Established: 9/2008
Revised: 6/2013 
FLSA: Exempt
EEO: 2



Under general direction, to plan, organize, direct and supervise assigned staff in providing utility and development inspections, road statute and construction survey work and Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) functions within the Transportation Engineering division; and to do other work as required.


The Transportation Engineering Division within the Department of Transportation and Development (DTD) provides professional and technical engineering support and manages programs to implement improvements to the County's road system. Specific functions include traffic engineering, road engineering and surveying, traffic control engineering and maintenance, construction management and development coordination.

The Survey and CADD Supervisor is a registered Professional Land Surveyor responsible for supervising and overseeing an engineering section of land surveyors and engineering technicians with survey and CADD duties that support road design and maintenance functions, including: capital projects, development review, road statute administration, traffic engineering, road maintenance, transportation planning and other County departments with transportation infrastructure related projects. This classification provides overall direction for the section in planning, scheduling, budgeting, project definition, project management, and policy development. This position functions as a senior level Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) reference and provides professional expertise relating to transportation infrastructure and various aspects of surveying.

The Survey and CADD Supervisor is the highest level registered Professional Land Surveyor in the engineering division and is primarily concerned with areas within the engineering discipline related to survey data, which differs from the Civil Engineering Supervisor, which is the highest level registered Professional Engineer, and generally operates in the areas of civil engineering design and construction management. It differs from the Transportation Engineering Manager which manages all aspects and functions of the department’s Engineering function; from the County Surveyor which has primary responsibility for all operations within the County Surveyor’s Office, including private land surveys, plat review, recording property surveys and public land corner maintenance, and which performs duties defined by Oregon Revised Statutes.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

1. Plans and coordinates the activities of the engineering survey group within DTD; allocates resources, establishes schedules, prioritizes work and supervises staff for successful, timely completion of projects and accomplishment of section goals; evaluates operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommends improvements and modifications;  ; develops work plans, assigns work, ; monitors and evaluates effectiveness in meeting established objectives of section, projects and plans; develops and implements policy and procedural improvements and recommends policy changes to higher level management; recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; coordinates the activities of section and projects with other departments and County work and within community and government agencies; serves as liaison to private contractors and industry.

2. Hires and supervises professional staff and engineering technicians providing survey and CADD functions; prepares performance evaluations; works with employees to correct deficiencies; recommends and administers progressive discipline and/or termination; conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments.

3. Participates in management of the engineering section; provides input on goals and policies; participates in operational decisions;  conducts project and staff meetings; fosters positive working relationships;  adheres to County personnel management policies and goals;; participates as a member of the division management team in policy and program decisions with other members of the management team; provides direction to staff on complex technical or procedural issues; makes or reviews decisions on difficult problems; reviews work.

4. Participates in preparing divisional budget; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications and requests; monitors and controls expenditures;  tracks equipment condition and maintenance and makes recommendations for new equipment purchases for survey and CADD staff;  recommends, assigns and coordinates professional services contract as needed to augment staff resources in regards to survey and CADD

5. Provides survey and CADD services and supervises survey technicians, administrative and professional staff in all assigned work areas, including: capital projects, development review, field survey for right of way acquisition and location, utility and development inspections, transportation planning, construction, road maintenance and vacation, and road statute administration and legalization; boundary location; monument location and preservation; survey records and data computation; records research; writing and reviewing legal descriptions, deeds and Board Order preparation and verification.  Ensures appropriate and current methods used for technique, analysis, and preservation and accuracy of recorded information; oversees projects, assigns professional staff and provide methods and approach to survey; checks and corrects staff-produced and consultant submitted maps, drawings, documents and forms; reviews assigned projects for compliance with state laws and local regulations; assists in the interpretation of state laws for survey projects; records surveys with the County Clerk’s Office.

6.  Supervises CADD technicians and professionals to use CADD, design software and coordinate geometry programs to make survey maps, construction drawings and construction staking plans; prioritizes and allocates resources to meet project needs; ensures current professional and technical standards are met.

7.  Functions as senior level Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) reference and provides professional expertise relating to transportation infrastructure and various aspects of surveying for DTD staff and management, other County departments and government agencies, consultants, survey professionals, attorneys and the public; provide PLS seal and signature for staff produced documents as required; prepares various reports on operations and activities; maintains professional proficiency in accordance with accepted professional or technical standards; may act as Deputy County Surveyor as prescribed by ORS.


Thorough knowledge of: Principles and practices of methods and instruments used in land surveying and mapping; county, state and federal statutes, regulations, requirements and legal procedures governing land surveying, right-of-way issues and drafting and mapping standards; engineering mathematics, including coordinate geometry and trigonometry; appropriate surveying methods and techniques; equipment needs and cost benefit of new technologies for effective mapping, drafting and surveying; ethical and professional rules, regulations and standards governing the practice of surveying and engineering.

Working Knowledge of: Public administration, including management analysis, organizational design, supervision, project management and personnel management.

Some knowledge of modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment, financial record keeping and reporting

Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including land surveying technical issues related to transportation and development; lead and supervise others; motivate people in the workplace; effectively hire, train, evaluate and discipline personnel; clearly communicate level of precision required, project objectives and scope of work; prepare and check survey documents, including drawings, maps, deeds and legal descriptions; use computer terminals and related software; operate field and office survey equipment, including theodolite, electronic distance measuring device, data collector, computer aided drafting and design software, and common office software packages; properly research public records to compile information necessary for resolving survey issues; prepare and maintain accurate records; comply with ethical and professional rules, regulations and standards governing the practice of surveying and engineering; establish and maintain effective working relationships with engineers, private surveyors, contractors, other government agencies, advisory groups, media, county staff and the general public; interpret and apply, federal, state and local government operating methods and procedures; articulate issues to the public and professional community in a clear and concise fashion; listen effectively to issues raised by staff, consultants and the public concerning projects and identify the issues in a coherent project report; manage, develop, organize and direct personnel and other resources to accomplish department and program goals; plan, organize, prioritize, direct, assign and monitor progress of survey, mapping and drafting activities; prepare, negotiate and administer contracts and governmental agreements; formulate and evaluate policies and procedures; develop and justify budget requests; administer and control the distribution of funds according to the approved budget.


Registration as a Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Oregon.

Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work.  Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.


Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.