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Responsible for basic survey activities under direct supervision in which duties may include research, drafting, field work, reading survey drawings, field coding, computations, use and maintenance of tools and equipment.


  • Acquires basic knowledge and develops fundamental surveying skills
  • Acquires knowledge of different types of surveying
  • Acquires knowledge of the care, cleaning, and use of surveying tools and equipment
  • Acquires knowledge of basic mathematics and measurements relating to surveying
  • Acquires computational ability, survey notetaking, drafting/CAD skills, and map reading


  • Manuel labor related to field survey activities
  • Comprehension and proper use of survey field codes
  • Interpreting field maps and field notes
  • Assist with field safety procedures, such as traffic control and OSHA requirements
  • Setup and care of surveying instruments and their accessories
  • Become acquainted with standard drafting practices and techniques
  • Become acquainted with preparation of drawings and exhibits using computer-aided design (CAD) software
  • Works under the direction of Professional Land Surveyor, engineers, technicians, or administrative staff


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Preferred NSPS Level 1 Certification
  • Physically able to perform manual labor
  • Acquire knowledge of basic first aid skills and safety requirements
  • Acquire knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Acquire knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Entry level with limited survey experience

The information contained in this document is not intended to be a complete inventory of the job’s duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Rather, it is intended to describe the general nature and level of work expected to be performed by employees assigned to this job title.

About Taliaferro & Browne

Taliaferro & Browne (T&B) is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary professional services firm and trusted partner in civil & structural engineering, landscape architecture, survey, and inspection. For over 50 years, our mission has been to exceed our clients’ and communities’ expectations by providing strategic solutions with expertise, integrity, responsiveness, and collaborative relationships. We take pride in playing our part in strengthening urban connectivity and improving the overall quality of life. How do we do it? It’s simple: our people are invested, our partnerships are valued, and our projects are proven.

At T&B, our people lay the foundation for positive change. Our ecosystem is comprised of talented individuals that are passionate, dedicated, and driven towards impacting change. We support them by providing a healthy yet flexible work environment, strong resources that promotes professional development and growth, comprehensive insurance coverages, and competitive wages. Not to mention on-going bonuses and rewards programs. T&B is not a place to just work. It is a place to thrive in an environment where your career happiness matters!

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement Taliaferro & Browne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, citizenship status, pregnancy, mental or physical disability, marital status, veteran status, status as an active military service member, genetic information, medical condition, gender expression, or any other characteristic to the extent prohibited by Federal, state or local law. As Employees, you must deal with individuals outside the Company on a non-discriminatory basis.

As a minority-owned firm, we believe that diversity is important to the success of the company. We seek to recruit and retain a talented and diverse group of employees. Decisions regarding recruiting, hiring and promotions are made on the basis of individual qualifications related to the requirements of the position. Likewise, the administration of other human resources matters such as compensation, benefits, transfers, reductions in-force, recall, training, education and social/recreational programs are free from any discriminatory practices.
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