Survey & Design Training Instructor

Instructor Responsibilities - At a minimum, basic principles initially instructed would cover topographic symbols and map colors, measuring elevations, road surveying, earthwork, irrigation fundamentals, and site layout. Instructor will also be required to provide hands-on exercises that will demonstrate and develop these skills on US provided equipment. The intent over the next few months is to increase the ANAES Instructors individual knowledge of the total station, survey CAD, and CBR Soil Testing system. The instructor not only ensures that the attending students receive the basic surveying fundamentals, they are also responsible to ensure the instructors continue to progress toward independent and self-sustaining instruction.


  1. Provide students with a broad introduction to the world of the Survey and Design.
  2. Reinforce and extend the basic math covered in the individual's basic engineering course. Common skills practiced include calculations for units of measurement in both the metric system and 10th of a meter used in Surveying. Basic algebraic, geometry and trigonometry equations are practiced with the identifying characteristics of various geometric figures.
  3. Introduce the concepts of elevations, slope and topography in the survey field and use of common survey equipment. The basic concepts of reading and interpreting site plan/print reading are also introduced. Basic road design is presented. Using data and fieldwork to determine road construction suitability is introduced in this course.
  4. Provide survey students with an overview of common Survey Techniques and Procedures. Fundamental concepts of taking elevations and calculating differences, determining slope for proposed roads, determining soil types and compaction for basic design, reading topographic maps and field work to determine suitable routes for proposed roads and basic design of gravel, concrete and asphalt roads.
  5. Introduce the fundamental concepts of measuring horizontal and vertical distance, angles and elevations. Basic theory of curves is introduced using varied techniques to lay out a curve in a road. Using benchmarks and creating a benchmark were required is introduced.
  6. Introduce the fundamental concepts of soil composition and compaction. A basic introduction into soil bearing ratio is presented and how to use this information in road design.
  7. Introduce the principles of proposed vehicle traffic and proposed use into the road design. The basic methods of combining fundamental information such as topography, soil and compaction, and vehicle traffic into a design are introduced.
  8. Introduce the basic principles and techniques of road repair as it relates to gravel, concrete and asphalt roads.


  • Explain the basic principles of elevations, vertical and horizontal distance and slope.
  • Describe the characteristics of soils and compatibility.
  • Read a survey rod and recognize the difference between standard metric and survey metric.
  • Solve basic algebraic equations.
  • Identify and describe geometric figures.
  • Solve basic geometry and trigonometry calculations as they relate to road design.
  • Explain basic survey procedures.
  • Identify and correctly use the various survey equipment provided.
  • Correctly calculate elevations and turn angles.
  • Correctly measure distance, both vertical and horizontal.
  • Correctly identify and locate the centerline of an existing or proposed road.
  • Correctly stake a centerline and corresponding offset.
  • Correctly calculate the slope of a road.
  • Correctly calculate the slope of each layer of a proposed road.
  • Correctly lay out a basic curve.
  • Correctly identify features on a topographic map.
  • Correctly read elevations and determine hills and depressions on a topographic map.
  • Identify a benchmark and describe its purpose and uses.

If hired, employment, company in-processing, travel to and attendance at CRC El Paso/Ft. Bliss TX and then deployment to work location in Afghanistan will begin immediately.

All transportation, housing and meals will be provided for you.

Salary will be discussed along with employment details and employment location during interviews.

If you meet all of the requirements listed in this job announcement, please send a copy of your resume/CV and DD214 to

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