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Deputy City Surveyor

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Downtown Denver
About Our Job
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI), through its employees, enhances the quality of life in Denver by efficiently delivering effective, high-quality, safe, and equitable public infrastructure and services.

For more information, please visit the DOTI website

DOTI’s Commitment to Equity:

* DOTI is committed to providing attention and resources to the areas, assets and people of the city with the greatest need. Through equitable contracting, equitable investments, and equitable workforce development.
* DOTI’s culture revolves around four key principles: (1) Invest in Our People, (2) Operate with Discipline, (3) Use Data to Drive Decisions, and (4) Deliver Results.
Right-of-Way Services manages activities associated with private development and use of city right-of-way, including the enforcement of on-street parking. It also develops plans for regulatory compliance that facilitate safe access for both vehicular traffic and pedestrians.

The Survey Section has a full-time, unlimited Deputy City Surveyor position open. Strong leadership experience and knowledge in the field of Surveying is valued. The City and County of Denver honors equivalency using professional experience to substitute for a degree for this classification and position.

The Right of Way Services Survey Section’s 30 professional and technical staff members provide land survey expertise to the Department of Public Works and other city agencies and proactively reviews both private and city development projects, assists with land acquisition and real estate for all city departments including the review of subdivision plats and site plans, annexations, street vacations, easement dedications, land disposal, leases, and addressing.

This position will be a co-leader in the office reporting to the City Surveyor. The Deputy City Surveyor is an integral part of leading the department’s team of surveyors and offers an opportunity for leadership growth and innovation.

As a Deputy City Surveyor, duties will include:

* Administers the right-of-way acquisition processes in the engineering division including contract administration for appraisal services, title commitments and purchase agreements
* Ensures legal descriptions and surveys presented to the City conform with the official records of the City and policies regarding private and public development
* Manages, reviews, and approves surveys for land acquisition and dispositions performs by city crews and private contractors
* Develops and implements policies and procedures regarding the establishment and maintenance of survey control monuments
* Manages contracts or projects by overseeing the work of contractors, consultants, and related personnel who have been assigned responsibility for various portions of the project, monitor.
* Monitors projects for conformance to survey requests and approved plans
* Coordinates survey control with local jurisdictions, federal, and state agencies
* Administers the review and approval of private and public development as required by state statues, county and city policies
* Ensures staff and financial resources are utilized appropriately and shifts resources based on business needs within budget restraints
* Analyzes and determines the need for boundary and right-of-way land surveys to establish and maintain survey control monuments
* Implements initiatives, and achieves goals, objectives, and key performance indicators (KPIs) for the section.
* Optimizes performance of the section by meeting or exceeding the established KPI performance benchmarks
* Coaches, mentors, and challenges staff. Champions continuous improvement, including devising new strategies and new opportunities. Leads staff development initiatives that include training, development, and succession planning
* Develops goals, documents performance, provides performance feedback and formally evaluates the work of the employee; provides reward and recognition for proper and efficient performance
* Assists staff to achieve performance standards and identifies opportunities for continual improvement to performance standards

Our ideal candidate will have:

* Over three of experience supervising a surveying team
* Understanding of municipality government structure
* Ability to be a leader and self-starter with strong communication skills both written and verbal
* Skilled with adeptness to change and innovation using data points
* Reporting skills using data points and various software programs including MS Office and GIS

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Surveying, Engineering, Science or a related field

Experience: Three (3) years of experience supervising the surveying functions and professional Land Surveyors

License/Certifications: Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application.
Licensure as a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) issued by the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Professional Land Surveyors at the time of application
Licensure as a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) by another state will be accepted in lieu of this requirement providing the applicant is licensed by the State of Colorado by the completion of the probationary period.
Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment

Education/Experience Equivalency: Two (2) years of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education
Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements

Job Profile

CE3201 Deputy City Surveyor
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Position Type

Position Salary Range

$90,016.00 - $148,526.00
Starting Pay

Based on experience and education

Dept of Transportation & Infrastructure
The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

City and County of Denver


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