Surveyor / Real Estate Supervisor
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)
- Supervises the activities of employees assigned to the real estate/survey division. Trains employees, writes and conducts evaluations, and recommends, prepares, and/or takes disciplinary action. Counsels employees on job performance.
- Schedules employees, assigns work and monitors its progress. Guides and develops employees in the accomplishment of their duties.
- Coordinates activities with other departments or outside contractors, as required.
- Manages the City’s inventory of property and easements.
- Reviews and approves subdivision plats for accuracy and compliance with State regulations and City ordinances.
- Reviews and prepares surveys and sketches for routine or special projects.
- Prepares paperwork, verifies information and negotiates for the acquisition of easements for the City.
- Manages the transfer of utility systems into City ownership to include asset allocation.
- Facilitates resolution to conflicting views on projects.
- Responds to inquiries from the public, other department representatives, contractors or others regarding legal descriptions, easements, right-of-ways, transfer of property to the City and other matters related to surveying or management of City owned real estate.
- Maintains records and summarizes information for management reports.
- Researches surveying, right-of-way, and/or real estate issues. Determines impact on the city and prepares report of findings.
- Consults with City leaders, developers, community groups and others as the technical expert on surveying and real estate management within the City.
- Knowledge of City of West Palm Beach design and layout.
- Knowledge of theories, principles, practices and methods used in surveying and real estate management.
- Knowledge of the functions and capabilities of specialized software used in surveying or real estate management to include Autocadd, word processing, and survey software.
- Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
- Knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws, regulations, codes and ordinances.
- Knowledge of maintaining public files and records.
- Skill in interpreting and explaining applicable codes, ordinances, laws and regulations to the general public, other City employees and business representatives.
- Skill in coordinating and prioritizing multiple requests for services, some with competing demands.
- Skill in interpreting and applying survey rules and survey techniques.
- Skill in researching and analyzing issues related to surveying, easements, right-of-ways or real estate acquisition/ management for the City.
- Skill in facilitating resolution to complex surveying or real estate management/acquisition issues.
- Skill in conducting meetings with contractors, residents and community groups.
- Skill in using a variety of software programs such as Autocadd, word processing, survey, and data collection softwares.
- Skill in communicating effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Land Surveying or related field, and five years experience as a registered surveyor, including one (1) year in a managerial capacity, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Registration as a Professional Surveyor/mapper, a current Florida Real Estate License, and a valid Florida driver’s license are required.
Last Revision date: October 2001