Survey Crew Chief

Job Purpose

The Survey Crew Chief supervises a field survey party. The Survey Crew Chief possesses the ability to perform field calculations and complete proper field surveying techniques. This individual is responsible for the effective performance, training, and safety of all members of a field survey party. The Survey Crew Chief possesses a general knowledge of land surveying principles and practices. Including a thorough knowledge of field surveying practices.

Responsibilities

  • Acts as Survey Crew Chief for a field survey crew engaged in making plane and/or geodetic surveys for construction, topographic, right-of-way, and control survey projects
  • Participates in pre-survey planning meetings with project managers, resident engineers, and contractor representatives
  • Assigns and monitors work, and provides input for evaluation of members of field survey crew
  • Instructs and trains survey crew in survey methods, use of equipment, and field safety procedures
  • Gathers field survey data through use of conventional and Global Positioning System (GPS) methods
  • Operates and maintains surveying equipment responsibly, including electronic total station, data collector, and GPS equipment
  • Prepares organized field notes and drawings
  • Performs complex survey calculations, analyzes raw data for mathematical closure and geometric accuracy, and provides detailed survey notations of surveyed field work
  • Researches existing record information, including record maps, plans, deeds, easements, and right-of-way documents
  • Maintains field data records, survey project files, and indexing systems
  • May perform mapping compliance or other related office survey duties as a temporary assignment in order to satisfy the training/experience requirement for the Professional Land Surveyor’s License

Working Conditions

The work is performed outdoors in such areas as landfills, construction sites, in swamps, residential neighborhoods, roadway work zones, and wooded areas. To perform the essential functions of the job, incumbents may be required to perform moderately strenuous tasks, such as lifting and carrying instruments weighing up to 50 pounds over rough terrain. Incumbents may also be required to clear vegetation, dig holes, and drive stakes with hand tools.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of land surveying, with a working history in boundary, route/control, construction, data collection/topographic types of surveys
  • Progressive experience with field surveying practices and techniques, including radial staking, uses and capabilities of survey instruments, including electronic total station, data collector, theodolites, network control stations, and GPS measuring equipment

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