Survey CAD Technician: Sisseton-Whapeton Oyate

$27.00/hour with full benefits after 90 days.

Description of Work

Primary duties include: The Survey CAD Technician will design drawings, maps, and perform land surveying on a wide-range of complex projects for the Zoning Office of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate.

The position will report to the Zoning Administrator. 

The Survey CAD Technician will manage special projects under the supervision of the Zoning Administrator.  

This position requires clerical and office administrative duties to support the Zoning Office. Will prepare, organize, and maintain office documents.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and manage CADD systems, databases, and hardware for the SWO Zoning Office

  • Prepare, update, and distribute maps

  • Provide technical information to tribal programs

  • Develop Zoning boundaries and districts for residential, commercial and floodplain

  • Proficiency with AutoCAD Civil3D, Trimble Business Center, Trimble Access

  • Proficient use of coordinates and projections

  • Become proficient with ESRI ArcGIS 10.2

  • Collect land survey data using Trimble R8 GNSS, Nikon DTM-322 and TSC3

  • Remain current on updates to field surveying science, technology and instrumentation

  • Assist in developing zoning boundaries using a variety of computer programs

  • Attend job related software training such as AutoCAD, ArcGIS and Trimble Access

  • Attend equipment training such as RTK Surveying for Topography and Stakeout

  • Provides technical and administrative assistance for the SWO Zoning Office

  • Attend meetings, conferences, and workshops

  • Other related duties assigned by the Zoning Administrator or his/her designee;

  • Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and working relationship with the Zoning Administrator and office employees, other Tribal employees, Elected Officials and the public. 

Supervisory Responsibilities 

  • May provide limited supervision of fellow employees used for the development and maintenance of the tribal zoning databases.  

Language Requirements:

  • Fluent in written and oral communication using the English language

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to interpret, identify, assess, or diagnose a variety of instructions or information furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form and plan approaches that respond to problems or challenges.

Ability to prioritize work and research information independently; multi-task duties. 

Technology and Tools Requirements:

Strong computer skills

Competent and experienced using AutoCAD, Trimble Business Center and Trimble GPS/GNSS

Skilled in Trimble R8 RTK hardware set-up, data collection, post processing and exporting files

Capability to operate Autodesk AutoCAD software for preparing Zoning maps; ability to analyze data, and prepare map products while developing and maintaining CAD & GIS database files.

Ability to operate a variety of technical tools and equipment, such as a TruPulse Laser, RICOH GPS camera, HP Z6100ps/Canon 710 plotters, drafting instruments, measuring devices, etc. 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Have the ability to read legal descriptions, deeds, plat books, maps, and software procedure manuals.

Skills in interpreting land descriptions, maps, drawings, charts, plans, survey records, and aerial photos.

Knowledge of principles and practices of file and records management.

Skill in reading, understanding, interpreting and applying relevant Tribal rules, ordinances, codes and regulations (and any other federal, state, or county rules when applicable).

Skills in following and effectively communicating both verbal and written instructions.

Skill in working within deadlines to complete projects and assignments.

Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of specialized and standard software.

Ability to communicate orally with customers, clients, and the public in face-to-face one-on-one settings or using a telephone. 

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

Enter data into a computer terminal, PC, or other keyboard device requiring continuous or repetitive arm-hand-eye movement.

Perform GPS data collection walking and driving for extended periods of time and distance.

Perceive color as defined by the Inter Society Color Council-National Bureau of Standards system.

May be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 40 pounds.

Call SWO HR Dept. at 605-698-8238