Pay Range: $94,666 - 119,362 annually

**Sign-On Incentive of $2,000**

Job Posting Closing on: Thursday, June 20, 2024

Workdays & Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30AM-4:30PM, no issue to flex time if something arises.; Some evening/weekend work required.

Benefits for this position include: 11 Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Pension Plan, Professional Development Opportunities, and much more.

The City of Fort Worth is one of the fastest growing large cities in the U.S. Our employees serve the needs of nearly 1,000,000 residents, promoting our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

A Survey Superintendent - Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS) job is available with the City of Fort Worth Transportation & Public Works Department - Capital Delivery Division to lead the Surveying Services Section. The Surveying Services Section provides surveying field and office support including construction staking, control networks, reviewing third party boundary surveys, political boundary determinations, records research, reviewing easement abandonments, and coordination of consultant services. The position provides a challenging environment to lead an array of surveying services for a large organization assisting a wide range of functional departments. The RPLS will also aid other departments when boundaries are in question.

This position qualifies for the following incentives which is separate from the base pay:

Sign-On Incentive of: $2,000 ***50% paid after the completion of first pay period, 50% paid after the completion of 6 months of employment. ***

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in land surveying or a related field.
  • Four (4) years of responsible construction and land surveying experience.
  • Including Two (2) years of construction survey and two (2) years of supervisory/management experience.
  • Possession of a Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS) license in the State of Texas.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Must pass Drug Screen, Physical, and Criminal Background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • FAA Part 107 UAV License a plus or Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) experience, and open to learning new technology.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD principles and experience with Civil3D, Carlson Survey, and Trimble Business Center software as well as Trimble and Topcom field equipment.
  • Proficient in use and knowledge of the construction industry, public infrastructure staking, and ArcGIS software and Microsoft Office Suite.

The Survey Superintendent - Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS) job responsibilities include:

  • Supervises staff, which includes prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary decisions or recommendations;
  • Promote, establish, and maintain effective working relationships. Coordinates construction and land survey activities with other divisions, other city departments, outside agencies, and organizations.
  • Represents the City in boundary disputes, property title issues, and land ownership litigations. Ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and ethical standards
  • Continuously monitors, coordinates, and evaluates the quality, responsiveness, efficiency and effectiveness of land surveying programs and services.
  • Identifies new innovations and new technology to improve processes and procedures.
  • Assigns projects to survey firms; monitors work progress; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; meets with surveyors and city staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Prepares and administers contracts for survey services from outside sources; monitors contract compliance and service provider performance.
  • Manages the development and administration of assigned program budget; forecasts funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; recommends adjustments as necessary.
  • Prepares and presents weekly and/or monthly reports. Maintain survey records and documentation, including field notes, plats, and other legal documents.

Working Conditions

Depending on assignment, positions in this class typically require touching, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, walking, repetitive motions, climbing, balancing, pushing, pulling and lifting. May require being outside in the elements, around high grass, uneven ground, and climbing fences.

Physical Demand

Depending on assignment, positions in this class typically exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly having to move objects.


Conditions of Employment

The City of Fort Worth is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  It is the policy and practice of the City to recruit, hire, train and promote a diverse workforce without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or another non-merit factor.

The City of Fort Worth is committed to full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform essential job functions.

Candidates who do not meet the Education requirement, may be considered if they have more relevant work experience than the position requires. Those selected for employment will be required to pass Pre-Employment checks depending on the position requirements. Those could include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug screen, education verification, etc. criminal convictions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Employees are paid by direct deposit only.

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