Class Code: 04325
IOWA DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES –
ASSISTANT SURVEY PARTY CHIEF
Performs technical engineering survey work and assists the Survey Party Chief in the direction of a preliminary or cornerstone survey party; performs related work as required.
The Work Examples and Competencies listed are for illustrative purposes only and not intended to be the primary basis for position classification decisions.
Assists a supervisor by performing, in accordance with set procedures, policies, and standards, such duties as instructing employees about tasks, answering questions about procedures and policies, distributing and balancing the workload and checking work; may make occasional suggestions on appointments, promotions, and reassignments.
Operates survey instruments such as transit, level, distance meter, planimeter and theodolite.
Records data gathered by survey party (field survey notes) such as topography (transit notes), cross section (elevation notes), benchmark (level notes), etc.
Inspects courthouse records to determine the ownership of lands intersected by the survey.
Contacts landowners to gather needed information such as high water levels and location of tile lines and section corners, and to obtain permission for the survey party to enter their property.
Contacts utility companies to solicit information regarding the location of water, phone, and power lines.
Adjusts survey levels according to the peg method.
Prepares detailed profiles and plats of areas surveyed.
Performs trigonometric, geometric, and algebraic calculations to check survey configurations and prove physical work.
Knowledge of engineering survey principles and practices.
Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of survey instruments such as transits, levels, distance meters, planimeters, and theodolites.
Knowledge of standard safety procedures employed in survey work.
Knowledge of agency policies and procedures governing expenditures, personnel, record keeping, etc.
Knowledge of information sources used to determine land ownership and location of telephone and power cables, water and gas mains, etc.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel management and employee supervision.
Knowledge of mathematics including geometry, trigonometry and algebra.
Ability to read and understand engineering plans and specification plats, aerial photos, road plans, and land descriptions.
Ability to operate survey instruments including transits, levels, distance meters, planimeters, and theodolites.
Ability to accurately record field survey notes.
Ability to inspect completed and in-progress work for accuracy, compliance with standards, and other related criteria.
Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions.
Displays high standards of ethical conduct. Exhibits honesty and integrity. Refrains from theft-related, dishonest or unethical behavior.
Works and communicates with internal and external clients and customers to meet their needs in a polite, courteous, and cooperative manner. Committed to quality service.
Displays a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently. Works with minimal supervision. Demonstrates responsible behavior and attention to detail.
Responds appropriately to supervision. Follows policy and cooperates with supervisors.
Aligns behavior with the needs, priorities and goals of the organization.
Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity. Fosters commitment and team spirit.
Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information. Listens to others and responds appropriately.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
The equivalent of three years of full-time engineering survey experience which included the operation of survey instruments;
an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting thirty semester hours of college, university, or technical school course work in civil engineering, construction engineering, or photogrammetry for one year of the required experience with a maximum substitution of three years;
employees with current continuous experience in the state Executive Branch that includes the equivalent of twelve months of full-time survey experience as an Construction Technician Assistant.
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Effective Date: 12/06 DK