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Survey Supervisor #2401-238400-01

Date Opened
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 12:00 PM
Close Date
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:00 AM
Charlotte Water
  • $80,422.00 - 89,357.00/year - Commensurate with experience


Charlotte’s local government, with more than 7,000 employees and a $2.39 billion budget, works hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play.

Charlotte Water is an enterprise department of the City of Charlotte and one of the largest public water and sewer service providers in the southeast with 300,000 customer accounts and over 1000 employees. Our service area includes the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and the towns of Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mint Hill, Matthews and Pineville. Charlotte Water’s FY 23 budget is $535M and a five-year capital program of $2.5 billion.  We enjoy the highest credit ratings from all three major credit rating agencies as a result of sound financial planning and management and strong support from our City Council.  We value competent, skilled candidates with a customer service focus to work in a team environment.


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 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.


This position oversees the surveying section for Charlotte Water.  


Work involves overseeing the  work of field survey crews conducting engineering route surveys, construction surveys, easement plat preparation, surveys for record drawing preparation, and other related field work; reviewing  and sealing easement plat and writing descriptions when needed;  monitoring supply levels; ensuring equipment and vehicles are in working order; and coordinating survey work with other City departments, public utilities, governmental agencies, private consultants, and contractors. This position maintains records and files of surveying laws, practices, and established control points.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Reviews and monitors project goals.
Receives project folders and reviews for needed information.
Conducts research for easements, platting, and other project needs.
Assigns crews to projects.
Reviews and seals easement plat and write descriptions if needed.
Allocates personnel and other resources as needed for each project.
Makes sure equipment and vehicles are in running order.
Monitors performance; completes timesheets.
Prepares and checks cut sheets.
Receives project folders and reviews for needed information. 
Reviews and ensures survey projects are completed; monitors time and quality.
Reviews as-built information; assigns and stamps as-builts.
Ensures staff attends training.
Supervises and coordinates work activities of assigned staff; assigns work, monitors status of work, and inspects completed work; participates and provides input in staffing decisions relative to hiring, firing, discipline, and promotional opportunities; evaluates performance; mentors staff; and aids with career development.
Responds to customer and citizen inquiries/complaints with regards to surveying activities.
Performs other related job duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of customer service techniques.
Knowledge of surveying activities.
Skill in communicating, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to resolve conflicts. 
Ability to plan, prioritize, and complete many concurrent assignments. 

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED from an accredited school.
Seven (7) years of related surveying experience with emphasis on water distribution/sewer collection systems
Associate degree from an accredited school 
Five (5) years of years of related surveying experience with emphasis on water distribution/sewer collection systems
Bachelor’s  Degree from an accredited school 
Three (3) years of years of related surveying experience with emphasis on water distribution/sewer collection systems

One (1) year of supervisory experience.

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations: 
Requires a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
Requires a North Carolina Professional Land Surveyor license.

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.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

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

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

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

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