Geodetic Technician (Survey Technician) - (GLO0000WH)

  • Jacobs
  • United States-Utah-Dugway-20312-DPG
  • Jul 13, 2020
Full time Construction

Job Description

Jacobs provides field, range, testing, chemical, and biological laboratory support to the U.S. Army at the West Desert Test Center (WDTC) located at Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), UT. As a major test site for the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, the WDTC is responsible for the test and evaluation of chemical and biological (CB) defense systems, incendiary and smoke/obscuration munitions systems, and related operational concepts. In addition to these responsibilities, we also support non-CB testing at the WDTC for the DOD and other Federal agencies, including environmental assessment/impact evaluation and munitions demilitarization.
Our Dugway Operation was established in 2004 with the award of the Field, Range, Chamber, and Laboratory Support Services (FRC&LSS) contract to Jacobs. This operation also includes our support provided to STC through a subcontract awarded in 2006 for Test Documentation and Management Support Services for the WDTC. Through the FRC&LSS contract, we manage an integrated team of contractors that includes, Mellor Engineering with a composite staff size of more than 170 personnel.
This position requires the ability to utilize standard methods to perform optical/conventional and GPS surveys of chem/bio field testing as well as indirect fore testing under the direction of a senior surveying personnel. Obtains data pertaining to angels, elevations, points and contours for test fixture planning utilizing levels, total stations and RTK GPS equipment.  Performs stakeout of points, line and areas as per test plans.  Complies and presents notes, sketches, and records of data obtained and work performed. Directs work of subordinate members of survey team.  Performs ferrous metal locating tasks as needed for field testing and installation excavation permits.  Autocad, Geographic Information Systems and survey software experience desired.  
Specialized training and at least 3 years experience in conducting third order surveys. Experience with transit instruments to provide coordinates of weapons systems and artillery/mortar rounds as specified in tasks.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
Essential Functions
Physical Requirements: 
Medium- Exerts up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time. 
Position may require filing, typing, and reading from a computer screen. 
Must have sufficient mobility, included but not limited to: bending, reaching, turning and kneeling to complete daily duties in a timely and efficient manner.  
There is a possibility that due to parking availability and location of work, walking moderate to long distances may be required. 
Work Environment: 
Can involve inside or outside work depending on task. 
An inside environment may be a cubicle (considerations: close quarters, low to moderate noise, bright or dim lighting). 
Outside work may include various environmental conditions including warm and cold climates. 
Needs to be able to work well with co-workers and all levels of management. 
No hazards on job or unusual environmental conditions. Office is located on site in Government spaces at: Dugway Proving Ground, UT.
Equipment and Machines:
Ability to operate office equipment such as a personal computer, printer, copy machine, telephone, fax machine and other equipment including desk supplies and other work related tools as required. 
Regular hours will be between Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines. 
Must exhibit flexibility of work hours to adjust to surge situations based on critical mission requirements.
Other Essential Functions: 
Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers. 
Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written. 
Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to employees or others. 
Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner. 
Independent personal transportation to office or work site is required. 
Travel to and from customer’s locations and the test fields may be required to support projects. 
This may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can possibly be made for POV, if necessary. 
When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion. 
This position will require a valid driver license to operate a variety of vehicles.
Jacobs is a global technology company, delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. We test, operate, sustain, and secure critical infrastructures and weapons systems using unique technology application and agile software development capabilities to improve mission capability and operational readiness. Jacobs’ deep experience with advanced technology systems and our wide-ranging program support capabilities work together to make us a premier partner to aerospace and defense clients at locations around the world.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.


Primary Location

: United States-Utah-Dugway-20312-DPG


: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Posting

: Jul 8, 2020, 9:55:30 PM


: Scientific Research & Testing



Job Type

: Experienced
Job Classification: Full-Time Regular

Work Locations

R0423A - MS#5 
 Dugway 84022
Capabilities: Aerospace Technology and Defense Programs and Facilities