Surveyor (#MFFZ01)
$50,841.00 Yearly Min / $63,551.00 Yearly Mid / $76,261.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

Incumbents in this class are professional land surveyors involved in planning, organizing and supervising survey activities and participating in construction engineering projects, right-of-way work and in the preparation of descriptions and plans for use as legal instruments in conveyance of real property.

Nature and Scope

A class incumbent works under general supervision from an administrative superior and is responsible for boundary and construction surveying and preparing descriptions and plans for use as legal instruments in conveyance of real property and property rights. Work includes supervision of survey personnel involved in preliminary, construction and final surveys. A class incumbent also consults with department's engineers, designers, contractor representatives, utility companies, local government officials and the general public to resolve problems regarding construction and/or surveying activities.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Oversees the measuring, locating, establishing and reestablishing of corners, lines, boundaries, elevations, contours and natural and manmade features for the purpose of determining or establishing size, area, shape, topography and orientation of real property.

  • Prepares plots to be recorded and horizontal alignments, profiles and typical sections for roads, utilities, sanitary sewers and storm drainage systems.

  • Prepares descriptions and plans for use as legal instruments in conveyance of real property and property rights.

  • Researches deeds and reviews property maps to ensure proper location of property lines.

  • Supervises and participates in the monumentation and remonumentation of boundaries of lands, divisions of land, tracts, parcels and lots.

  • Consults with appropriate engineering employees to resolve difficult or unusual problems of an engineering nature.

  • Attends preconstruction conferences to assist in reviewing survey activities related to proposed construction.

  • Plans, organizes and supervises the activities of survey personnel.

  • Trains new employees and provides instruction in the application of new surveying methods or procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of surveying principles, methods and equipment used to determine location and measurement of points and areas.
  • Knowledge of basic algebra, plane geometry and trigonometry.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques utilized to read and interpret blueprints, plots and plans.
  • Knowledge of engineering principles and practices applied to the design and construction of roads and other structures.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in recordkeeping and report preparation.
  • Knowledge of supervisory methods and techniques.
  • Skill in the use of survey equipment.
  • Skill in reviewing and interpreting blueprints, plots and plans.
  • Skill in performing arithmetic and geometric calculations.
  • Ability to plan, assign and review the work of subordinates.
  • Ability to apply surveying principles and methods.
  • Ability to perform arithmetic, geometric and trigonometric calculations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with superiors, associates, contractors, developers and other agency personnel.
  • Ability to instruct others in the techniques of engineering survey.

Job Requirements

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Professional Land Surveyor license.
  2. Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.