise Leveling experience is also desired.

Proficiency in:

Accurate layout and adjustment of Horizontal and Vertical Control networks; Establishing traverse route and control point locations suitable for Topographic, Boundary, Construction and Baseline Stakeout surveys; Use of Scientific Calculators or computer software utilizing Coordinate Geometry functions to compute: Traverse Closure and adjustment, Simple, compound and reverse curve elements and deflections, inverse lengths and bearings, Coordinate computation and conversion, closed traverse area and closure error.

Licenses & Certifications

Possession of a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the state of Maryland.

Additional Information


Must be able to travel anywhere in the state, Monday through Friday. Occasionally night work or weekend work may be required. Physically capable of carrying equipment, routinely up to 50 lbs., climbing hills and rough terrain, swinging a maul or brush axe and being outdoors in all types of weather conditions.

Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


All applicants must submit an application online at (use of this option allows the application to be saved). Since the test may be a rating of the information contained in the application, it is essential that the application be filled out completely and accurately

. Resumes will not

be accepted in lieu of a completed application. To receive credit for your work history and credentials you must list the information in the online DTS-1 application form. You may refer to a resume only

to expand on information offered in the body of the online DTS-1 application. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for. Qualified applicants may be subject to background and reference checks. A conviction is not an automatic disqualification from employment. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. All candidates serve an initial probationary period of 6 months, which may be extended to 12 months.

The incumbent in this position may be a member of a covered bargaining unit and may be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

Please Note: The Maryland State Highway Administration will no longer sponsor new employees in application of the H-1B Visa. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

Applications must be submitted online by the closing date.

If you have any question please contact the Recruitment and Examination Division at the number(s) listed below:

410-545-5554 or 1-877-743-9311

Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call at 410-545-5554 or the Maryland Relay Service at 1-800-735-2258.


and is committed to complying with the letter and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities

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