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Tennessee Valley Authority Technician, Survey (PSO) B - 513320 in CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee

Technician, Survey (PSO) B - 513320

Job ID:513320Location:CHATTANOOGA, TNRegular/Temporary:


Technician, Survey (PSO) B - 513320

Organization: Chief Operating Office

Department: Line Engineering

Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Posting Open: 06/23/2022

Posting Close: 07/03/2022 at 11:59 PM EST

Salary: Competetive

Job Summary

As a fully competent surveyor, serves as a survey crew member performing a wide variety of surveys including, but not limited to: transmission line and highway route,boundary, route, geodetic control, GPS, construction, hydrographic, topographic, volumetric, flood study, photo control and deformation.

Assigned tasks may include:

  • Performs a variety of field surveying task to produce field surveys in accordance with TVA Transmission Line Standards.

  • Serves as an instrument person and sub party chief on difficult surveys which require demonstrated surveying skill and proficiency.

  • Records survey data, including topographic data, centerline profile and property line ties using electronic survey data collectors and is responsible for the accuracy and adequacy of the information obtained.

  • Prepares field notes and sketches, performs alternate calculations relative to surveys and is responsible for the accuracy and adequacy of the information obtained.

  • Assists the party chief making initial contacts with property owners. Discusses problems with property owners and participates in the resolution of the same.

  • Performs various survey activities to most efficiently support the survey team.

  • May direct the work of other technicians and direct the work of a survey team.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Requires travel inside and outside of the Tennessee Valley.

    Supervision Received

    Supervisor (party chief or engineer) sets objective and deadline, and reviews completed work for overall conformance to policy. Independently performs assignments. Receives technical guidance on complex or unusual problems.

    Skills and Proficiencies:

    Demonstrated skilled in surveying methods and use of latest surveying technology and equipment (including GPS).

    Demonstrated thorough knowledge of the operation of all surveying equipment (including GPS systems). Demonstrated skill in surveyed related mathematics (geometry, trigonometry).

    Demonstrated proficiency at using TVA survey data collection system.

    Must have knowledge of personal computer and be able to use surveying related software.

    Demonstrated ability to use electronic survey data to prepare preliminary plan and profile drawings.

    Must be able to review results for overall completeness and adequacy.

    Must be able to interpret engineering plans, highway drawings, specifications and land descriptions.

    Must be able to effectively work as a team member and effectively communicate with associates.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Education and Experience/Certificates, Licenses, and Registration Requirements/Other Requirements

    A.S. degree in Surveying or Civil Technology or equivalent education, training & experience. F ield experience demonstrating competencies in a variety of survey assignments and demonstrated ability to adequately perform survey assignments, or registration as a Professional Land Surveyor, with field experience demonstrating competencies in a variety of related surveying assignments. Incumbent must be medically qualified and capable of performing work in the field survey conditions while following PSO Safety Manual standards at all times. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to safely operate TVA survey vehicles.

Equal Employment Opportunity

TVA values and embraces diversity. We encourage all individuals to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and age. We strive to be inclusive of all the people we serve across the Valley.

TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Drug-Free Workplace

All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found at . TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

How to Claim Vet Preference

If you are a U.S. Military Veteran and would like to be considered a preference-eligible veteran for the purposes of your employment application to TVA, please take the necessary actions outlined in the application process. Please submit your military documents each time you apply for a position.

How to Submit Documentation:

1) Upload documents after you complete the application by clicking Careers Home, Cover Letters and Attachments, and Add Attachment, or

2) Email documents to [email protected]

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