Chief Land Surveyor

City of Mesa Engineering | Mesa, AZ

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Posted Date 3/17/2023

Salary: $61,348.56 - $88,561.20 Annually

About the Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have the capability and desire to direct a team of survey professionals to build and maintain a benchmark system of survey control marks to be used by City of Mesa forces, consultants, and contractors to facilitate engineering public works and land development projects. The ideal candidate will be experienced with Leica GNSS, total station equipment, and Leica infinity software. The ideal candidate will also have experience using the NGS Opus and Opus project routines including field to finish surveying techniques and processing of survey data to produce a final product using AutoCAD Civil 3D 2023. The ideal candidate will have the capability to perform research and offer an opinion that works to resolve survey issues from various sources. The ideal candidate will take an active role in updating and developing the processes and procedures required to maintain quality survey services now and into the future for the City of Mesa.

A Chief Land Surveyor, under general direction, engages in technical land surveying work to include the performance of, and supervision of the performance of land survey personnel, in performing research, all types of field surveying, processing of field data, and preparation of legal descriptions, reports, and maps as required by each project.

Under the general direction of a Supervising Engineer, the Chief Land Surveyor is responsible for supervising and coordinating the work of the survey staff involved in performing technical survey work for city projects. The Chief Land Surveyor resolves problems and may perform the more difficult work associated with surveys. The employee in this class is the principal land surveyor for the City of Mesa.

In compliance with Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) requirements, this class writes legal descriptions and creates associated exhibits in AutoCAD. The Chief Land Surveyor is required to seal surveys and record drawings and legal descriptions. The employee in this class analyzes survey records and other information to determine property locations. The employee in this class may perform and/or verify construction staking. The Chief Land Surveyor imports raw survey data from field survey equipment and processes data in AutoCAD to create graphical representation of points, lines, and features. The Chief Land Surveyor creates digital terrain models. The employee in this class must be able to handle multiple and complicated tasks and have prompt decision-making skills in times of pressure and high work volume. This class is FLSA exempt-executive.


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