Land Surveyor

Mar 16, 2023
Mar 21, 2023
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in surveying, mathematics, science, engineering or related field. A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in conducting and analyzing boundary surveys or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Or, an equivalent combination of post high school education with a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in conducting and analyzing boundary surveys or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Medical Group:

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Job Summary/Duties:

This is responsible professional land surveying work of a difficult and complex nature. The employee in this job is responsible for accurately researching, reviewing, computing and writing legal descriptions for WMATA property acquisition and disposal. Employee effectively coordinates and approves all land surveying activities within WMATA. Prepares land surveying related documents using state of the art hardware and software which shall include use of advanced CADD systems. Employee has extensive latitude for exercising professional judgment and taking appropriate action within established guidelines. Employee is assigned to ENGA and reports directly to the Assistant Manager, Lab/Survey who assesses performance on the basis of completed assignments, reports and periodic meetings.

Reviews boundary, easement, legal descriptions, topographic and plan metric survey data for accuracy and completeness.

Prepares boundary and easement survey drawings and legal descriptions using CADD and survey engineering computer programs and seals and certifies each legal instrument for WMATA's intended use.

Performs survey work in accordance with the jurisdictional requirements.

Reviews and prepares a variety of technical survey reports.

Participates in the preparation and identification of real property interests required for the METRORAIL and METROBUS system.

Makes field investigations prior to, during, and subsequent to the performance of assigned survey work to provide surveying oversight and input as required to in-house survey staff and contract survey staff.

Ensures compliance with appropriate survey procedures and standards.

Prepares and reviews scope of services for survey contract work and recommends revisions to ensure that the services provided reflect the Authority's current needs.

Develops the Authority's survey automation program with the objective of providing accurate and timely survey data to WMATA offices and maximizing the efficient use of the survey contractor services.

Recommends computer hardware/software procurement to support automation program and other survey activities within WMATA. Interfaces with hardware and software vendors as needed to resolve computational problems and hardware/software deficiencies and conflicts.

Reviews procedures and equipment proposed by the survey contractors to assure that they will achieve accurate survey results. Reviews survey contractor results for technical accuracy and completeness.

Serves as a source of support to the Authority for survey related matters.

Assists in preparing survey cost estimates for in-house and survey contract services.

Establishes and maintains hard copy and digital survey files.

Frequently works late in the evenings or on weekends.

Performs related duties as required.
  • The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.