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Survey Party Chief

Location: Fort Worth, REQ431


Plan, organize, and direct work of one survey party engaged in land surveying to determine precise location and measurements of points, elevations, lines, and areas to be used in the production of the final survey product.


  • Organize crew manpower and resources to perform assigned survey tasks quickly and efficiently
  • Manage daily work assignments/tasks of assigned field crew, including use of equipment, preparation of sketches and notes, and electronic data collection
  • Ensure field survey activities are performed in accordance with standards set by the company and industry standards of practice
  • Ensure crew’s adherence to all safety procedures and use of all required personal protective equipment
  • Daily communication with Survey Manager and/or Survey Technician managing the field survey operations on which the Party Chief is working
  • Conduct daily data collector downloading
  • Prepare daily time sheets, data logs, and expense reports
  • Mentor and train Field Survey Assistants on daily tasks as needed
  • Provide input to Chief of Parties and Director of Surveying for the formal performance evaluation of crew members
  • Drive company vehicle to and from job sites and company premises when needed
  • Ensure survey truck receives proper routine maintenance and all vehicle fluids maintained as appropriate; keep maintenance logs of the vehicle current
  • Perform any other duties needed to assist the Chief of Parties
  • Ability to meet all working conditions, physical demands, and minimum requirements outlined in this job description with or without reasonable accommodation, as applicable under the ADA, and as needed


  • Full-time position of minimum of 40 hours per week on a set schedule as determined by the company; may be required to work overtime
  • Outside field work required
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures and weather
  • Exposure to grassy/rocky or steep terrain
  • Possible exposure to potentially harmful plants and wildlife
  • Occasional travel requiring long-distance commutes, overnight stays, or temporary relocation near a job site


  • Lifting and carrying axes, survey supplies and other equipment, up to 50 lbs.
  • Forceful use of brush axe, machete, or hammer
  • Walking and climbing on rocky or steep terrain
  • Kneeling, stooping, and bending
  • General walking, standing, squatting, twisting, and reaching



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Must hold a Level III Certified Survey Technician Certification (CST)
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in and with a survey field crew

Technical Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work without direct day-to-day supervision and make technical and supervisory decisions for projects assigned within specified limits of authority
  • Proficiency with use of all required survey equipment
  • Understanding of and proficiency with mid-level math skills
  • Knowledge of proper retracement of land boundaries
  • Introductory knowledge of Civil 3D and Trimble Business Center software
  • Familiarity with state plane coordinates systems and geodetic calculations
  • Solid documentation skills (field notes and sketches)

Soft/Other Skills

  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to meet “Physical Demands” section of this document, including ability to life at least 50 lbs.


  • Two plus years prior experience as a Party Chief
  • Surveyor in Training (SIT) certification