Survey Manager


Survey Manager

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The first review of application submissions will begin on or about January 5, 2018.

We are seeking a Survey Manager and this position is responsible managing the agency’s surveying programs, including documentation of utility infrastructure, monitoring locations, and property boundaries. Employees in this position have a comprehensive knowledge of land surveying and mapping.

Under general supervision, develops programs, plans, organizes, and manages professionals involved in surveying and mapping, and directs work of survey parties engaged in surveying the earth's surface to determine precise location and measurements of points, elevations, lines, areas, and contours for construction, mapmaking, land division, titles, or other purposes: Researches previous survey evidence, maps, deeds, physical evidence, and other records to obtain data needed for surveys.  Provides testimony to support the survey work completed under the positions’ direction.

Water Production Roles:

  • Serves as a primary leader for Tampa Bay Water in the areas of:
    • Project Reviews.
    • Conducting research to support and improve the agency’s facilities.
    • Using performance metrics to Assess Progress.
    • Agency Plan Reviews.
    • Management of property surveys and mapping.
  • Supporting colleagues on the South and North Teams in analyzing developing, and evaluating Renewal and Replacement and Capital Project’s priorities.
  • Provides effective oral and written communication to member governments’ staff, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders as needed to educate, advocate, and communicate Tampa Bay Water’s Water Production Division goals and initiatives.


  • Skilled in the practices of property boundary determination, land title research, legal descriptions of real property, easements, and terminology.
  • Proficient in developing programs to address the survey and documentation needs of the agency.
  • Proficient in planning work and providing supervision to assigned staff.
  • Responsible for agency surveying standards and their application to related agency programs.
  • Familiar with the service area of Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. 
  • Makes ties to subdivisions, property lines and government land corners.
  • Collects field data, accurate field notes and makes survey calculations with survey software.
  • Performs research and assembles pertinent reference data from the Public Records, Real Estate and other agency databases before performing field surveys.
  • Plots field data, using survey computer programs, constructs survey drawings and prepares surveyors reports.
  • Establishes control for alignment and benchmarks; makes required line and elevation ties to existing centerlines and National Geodetic Survey (NGS) and other published benchmarks.
  • Produces vertical control surveys for aerial surveys; determines elevations for various surfaces.
  • Produces topographical, hydrographic and site surveys for the development of infrastructure facilities and the design of buildings, roads, and bridges.
  • Maintains records and prepares Board of Directors bimonthly reports and other action items pertaining to the land surveying requests from internal and external sources.
  • Manages the work of in house and outsourced professional land surveying staff including procuring necessary outsourced services.
  • Making and reviewing work assignments, establishing priorities, schedules, coordinating activities, and resolving related work problems and negotiating fees.
  • Expert witness as a professional land surveyor in the court systems.
  • Develops a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.
  • Highly proficient in the use of Geographic Information Systems [GIS (ArcGIS)] and Computer-Aided Design and Drafting [CADD (AutoCAD)] products.
  • Proficient in the production of maps for all agency purposes.
  • Skilled in the use of MS Excel, MS Outlook & MS Word. Familiarity with the Tampa Bay Water CADD standards.
  • Administer budget and management of periodic services, as needed, for real property legal descriptions, sketches, boundary surveys and boundary survey updates.
  • Function as primary liaison with Board Counsel, member governments, other governmental agencies and the public on survey matters.
  • Review title searches and reports, legal descriptions for completeness and accuracy.
  • Prepare annual employee performance evaluations.
  • Proficient in providing effective oral and written communication.
  • Supports, encourages and enforces workplace Safety Policies and Procedures in accordance with the Agency Safety Program.
  • Performs other related work assignments as directed.

Disaster Service Worker: Employees of Tampa Bay Water are, by State and Federal law, Disaster Service Workers. In the event of a declaration of emergency, any employee may be assigned activities that promote the protection of public health and safety or the preservation of lives and property, either at the Agency or within the local community or their own community.


  • Five (5) years’ experience in land surveying in the State of Florida
  • Two (2) years’ experience supervising the work of others.
  • Knowledge of the practice of land surveying and the law and Florida Statutes pertaining to land surveying.
  • Knowledge of modern land surveying practices and procedures as applied to water utility projects.
  • Skilled in the use of land surveying instruments and equipment.


  • Associate’s Degree in surveying or similar area required; Bachelor's Degree in Surveying, Geomatics or related areas preferred; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


  • A professional land surveyor, licensed in the State of Florida and in good standing with the Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Certified all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety training


  • Certified all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety training


Physical Abilities: Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects, and materials of medium weight (up to 25 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.

Sensory Abilities: Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination.

Environmental Requirements: Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

SALARY RANGE: 60,096.44 to $99,159.09 (actual salary will be commensurate with experience).

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The first review of application submissions will begin on or about January 5, 2017.

Tampa Bay Water is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer and offer employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. We recognize veteran’s preference as provided by Florida Law and we are committed to a drug free workplace.