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NSPS Assistance Requested to Define “Geodetic Surveyors”

Wednesday, October 23, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Burk Cornelius
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Over time, NSPS has been asked by the Department of Labor to solicit "occupation experts” who can

help to insure that DoL’s O*NET program correctly defines occupations within the overall category of

surveying and mapping.

Currently, O*NET is in the process of defining the occupation of Geodetic Surveyor.

Please read below, and contact either Curt Sumner at,

or MaryePasick ( ) if you are interested in participating in this effort.

Remember, if we as professionals do not provide our insight into how segments for our profession are defined, others will make those determinations for us.

The U.S. Department of Labor requests your assistance with a program that is important to the nation. 
the Occupational Information Network (O*NET®). The O*NET Program serves employers, human
resource professionals, job counselors, and labor market analysts across the country who depend on
occupational information to perform their daily work. Individuals who are exploring and planning
careers also use O*NET information. We would like your help to keep this information current. Your

assistance will help describe the complexities of your work to the American public

NSPS seeks your assistance as anoccupation expert (OE) for the occupation of Geodetic Surveyors.
Occupation experts will be called and asked to complete O*NET questionnaires to provide information
on their field of expertise. Their contribution to this program will ensure that the occupational

information provided in the O*NET database is current and accurate.

"Are you an Occupational Expert?"---the criteria:

1. Do you currently work in the U.S.?
2. The description of this occupational classification is below. Does the work described fit either the work you're doing now or have done in the past? (Your job title doesn't need to match, just the work described.)
3. Geodetic Surveyors: Description:
Measure large areas of the Earth's surface using satellite observations, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), light detection and ranging (LIDAR), or related sources. Some of the alternate titles for this occupation: Geodesist , Geodetic Surveyor Technologist, Geographic Information System Surveyor, and Remote Sensing Surveyor.

Geographic Information System Surveyor, and Remote Sensing Surveyor.

4. Do you have at least 5 years experience with this occupation? Experience = practicing the occupation but also includes those who have at least 1 year of practice who are now training,

instructing or supervising those in the occupation .

If you said yes to the questions above, will you volunteer to assist with the O*NET research of Geodetic

If you said yes to the questions above, will you volunteer to assist with the O*NET research of Geodetic
Surveyors? If so, please email Curtis Sumner ( MaryePasick
( ) Please include your name, phone number and city/state. We really appreciate

your help!!

Your participation in this effort is voluntary. Yet, participation by occupation experts is vital to the

success of this important program. Many thanks in advance.

Curtis Sumner
NSPS Executive Director

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