Remote Sensing Technician

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Remote Sensing Technician


The remote sensing technician creates and verifies three-dimensional (3D) terrain mapping models for preliminary project development. Responsibilities are performed under direct supervision.

Typical responsibilities:

  1. Performs quality control on data delivered to the department by mapping consultant.
  2. Participates in the planning or development of mapping projects.
  3. Participates in measuring operations to establish field, project, and quality control.
  4. Maintains records of survey data, documents methods used, and writes reports containing information collected.
  5. Manages backup processes of project, compilation, consultant delivered, and scanned data.
  6. Compiles data to create 3D terrain models of areas requested by district project managers and designers, using an assortment of computer aided drafting and design (CADD) programs.
  7. Creates file structures in which to compile 3D information, including loading digital imagery and project data on digital mapping workstation or any other technologies utilized by the department.
  8. Prepares aerial graphics for use by legal personnel, senior management and others for hearings and public
  9. Displays.
  10. Performs other responsibilities as required or assigned.

Typical qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED/HiSET and a post high school course equivalent to three credit hours in mapping or surveying. A passing score on the depth perception test.

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