MONTGOMERY COUNTY GOVERNMENT Code No. 4060
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND Grade 19
SURVEY CREW LEADER
DEFINITION OF CLASS:
This is lead-level work directing a field crew involved in land and right-of-way construction survey work. Contacts include agency engineers, subordinates, contractors and property owners to exchange information and explain projects. An incumbent in this class offers limited direct service or assistance to the public.
An employee in this class leads the work of a survey party to obtain data pertaining to angles, elevations, points and contours and to determine precise locations for construction of County roads and associated structures. Work is conducted independently from assignments received from the supervisor and is reviewed for accuracy of data obtained. Guidelines consist of survey principles and practices; equipment operating procedures and specifications; Federal, State and County regulations and Department procedures. An employee in this class selects from several surveying alternatives the most efficient; and adapts and modifies guidelines and redirects team effort based on varying field conditions. The complexity of the work is characterized by the analysis required to organize survey work, assess field conditions, and determine proper survey course and procedures. The work of this class directly affects the accuracy of right-of-way design, construction stake-out and property boundaries. The work of this class is conducted outdoors, in all types of weather. An employee is exposed to some risks such as vehicular traffic, noise and exhaust fumes, and working around open trenches and construction areas which involve the use of safety equipment such as reflective vests and safety shoes. The work involves some physical effort such as walking over rough terrain; frequent bending, crouching or stooping; occasional lifting of objects up to 50 pounds; and precise use of hands or fingers to operate survey equipment.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (Illustrative Only)
Leads the work of a survey crew by organizing daily assigned work and directing movements of the crew in the field.
Establishes or re-establishes land boundaries; conducts topographic surveys and drafts topographic maps, and construction stake-out; modifies procedures to accommodate field conditions such as heavy vehicular traffic, steep grades, obstructed sight, stream crossing, etc.
Sets permanent points using iron pins, cross-cut, or nails in concrete or pavement to establish baseline right-of-way control.
Verifies accuracy or inaccuracy of contract survey work.
Performs mathematical calculations in the field required to take measurements.
Operates transit, level, theodolites, and electronic distance measuring devices with required level of accuracy.
Accurately and neatly records field information.
May direct traffic around job site or cut brush which is in line of sight.
Instructs crew members on use of equipment and procedures of field surveys.
Provides recommendations on personnel actions for subordinate employees.
Performs related duties as required.
Experience: Thorough (5 years) experience in the procedures, practices, use of equipment, and conduct of land and construction survey work.
Education: Completion of high school.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of methods, equipment and techniques of land surveying.
Thorough knowledge of State and local laws, codes and regulations concerning surveying.
Thorough knowledge of mathematics such as algebra and geometry necessary to perform calculations for measurements in the field.
Skill in the precise calibration, operation and maintenance of survey instruments such as transit, level, theodolites and electronic distance measuring devices.
Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications and to convey their meaning to others.
Ability to keep accurate notes of field measurements and calculations and to make accurate diagrams and maps in the field.
Ability to communicate with and work with co-workers, other County employees, contractors and engineers to obtain, clarify or provide information or to provide advice or guidance.
Ability to independently perform field work in environments that present moderate discomforts and risks, and require some physical exertion.
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.
Individuals appointed or promoted to this class will be required to serve a probationary period of six months, during which time performance will be carefully evaluated. Continuation in this class will be contingent upon successful completion of the probationary period.
MEDICAL PROTOCOL: Core Exam II
Class Created: August, 1992(M)