Land Survey Instrument Operator

We are looking to fill a land survey instrument operator based in the Woodbury office, but will involve field work across Long Island, New York City, and occasionally beyond. Candidates must be willing and able to work outdoors in all weather, and possibly even at night on some projects.


Job Description

The successful candidate will become one of BTA’s field crew members. He or she will be responsible for following the directions of their crew chief, and to assist the crew chief in collecting all the data needed.


Job Requirements

  • A four year survey degree (no experience necessary), a two year survey degree with one year of instrument operating experience or a high school diploma or equivalent with three years of instrument operating experience
  • Must be able to operate GPS receivers in RTK and static mode
  • Must be familiar with total stations and data collectors
  • Must be familiar with differential leveling techniques
  • Must be able to work as part of a team, including working with, and taking advice from your crew chief
  • Previous agency work, such as NYC DDC, NYS DOT, NYC Parks would be beneficial, but is not necessary

  • Physical Requirements

    The successful applicant must be able to:
  • Walk long distances carrying survey equipment
  • Be prepared to work in the road, when it is safe to do so
  • Be physically able to open manholes to measure inverts, and to perform all other tasks a land survey crew might reasonably be requested to perform
  • Candidates must be willing and able to work outdoors in all weather



  • We offer a competitive benefits package, including 401k, health, dental, vision, paid time off and holidays. B. Thayer Associates is an equal opportunity employer. To apply send resume to: