Survey Crew Student Worker, St. Paul, Minnesota

Created 02/23/2021
Reference 11391527
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City St. Paul
Zip 55155
Salary Competitive
Survey Crew Student Worker

Up to $17.76 hourly

St. Paul, MN

Are you in college and looking for a summer opportunity filled with hands-on field work experience, independency to manage your own daily work schedule and mentorship by a qualified and skilled professional in their field? Then working for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) may be the opportunity for you.

MnDOT's Office of Land Management provides information and support for MnDOT's Geodetic Survey Control Monuments, Photogrammetric projects, products and services and Right of Way mapping and department-wide survey standards. The Geodetic Unit establishes and maintains horizontal and vertical control for all MnDOT projects statewide. Develops and provides technical support for new technology in precise surveying and mapping applications and provides technical support for Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Land Information systems.

We are looking to hire 8 full-time, temporary Survey Crew Student Workers with an anticipated duration of four months from May 2021 - August 2021.

These positions are located in St. Paul, Minnesota.

In this position, you will have the unique opportunity to:

•Be a member of a survey crew performing reconnaissance, monumentation and horizontal and vertical control field surveys;

•Utilize GPS to ensure that work is completed accurately and efficiently;

•Use leveling equipment; and

•Ensure that all work is in compliance with National Geodetic Survey (NGS) and MnDOT specifications.

Field surveying requires overnight travel to various worksites in a variety of weather conditions. Travel expenses while on-the-job are covered/reimbursed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. These positions will work 4 10-hour days, Monday - Thursday, and will stay in motels 3 nights per week.


We offer excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage. Other benefits include:

· 11 paid holidays per year

· Earn up to 29 paid vacation days a year

· Earn 13 days paid sick time

· Defined pension plan

· Paid life insurance

· Short & long-term disability available

· Training opportunities

· And more!


We are driven to find talented, innovative employees for Minnesota's nationally recognized transportation system. We work to build the best team in the transportation industry to ensure that Minnesota thrives with a safe, sustainable and leading edge transportation system. You will be surrounded by a diverse community of experts, each driven by challenging work and motivated by the greater good. You will understand the impact of the work you are doing and be able to see the benefit you are providing to the citizens of Minnesota. You can set your sights high and use your strengths to grow within the organization. MnDOT offers superior health and retirement benefits as well as a solid commitment to work-life balance, which provides you the tools to thrive both at work and outside of work.


Applicants must be current students in a secondary, post-secondary, or graduate school. Other qualifications include:

•Mathematical and drafting skills sufficient to complete required note checking and office processing of geodetic data;

•Ability to understand survey equipment including the operation of digital level equipment, personal computers, and GPS receivers; and

•Human relations skills sufficient to maintain good morale and a working relationship with other members of the crew.

Applicants must be a student in a college/university, trade or technical school. If a student is enrolled at a credit-granting institution he/she must carry at least six semester (nine quarter) credits. If enrolled at a non-credit granting institution or one that only offers one credit per class, a student must be taking two or more classes per semester/quarter. Any lesser credit (class) load shall be treated as a semester/quarter off. Graduate students must be enrolled in at least two courses or making progress on a dissertation. You will be asked to complete an Education Verification form prior to appointment.

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