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Responsible for coordination and supervision of survey activities including research, drafting, plan preparation, field work, field notes, data collection, complex computations, staffing, and managing equipment.


  • Provide direct support to the firm’s Senior Surveyors
  • Independently applies a thorough knowledge of current surveying principles and practices
  • Detailed knowledge of field operations and methods of performing a variety of surveys
  • Thorough knowledge of the care, cleaning and use of a variety of surveying tools and equipment
  • Extensive knowledge of mathematics related to traverse, inverse and intersection computations
  • Well versed in field note reduction, plan interpretation and preparation/CAD skills
  • Independent judgment and communication with strong technical and supervisory skills
  • Familiarity with day-to-day field and/or office operations of a survey department
  • Knowledge of surveying ethics and technical standards (ALTA, NGS, NSPS, ACSM, BLM, and ACSE)
  • Familiarity with local and state land-use regulations


  • Perform leveling, traversing, public land surveys, metes and bounds surveys, ALTA surveys, topographic surveys, construction surveys, horizontal and vertical control surveys, State Plane Coordinate surveys and as-built surveys
  • Familiar with requirements of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Perform mathematical checks of trigonometry, geometry, algebra, coordinate geometry, and basic surveying computations, including lot, area, and intersection (bearing-bearing, distance-distance, bearing-distance)
  • Perform traverse and level loop computations including closure, precision determination and adjustment computations
  • Use, obtain, and interpret control point records and data sheets, as well as locate control points in the field
  • Supervised research of land records, survey records, and land titles to resolve discrepancies
  • Determine proper equipping of personnel, inventory, evaluate, specify, and purchase field equipment
  • Coordinate and supervise field & office work for a variety of standard types of surveys
  • Plan reading and preparation, drafting and computer-aided drafting (CAD)
  • Coordinate and format survey elements into drawings for design professionals
  • Develop traffic control and safety procedures for a variety of surveying and construction operations
  • Interact with clients, customers, designers, managers, contractors, and others
  • Manage field crew, scheduling, equipment, supplies, office workflow procedures, field and office problem solving, personnel performance, basic budgeting, and cost control
  • Train personnel in all aspects of field and/or office surveying practices
  • Review requirements to obtain Professional Land Surveyor License


  • High school diploma or equivalent (minimum)
  • Preferred BS degree in survey-related field from an ABET accredited program
  • Preferred Land Surveyor in Training (LSIT), CPR, and First Aid Certifications
  • Preferred member of professional or technical society
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • AutoCAD or MicroStation
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills
  • 6+ years of surveying experience, with 2 years in supervisory capacity (minimum)

The information contained in this document is not intended to be a complete inventory of the job’s duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Rather, it is intended to describe the general nature and level of work expected to be performed by employees assigned to this job title.

About Taliaferro & Browne

Taliaferro & Browne (T&B) is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary professional services firm and trusted partner in civil & structural engineering, landscape architecture, survey, and inspection. For over 50 years, our mission has been to exceed our clients’ and communities’ expectations by providing strategic solutions with expertise, integrity, responsiveness, and collaborative relationships. We take pride in playing our part in strengthening urban connectivity and improving the overall quality of life. How do we do it? It’s simple: our people are invested, our partnerships are valued, and our projects are proven.

At T&B, our people lay the foundation for positive change. Our ecosystem is comprised of talented individuals that are passionate, dedicated, and driven towards impacting change. We support them by providing a healthy yet flexible work environment, strong resources that promotes professional development and growth, comprehensive insurance coverages, and competitive wages. Not to mention on-going bonuses and rewards programs. T&B is not a place to just work. It is a place to thrive in an environment where your career happiness matters!

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement Taliaferro & Browne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, citizenship status, pregnancy, mental or physical disability, marital status, veteran status, status as an active military service member, genetic information, medical condition, gender expression, or any other characteristic to the extent prohibited by Federal, state or local law. As Employees, you must deal with individuals outside the Company on a non-discriminatory basis.

As a minority-owned firm, we believe that diversity is important to the success of the company. We seek to recruit and retain a talented and diverse group of employees. Decisions regarding recruiting, hiring and promotions are made on the basis of individual qualifications related to the requirements of the position. Likewise, the administration of other human resources matters such as compensation, benefits, transfers, reductions in-force, recall, training, education and social/recreational programs are free from any discriminatory practices.
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