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AUSTIN

Survey Party Chief

SUMMARY
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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education/Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Minimum of eight years’ experience working in and with a survey field crew
  • At least three years’ experience as a Party Chief

Technical Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • High proficiency with use of all required survey equipment
  • Solid knowledge of surveying principals and methods
  • Solid knowledge of proper retracement of land boundaries
  • Understanding of and proficiency with mid-level math skills
  • Proficiency with Trimble Business Center software and MS Office (Word, Excel)
  • Familiarity with state plane coordinates systems and geodetic calculations
  • Solid documentation skills (field notes and sketches)

Soft/Other Skills

  • Ability to direct and coordinate work of several survey field crews with different assignments
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to meet “Physical Demands” section of this document

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate’s degree in Surveying
  • Ten or more years’ experience as Party Chief
  • Level III Certified Survey Technician certification (CST)
  • Three or more years’ experience as a Survey Technician

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