A rodman is responsible for the transportation and set up of the instruments and equipment associated
with surveying land and preparing the job site for a survey. The Survey Rodman will be responsible for
supporting the survey crew during the measurement of land and grade.
Not only does a rodman load all needed equipment into the vehicles before heading out to the various
properties that the crew will survey during the day, but he also has to clear any brush or trees away from the survey line — typically by himself.
Assisting the Surveyor
Part of a rodman’s job involves holding the prism pole steady for the surveyor to help determine
elevations of different points. He also measures how far different points are from each other, using a tape or electronic equipment, and helps with the various pieces of survey equipment.
This is routine technical work assisting in survey fieldwork. Work is performed in accordance with
prescribed and well-established procedures.
An employee assigned to this classification performs entry level surveying tasks including the operation of equipment such as machetes and other tools and is expected to learn the use and operation of all survey equipment that the department owns.
The candidate will gain experience in all aspects of the profession including construction layout, topographic surveys, elevation certificates, ALTA surveys, and boundary surveys. Candidate should like working outdoors with tolerance to heat and cold, be able to climb hills, and carry at least 25 pounds. Our work is local and does not require overnight travel. We are only seeking individuals with a can-do attitude, great people skills, hard work ethic, teamwork mindset, and love for the outdoors.
Familiarity with survey instruments, AutoCAD training, construction, survey or farm-related
training/experience will all help you in being successful in this role, but they are not required. Pursuing your Associate’s degree from an accredited college or completed technical trade school courses, are also considered a plus.
The typical schedule for this position is Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely
match our requirements. Only local candidates will be considered.
Please send responses to firstname.lastname@example.org.