Land Surveyor / Field Crew Chief

May 9, 2019

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Job Description

xacta Land Surveyors is seeking an experienced survey crew party chief to service clients in the Austin, Texas area.


Complete land survey as prescribed by a Professional Licensed Surveyor
Maintain equipment including but not limited to: electronic theodolite, GPS/GNSS surveying gear, field surveying supplies, car, tools, and other equipment as needed
Travel from job to job working independently and communication with the operations center to receive jobs
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry to make mathematical calculations such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume
The ability to understand and interpret data
Lateral and logical thinking
Confidence with new technology
Problem solving and analysis
Attention to detail
Client management/customer service skills
Verbal and written communication skills
Organization and time management skills
The ability to work independently and as part of a team
Must be able to operate a motor vehicle with a valid license and clean driving history
Must be able perform tasks and solve problems with a high degree of independence
Basic “office suite” computer skills
Safety conscious

Transport and set up the instruments and equipment associated with surveying land, and preparing the job site for survey.

Use JAVAD GPS/GNSS land surveying equipment to:

Locate monuments or set at every change of direction in the boundary of the subject lot and/or witness monuments on a water boundary, preserve boundary or other inaccessible location
Locate and dimension all relevant improvements adequately
Properly upload files, including (as appropriate to the equipment being used) the coordinate file in a comma delimited ASCII file format (usually a .txt or .csv file) the raw file, the .pdf, .dwg & .zip files
Procedurally correct elevation determination
Performs other related duties as required.


Knowledge of mathematics and drafting
Residential or Commercial development and construction projects
Experience with GPS, total stations and data collectors
Prior field work for land surveying including construction staking, boundary location, ALTA, topographic, etc.
Coordinating activities with office personnel, including surveying technicians and engineering staff

Ability to carry survey equipment and supplies in remote, rural or urban surroundings
Ability to lift equipment up to 50 pounds
Regularly walk, stand, crouch or stoop; frequently lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects
Walk over rough, uneven, or slippery surfaces
Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements
Ability to travel up and down ladders

Survey Crew Chief – 5 years
JAVAD – 1 year preferred but not required
Position is full time, M-F with occasional weekend or overtime work required, primarily during the busier spring and summer seasons. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit a resume to apply. No phone calls please.

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