SURVEY PARTY CHIEF - City of Huntington Beach

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SURVEY PARTY CHIEF - City of Huntington Beach

Postby marisa.areyan » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:32 pm

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 5, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Use the link below to apply online and to view the full job posting.

SALARY: $6,662.93 - $8,254.13 Monthly


The Ideal Candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be able to manage multiple projects and staff daily, and prioritize departmental needs accordingly. The role of the City Surveyor is broad. The City's needs are varied, diverse, and mission critical for several internal Departments. Because the bulk of survey staff time is spent on construction staking tasks tied to infrastructure funding, the City Surveyor reports to the Construction Manager for day to day operations, but works closely with the City Engineer and others. The City Surveyor is responsible for resolving boundaries and rights-of-ways, monument preservation, and delivering topographic mapping, construction staking, preparing and reviewing legal descriptions, researching and filing of legal documents and records, and training junior staff for succession planning. The incumbent will have the ability to maintain survey equipment, be tech savvy, and able to adapt to emerging survey hardware and software. Under general direction, the City Surveyor will plan, schedule, review, and supervise the work of staff engaged in field and office surveying and right-of-way engineering; and will perform related duties as assigned.

Under general supervision, oversees, plans, organizes and directs the work of a survey crew employed in topographic, construction, and boundary surveying.

Reports to: Construction Manager
Supervises: Survey Technician I, Survey Technician II

The Survey Party Chief performs advanced journey-level survey work as a licensed land surveyor. The Survey Party Chief is distinguished from the lower-level classifications, Survey Technician I and II in that the Survey Party Chief requires the licensure by the State of California and has supervisory responsibilities.


-Plans, schedules and oversees field surveys; operates theodolite, level, and electronic survey and data collection instruments;
-Schedules, directs, assigns and evaluates work, trains employees and recommends disciplinary action according to established City procedures. Acts as a key contact person for assigned work unit;
-Collects digital data pertaining to lines, corners, elevations, grades, curves or other surveys and enters data collected using AutoCAD drafting systems;
-Operates a geographic positioning satellite receiver to accurately stakeout assigned projects and to collect accurate data pertaining to the City's infrastructure system;
-Updates the geographical information systems database;
-Files, indexes and researches survey documents, sets survey monuments and accessories to the same tie points, checks proposed public works projects for any monumentation or controlling survey points that may be in danger of being destroyed by the upcoming project to ensure compliance with State laws;
-Accurately measures distances and sketches what was set and measured;
-Performs staking operations for construction surveying, drafts survey specifications for public works projects;
-Performs computations and calculations for various projects; including legal description preparation, Records of Survey, Corner Records and Legal -Maps and maintains survey note books;
-Observes standard operating practices and safety procedures; performs periodic safety inspections; identifies and corrects safety hazards;
-Attending professional training to stay abreast of industry best practices;
-Reports to work as scheduled and works a variety of schedules including evenings, weekends and holidays as required;
-Maintains a regular and consistent attendance record;
-Travels to offsite locations within and outside the City;
-Performs other related duties as assigned

The preceding duties have been provided as examples of the essential types of work performed by positions within this job classification. The City, at its discretion, may add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.

Any combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying. A typical combination includes:

Knowledge of:
- Principles and practices of civil engineering, construction and surveying methods
- Laws, statutes, and ordinances applicable to legal aspects of boundary surveying
- Mathematics, including trigonometry and geometry, as applied to land surveying
- Drafting techniques and principles
- Operation and maintenance of electronic surveying equipment
- Manual and electronic drafting techniques
- Functions and capabilities of software programs used in drafting, surveying and engineering such as AutoCAD and Geographical Information systems
- Safety methods and techniques applicable to survey work
- Principles and practices of supervision, staff development, training, performance evaluation, and discipline assessment

Ability to:
- Read and interpret construction and engineering plans
- Accurately perform field measurements, sketch and record field notes and computations
- Perform engineering-related mathematical computations
- Properly operate survey equipment, including transits, theodolite, levels, electronic distance measuring instruments, and global positioning instruments
- Research, index, maintain and update records and files
- Operate standard office equipment including calculators, drafting equipment, personal computers and software applications for drafting
- Utilize computer databases to maintain and update records and files
- Work safely in close proximity to vehicular traffic and construction sites
- Develop, coordinate an implement projects and activities for assigned crew(s)
- Plan, organize, train, direct, and evaluate the work of staff
- Communicate effectively in oral and written form
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of work

Education: The equivalent of an Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in land surveying, civil engineering or other related field.

Experience: Five (5) years of field surveying experience


-California Professional Land Surveyor License
-A valid California driver license and an acceptable driving record required at time of appointment and throughout employment.

Employees regularly assigned/required to drive a city or personal vehicle in the course and scope of work shall be required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull Notice program

Public Employee Disaster Service Worker: In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, all Huntington Beach city employees are required to perform assigned disaster service worker duties in the event of an emergency or a disaster.

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