Surveying and Mapping Technicians:

Perform surveying and mapping duties, usually under the direction of an engineer, surveyor, cartographer, or photogrammetrist to obtain data used for construction, mapmaking, boundary location, mining, or other purposes. May calculate mapmaking information and create maps from source data, such as surveying notes, aerial photography, satellite data, or other maps to show topographical features, political boundaries, and other features. May verify accuracy and completeness of maps.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $40,940.00
Average Time to Fill 40 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,265
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 4.79 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Technology and Tool Usage
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Oral Communication
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Conduct geological surveys
Gather physical or topographical survey data
Review maps to determine location or routes
Review architectural, mapping, or drafting related codes and specifications
Interpret mapping, drafting, or surveying information from schematics or technical drawings
Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information
Survey land or properties
Conduct plant location surveys
Research property records

Analyzing Data or Information

Determine geographic coordinates
Analyze spatial data
Interpret aerial photographs
Calculate geographic positions
Analyze survey data to forecast enrollment changes
Provide scientific or technical research assistance
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Calculate grades and elevations
Determine locations, angles, and depths of blast holes or other related drill sites
Measure work site or construction dimensions
Determine geometric properties of objects from photographic images
Judge distances between two points

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Project Management
Supervisory Skills
Licensed Professional Surveyor

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