2024-00863-TNCF05-Construction and Field Survey Technician-Cheyenne

US Government, Department of Transportation

Open Until Filled 


The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is seeking a full-time Construction and Field Survey Technicians located in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Under limited supervision, the Construction and Field Survey Technicians will perform various duties, including surveys and inspections on preliminary designs and construction projects, and conduct material testing to provide a safe, high-quality, and efficient transportation system for the State of Wyoming.

This position offers:
**$2,000 Hiring Bonus** See Notes section for eligibility 

  • Culture of public service and a commitment to work/life balance
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • State Retirement plan and additional savings opportunities (deferred compensation)
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
For information on the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s purpose, mission, vision, and values, please visit our website:   https://www.dot.state.wy.us/home/administration/strategic_performance/mission_vision_values_1.html  

Cheyenne is a steadily growing community along the Front Range but still true to the history of the Old West.  The city offers nearby access to mountain biking, skiing, hiking, fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities.  Cheyenne is home to the “Daddy of ’em All” – Cheyenne Frontier Days – held every last week of July.  Wyoming is one of seven states with no income tax. 

Human Resource Contact: Mandy McMicheal/ 307-745-2111 / mandy.mcmicheal@wyo.gov

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.


  • Inspects construction projects.
  • Prepare, review, maintain, and file construction project records, estimates, and reports.
  • Perform topographic surveys.
  • Conducts aggregate gradation testing, density testing for earthwork and surfacing, and concrete testing.
  • Performs survey tasks such as drive stakes, hubs, hold tapes, hold rod, and instrument operation.
  • Performs minor surveying computations such as slopes, areas, volumes, cuts and fills, etc.
  • Inspects pipe backfill and fill construction.
  • Inspects paving operations to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Performs minor engineering computations such as areas, volumes, material spread rates, etc.
  • Tests, samples, and reports materials proposed to be used in construction projects.
  • Reviews and learns test methods, manuals, and procedures.
  • Performs basic engineering calculations.
  • Performs testing and sampling on bridges and roadways for analysis.
  • Reviews and learns traffic control methods, manuals, and procedures.
  • Sets up, maintains, and removes a safe traffic control plan under live traffic conditions.
  • Maintains traffic control devices in the field; performs traffic control duties.
  • Assist in the investigation of existing roadways for forensic study.
  • Assists in gathering samples, providing a safe working zone, flagging, etc.
  • Ensures that proper equipment and supplies are loaded and in good working condition.
  • Performs more complex lab tests of samples, and documents results for QA/QC purposes.
  • Serves as a technical resource for other employees; attends and completes all designated training sessions in order to maintain required certifications, performs inspections.
  • Communicates both internally and externally regarding project information and courses of action/consequences, on smaller projects.
  • Oversee smaller projects and/or components of larger projects.
  • Assists in permitting processes to obtain water, gravel, plant site, and surveying agreements and aids in the renewal and file maintenance of these agreements.

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