City Surveyor - Salem

  • 11 Dec 2018 4:14 PM
    Message # 6956064
    PLSO Office (Administrator)

    City Surveyor

    Job Summary

    The City Surveyor is a Professional Surveyor classification in the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department.  The  position plans, supervises, and administers the operations of the Survey section, performs professional land surveying duties in the review and approval of subdivision and partition plats, property line adjustments, records of surveys and deeds.

    Supervision Received and Exercised

    This classification receives direction from the City Engineer, or designee, and the work requires the effective utilization of personnel, the establishment and adherence to work schedules and responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of work performed.

    Essential Job Functions

    The essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:

    ·            Serve as official City Surveyor and apply Oregon State Professional Land Surveyor seal on necessary documents.

    ·            Responsible for the overall effectiveness, efficiency, and accuracy of the City's survey field work and mapping.

    ·            Maintains positive public relations for the City Surveyor’s office.

    ·            Perform full supervisory function of assigned staff, including developing work plans and schedules; employee development and training; employee selection, performance review, and discipline.

    ·            Research various survey related issues, including ownership, legal descriptions, quantity and shape of rights-of-way City owned property, and private property.  Stamps boundary surveys to be recorded at the County Surveyors office.

    ·            Responsible for the checking and/or writing of property legal descriptions for the City.

    ·            Review all platting within the City for compliance with state law and local codes and standards.

    ·            Responsible for the City's horizontal and vertical control networks.

    ·            Perform mathematical checks and coordinate survey requirements for subdivision and partition plats, property line adjustments, records of surveys and deeds.

    ·            Develops and reviews long-range surveying projects including surveying monument establishing and perpetuation, bench mark establishment, and satellite monuments.

    ·            Punctual, regular and reliable attendance is essential for successful job performance.

    Minimum Qualifications

    ·            Registration as a Professional Land Surveyor by the State of Oregon at time of appointment.

    ·            Five years progressively responsible field and office survey experience required.

    ·            Two years of supervisory experience is required.

    • ·            Considerable experience in surveying of a progressively responsible nature.
    • ·            Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in surveying or civil engineering.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    ·            Thorough knowledge of survey principles, practices, and preparatory procedures used in control, route, construction, property, and topography survey.

    ·            Thorough knowledge of the survey-related provisions of ORS 92.010 to 92.192 and 209.250.

    ·            Thorough knowledge of trigonometry and analytical geometry and their application to surveying.

    ·            Knowledge of proper use and adjustment of surveying instruments and equipment.

    ·            Knowledge of the sources and methods of obtaining data from survey records.

    ·            Knowledge of geodetic surveying and photogrammetry.

    ·            Knowledge of the nomenclature, symbols, methods, practices, techniques, and instruments used in plotting and mapping surveys.

    ·            Knowledge of computer applications of survey work.

    ·            Knowledge of proper right-of-way acquisition procedures.

    ·            Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.

    ·            Skill in drafting to prepare neat and accurate notes, drawings, sketches, field maps and documents for filing with the County Surveyor.

    ·            Ability to read and interpret complex maps and property descriptions to establish and maintain records and files of survey data.

    ·            Ability to operate computers and survey instruments and to instruct others in their proper use and care.

    ·            Ability to instruct others in proper survey methods and procedures.

    ·            Ability to search survey records, compile, and analyze survey data.

    ·            Ability to be an active participant and supervise, organize, assign, lead, and motivate a service-oriented team.

    ·            Ability to deal courteously and effectively with other surveyors, representatives of other organizations and the public.

    ·            Ability to prepare clear, concise, and complete reports.

    Physical Requirements

    ·            Exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

    ·            Perform tasks that may require the incumbent to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, use manual dexterity, perform repetitive motions, grasp, and feel with or without reasonable accommodations.

    ·            Express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word.

    ·            Receive detailed information through oral communication.

    ·            Visual acuity necessary to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; expansive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly of fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.

    ·            Visual acuity necessary to operate motor vehicles or heavy equipment.

    ·            Visual acuity necessary to determine the accuracy, neatness, thoroughness of work assigned.

    ·            Work is performed where employees are subject to both internal and external environmental conditions.

    ·            Employees may be subject to the following conditions depending on assignment: noise and hazards, including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

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