Damage Prevention Locator (Utility Information Field Tech) at Indiana University

Posted in Other 2 days ago.

Location: Bloomington, Indiana

Job Description:



Department Information

The Capital Planning & Facilities mission is to create a physical environment that fosters success. We plan, create, maintain, and preserve Indiana University's beautiful, functional, and sustainable campuses. Our units work together to support excellence in teaching, learning, research, and community engagement - across all IU campuses. CPF also serves as a liaison with the state of Indiana for all capital projects, including the Capital Appropriations Request, the state approval process for all capital projects, and the various capital and space utilization reports required by the state.

Our staff members are our most valuable asset. Each individual is a team member who contributes to the decision-making process. We seek creative and innovative solutions to meet our customers' needs. We set high service standards, and we reward superior effort and results. We promote the personal growth of our staff through education and training.

At CPF, we believe diversity, equity, and inclusion are inseparable from our mission to create campuses and communities that keep our faculty, staff and students feeling safe, supported and included. CPF cares about each individual and the unique background and capabilities they bring to our team. It is through these diverse experiences and perspectives that we will thrive in the future as a team that actively represents Indiana University's commitment to diversity and equity.

You can learn more about CPF here.

Job Summary

  • Verifies the location of and mark utility systems for current and future construction projects or when utility systems information is requested.

  • Prepares and maintains damage prevention permits and maps for contracted locators and verify completion, distribute permits as required.

  • Performs leak detection and water quality testing; utilizes necessary tools to assist in sub-surface locating of valves, manholes and access panels.

  • Utilizes survey-grade GPS equipment, sUAS, lasers, infra-red camera and digital cameras to map utility systems as repair and replacement work is occurring as well as during new construction projects.

  • Sketches and documents all changes to each campus utility using photos, GPS points, laser measurements and contractor redlines.

  • Works with regional campuses in the collection and documentation of base map and utilities updates when requested.

  • Ensures the completion of work assignments in a safe, efficient, and cost effective manner within specified time frames.

  • Complies with all safety policies and University and departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines.

  • Responds to emergency situations immediately and works quickly to correct issues. Maintains availability for overtime work and/or on-call duties as assigned.

  • Performs other utility-related work as needed or assigned.




  • High school diploma or GED



  • 5 years of experience in utility damage prevention


  • Some experience with Indiana 811 Dig Safe permitting process

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.



  • Possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.

  • Locator certification Upon date of hire

  • Damage Prevention Competency certification Upon date of hire



  • Proficient communication skills

  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism

  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills

  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality

  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment

  • Highly thorough and dependable

  • Familiarity with ArcGIS and/or AutoCAD required

  • Advanced knowledge of utility documentation equipment, tools, techniques and procedures

  • Knowledge of computers and computer software including: ESRI Software Suite (ArcGIS for Desktop, Collector for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Pro, etc.), Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat, Trimble Pathfinder Office and Terra Sync, 3DR Site Scan, and AutoCAD Map 3D

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Working Conditions / Demands

This role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. This role frequently requires the ability to handle equipment. This role frequently requires the ability to remain stationary and ascend/descend ladders/stairs. This role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds. The role requires the ability to detect items in close proximity as well as far away; discern between colors; detect objects in peripheral space of self; discern items in detail; and to have good depth perception. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Job Classification

Career Level: Mastery

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Engineering, Trades & Facility

Job Family: Systems Control & Electronics

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Campus Safety and Security

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at iups@iu.edu or by visiting IUPD.

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