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Tennessee Valley Authority Technician, Survey B - 515807 in Knoxville, Tennessee

Technician, Survey B - 515807

Job ID:515807Location:Knoxville, TNRegular/Temporary:

External - Posting Description

Technician, Survey B - 515807

Organization: Chief Operating Officer

Department: Field Survey Operations

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Relocation: Relocation benefits are offered for this position and will be aligned with the federal travel regulations.

Posting Open: 11/20/2023

Posting Close: 11/30/2023 at 11:59 pm EST

Grade / Salary: Competitive

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 (May be job or organization specific)

    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 (Consistent with Classification Standard):

    Education and Experience/Certificates, Licenses, and Registration Requirements

    A.S. degree in Surveying or Civil Technology or equivalent education, training & experience. Field 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 requesting to be considered as a preference-eligible veteran as outlined in the application process, you must submit your military documents before the posting close date indicated above. Be sure to include all supporting documentation: Form DD214 (member 2 or member 4 copy), a Veterans Disability Rating Letter from the VA (if applicable), and a completed form TVA 3595. If you will not get your DD214 until you are separated or retired, you can request a Statement of Service through your military personnel office. The Statement of Service must list your dates of military service, character of service, expected date of separation and any service-connected disability rating that you have been awarded from your branch of military service. Please submit your military documents each time you apply for a position.

How to Submit Documentation:

  • Upload documents in Step 8 of the application process.

  • Email documents to[email protected]

More information about preference eligibility and a link to form TVA 3595, can be found at If you have a question about preference eligibility, please email [email protected] .

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