NORFOLK COUNTY ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

LAND SURVEYOR (PLS)/INTERIM DIRECTOR

Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–3 p.m. FLSA: Exempt/Non-Union 

SUMMARY:

The Land Surveyor (PLS) is responsible for the Norfolk County surveyor plans, organizes and directs the surveying activities of the Engineering Department through the application of the technical and professional standards of the Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (250 Code of Massachusetts Regulations), Massachusetts General Laws, and various applicable regulations.

The Land Surveyor (PLS) sets the overall objectives and works with employees to develop priorities and goals. The (PLS) is responsible for planning and carrying out work assignments, resolving conflicts, and coordinating the work of other employees and/or departments. The (PLS) serves as the Records Access Officer for the Engineering Department. The (PLS) is responsible for the department’s compliance with the Massachusetts Public Records Law including responding to requests, fulfilling appropriate requests, and maintaining department records. The (PLS) interprets regulations and policies keeping the County Director informed of progress, problems, and implications of decisions. The (PLS) is frequently required to work independently.

Guidelines:

The (PLS) is responsible for County surveyor plans, organizes and directs the surveying activities of the engineering department through the application of the technical and professional standards of the Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (250 Code of Massachusetts Regulations), Massachusetts General Laws, and various other applicable regulations. Under the administrative supervision of the County Director, performs the management functions of the Engineering Department including correspondences, reports, budgeting, purchasing, payroll, and personnel.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

Work includes standing and walking over various surfaces, including construction sites.

Required to carry survey equipment, tools, and materials to survey sites. Work is performed under office conditions and in the field, with intermittent exposure to adverse weather conditions. Environment involves moderate risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional surveying (PLS). Ability to apply professional surveying principles to the solution of surveying problems of substantial difficulty.
  • Ability to make accurate surveying calculations of substantial difficulty.
  • Proficiency in the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and survey calculation software. Proficiency in the use of Autodesk Civil 3D and AEC Collection, MicroSurvey StarNet, and Leica Infinity software.
  • Proficiency in the use of Leica survey instruments and with Leica Captivate software.
  • Maintains a continuing knowledge of surveying methods, appropriate regulations, and statutes.
  • Communicate effectively and handle inquiries in a respectable manner.
  • Skill in writing clear and concise reports and correspondences and ability to prepare and present oral presentations.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office for reports, presentations, and spreadsheets.
  • General knowledge of public works projects, materials used, and standard construction practices, including safety (OSHA) procedures, industrial standards, and legal requirements as they pertain to public works.

HOW TO APPLY

Resumes may be submitted electronically to mlabadini@norfolkcounty.org or mailed/dropped off to the Norfolk County Commissioners Office, 614 High Street, P.O. Box 310, Dedham, MA  02026. The Norfolk County Commissioners Office is currently closed to the public, but the staff is working and can receive dropped-off resumes by calling 781-461-6105. Please provide a resume, cover letter, and three professional references.

The County of Norfolk is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.

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