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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:W3153

SURVEY PARTY CHIEF

NATURE OF WORK

This is skilled technical field work in supervising the activities of an engineering survey crew.

Work involves acting as chief of party of an engineering survey crew. Work includes supervising all phases of work in the field as well as performing the more difficult surveying tasks. Duties also include performing varied technical engineering tasks in coordinating the layout of construction work. Assignments are received in both specific and general terms with latitude for independent judgment in planning work details and making limited technical determinations. General supervision is received from a technical or professional superior who reviews work through observation of results obtained.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Acts as chief of an engineering survey party, supervising all phases of work in the field; performs the more difficult survey tasks using the theodolite and electronic survey equipment or level; makes final decisions on all field problems; takes field notes and makes sketches.

Reads and interprets plans and blueprints; makes necessary mathematical computations.

Makes necessary calculations to establish location and elevation of surface features; sets bench marks, land corners, and elevations; measures distances; determines grades and elevations; takes canal soundings.

Operates and supervises the use of all survey equipment including theodolite instrument, levels, electronic distance meter, electronic total station, electronic data collector, laser level, Philadelphia and linker rods, and calculator.

Checks all work performed by field survey crew; trains and instructs crew members on the proper use and care of survey equipment.

Consults with various city, county, and private utilities and construction foremen.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Considerable knowledge of standard terminology, techniques, and practices of engineering surveying.

Considerable knowledge of mathematics through trigonometry and its application to field surveying and engineering computation.

Ability to read and interpret engineering plans blueprints.

Ability to make moderately complex mathematical computations accurately.

Ability to prepare maps, drawings, and charts from field notes.

Ability to engage in field work for extended periods and occasionally under adverse weather conditions as necessitated by work assignments.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and sketches.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.

Skill in the use and care of surveying equipment employed in the area of assignment.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school, including or supplemented by course work in engineering field surveying and mathematics; considerable experience in field survey work including experience as an instrument person; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: White Collar
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification: No
Work Locations: Engineering, Parks and Recreation
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/76 R1/91


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