Supervisor of Survey Parties – TE3 job vacancy in State of Washington Dept. of Transportation (Lacey, WA)

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Company name : State of Washington Dept. of Transportation
Location : Lacey, WA
Position : Supervisor of Survey Parties – TE3

Description :

About WSDOT Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world’s longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world’s widest tunneling project. The Opportunity WSDOT is seeking a motivated individual with strong technical skills to fill a Transportation Engineer 3 vacancy located in Lacey, WA. This position will serve as the Supervisor of Survey Parties, responsible for regionwide survey assistance and development in the Olympic Region (OR). The primary duties of the position include managing survey crews and ensuring accuracy and quality of survey product. In this role, you will also support Land Survey operations in all aspects of the WSDOT program. This position supports the Department’s mission by ensuring highway projects are designed and constructed in compliance with established Department standards. What to Expect This position works in an open office environment, with occasional site visits in the field, with typical on-site hazards including traffic, heights, uneven terrain, and open water. Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Supervisor of Survey Parties will:

Schedule, manage, assign, and sometimes participate in Survey Crews’ activities.
Provide supervision, guidance, and training to the survey crews in collecting and processing survey data.
Provide Region assistance of Global Positioning System (GPS) usage as it applies to survey control and data acquisition for project delivery.
Spot check the collected data to ensure quality and accuracy and directs the organization and filing of the data.
Utilize Computer Aided Engineering programs, and other software to format raw survey data into a final format for delivery.
Participate in the development of work plans for projects and then executes the field data collection.
Work with engineers to schedule the crew’s priorities to meet the needs of the OR.
Prepare right of way base maps for project offices; interpret right of way and construction plans.
Calculate boundary lines from deeds and title reports.
Respond to the requests of private citizens, public agencies, developers, private engineers, public utilities, and land surveyors seeking information such as Right of Way dimensions, property ownerships, access control and monumentation.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:

One (1) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 2, Bridge Engineer 2, or equivalent, such as a Survey Party Lead.
A Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) license for the state of Washington or the ability to obtain licensure within 24 months.
Knowledge and understanding of surveying principles, practices and methods and ability to apply them to complex survey problems to ensure compliance with statutes, industry standards and procedures.
Knowledge and understanding of project schedule and budget management for application to on-time and within budget delivery.
Demonstrated ability to manage and deliver multiple projects involving a variety of resources, support groups and other agencies or businesses.
Strong interpersonal skills to be able to work effectively with project offices, other team members, support offices, consultants, and independently to complete assigned tasks.
Experience prioritizing and handling multiple tasks in a high production, frequently changing environment.
Experience successfully communicating with multiple audiences, both orally and in writing.
Proven skills in research to examine, develop and propose alternate solutions while maintaining attention to detail.
Demonstrated proficiency in using software to produce reports and spreadsheets to communicate project development information with internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrated proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and Outlook to compose professional documentation and reports.
A valid driver’s license.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

A two- or four-year degree in survey related studies.

Important Notes

This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
This position offers flexible/hybrid remote work options.
The typical schedule for this position is Monday – Thursday; 6:00am to 4:30 pm.
This position requires a WA State Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) license within 24 months of appointment.
Employee may have to travel to an occasional off-site meeting or to attend training. Travel will include occasional site visits in the field.
By issuance of proclamation, the Governor of Washington State mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes; however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit


Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available, including occasional telework for eligible positions.
Paid Leave – In addition to 11 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.

Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible.
In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:

An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. NOTE: This information may be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.

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WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may
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Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Robyn Lovely at Please be sure to reference
22DOT-OR-30779 in the subject line.

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