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Survey Party Chief

Job Title
Survey Party Chief
Job ID
San Diego,  CA 92123
Other Location


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Accurately operate, adjust and maintain survey measuring instruments including level, GPS equipment and total stations with electronic data collecting capabilities for field to finish operations
  • Accurately QC data collected in the field via standard office data reduction and processing techniques
  • Provide first draft review and edits after processing by the office survey technician.
  • Take accurate, complete and clear notes. Note reduction by recording survey measurements, descriptive data, drawings and sketches
  • Assist the Project Surveyor by demonstrating logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Work in the office on drafting, research, field note reduction data analysis, and other related survey drawings using AutoCAD Civil 3D, (Microstation, ArcGIS a plus), Trimble Business Center, and other incidental survey programs.
  • Ability to work in the field on control, boundary, right-of-way, topographic and construction surveys, as Party Chief of a one, two or three-person field crew in urban and remote areas
  • Performs related mathematical calculations and checking of mapping data.
  • May also perform some other incidental office duties as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Maintain equipment and vehicles used by survey crews
  • Ability to work in field on 1 or 2 man crew and use field survey equipment

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