State of Connecticut Home Follow Us on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterFollow Us on Flickr
Connecticut Department of Labor Home Connecticut Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - STEM
LMI Home About Us Publications FAQ Glossary Contact Us
Geodetic Surveyors Go Back to List
Measure large areas of the Earth's surface using satellite observations, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), light detection and ranging (LIDAR), or related sources.
 Technology used in this occupation:
 
  • Map creation software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Review existing standards, controls, or equipment used, recommending changes or upgrades as needed.
  •  
  • Provide training and interpretation in the use of methods or procedures for observing and checking controls for geodetic and plane coordinates.
  •  
  • Plan or direct the work of geodetic surveying staff, providing technical consultation as needed.
  •  
  • Distribute compiled geodetic data to government agencies or the general public.
  •  
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, continue education, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in technology, equipment, or systems.
  •  
  • Verify the mathematical correctness of newly collected survey data.
  •  
  • Request additional survey data when field collection errors occur or engineering surveying specifications are not maintained.
  •  
  • Prepare progress or technical reports.
  •  
  • Maintain databases of geodetic and related information, including coordinate, descriptive, or quality assurance data.
  •  
  • Compute, retrace, or adjust existing surveys of features such as highway alignments, property boundaries, utilities, control and other surveys to match the ground elevation-dependent grids, geodetic grids, or property boundaries and to ensure accuracy and
  •  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.
  •  
  • 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.
  •  
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  •  
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  •  
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  •  
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  •  
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  •  
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  •  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.
  •  
  • Geography - Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
  •  
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  •  
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  •  
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  •  
  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
  •  
  • Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
  •  
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  •  
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  •  Search for Jobs on Connecticut's Labor Exchange (CTJOBcentral)
      (Please note that some searches may not produce any results.)
     Education & Training
      Education:   Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
      Related Experience:   A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
      View Related Programs on Connecticut's Education & Training ConneCTion site.
     Browse Through a List of Businesses That Employ People With Your Same Skills
      Potential Employer Search
     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $82,940.00 $39.88  $27.39  $31.07 - $47.50 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $83,573.00 $40.18  $28.85  $36.77 - $46.05 
    Danbury $78,277.00 $37.63  $27.93  $31.39 - $40.13 
    Hartford $82,711.00 $39.76  $28.12  $30.98 - $48.33 
    New Haven $85,941.00 $41.32  $28.56  $33.34 - $49.30 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2016 - 2026 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   31
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow more slowly than average, and the number of annual openings will offer limited job opportunities.
    ONET Resource Center Some of the occupational information on this page is formulated from O*NETTM v17.0 data. O*NETTM is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
    Go Connecticut LMI Home State of Connecticut Department of Labor - Office of Research
    200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6275
    LMI Home | CTDOL Home | CT.gov | Feedback | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Accessibility Policy
    This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. (more)
    Go to the State of Connecticut website