Surveyors


Also called : City Surveyor, County Surveyor, Land Surveyor, Mine Surveyor, Registered Land Surveyor, Surveyor

What they do


Make exact measurements and determine property boundaries. Provide data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features on or near the earth's surface for engineering, mapmaking, mining, land evaluation, construction, and other purposes.

On the job, one would


    KNOWLEDGE


    • Mathematics
      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Engineering and Technology
      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    • Customer and Personal Service
      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • English Language
      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    SKILLS


    • Mathematics
      Using mathematics to solve problems.

    • Critical Thinking
      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

    • Reading Comprehension
      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    • Speaking
      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Active Listening
      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    ABILITIES


    • Deductive Reasoning
      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Mathematical Reasoning
      The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

    • Written Comprehension
      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Number Facility
      The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.

    • Oral Comprehension
      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    PERSONALITY

    People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

    • Integrity
      Job requires being honest and ethical.

    • Attention to Detail
      Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

    • Dependability
      Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

    • Analytical Thinking
      Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

    • Cooperation
      Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

    • Initiative
      Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

    • Adaptability/Flexibility
      Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

    • Leadership
      Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

    • Persistence
      Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

    • Achievement/Effort
      Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Analytical or scientific software

    • Application server software

    • Computer aided design CAD software

    • Data base user interface and query software

    • Data conversion software

    • Document management software

    • Geographic information system

    • Graphics or photo imaging software

    • Information retrieval or search software

    • Internet browser software

    • Map creation software

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    • Preparation

      Considerable Preparation Needed

    • Education

      Four-year bachelor degree

    • Experience

      A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupation

    • Jobtraining

      Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

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