Senior Survey Party Chief

  • Job Reference: 68645787-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2018
  • Recruiter: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Inidan Community
  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Start Date: 2018-07-26T12:00:42.19

Job Description

Definition: Under general supervision of the Survey Division Manager, performs a variety of technical, skilled survey engineering work in the field. Supervises and leads survey crew day-to-day work activities. Researches and prepares legal descriptions of property, right-of-ways, utility easements, etc., in order to determine legal boundaries.Collects topography and levels for design purposes. This job class is treated as FLSA exempt.
Examples of Tasks: Essential Functions: (Essential functions may vary among positions, but may include the following tasks, knowledges, abilities, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.)

Tasks:
1. Supervises and leads survey related work activities for a field survey crew. Reviews and evaluates quality of survey measurements and calculations performed by a survey field crew during each phase of the survey process. Instructs crewmembers on methods for determining exact location and measurements of control points, elevations, lines, suitable areas for construction, map making boundaries, etc. Assists in the development of survey policies and procedures and ensures policies are closely followed by subordinate workers. Keeps Survey Division Manager informed of work-related problems and concerns impacting the overall survey operation.

2. Operates optical and electrical survey instruments and supporting equipment common in survey work. Acts as primary survey instrument operator on more difficult and precise survey tasks. Utilizes survey instruments to collect and maintain engineering, construction, and boundary survey data. Determines fixed points for use in making maps through the utilization of geodetic and engineering instruments.

3. Performs mathematical calculations, statistical computations, and daily surveying operations including field notes. Assists survey crew with accurately computing areas, distance, and volume for all survey requirements. Plans and identifies specific ground survey base lines, elevations, and geodetic measurements criteria to support all survey requests. Computes geodetic measurements and interprets survey data to determine positions, shapes, and elevations of geomorphic and topographic features.

4. Performs boundary and topographical surveys to locate, by relative position and elevation, physical objects and property lines. Measures and calculates longitude and latitude to determine specific area locations (boundary lines, right-of-way, etc.). Determines and provides vital survey data to outside contractors, as required, to assist in building preparation of major construction projects.

5. Produces exhibits, results of survey, line work, measurement tables, legal boundary descriptions and representative drawings using Computer Aided Drafting software and/or hand drafting for review by a registered Land Surveyor.

6. Comprehends and makes inferences from legal documents, survey requests, constructions plans, and plats to complete assignments. Maintains accurate survey notes, records, and sketches to describe and certify work performed. Analyzes survey objectives and specifications, utilizing knowledge of survey principles. Investigates and resolves survey-related problems and concerns with other departments, Community members, or other cities and agencies.

7. Supervises and trains assigned subordinates on all requirements of the positions; plans, prioritizes, assigns, coordinates, schedules and reviews work of staff. Evaluates subordinates ability to accurately measure and record survey data and other related information. Conducts timely performance appraisals; counsels on substandard performance. Responds to staff questions regarding assignments.

8. Participates in pre-construction and departmental meetings. Works with project coordinators and contractors in providing survey data for expediting construction projects. Attends Community meetings to answer questions and provide survey-related information for various construction and engineering projects. Tracks, maintains, and accounts for survey supplies, equipment, and vehicles. Performs special assignments and other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics: Knowledge of culture, traditions, and ordinances of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.Knowledge of real-time kinematics survey procedures using current GPS technology.Knowledge of field survey methods and techniques.Knowledge of survey instruments used in the measurement and location of lines, elevations, areas, angles, points, and contours of the earth's surface.Knowledge of civil engineering and survey terminology.Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of employee supervision and trainingKnowledge of concepts of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.Skill in the use and care of optical and electrical surveying instruments and equipment. Skill and proficiency in use of Topcon equipment including GPS, Theodolities, Robotics, Digital and Spirit Levels and FC-5000 Field Controllers. Skill and proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications, AutoCAD Civil3D, and MAGNET Office Tools. Ability to supervise, review, and evaluate all phases of the work of a field survey crew.Ability to lay out work projects and make assignments to subordinate workers.Ability to give instructions in surveying procedures and in the use of survey instruments.Ability to sound judgement and make survey-related decisions quickly.Ability to operate survey instruments in performing a wide-range of tasks common in survey work.Ability to stake, and direct the staking of, retention basins, streets, sidewalks, underground utilities, rights-of-way, property lines, etc., and other construction features by applying algebra, trigonometry, and geometry principles.Ability to apply algebra and trigonometry knowledge in order to run closures on a traverse, calculate the hypotenuse to set right-of-way points, set radius points for curb return and right-of-way, calculate arcs, lay out curved lines, etc.Ability to compute areas, distance, and volume.Ability to check measurements and computations made by subordinate workers.Ability to perform boundary and topographical surveys to locate physical objects and property lines.Ability to survey new construction projects and record measurements and change onto a set of "as-built" plans.Ability to set right-of-way markings and property corners.Ability to make field sketches and computations necessary to record field observations and data.Ability to make estimates for time required performing survey jobs.Ability to read and interpret construction plans, specifications, and blueprints. Ability to maintain and be accountable for expensive survey equipment, radios, and survey vehicles.Ability to communicate with supervisors, inspectors, and other departments, using a two-way radio, to relay status, situations, and instructions.Ability to walk across rough, uneven or rocky surfaces to perform survey related tasks.Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds and work in extreme heat and a variety of other weather conditions with exposure to dust and outdoor elements. Ability to work cooperatively with other employees, engineers, public officials, contractors, and the general public.Ability to comprehend and make inferences from written material in the English language.Ability to produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper English sentence construction, punctuation and grammar.Ability to use graphic instruction such as blueprints, layouts or other visual aids.
Qualifications:
Education & Experience: Graduation from high school or GED, and a minimum of five (5) years' experience in surveying, with three (3) of the five (5) years at the level of Survey Party Chief, or closely related field, and two (2) years' experience leading or supervising a survey work crew. Must be LSIT Certified at time of hire. Associate degree or Trade Certification in Surveying preferred. Arizona RLS preferred. Insurability: Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License and meet the SRPMIC insurance standards.

Equivalency - Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filling the position. Special Requirements:Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing. Important Notes Application instructions: To apply or view full job description go to *Resumes alone will not be accepted. Please apply by closing date 8/24/18.

Locations 10005 E Osborn Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85256 Pay Rate: $54,656 to $73,783/year

Category: Engineering , Keywords: Land Surveyor