Survey Superintendent

The City of Fort Worth currently stands as the 16th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), top five commercial real estate markets (Urban Land Institute), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 800,000 City residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer service, mutual respect, embracing the diversity of our communities, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

The Transportation & Public Works Department, Capital Delivery Division is seeking to hire an experienced Survey Superintendent to lead the Surveying Services Section. The Surveying Services Section provides surveying field and office support including construction staking, control networks, boundary surveys, political boundary determinations, records research, subdivision platting, easement abandonment, and coordination of consultant services. The position provides a challenging environment to lead an array of surveying services for a large organization assisting a wide range of functional departments. Candidate should be responsible, dependable and extremely detail oriented individual who is willing to learn.

The selected candidate must possess the ability to perform complex management, administrative and fiscal functions such as:

  • Supervises staff, which includes prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary decisions or recommendations;
  • Serves as City's expert Registered Professional Land Surveyor.
  • Coordinates construction and land survey activities with those of other divisions and outside agencies and organizations.
  • Represents the City in boundary disputes, property title issues, and land ownership litigations.
  • Continuously monitors and evaluates the quality, responsiveness, efficiency and effectiveness of land surveying programs.
  • Directs, coordinates and reviews the work plan for land surveying program services and activities; assigns work activities and projects; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Prepares and administers contracts for survey services from outside sources; monitors contract compliance and service provider performance.
  • Manages the development and administration of assigned program budget; forecasts funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; recommends adjustments as necessary.
  • Promote, establish, and maintain effective working relationships; and

Knowledge of and expertise with Microsoft Office Suite;


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in land surveying or a related field and four years of responsible construction and land surveying experience including two years of construction survey and two years of supervisory/management experience.

Other Requirements

Possession of a Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS) license in the State of Texas and be in good standing.

Possession of a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record.

Job Preferences

Knowledge of AutoCAD principles and experience with Carlson Survey and Trimble Business Center software as well as Trimble and Topcom field equipment.

Position requires rotating on-call responsibilities with the City of Fort Worth.

Candidates with a blend of progressive direct work experience in the public or private sectors.

Knowledge of the construction industry, ArcGIS and Adobe Photoshop software.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Depending on assignment, positions in this class typically require touching, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, walking, repetitive motions, climbing, balancing, pushing, pulling and lifting.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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