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Survey Party Chief (Up to two positions) #2207-238300-01

Date Opened
Wednesday, January 04, 2023 8:00 AM
Close Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 8:00 PM
General Services
  • $50,291 - $62,864 Commensurate With Experience


The goal of the City of Charlotte's General Services Department is to guide agencies through innovative and efficient deployment of resources to meet their missions and fulfill the needs of the City in a rapidly evolving and complex environment. The Department will design and deliver expanded, shared services across departments and for the City of Charlotte to improve performance and save taxpayer money. General Services consists of capital project management, fleet services, procurement, environmental services, property management, and other support services.


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


Skilled Trades


This position serves as a vital member of the Survey Group in the division of Construction, Survey, and Utilities in the General Services Department.  The position organizes and coordinates the work of a survey party to perform design surveys, construction staking and computations, and boundary and control surveys.

The work involves establishing location information; performing as-built and boundary surveys; researching deeds, right of way and easement documents; construction staking and associated calculations; generating field topographic surveys; utility locations; and using AutoCAD to depict the data gathered and to generate staking points for construction layout.  

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Topographic survey work and data collection
  • Establishes boundaries
  • Construction stake-out  
  • Create stake-out data in AutoCAD 
  • Establishes Survey Control 
  • Prepare field notes, photos, and documentation on survey procedures used
  • Trains and evaluates performance of survey crew members
  • Ability to identify potential conflicts or project issues
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors and clients

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Requires thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of land surveying
  • Considerable knowledge of math including geometry, trigonometry and algebra
  • Requires considerable experience in field surveying, good problem-solving skills, the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Use of AutoCAD or similar drawing platform
  • Familiarity with Leica, Trimble, Robotic Total Station, Digital Level, and GPS
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical and be able to walk over rough terrain, jump ditches and work in adverse weather conditions (hot and cold)
  • Requires using a shovel, bush ax and various survey instruments, occasional lifting to 100 pounds, walking from one (1) to ten (10) miles over various types of terrain, and working on noisy construction sites and in high traffic areas

Preferred Qualification

  • Prefer a minimum of five (5) years of experience including supervisory experience and a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) license.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma/GED combined with three (3) years related work experience or equivalent combination of education, work experience, and relevant industry/job specific knowledge, skills, and/or certifications may be considered. 


$50,291 - $62,864 Commensurate With Experience

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Please note that all job offers are contingent upon an applicant successfully passing a new hire background check, drug screening, and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. If an applicant does not pass the background screening or vaccination requirement, the offer will be rescinded.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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