City Surveyor - Public Works & Transportation


Organization : City of Arlington
Job Category : Transportation
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : TX
City : CIty of Arlington
Salary and Benefits : See Agancy website for more details:

CITY SURVEYOR – Public Works & Transportation

SALARY: 62,320.00 - 77,900.00 Salary USD

JOB SUMMARY:   Coordinate all activities relating to land surveying and ensure efficient utilization of crew.

1. Ability to prepare, sign and seal all right-of-way and easement descriptions, surplus property descriptions, boundary surveys and plats in accordance with the standards adopted by the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying.
2. Ability to accurately maintain city-wide vertical control monument network, city-wide horizontal and vertical GPS monument network and City capital project master control points.
3. Ability to review and interpret construction plans and survey data for accuracy and thoroughness and accurately stake and/or monitor information in the field.

4. Ability to hire, train, evaluate and discipline staff along with assigning, scheduling and reviewing the work of survey personnel and providing technical assistance for the survey division.
5. Ability to assist City engineers in resolving design and construction conflicts and implement solutions in the field.
6. Ability to gather and process necessary survey data as needed to assist engineers with in-house design projects.
7. Ability to track and monitor the division's operating budget, performance measures and workload data.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Knowledge of the principles and practices of land surveying pursuant to the standards adopted by the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying.
Knowledge of the operational characteristics of a variety of modern, automated survey instruments and associated computer hardware and software including but not limited to electronic robotic total stations, electronic calculation data, AutoCAD software and other related survey tools and equipment.
Knowledge of algebra, geometry and trigonometry used in conducting surveys, computing vertical and horizontal curves and other engineering calculations.
Knowledge of public works construction materials, engineering design, methods and procedures to aid in performing surveys for water, sewer, street and drainage systems.
Knowledge of Texas land surveying laws and proper researching methods.
Knowledge of office equipment including computers, supporting word processing, spreadsheet and AutoCAD applications.
Skill in communicating professionally with other city employees and the public by oral and written means.
Skill in reading and understanding public works construction plans, specifications and standards.
Skill in establishing and maintaining records.
Skill in preparing diagrams, sketches, notes and reports including but not limited to legal descriptions and exhibits for real property, utility easements and right-of-way parcels.
Skill in performing closures on metes and bounds descriptions.
Skill in planning, organizing and monitoring subordinates' work assignments to accomplish department work plan objectives.
Skill in the use of a scientific calculator, data collector, automatic level, electronic robotic total station and GPS instruments.
Ability to lift up to 85 pounds.
Incumbent is subject to noise, working outdoors, mechanical hazards and dust/mites.

Qualifying Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in engineering or surveying, or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience.  Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS) License required.

To apply, visit the City of Arlington, Texas website at:


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