Reads and reviews various codes, journals, technical manuals, reports, legal documents and/or files in order to obtain information needed for assigned projects; records notes as required. Reads and reviews engineering texts, charts, and graphs to determine applicable standards necessary to drafting projects. Summarizes the activities of the Survey and Design Section in a monthly report submitted to the City Council. Writes and interprets legal descriptions of property lines and boundaries for use in property dispositions or extension and easement placement; obtains information from plats, courthouse files, or actual physical field measurement. Serves in the capacity of Survey Crew Chief on field surveys; leads actions related to land surveying and field layout; trains crew members in the operation of survey equipment, and general surveying techniques. Selects field equipment most appropriate for survey in order to obtain the most accurate measurements. Maintains notes, operates transits, levels, planimeters, camera, plumb bobs, and dip needles as needed during surveys to secure information necessary for plotting the survey area. Determines horizontal and vertical controls, elevations, depths, grades, and slopes of land for use in the drafting of plans of the area, locating construction markers, etc. Sets/replaces grade stakes, hubs, chaining pins, and ribbon for streets, curbs, sidewalks, parking lots, and water and sewer lines for use as construction/location markers. Drafts construction plans, specifications, proposals, and contracts for Public Works projects following the standard engineering and/or city guidelines and procedures as directed by the City Engineer, Capital Projects Engineers, and supervisor. Sketches freehand and/or draws plans for proposed construction projects and/or utility lines incorporating information from surveying notes; drafts into final form when approved by supervisor.
Plots topographical information including plans, cross sections and profiles, and plots line locations and land use information as needed and for reference purposes. Performs mathematical computations with assembled data in order to transform information into desired form or project design requirements. Computes costs for routine construction to estimate total cost of projects considering all required work and materials.
Works in an office environment approximately 50% of the time and approximately 50% of the time is spent outside exposed to temperature extremes, dirt, dust, noise, etc.