ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Performs highly technical “non-licensed required” civil engineering and land surveying work involving the use of surveying methods, procedures, and/or instruments. Works independently, and supervises subordinates assigned to perform routine technical tasks. Services assignments, instructions, and assistance on unusual or complex problems is provided by a technical supervisor, and work is performed under the general direction of the City Engineer who evaluates performance. Operates a City vehicle to travel to various locations to perform and prepare As-Built, construction, design, right-of-way, and topographic surveys. Establishes grade and alignment controls from construction plans for field layout work. Reads and interprets a variety of maps, plans, and specifications in construction surveying. Prepares conventional and electronic notes for surveys. Researches previously prepared surveys, maps, physical evidence, and deeds to obtain necessary data for current survey use. Operates and maintains various surveying equipment and instruments including, but not limited to, handheld computers, GPS, transits, levels, theodolite, total station, data collectors, etc. Prepares and maintains accurate survey notes, sketches, and other resources necessary to describe and certify work. Prepares and maintains legal descriptions for easement documents and annexation applications. Serves as Survey Party Chief. Instructs new employees and subordinate technicians in the principles and practices of surveying. Supervises and assigns work duties to subordinates. Reviews the results of surveying assignments for accuracy and completeness. Maintains a variety of Engineering Division project files. Performs related survey and engineering work as required. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive listing of essential job functions; the performance of other related essential functions may be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Considerable knowledge of the principles and techniques of field surveying and computer-assisted drafting. Knowledge of the conventional and electronic instruments, equipment and materials used in surveying. Considerable knowledge of basic mathematics, such as algebra, trigonometry, and plane geometry, used in surveying. Ability to interpret and prepare legal descriptions. Skill in the use, care, and adjustment of the instruments and equipment used in surveying. Ability to read and interpret plans, plats, maps, construction plans, and specifications. Ability to perceive physical and spatial relationships. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, other City employees, and the general public. Physical strength, agility, and flexibility sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job, i.e., must be able to bend, stoop, twist, and sit or stand for long periods, and must be able to work outdoors under a variety of climatic and environmental conditions. Must be able to carry 25 lbs for short distance. Must be able to ambulate independently. Must be able to discern colors.
MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. Three (3) years of surveying experience including two (2) years’ experience in the use of level, transit, theodolite, total stations, data collector, GPS and/or other equipment associated with surveying. An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the foregoing specific requirements may be substituted.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver license and a good driving record as determined by the City of Winter Haven. Absence of non-prescribed controlled substances in the applicant’s system as verified by a laboratory approved by the City of Winter Haven.
Note: A City Employment Application Must be Completed and Submitted to Human Resources.
PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Must have the physical ability, strength, and flexibility to perform the job functions in the work environment. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.