DEFINITION: Under direction, coordinates the activities of a field survey party; performs the most technically complex paraprofessional field surveying duties; and performs other duties as required.
Survey Party Chief should possess general knowledge of surveying principles and practices.


1. Acts as party chief for a field survey crew engaged in making surveys for construction, topographic, route, and control survey projects; provides input for evaluation of members of field survey crew; and instructs and trains survey crew members in surveying and mapping methods, use of equipment, and field safety procedures.
2. Gathers field survey data through use of conventional and current surveying methods; sets up, adjusts, and operates surveying equipment, including electronic total station, data collector, and GPS equipment, in order to measure distances, elevations, and angles; prepares field notes and sketches; and performs field surveying for roadway, bridges, and flood control projects, including installing surveying construction stakes, tying out existing intersection ties, and locating or establishing vertical and horizontal control, right of way, monuments, corners, boundaries, and property lines.
3. Performs surveying calculations using engineering calculator, laptop computer, personal computer, and graphics and coordinate geometry (Cogo) software; analyzes raw data for mathematical closure and geometric accuracy; collects data to be used in topographic maps, records of survey, corner records, and other survey reports.

Job Requirements: Work is primarily performed outdoors. Outdoor work may be conducted in marsh environments, on construction sites, and in traffic. To perform the essential functions of the job, incumbents may be required to perform moderately strenuous tasks, such as including lifting and carrying instruments weighing up to 50 pounds over rough terrain. Incumbents may also be required to clear vegetation, dig holes, and pound stakes with hand tools. Knowledge of Boat and UTV/ATV operation is preferred as they may be used in daily practices. 3 years of experience as a Survey Crew Party Chief is preferred with a valid driver's license and the ability to travel and stay overnight out of town as the project work load demands.

Knowledge of: principles and practices of land surveying, legal descriptions, construction, topographic surveying, and GIS; field surveying practices and techniques, including radial staking; uses and capabilities of survey instruments, including electronic total station, data collector, network control stations, and GPS measuring equipment.

Ability to: explain technical concepts to others; provide constructive feedback; direct, train, and evaluate the performance of other crew members; enforce safety practices; work independently; read and interpret engineering plans; collect, calculate, and adjust mathematical computations such as distances, traverses, and elevations; analyze data; operate and maintain complex precision surveying instruments, engineering calculators, and personal computers; perform some surveying calculations; communicate effectively orally and in writing; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, engineers, developers, contractors, and the general public.


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Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.