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Land Survey Manager - City of Bellevue ( Job # 14-0068)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $7,317.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $10,098.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Civic Services
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


This position is responsible for managing and leading the Land Survey Division of the Civic Services department.  The Survey Manager directs the surveying and mapping activities of the City of Bellevue in compliance with State and Federal laws, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions. The position is responsible for managing the division’s technology systems, process improvements, performance measures and budget.


Management and Leadership

  • Manage divisional resources including staff, consultants and equipment.
  • Recruit, select, supervise and evaluate professional and technical staff; support and mentor staff in development of their skills; team building; and succession planning.
  • Establish and maintain a working environment conducive to positive morale, individual style, quality, creativity, and teamwork.
  • Serve as an integral member of the department’s management team.
  • Participate in interdepartmental teams on various topics.

Budget Development

  • Develop and manage the division budget.
  • Monitor performance measures related to efficiency, areas for additional improvement, and effectiveness of past improvements.

Excellent Customer Service

  • Develop and maintain a culture of excellent customer service for the department, city staff, and citizens who use our survey control network and other services.
  • Work with customer departments in managing and effectively supporting their needs.
  • Ensure that business practices are consistent with city policy, ordinances and applicable laws.
  • Plan, prioritize and assign survey and mapping projects.

Technical Responsibilities

  • Administer the City’s obligation to safeguard the Public Land Survey System and the National Geodetic Reference System monuments as mandated by state and federal law.
  • Review survey and mapping projects for financial and legal impacts.
  • Approve and certify right-of-way maps, legal descriptions, court exhibits, etc.
  • Advise city staff, consultants, developers and citizens on surveying and mapping issues.
  • Represent the City as an expert witness.



  • Works under the general supervision of the Department Director and Assistant Director.
  • Exercises supervision over Professional Land Surveyors and Surveyors.



  • Washington State Professional Land Surveyors License required.
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Land Surveying or related field, plus ten or more years of progressively responsible experience in Land Surveying.
  • Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.



  • Thorough knowledge of survey principles and practices; state and federal boundary law and judicial decisions; Public Land Survey System retracement and section subdivision rules; and cartographic methods and standards.
  • Thorough knowledge of survey control network design and adjustment; State Plane Coordinate Systems and map projections; NavStar Global Positioning System; Federal Geodetic Control Committee Rules and Procedures; GIS system design; and Relational Database Management System Design.
  • Proficiency with algebra, trigonometry, calculus and statistical analysis; computer hardware and operating systems; COGO, CAD, DTM, GPS, GIS and RDMS software.
  • Skill in operation and care of survey instruments and data collectors and GPS receivers.
  • Knowledge of project management, engineering design and construction practices; ability to read and interpret design plans.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work of self and others, and respond to frequently changing work priorities.
  • Ability to lead and participate in high performing teams.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, co-workers and the public and elicit cooperation and commitment to team goals.
  • Ability to facilitate effective problem-solving resulting in practical cost-effective solutions.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and resolve conflicts across organizational boundaries.
  • Ability to handle politically sensitive information and issues.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of effective employee management.
  • Ability to provide leadership, counsel, mentoring, motivation and constructive performance reviews to staff engaged in a wide variety of projects, programs and systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers, co-workers, consultants and the general public, both orally and in writing.



  • The physical demands and work environment 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.
  • Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 80 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet while in the office or moderately loud when in the field.
  • Work may periodically require the employee to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl.   Work is performed under all weather conditions, often on busy streets for construction sites, involves extensive standing and walking and includes clearing brush, working in swamps, manholes and on difficult slopes.


For further information about the job, you may contact Lynn Call at 425.452.6460. For questions or issues regarding the on-line applications system, contact the IT Help Desk at 425.452.4340.

Payroll Title: Survey Manager –  Position # 0233

This position is a full-time exempt non-union position




Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004