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Still no surveying jobs

Had an interview last week with DEI in Phoenix.  It was a good  meeting, one of the best I've had since 2008.  However, its still another case of being too expensive - they can't afford much in benefits, no healthcare coverage, and cannot guarantee 40 hrs/wk.  Since I have a regular steady job (which I cannot stand), its a huge risk to go back into surveying to support my family.

I'm growing weary of the wait for the recovery to happen in Arizona.

I see new houses under construction, commercial building construction, road construction, etc.  Somebody had to be getting the pre-engineering topos done, and there's a ton of layout afterwards - so where are the jobs?

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  • The housing market it is still in a slump and commercial credit is still hard to get. Believe it or not commercial loans average 60% of the balance sheet on banks that have been closed so far this year. Until the housing market rebounds and commercial credits loosens up it is going to be slow.
  • Thanks Justin.  I've already applied to these.  My thoughts were more in line of economic discussion than begging for work.
  • at a glance, here are a few jobs you might like to check out:

    Crew Chief

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    Company: Dowl Hkm

    Location: Tucson, AZ

    Date Posted: May 19, 2011

    Job Title: Crew Chief Profession: Engineering and Science -> Civil Engineering Crew Chief Status Open Location Arizona Department Tucson Surveying Position Description This is a full time position managing a two or three person survey crew, doing boundary, control, and topographic surveys, and construction staking. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 1. Represent the company in a positive way. 2. Direct the work of two-person and three-person survey crews. 3. Take responsibility for equipment and vehicles. 4. Utilize appropriate instrumentation and equipment to perform the work. 5. Take responsibility for safe work practices. 6. Maintain quality control and keep the work on schedule and within budget. 7. Prepare daily time cards and...

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    Land Surveyor

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    Company: Dowl Hkm

    Location: Tucson, AZ

    Date Posted: May 19, 2011

    Job Title: Land Surveyor Profession: Engineering and Science -> Civil Engineering Land Surveyor Status Open Location Arizona Department Tucson Surveying Position Description This is a full time position with both field and office time. Field work includes boundary, control, topographic surveys, and construction staking. Office work includes handling survey data, drafting topographical profiles, base maps, and boundary surveys. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 1. Direct the work of two-person and three-person survey crews. 2. Take responsibility for equipment and vehicles. 3. Utilize appropriate instrumentation and equipment to perform the work. 4. Take responsibility for safe work practices. 5. Perform survey related office duties...

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    Job: Surveyor


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    Pay: $20.22 to $25.28/hour

    Starting Salary Range DOQ

    Posted: 05/17/2011

    Job Status: Full Time

    Job Type: Engineering/Architecture Construction/Trades

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    Jobing Description

    To conduct surveys, operate surveying equipment, perform calculations, and provide survey services and related information in support of the construction operations, maintenance of the Central Arizona Project (CAP) system.

    Duties:
    Each employee is responsible for his/her own safety and the safety of others in the workplace.

    1. Abstracts survey information including the producing of sketches, drawings, diagrams, charts, maps, movement studies and displays the latest results of triangulation, trilateration, traversing, leveling, and as-built locations and dimensions in the preparation for field surveys. 15%

    2. Utilizes a Dbase style data base system incorporated into custom survey software aboard a hand-held total station data collector and electronic notebook. 10%

    3. Maintains and operates levels, thoedolites, transits, electronic distance measuring devices and other survey equipment to perform cadastral, geodetic, and construction surveys. 20%

    4. Using a wide variety of established methods of analysis and computations, checks and analyzes survey data to determine accuracies and adequacies, and when data appears incorrect, incomplete or fails to meet the minimum of standards of classification, reports findings and results to party chief and/or supervisor. 25%

    5. Applies basic background knowledge, operates available surveying computer hardware/software ranging from handheld, programmable calculators to sophisticated stand alone micro computers, with peripheral support equipment such as modems, disc and tape drives, printers, plotters, digitizers, and data links to total stations electronic field data collectors. 15%

    6. Maintains Survey Office files and performs necessary administrative functions. 15%

    Skills / Requirements

    At least six (6) years related experience including specialized training with at least: Two (2) years field experience in engineering, geodetic, or land surveying with one (1) year experience as a survey instrument operator and one (1) year experience in a survey office environment. Some Global Positioning System (GPS) experience is required.

    High school diploma or equivalent. Additional specialized vocational or on-the-job training required. Demonstrated ability as survey instrument operator, familiarity with Global Positioning Systems, and Trimble TGO/TBC software.

    Must have a valid Arizona driver's license and maintain a good driving record.

    Important Notes

    Interested candidates MUST apply online at www.cap-az.com/jobs. Only complete applications will be considered. A resume may only serve as supplement to your application.

     

    Application Instructions

    Thank you for your interest in Central Arizona Project!
    Please click on the link below to visit our employment web page and apply for this job.Apply with Central Arizona Project Now!
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