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Date: Sep 16, 2020

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Requisition No: 234786 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: SURVEY PARTY CHIEF - 55010979

Position Number: 55010979 

Salary:  $47,711.25 - $61,743.97 

Posting Closing Date: 09/24/2020 



154 / Surveying and Mapping









The State of Florida offers an excellent benefits package including paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, several low-premium healthcare options, tuition waivers, and training opportunities for professional growth and development.  Calculate the estimated annual value of working for the State of Florida here.  For additional benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.


THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES AND SUPPORTS EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.  QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. In accordance with Section 110.112, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Department of Transportation’s Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan, the agency is committed to ensuring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities.  Upon request and as appropriate, reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities may be provided.  Interested persons should contact the Florida Department of Transportation’s Equal Opportunity Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, or call (850) 414-4747 for assistance.  


POSITION DESCRIPTION: Supervises survey crews in the following types of surveys: horizontal control, vertical control, alignment retracement, right of way surveys, aerial photography control, topography, profiles, cross sections and digital terrain models, storm sewers and drainage systems, underground utilities, bridges, outfalls and water retention areas, jurisdictional wetlands, construction surveys, retracement of original boundaries in the re-establishment and replacement of lost or obliterated government land corners, retracement of subdivision boundaries, right of way by maintenance, parcel staking for right of way encroachments, appraisals and acquisition, final monumentation of Florida Department of Transportation (FOOT) right of way.


Supervises employees by communicating regularly, motivating, training, evaluating, and planning and directing employees work. Prepares and evaluates employee performance expectations. Implements training and development of crew members, supervises crew members, approves timesheets, monitors and reports attendance and leave balances for crew members, meets with staff to discuss induvial and team performance, promotes safety awareness and monitors the crews to assure adherence to safety requirements


Coordinates with other department disciplines to provide information pertaining to design survey and right of way surveys. Obtains survey requests. Establishes the scope of work, limits of survey and list of deliverables for design surveys and right of way surveys, researches available records such as right of way maps, acquisition deeds, title information, subdivision plats, certified corner records, existing horizontal and vertical control and earlier construction plans, performs survey calculations and establishes the crew's approach to the project, guide the survey crew on site, and as necessary, ensures that all field surveys are performed in accordance with all applicable laws, rules, and technical standards pertaining to safety and accuracy.


Tracks the crew's progress, maintains project status reports and updates project schedules for all survey assignments, notifies customer and affected property owners before commencing survey of private property, notifies customers of adjustments to the project schedule.


Participates in right of way condemnation court cases, reviews the pertinent right of way maps, surveys and right of way deeds, coordinates with legal counsel in preparation for the trial, oversees the staking of the existing right of way line and the required right of way line for field review by the jury, represents the Department as an expert witness as a Professional Land Surveyor, confirms the survey exhibits presented in the trial and conducts the jury's field review of the subject parcel.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of land surveying terminology, principles, and practices; Knowledge of Florida Department of Transportation policies, procedures and requirements Knowledge of Chapter 472 Florida Statutes and Chapter 5J17 Florida Administrative Code Knowledge of surveying tools, methods, and field procedures; Knowledge of general Human Resources procedures; Skill in project research and planning; Skill in effective oral and written communication; Skill in survey mathematics; Ability to supervise, instruct, motivate, and train people; Ability to create, monitor and maintain project schedules; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: This position requires registration as a Professional Surveyor & Mapper in accordance with Florida Statute 472.


OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Employee will be required to be responsive to emergency situations within a very short timeframe and serve on the Transportation Emergency Management Team (TEMT).

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Lakeland