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Instrument Person / TDO

at City of Houston

Posted: 3/10/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2351853
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: online

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Posting Number: PN# 20786
Department: Houston Public Works
Service Line: Transportation & Drainage Operations
Section: Various
Reporting Location: 5900 Teague or 1700 E. Crosstimbers
Workdays & Hours: *Monday - Thursday, 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
*Subject to change

Performs routine topographic and construction surveys on City properties and rights-of-way.  Measures and obtains data pertaining to angles, elevations, points and contours for topographic and construction surveys.  Operates a variety of survey instrumentation equipment including level, transit and electronic measuring devices, etc.  Calculates grades using survey data and construction plans; positions and marks stakes for use as reference points.  Locates existing reference points, e.g., property corners, stakes, etc., by excavating; positions and remarks reference points.  Compiles field notes, makes sketches and records obtained data in field survey record books.  Monitors supply levels and maintains equipment.  Assists with traffic control around survey area; clears brush from survey area; helps load truck with supplies.  Performs other duties as assigned.
This position routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items, such as typewriters or records boxes (up to 40 pounds) and/or very long periods of walking on rough surfaces on routine basis. There are routine exposures to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture and air pollution. The position may involve periodic exposure to chemical substances and physical trauma of a minor nature such as cuts, bruises and minor burns.
This is a Houston Public Works Department Emergency Management position at the Tier I Level.


Basic knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation and simple mathematical functions like percentages, ratios, etc. as might normally be acquired through attainment of a high school diploma or a GED.

Two (2) years of surveying experience are required.

Valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).


Preference will be given to applicant with survey and concrete repair experience.

**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**


However, the Department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION                         Yes               
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
SALARY INFORMATION                 
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.  The salary range for this position is:
Pay Grade 11

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at:
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or call 832-393-6022.
If you need special services or accommodations, call 832-393-6022. (TTY 7-1-1)

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information.
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.