CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
This is surveying work supervising the field activities of two or more survey corps. Employees in this class coordinate field and office operations, develop corps work assignments and assist survey corps leaders in resolving difficult surveying problems and in making related computations. Employees compute and prepare engineered plans, make computations of assessments of estimates and prepare sketches and plans form field notes.
Conferring with contractors, builders and developers and supervising a group of survey corps involved in the development of construction and/or land surveys are significant aspects of the work. Work is performed under the general supervision of a technical superior.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Receives and studies new survey assignments to determine priorities and the amount of time needed to complete the work; designates a corps leader to direct survey corps in making the study; assists corps leaders in obtaining all necessary background information; issues special instructions and directions regarding problems or obstacles which might be encountered; visits survey corps in the field to observe, their work and to advise them on technical problems; reviews corps leaders' field notebooks for accuracy and completeness of sketches, notations and calculations; assists survey corps leaders in resolving difficult surveying problems and in making related computations.
- Prepares time estimates for employees engaged in a given project; prepares preliminary material estimates for construction of paving projects; reviews findings of field survey corp.; re-checks the amount and kinds of materials used for certification of payment to contractors.
- Prepares and supervises the preparation of sketches, plans and drawings for field notes; may participate in the preparation of specifications and contract documents; makes necessary calculations for revised lines, grades and arcs; computes assessment bills against properties for public improvements.
- Confers with contractors, builders, developers, lawyers and the general public upon matters pertaining to surveys.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- the practices, principles, techniques and instruments used in surveying
- mathematics as it is applied to field surveying and related engineering computations
- the principles, practices, techniques and instruments of drafting as required in surveying
- engineering principles and practices used in the preparation of estimates and certification of contract work performance as related to construction work
- supervisory methods and techniques
- instruct and assist survey corps leaders in resolving difficult technical and surveying problems
- resolve the more complex field survey and related mathematical and drafting problems encountered in survey activities
- reduce field notes and sketches and to make, read and interpret sketches, maps and plans
- observe field conditions, to prepare and keep accurate notes and records and to make required oral and written reports
- apply regulatory codes and regulations affecting the work
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, contractors, builders and the general public
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 5/04.)
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade.
- Six years of surveying experience, three years of which must have been serving as chief of a survey corps performing construction and/or land surveys.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department that has included the specific experience described above.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of
a position in this class.
- Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as a Surveyor 2, if required by work assignment.
PAY RANGE: EP16
Class Established: 1/69
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 3/04, Ad Board: 5/04
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 3F05