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Every once in a while, a job comes along that affects your whole outlook on life – for the better. This is one of those times. If you crave a positive work environment, a creative outlet and steady, fulfilling work, review the job opportunities below. CFA and you might just be the perfect match. CFA seeks skilled technical and professional applicants to join our staff.
Thank you for your interest in CFA Reno. Our open positions are listed below.

SURVEY TECHNICIAN - CONSTRUCTION EMPHASIS

CFA, Inc. is a local Civil Engineering, Land Surveying and Planning firm that has been in business since 1981 is seeking a skilled survey technician with a diverse skill set and knowledge of the industry. The successful candidate should have strong technical abilities with a minimum of 5 years of experience in land surveying, working on a wide variety of projects. Primary responsibilities will be in an office capacity, but prior field experience and willingness to jump in as needed is a plus. This position will work directly under the principal land surveyors and require the following skill set:

  • ‍A demonstrated proficiency with AutoDesk AutoCAD computer assisted drafting software, with preference given to the candidate with prior Civil 3D experience.
  • Prior experience preparing calculations for construction surveying is required including analysis and interpretation of construction documents of all disciplines as needed to translate paper plans to survey stakes used in the construction of site improvements.
  • Coordination with clients and contractors. Scheduling and support of crews in the field.
  • Good mathematical and analytical skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software including Word and Excel.
  • Ability to import, export and analyze survey data from office to field and back. Prior experience with Trimble Business Center software is a plus.
  • Ability to create and manipulate surface models including creation of existing and proposed surface models, calculation of earthwork quantities, cut/fill maps, slope maps and other exhibits as job needs arise.
  • Assist in the preparation of maps, plats and exhibits including: recorded maps, boundary, ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys, topographic surveys, legal descriptions and exhibit maps.
  • Land Surveyor Intern certification preferred, but not required.
  • College experience preferred, but not required. 
  • Emphasis on diversity of experience and ability to adapt to the needs of our clients and projects. Requires good organizational skills and ability to multitask in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

This is a full time, long term position offering a comprehensive benefits package. Compensation commensurate with experience. Only candidates meeting the requirements above will be considered.