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AAS in Survey Technology and Nearly 2 Years Field Experience Looking to Move to San Antonio

StephenJS
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More or less the title, I'm still green to the industry but am eager to learn more. My education included drafting, legal and field courses, though at my current company I largely work as the I-man in a two man crew so have not gotten to develop many of the office side skills. I currently live in NY but have housing planned for San Antonio once I can confirm I will be employed. Even if you don't have work for me I'd love advice on job hunting in San Antonio or even just in general when it comes to making such a big move. Thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : March 8, 2020 7:00 pm
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JaRo
 JaRo
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Texas is a 4 year degree state but the rumor at the last seminar was that the new board is considering dropping that to a 2 year degree requirement.

San Antonio is not as far as you might think. Here is a map to help you find your way! 😆  

Seriously, I am no where near San Antonio but I hear it is booming.

James

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Posted : March 8, 2020 7:32 pm
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StLSurveyor
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Our San Antonio office needs a crew chief:

https://careers-sam.icims.com/jobs/3390/crew-chief-%28non-per-diem%29/job

Lots of opportunities at SAM and offices across Texas. Coming down from NY to South Texas will be a huge change for you. 

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Posted : March 9, 2020 3:27 am
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StephenJS
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@stlsurveyor
I appreciate the link, but if I'm being completely honest I'm not sure I'd be comfortable stepping into a crew chief position yet, my current firm is 90% boundary and ALTA work so I feel quite comfortable in those areas. But looking at what you guys are doing I don't think I have the skill base to adequately lead a crew. If there was an opening a little lower on the totem pole I'd be very interested. A firm like yours is really where I'm hoping to land; my current one is very small and it seems like you guys are using a lot of technologies that I've been very interested in since school but really haven't had the chance to get my hands on.

 

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Topic starter Posted : March 9, 2020 5:41 pm
StephenJS
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@jaro

looks like texas got a little pan shaped 😆 

 

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Topic starter Posted : March 9, 2020 5:42 pm
StLSurveyor
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@stephenjs

If you're interested then apply. We have an internal "university" and a wealth of training and development programs in place. At SAM you will have access to any software and hardware you can ever imagine. For what its worth being a crew chief working for a pipeline or T-line surveying requires zero survey skills - it's just topo so don't let that scare you off. Not that's not all you'd be doing at SAM but in Texas but since Texas is growing faster than China most of the work right now is infrastructure driven. Feel free to send me your resume via PM. 

 

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Posted : March 10, 2020 3:30 am

leegreen
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Where is your AAS degree from?

Why are you leaving NY?

Where in NY are you now?

 

I'm looking to hire a surveyor assistance (work 1 on 1 with PLS). I can provide a lot more aspects of surveying than just Boundary and ALTA surveys.

Construction Layout and Support with Robotic TS & GPS

3D Machine Control Setup

3d Surface Model Building

Topographic Mapping

Boundary Survey

Landfill and Environmental

Drone Mapping

Flood Certs

 

In a few weeks, I will be doing drone a demonstration at the local College to find some recruits 😎 

 

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Posted : March 10, 2020 5:42 am
StephenJS
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My degree is from the SUNY ESF Ranger school. I'm looking to get out of New York just in general, there's a lot about my home state that doesn't thrill me at this point in my life; though I am also just plain interested in experiencing work outside of the 13 colonies. I'm currently based out of Onondaga county.

 

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Topic starter Posted : March 10, 2020 6:18 pm
flyin solo
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there's no shortage of work in SA.  don't sweat it.  

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Posted : March 11, 2020 6:40 am

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