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Senior Field Survey Technician

Atlanta, Georgia

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Job ID R034841 Date posted May. 12, 2022 Category Property & Land Specialists Employment Type Full Time

Company Summary

Join a team that puts its People First! As a member of First American's family of companies, National Commercial Services provides single-point service for simple to multi-property/multi-state national commercial real estate transactions. Since 1889, First American (NYSE: FAF) has held an unwavering belief in its people. They are passionate about what they do, and we are equally passionate about fostering an environment where all feel welcome, supported, and empowered to be innovative and reach their full potential. Our inclusive, people-first culture has earned our company numerous accolades, including being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for six consecutive years. We have also earned awards as a best place to work for women, diversity and LGBTQ+ employees, and have been included on more than 50 regional best places to work lists. First American will always strive to be a great place to work, for all. For more information, please visit www.careers.firstam.com.

Job Summary

Measure distances, directions, and angles between points on, above, and below the Earth's surface. Locate known survey reference points and determine the precise location of important features in the survey area using specialized equipment. Field Technicians also research legal records, look for evidence of previous boundaries, and analyze data to determine the location of boundary lines.

Experience with conventional surveying, robotic total stations, and RTK GPS equipment is required. Experience and familiarity with Trimble equipment is beneficial. Candidate must be able to work independently to perform survey fieldwork. Must have an understanding of plats and worksheet comprehension, data collector use (including file transfer) setting property corners.

This role requires regular interaction with the entire surveying team including research, CAD Technicians, other field personnel and project managers. Excellent verbal and written communications skills are required.

Essential Functions

  • Proficient in operating robotic and GPS surveying equipment
  • Taking and delivering quality field notes that will enable the drafter and Surveyor to be able to produce an accurate survey.
  • Help locate and identify all relevant documentation and improvements required to provide the necessary amount of control to establish positional tolerance
  • Help maintain and operate all vehicle, surveying instruments, computers, and any other tool designed to help produce the surveys.
  • Align daily work with differing project scopes and critical deadlines

Minimum Requirements:

  • A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record is required.
  • Must be able to interpret directions from management
  • Must be able to understand survey requirements based on ALTA Standards
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must meet physical requirements needed to complete large-scale ALTA
  • Ability to provide organized field notes


Knowledge and Skills/Technology Used

  • Highly proficient in mathematics and measurements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • MS Office Software skills
  • Analytical review skills
  • Strong project planning skills


Typical Education

  • Job specific training and history of continued work in the same field.


Typical Range of Experience

  • Preferably 5 years. 

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First American invests in its employees' development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.

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