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Supervisor, Land Surveying

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POSITION TITLE: Supervisor, Land Surveying (Full-Time Regular) (Classified)
REQUISITION #: req7612
DEPARTMENT: Engineering
BENEFIT CATEGORY: Classified (Non-CBU) View Classifications & Benefits:
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-Time Regular
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $67,499.00 - 112,499.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
ANNUAL ANTICIPATED HIRING RANGE: $80,000.00 - 95,000.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
SELECTION PROCESS: Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 6/17/2024.

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Why Work For the City of Fort Collins?

Medical, dental, vision (for self, spouse, children) – eligible on the 1st of the month following date of hire
Paid vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, and additional one-time bank of 40 PTO hours for new, full-time, Classified and Unclassified Management hires
Retirement + company contributions – after 6 month probation period and immediate vesting
Flexible spending: Medical expenses FSA, dependent FSA or both
Employee Assistance Program: counseling, legal, financial assistance
Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
Wellness program, workout facilities
Employee/family onsite health clinic
Learning and development opportunities at all levels in the organization with opportunities for career mobility
Collaborative work environment

Job Summary

The Land Surveying Supervisor serves as a project surveyor by providing the coordination and execution of City-wide survey projects under the guidance of the City Surveyor/ Assistant City Surveyor. This position will include thorough research and review of existing boundaries and easements, field surveying and office preparation of land survey plats, and a lead role in on-site topographic and construction surveying. Full control of projects from inception to completion. The successful candidate will provide formal leadership for survey technical staff by providing ongoing feedback and training. Opportunities for advancement within the department are expected in the short term.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.

Directs staff engaged in the technical aspects of survey projects for moderate complexity based on the number of stakeholders, budget, and project timeline.
Oversees and coordinates and performs survey work on projects while maintaining close communication on these projects with City personnel and outside contractors including engineers, architects, consultants, and local governmental officials.
Assists in the preparation of Land Survey Plats and minor Subdivision Plats for City projects.
Identifies errors and inconsistencies in design and construction plans and works with consulting engineer and/or engineering/survey project manager and/or construction contractor to resolve.
Resolves project issues and concerns by thinking critically during problem solving and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders.
Create Civil 3D drawings containing topographic, feature and utility data gathered during field surveys for use by Engineers, consultants, and others.
Writes land descriptions and prepares associated exhibits in accordance with Colorado Revised Statutes and local regulations.
Plots field notes, checks general land office records, and draws or traces maps to scale.
Reviews construction plans, conducts calculations and performs construction staking.
Schedules and works with crew members to define survey tasks and set priorities; inspects work for completion and conformance to standards.
Directs technician staff in the operation of a full range of optical, mechanical, and electronic surveying equipment.
Conducts Performance Reviews, provides employee feedback, and addresses employee concerns.

Management Responsibilities


City Competencies

Demonstrated cultural competence to effectively interact, work, and develop meaningful relationships with people of diverse identities, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds.
Strong learning orientation. Leverages all resources and is creative in ways of learning for self to continue adapting to changing issues and trends.
A desire and ability to understand the diverse needs of internal and external customers, and to create experiences and deliver services that exceed their expectations.
A desire and ability to utilize digital tools for organizational information, individual, and teamwork.
Experience building teams and implementing practices to lead others well in an inclusive, high-performance organization. Skill in integrating and synthesizing others’ viewpoints to build alignment of diverse perspectives to achieve results.
Capable of creating conditions of emotional safety and demonstrates self-awareness and regulation in responding to others.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to interact effectively with City staff and the public
Good knowledge of Colorado State Surveying Statutes and Board Rules
Ability to interpret laws, statutes, and ordinances as they relate to survey matters
Proficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D
Ability to supervise assigned personnel
Advanced mathematical and statistical analysis skills
Ability to prepare and interpret property descriptions
Advanced ability to conduct Title research
Advanced ability to operate GPS units, Robotic Total Stations, Scanning Total Stations, and automatic and digital levels, and expertise in processing field data in Trimble Business Center and Civil 3D software or similar software
Ability to remain current with changing technology as well as completing ongoing training to provide awareness of the latest developments in equipment and systems
Ability to work independently
Required Qualifications

College degree or equivalent work experience. Some positions may require functionally related certification or advanced degrees Associate’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Surveying, Civil Engineering, or related field; or equivalent related work experience.
Experience Requirements

Three years of experience providing technical assistance for survey projects under the charge of a professional Land Surveyor, or combination of education and experience.
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. The City may consider an equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role. #INDHP

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Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use:
Because the possession and use of marijuana, whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body. The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy.

The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation (including perceived sexual orientation), gender identity and expression, disability, age 40 years or older, pregnancy or related condition, genetic information, and, in certain specific circumstances, marriage to a coworker or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.


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