Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Division Manager (survey)

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description


Under general supervision of the Assistant Director - Engineering manages and executes all aspects of land surveying. Provides supervision to Survey technical staff, and provides support to Engineering & Construction Services administrative staff regarding the Survey Division. Oversees maintenance of accurate land survey records, and provides periodic progress reports as directed by management staff. Ensures that all surveying projects are conducted in accordance with established professional standards, within the budget and on schedule as required by the Director of Engineering and Construction Services. This position is treated as FLSA Exempt.

Examples of Tasks

Essential Functions: (Essential functions may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification).


1. Oversees and directs all administrative functions of the Survey Division, including quarterly and annual reports; provides leadership and technical guidance; schedules and monitors all survey activities.

2. Provides direct supervision for professional and technical staff, including but not limited to survey crew(s), senior surveyor, and draftsmen engaged in land surveying or engineering support work. Provides technical training for employees of the Survey Division.

3. Prepares memoranda, plans, specifications, estimates, contracts and other associated documents for SRPMIC projects. Provides survey management activities, including but not limited to: scheduling and quality control inspections.

4. Attends meetings, counsels employees as needed, conducts performance evaluations, processes leave requests and provides support to Engineering & Construction Services administrative staff in support of goals of Survey Division.

5. Performs calculations to reduce survey notes for establishment of boundary lines and survey plat preparation. Prepares and submits information to draftsmen to aid in the production of survey plats.

6. Coordinates Survey Division activities with other departments to ensure achievement of Engineering & Construction Services Division goals. Maintains necessary records to support Division goals.

7. As directed by E&CS management staff, attends meetings, makes presentations, and makes periodic reports regarding survey-related aspects of projects.

8. Manages Survey Division operations, including budget preparation and tracking. Ensures spending and budget issues are within the parameters established by funding sources.

9. Prepares weekly and monthly progress reports; prepares planning estimates at least two quarters (six months) in advance to project accomplishments of survey portion of established engineering projects.

10. Ensures that survey portion of engineering projects are safely executed within budget and on schedule according to plans and specifications approved by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

Knowledge, Skills Abilities, and Other Characteristics:
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction principles, concepts, methods, techniques, and practices, including preparation of plans, specifications and construction documents for a variety of construction and public works projects.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the operation and use of tools, including, but not limited to: highly technical survey equipment, engineer's measuring wheel, surveyor's level, tripod and rod, tape measure (cloth and steel), and drafting tools (engineer scale, compass, etc.).
  • Knowledge of current construction standards, Uniform Building Code, Handicapped accessibility and other applicable State, Federal and local building and/or safety requirements.
  • Knowledge of SRPMIC Code of Ordinances, General Development Plan, Development and Design Standards for Commercial Corridors, Community Vision Statement, local design guidelines, and various technical references.

  • Skill in use of personal computer, including software applications such as: Autodesk Civil3D software, and related programs in support of survey operations.
  • Skill in evaluating survey data, engineering designs, plans and specifications.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with field staff, contractors, skilled trades and office personnel, consulting engineers, contractors, public officials and representatives of outside agencies and organizations.
  • Skill in assigning priorities and in measuring accomplishment as well as adjusting deadlines when necessary.

  • Ability to work from management level requests, sketches, contracts, plans, memoranda, letters, and oral and/or written instruction, with little hands-on supervision at remote locations.
  • Ability to manage, supervise and evaluate personnel; able to gather, interpret and compile reports.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to walk, stoop, climb, and bend, work in extreme weather conditions, and have ability to inspect building sites up to a height of 50 feet.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree from accredited university in civil engineering, construction, or architecture or closely related field and a minimum of 4 years of engineering and construction experience, and a minimum of 1 year experience in management of engineering, construction or closely related field. Must have (or be able to obtain within 180 days of hire) a professional technical registration/licensure as a Land Surveyor in the State of Arizona. Preference given to candidates with a Certified Federal Surveyor (cFedS) land survey certification.

Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience that would allow the candidate to satisfactorily perform the duties of this position, will be considered.

Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill.

Special Requirements

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check.

"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified : Community Member Veteran, Community Member, Spouse of Community Member, qualified Native American, and then other qualified candidate.

In order to obtain preference, the following is required: 1) Qualified Community Member Veteran (DD-214) will be required at the time of application submission 2) Qualified Community Member (must provide Tribal I.D at time of application submission),3) Spouse of a Community Member (Marriage License/certificate and spouse Tribal ID or CIB is required at time of application submission), and 4) Native American (Tribal ID or CIB required at time of application submission).

Documents may be submitted by one of the following methods:

1) attach to application

2) fax (480) 362-5860

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

Documentation must be received by position closing date.

The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted .

Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.

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