County Surveyor

Location: Sanford, FL
Organization: Seminole County Government
Date Posted: 04/01/2021
Position Type: Full-Time
Education: Bachelor's
Experience: 5-10 years


Job Description & Details

Description & Nature of Work:

Professional and technical work reviewing the activities of the Survey Section, right-of-way maps and survey field notes from consultants during all phases of the surveying process.
**Salary will be determined depending on qualifications of candidates who exceed the minimum requirements as outlined within the job description. **Additional compensation based on licensure.

Note: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

  • Supervises the work of professional personnel engaged in preparing data pertaining to County projects, including maps, survey notes, legal descriptions and information for condemnation action.
  • Reviews consultants' sketches of description, boundary surveys, etc. for compliance with minimum technical standards and applicable Florida State Statutes and Seminole County Ordinances.
  • Acts as survey liaison and technical survey coordinator between Seminole County and its survey consultants.
  • Initiates and recommends for final approval by the Department Director, hiring, termination, performance evaluation, disciplinary and commendatory actions.
  • Reviews all legal surveys and monitors all survey work to assure compliance with established procedures.
  • Certifies and signs plats of legal surveys.
  • Reviews consultant designed Municipal Services Benefits Unit (M.S.B.U.), Community Development Block Grants (C.D.B.G.), major roadway design projects, right-of-way maps, and survey field notes for composition, accuracy, completeness and compliance with Seminole County acquisition requirements.
  • Reviews subdivision plats for compliance with Florida Statutes prior to recording.
  • Assists Development Review regarding survey matters.
  • Reviews field notes and findings received from the field.
  • Prepares preliminary estimates for engineering survey projects.
  • Provides quality assurance review and technical office support as necessary for Seminole County survey operations.
  • Prepares, signs and seals surveys as necessary for Seminole County right-of-way Acquisition.
  • Serves as the County's "expert Witness" in matters of litigation.
  • Provides leadership and guidance for the survey section. A comparable amount of education, training, or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Examples of Duties:

Performs other related work as required.In the event of an emergency, all employees are considered essential personnel and may be required to perform alternate duties.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, techniques and practices of surveying and contract administration.
  • Must possess the ability to determine the appropriate approach for doing work, given general guidelines.
  • Must possess the ability to perform professional-level work dealing with data, people, and technology that relates to administrative, technical, scientific, engineering, accounting, legal, or managerial skills.
  • Must possess the ability to oversee and manage work involving multiple units, and regularly work with other managers to successfully meet the goals and objectives of our organization.
  • Knowledge of mathematics through analytical geometry and its application to field surveying and engineering computations.
  • Knowledge of bridge and highway design, construction and principles and practices of civil engineering.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of global position systems data collection and utilization.
  • Knowledge of Florida Statutes as they relate to surveying.
  • Ability to operate small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems, computers for data entry, word processing, and/or accounting purposes.
  • Knowledge needed to operate more complex and technical computer applications, such as GIS or CAD.
  • Ability to use small/light equipment, such as power tools, and medium equipment and machinery, such as vehicles or commercial mowers.
  • Ability to lift more than 40 pounds.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Drivers License.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Land Surveying and seven (7) years experience in a responsible position in land surveying or Florida Registration and ten (10) years experience as survey operations manager or equivalent. Must possess and maintain a State of Florida Professional Land Surveying License. Professionally trained in AutoCAD's Land Desktop preferred. A comparable amount of education, training, or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Licenses or Certifications:

Must possess and maintain a State of Florida Professional Land Surveying License.

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