$27.76-$41.52 Hourly / $4,811.73-$7,196.80 Monthly / $57,740.80-$86,361.60 Yearly
Serves as chief-of-party in conducting alignment, construction, installation, detailed, crosssection, and utility surveys as well as surveys through easements; conducts field investigations/ surveys/inspections to collect information/evidence when necessary; conducts follow-up investigations to verify information, resolve problems, assess the impact of services.
Directs the activities of crew members involved in construction site layout using plans and sketches; determines equipment and measurement methods to be used in describing field information so that accurate data are obtained; directs operation of surveying equipment and establishment of survey points and benchmarks; records field survey notes; calculates distances, grade and elevations in order to set utilities from survey data; performs such arithmetic operations as triangulation and coordinate graphing; prepares as-built information for new construction; prepares sketches of property lines, existing buildings and trees for measurement; checks lines and grades for new construction.
Checks field measurements for accuracy; makes changes in location for such appurtenances as fire hydrants, water valves, manholes, and force mains as necessary; determines elevation to set utilities; directs the taking of final measurements of construction work to determine acceptability.
Provides field survey support for inspection personnel, contractors and engineers; locates and identifies problems in storm sewer lines and decides what remedy should be taken to fix problems; conducts information searches of tax records, deeds, abstracts, office files, court records, aerial photos, private surveys, and other sources as required by departments; researches existing and probable utilities and denotes on plans or plot.
Provides training to subordinate crew members in performance of assigned tasks and operation of surveying instruments/equipment; maintains discipline; drives survey vehicle for transporting crew, material, and instruments/equipment to and from job site; interprets orally technical sketches and blueprints to peers and/or subordinates to facilitate their understanding; reads and interprets blueprints, technical drawings, and diagrams to determine proper interface configurations.
Plans, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of subordinate survey party members; completes performance evaluations; recommends employment, promotions, transfers, and other personnel actions; administers discipline and serves in the grievance procedure when required; approves leave requests.
Performs related work as required.
Considerable knowledge of: basic surveying techniques, methods and procedures; materials, equipment and tools used in conducting a variety of surveys.
Working knowledge of: work hazards and applicable safety precautions; basic geometry.
Some knowledge of: effective supervisory techniques; training techniques.
Ability to: accurately record, organize, and maintain survey data; read and comprehend engineering plans and drawings; perform mathematical computations rapidly and accurately using standard tables and formulas; prepare accurate and complete reports; use/operate standard surveying instruments/equipment; coordinate/direct the activities of other survey personnel; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and the public; recognize conditions which lead to unsafe work/unacceptable products; identify training needs of lower level surveying personnel; perform work involving a considerable amount of walking, at times in unpleasant weather or conditions; determine the accuracy/completeness of plans, drawings, and specifications; drive a crew cab or vehicle of similar size, where required.