Level 1

Level I Technicians are required to demonstrate knowledge of basic first aid skills and safety requirements. The individual in this position possesses a basic knowledge of field operations and types of surveys as well as familiarity with field equipment and procedures used in these functions. Additional skills required include computational ability, survey note taking, drafting/CAD and map reading. Work Elements further describe the requirements related to this position.

Work Elements

The number in parenthesis represents the number of questions for that element on the test.

Test problems will be taken from the following work elements:

1. Types of Surveys (10)

Knowledge of the different types of surveying and the basic differences between them.

2. Field Equipment & Instruments (41)

Knowledge of the care, cleaning and use of surveying tools and equipment, including field radios. Understand the names, purpose and parts, setup, transport and the need for calibration of various surveying field instruments. Some historical knowledge is required.

3. Survey Computations (50)

Knowledge of mathematics and measurements relating to surveying (including linear, angular, elevations and unit systems conversion).

4. Control Points: Horizontal & Vertical (6)

Knowledge of types of survey control points and their differences.

5. Field Operations (21)

Knowledge of the field duties of a Survey Technician. Such duty areas may include line clearing, establishing points, taping, leveling and compass reading.

6. Field Notes (5)

Knowledge of the basic types of surveying field notes.

7. Plan Reading (17)

Knowledge of the types of surveying maps and the ability to obtain basic information from these maps.

8. First Aid & Safety (20)

Basic knowledge of treatment practices for a variety of medical emergencies. Knowledge of traffic control and safety procedures for surveying and construction operations, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.

9. Drafting/CAD (17)

Knowledge of basic drafting and CAD skills, tools and procedures.

10. Electronic Instruments (8)

Knowledge of the handling, setup and care of electronic instruments and their accessories.

11. Surveying History (5)

Knowledge of the historical development of survey procedures and practices

Certified Survey Technician