Assistant County Surveyor

Location: Sanford, FL
Organization: Seminole County Government
Date Posted: 04/01/2021
Position Type: Full-Time
Education: Bachelor's
Experience: 1-2 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.
  • Assists the County Surveyor in the day-to-day tasks.
**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 technical 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 of selected staff, as assigned.
  • 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 major roadway design projects, right-of-way maps, and survey field notes for composition, accuracy, completeness, and compliance with Seminole County acquisition requirements.
  • 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.
  • Computes, reduces and evaluates survey data from survey crews for accuracy and technical procedure.
  • Maintain database of all survey related drawings and field notes as required by law.
  • Research State and County records, prior survey's, Government Land Office Records, and LABINS.
  • Utilize local knowledge of existing conditions of job data for field use by field survey crews.
  • Maintain County wide Vertical and Horizontal Control Networks.
  • Prepare Plats of Survey, Maps, Sketches of Description and Design Surveys utilizing Computer Aided Drafting Programs.
  • Process digital data collected field notes into Auto-Cad Land Development Desktop Software.

Examples of Duties:

  • Act as an expert witness in County condemnation proceedings.
  • Provides backup support to the County Surveyor's and Survey Chief of Parties positions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or as may be necessary.
  • 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 oversee the work of a team engaged in providing specific services, completing specific projects, or assisting other units.
  • Must possess the ability to work in a dynamic environment that requires the incumbent to be sensitive to change and responsive to changing goals, priorities, and needs.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of mathematics through trigonometry and its application to field surveying and engineering computations.
  • 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 or repair small/light equipment, such as power tools, as well as medium equipment and machinery, such as vehicles or commercial mowers.
  • Ability to see (perceive color, depth, and texture), smell, hear (preferably at above average levels), and speak.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Drivers License.
  • All employees must attend Seminole County Required Trainings.
  • Department Specific trainings per position may be required.

Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of Bachelor's Degree and a minimum 2 year’s supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. A State of Florida Professional Land Surveying License is required and must be maintained.
A comparable amount of education, training, or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Licenses or Certifications:
A State of Florida Professional Land Surveying License is required and must be maintained.

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