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USACE - Survey Technician - Astoria, OR

June 03, 2021 1:25 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

The Portland District staff oversees the operation and maintenance of 19 multi-purpose dams in Oregon and a sediment retention structure in southwestern Washington. We also maintain more than 720 miles of federal navigation channels and 33 channel and harbor projects through the use of two government-owned hopper dredges and three hydrographic survey vessels.


  • You will be responsible for the day-to-day work of accomplishing pre-post dredge and conditional surveys in support of channel maintenance of navigable waterways, including foreign waters.
  • Surveys are performed in support of dredge contracts, Government dredges, and published maps.
  • You will serve as a field specialist on hardware and software systems used in hydrographic surveys.
  • You will plan and carry out the work involved in acquisition of hydrographic survey data for channel monitoring and dredging purposes, utilizing sensitive electronic automated surveying equipment.
  • You will collect and edit single beam and multibeam data to assure accuracy by performing appropriate overlap checks and comparisons following standardized software processes of quality assurance.
  • You will make minor corrections and repairs and recommends action to be taken, including replacement or sending devices to the manufacturer or contact software vendor for corrections or updates.
  • You will ensure equipment is in proper working order, i.e. has equipment repaired, sent out for preventative maintenance as needed, surpluses broken or outdated equipment as needed.

Travel Required

75% or less - Travel required for training, conferences and work assignments may be up to 60% of the time.

For more information on the position or to apply, please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/602608500 

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