A lead land surveyor is the person who is responsible for measuring and maintaining maps and legal descriptions via surveys of a specified pieces of land. This position can work for a variety of organizations, but this person will be primarily employed by governmental agencies or individually contracted. This surveyor will usually keep weekday, daytime hours. This person will take charge of a team of assistant surveyors. A lead land surveyor will generally be required to attain a degree in a field such as forestry, geology, or civil engineering. Multiple years of practical experience and the completion of a state-issued licensure program are also required.
The lead land surveyor will have a variety of responsibilities. Some surveyors will even specialize in mapping the ocean floor. Some responsibilities and duties associated with a lead land surveyor include verifying the accuracy of survey data, verifying measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites, calculating heights and depths, searching legal records, searching survey records, searching land titles, obtaining information about properties, directing and conducting surveys regarding legal boundaries on properties, preparing and supervising the preparation of all data and records relating to surveys, writing descriptions of property boundaries, recording the results of surveys, coordinating the findings with architectural and engineering teams, adjusting surveying instruments, and conducting surveys to establish measurements and baselines. This position requires a person with innate leadership skills and expert accuracy. This person should pay high attention to detail and have excellent organizational skills.
Land Surveyor, Lead Tasks
Perform construction stake-out and boundary surveys.
Maintain and store of drawing files for active projects.
Perform field surveying to obtain data for base plans.
Assist in the preparation of land development plans and correspondence.
Produce drawings from raw survey data through the finished product.