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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Class Code:Y3157



This is administrative, professional, and supervisory work in surveying and mapping encompassing the surveying, construction, and mapping of County utility and public works projects and facilities. Acts as responsible point of contact with State and Local Agencies for the development of survey standards, practices, and programs.

Work involves the application of surveying principles and practices to engineering projects of a public works nature. Work assignments include the supervision of Professional Surveyor and Mappers, subordinate engineering and technical personnel engaged in surveying and mapping of public works improvements such as streets, highways, bridges, sewers, water distribution projects and public lands. Major technical or policy issues are discussed

with a superior before taking action, but latitude is allowed for independent judgment in routine matters. Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences and written reports. This position reports directly to the Assistant Director.


Directs and coordinates operations of the Survey Section of the Engineering Division.

Prepares specifications for contractual agreements with private consultants pertaining to surveying and mapping services.

Performs necessary administrative duties and prepares yearly budget for Survey Section.

Develops agency survey programs and policies. Coordinates work plans to ensure programs are implemented in a timely manner.

Designs survey methodology and develops operational procedures.

Supervises Professional Surveyor and Mappers, subordinate engineering, and technical personnel and participates in performing professional surveying and mapping work.

Provides technical support and instructs survey party chiefs in acquiring conventional and Global Positioning System (G.P.S.) field survey data for major street projects, sanitary and storm sewer systems, water treatment and water distribution structures and systems, bridges, building construction projects and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping projects.

Provides technical support and instructs engineering personnel in the preparation and maintenance of digital maps and information technology databases utilized for the establishment of Geographic Information Systems.

Advises on construction specifications regarding the adaptability of plans and designs to particular field conditions.

Advises County agencies on survey related matters.

Maintains and develops digital maps and provides information regarding maps and survey data to private organizations and the general public.

Supervises the inspection of construction projects while in progress for adherence to plans and specifications.

Reviews surveys, legal descriptions and sketches for conformance with Florida Statutes.

Reviews subdivision plats for technical accuracy and conformance to Florida Statutes and the Broward County Land Development Code prior to recordation.

Performs related work as required.


Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of land surveying and mapping as applied to engineering, construction, as-built, route, and right of way surveying.

Thorough knowledge of the use, troubleshooting and maintenance of surveying instruments including conventional instruments, Total Station/electronic data collection field to finish solutions and G.P.S. equipment.

Considerable knowledge of the use of computers and computer peripherals.

Considerable knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization, and administration.

Knowledge of G.P.S. surveying and/or GIS mapping in land surveying/civil engineering.

Ability to utilize Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) software to create digital maps and engineering plans.

Ability to research and analyze survey reference materials such as public records, engineering plans, right of way maps, and legal descriptions.

Ability to analyze survey reference materials in a CADD environment to produce survey solutions.

Ability to assign and supervise the work of subordinates.

Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.


Graduation from a four year accredited program in surveying and mapping or in civil engineering; six (6) years experience in land surveying/civil engineering work which includes G.P.S. surveying and/or GIS mapping and the use of Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), of which two (2) years experience will be post Certification as a Professional Surveyor and Mapper in the State of Florida and four (4) years experience will be in the supervisory aspects of the work ; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.


Certification as a Professional Surveyor and Mapper in the State of Florida.


Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented

FLSA Status: Exempt

Code of Ethics: No

Work Location: Engineering

Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/02

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