Survey Technician

Department: Engineering
Job ID: 2313

Denver Water invites you to pursue a career as a Survey Technician with the best water utility organization in the nation. We are committed to hiring the best candidates, developing current employees and promoting from within. Our survey department encompasses a broad range of surveying disciplines including but not limited to boundary, construction, hydrographic and 3D laser scanning. Our work takes us all over Colorado’s Front Range and beautiful Rocky Mountains. If you are looking for a challenging yet rewarding career then we are excited about you joining our team. 

Hiring Salary Range:  $20.03- 25.04 hourly (Mid-point)  

Full-Time, 40 Hours, Regular position                              

Location of position: Main Campus

 Opening Date: 6/13/17                                                           

Closing Date: 6/27/17

Candidates must submit a completed Denver Water application in order to be considered. Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received. Resumes may be attached to the application.


Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.4 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs.  Denver Water aspires to be the best water utility in the nation.  The organization is a responsible steward of the resources, assets and natural environment entrusted to us in order to provide a high-quality water supply, a resilient and reliable system, and excellent customer service.

Denver Water’s Engineering Division is currently seeking a qualified candidate to assist us as a Survey Technician working under direct supervision, performs technical survey work in the field or office. Assists with setting up GPS, Total Station levels, and taking measurements. Assist field crew in data collection, construction stake out, and other survey related activities.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not have formal supervisory responsibilities over other employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organize the process of taking of measurements and the establishment of lines, grades, boundaries, and horizontal/vertical control points. Take cross sections before and after excavation and locate underground interference for design engineers.

  • Set up and operate GPS receivers, total stations, and levels in performing topographic, property and other surveys. Check boundary lines, grades, and bench marks according to blueprints, deeds, and other records.

  • Draft maps using AUTOCAD. Process & adjust field collected data.

  • Search county records to obtain subdivision plats, vacation and dedications of streets, and ownership of property.

  • Perform land survey research of utility maps, survey plats, subdivision plats, parcel maps, and monument records.

  • Prepare charts, graphs, and other exhibits.

  • Perform general office and clerical duties.

  • Assist in maintaining safety standards particularly in areas of traffic control.

  • Perform related work as required.

  • May be required to work out of town for extended periods of time.

Minimum Qualification

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Minimum 2 years of related work experience.

  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.


Licenses, Registration and Certifications:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class “R” Colorado driver’s license, and have a satisfactory driving record on the date of appointment.

  • Required HIPAA Training.

Physical, Behavioral, and Environmental Exposures


  • Surveying terminology, principles, methods and equipment.

  • Trigonometry and map reading.

  • Organization and time management.

  • Computers and applicable software.

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    Operating GPS equipment.

Denver Water offers excellent benefits that include a pension plan, a 401K Plan with 3% match, a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, Health and Dental coverage, Life Insurance, and vacation/holiday/sick leave.  A background check will be conducted to verify information submitted on application.  Most employment offers are contingent on the successful completion of a post-offer physical, which includes drug and alcohol testing.  All positions require a Worker’s Compensation Background check. A strength test may be required depending on the physical requirements of the position.


Mr. Loren A. Robinson

1600 W. 12th Ave.

Denver, CO. 80204-3412


  • Denver Water will not accept or consider applications that are mailed, emailed, faxed, or dropped off at our office.
  • No resumes will be accepted unless they are attached to an online application.
  • Employment applications are accepted for current openings only.

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Internal Applicant

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