Survey Crew Chief

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
$23.74 - $32.45 / Hourly
Apr 06, 2021
Job Type
Full Time

This job announcement will be used to fill one position in the District 4 Fergus Falls Surveys Office.  This position is posted at the Transportation Specialist level. 

  • Performs as survey lead worker.
  • Oversees or operates real time kinematic global position systems or total station.
  • Performs as survey lead in construction survey office activities.
  • Performs as survey lead in the field activities.
  • Performs set-up, calibration, use and maintenance of survey equipment.
  • Investigates and locates lot corners, monuments and section corners, leads land survey field work and documentation.
  • Communicates with contractors, landowners, consultants and supervisors to report progress or review work assignment.
  • Prepares, processes and evaluates survey data for location and construction surveys.
  • Processes data using CADD drafting and computational software. 
  • Performs file maintenance and back-up of data to close-out and archive projects.
  • Creates digital terrain models.
  • Performs as project lead in the development of new or updated data processing procedures, instructing and mentoring survey employees.
  • Leads and assists with performing 3rd order surveys for photo control, construction and location surveys and right of way monumentation.
  • Performs as survey lead in field construction.
  • Organizes land survey data, analyze, build or process information and assists the land surveyor in resolving issues regarding highway alignments and right of way.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

The level of experience to perform this job at the Transportation Specialist level can be achieved with the following:

  • Four years of experience performing surveys (e.g., land, location, construction, and/or geodetic control surveys, etc.), mapping or related activities.


  • Three year’s experience performing surveys (e.g., land, location, construction, and/or geodetic control surveys, etc.), mapping or related activities PLUS a combination of one year of experience performing roadway inspection, design or related activities.  Note:  A Two year Civil or Construction Technology Degree or the following four year degrees:  Architectural, Civil or Mechanical Engineering; Land Surveying / Geomatics; or equivalent may substitute for one year of experience. (In order for education coursework to be considered in lieu of work experience you must submit a copy of your transcripts).


  • Valid class D driver's license
  • Working knowledge of English sufficient to read, write, speak and understand oral and written information; communicate with employees and the general public in-person or via two-way radio and other electronic devices; and to maintain routine written logs and simple records.

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