Recruitment #2011-2003-001


City of Tucson Transportation Department is seeking a qualified Survey Crew Chief to join our diverse, vibrant, progressive and engaged workforce.  As an employer of choice, the City of Tucson provides paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, Employee Wellness programs, an attractive benefits package and alternate work schedules to qualifying employees.

The Survey Crew Chief position directs and supervises a land surveying field crew. This position requires leading a survey field crew and making skilled technical surveying decisions by using engineering construction plans and reading legal descriptions for real property and will occasionally work within a stressful construction environment. Survey Crew Chiefs oversee the collection of preliminary data for right-of-way and drainage determinations; calculate construction layout and set benchmarks & horizontal control for future design and construction projects.

General Description

Directs and reviews land surveys required for property and right-of-way determinations and construction layout, benchmarks and verification and future reference for construction projects.  Trains and leads a survey crew.

Essential Functions

This is a lead position affording guidance to other positions performing the same tasks.  This lead position also reviews workloads, assigns work and coaches employees with specialized instructions and practices for job accomplishments.  Lead personnel may contribute to other employees' performance evaluations, assist with the hiring process by interviewing and making recommendations and providing input to supervisory staff.

Plans, organizes, and coordinates field surveys by reviewing work orders, plans, and legal descriptions, organizing field work activities, and researching legal and survey documents.

Performs data computations and assimilates field information by calculating and verifying field data computations, preparing notes and sketches of survey work and layout, reviewing field data and results, and maintaining technical records and field notes.

Ensures accuracy and completeness of surveys by reviewing and inspecting field work and data computation, investigating and resolving routine field problems, reviewing and planning calculations and maintaining records.

Performs survey work and field tasks by setting up instruments, setting survey markers, and collecting field data.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experienced Qualifications: At least 2 years conducting land surveys

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be evaluated on the written materials requested as part of this recruitment process.

An evaluation will be conducted and scored on the Resume and Letter of Interest submitted with the application materials via the resume tab in the application process. Please ensure that you have uploaded a resume and letter of interest, failure to do so will result in a negative score for this portion of the process and may impact your ability to move forward in this process. 

The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to a virtual oral board.

Virtual Oral Board Interviews will be held: Tuesday, December 8, 2020**
It is important to note that the City of Tucson uses Microsoft Teams for its virtual interviews. Please ensure that you have access to this software application, if you are not able to participate in the virtual format, please contact the H.R. Analyst listed below for other options once you have been invited to the virtual interview.

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List.

An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:
• 15% of your rating for education and work experience
• 25% Evaluation of Resume and Letter of Interest
• 60% of your oral board interview

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that may be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months. Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List. If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must upload your documentation as part of the application process or email it to The DD 214 must be a member 2 copy that indicates characterization of service. If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please contact Malena Carreon at 520-289-0256 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


You are encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important dates and information that will not be available online once this position closes. Additionally, communication during this process will be sent via email, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email and spam account regularly. Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

30 lb Lift Test

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.