Assistant Surveyor

  • 003233


SUMMARY: Under limited direction, oversees and directs a survey crew for surveying and engineering field data collection; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Which are not in any hierarchical order)

  1. Directs, trains, assigns and reviews work of survey crew in the field.
  2. Gathers field data for preparation of surveys drawing, engineering plans and designs.
  3. Records field notes, maintains files and indexes.
  4. Interprets civil engineering field designs.
  5. Performs construction layouts for city departments and area contractors.
  6. Operates variety of electronic survey instruments and handheld data collectors.
  7. Maintains equipment and supplies.
  8. Ensures safety of crew in the field.
  9. Coordinates and oversees work of Surveyors.
  10. Downloads collectors and field notes and prepares survey drawings and computations.
  11. Researches public records and plats.

  • Knowledge of civil engineering and surveying methods, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of maintaining public files and records.
  • Knowledge of electronic survey and data collection equipment and operation.
  • Knowledge of supervision practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations, practices and procedures.
  • Skill in researching land and property deeds.
  • Skill in accurately performing and recording mathematical computations.
  • Skill in assigning, reviewing and evaluating work.
  • Skill in performing drafting and civil engineering designs.
  • Skill in recording, reporting and maintaining field data, records and files.
  • Skill in utilizing public relations and customer service techniques when responding to inquiries and complaints.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves long hours with exposure to loud noises, chemicals, toxic fumes, air and waterborne pathogens, and mechanical equipment during the surveying, and staking of construction sites. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, work in close proximity to vehicular traffic, lift equipment or materials (up to 50 pounds) and perform similar other actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s degree from an accredited technical school or college with a major in Surveying or related field and three (3) years of field surveying experience, including some lead/supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.
Last revision date: October 2002
Overtime: Yes
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