Survey Party Chief


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Citizens Square
200 E Berry St
Fort Wayne
Surveyor's Office
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Open until filled

This position is offered a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision and more
  • Generous paid time off and holidays
  • Retirement plan with up to 5% matching

This position is full-time, nonexempt, classified and covered as defined by The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

Hours are 7:00 am - 4:00 pm; 40 hours/week; overtime as required

Under the direction of the Chief of Survey, the Survey Party Chief is responsible for supervising survey field crew and work with Chief of Survey on various survey jobs.


  • Primarily responsible for relocating section corner witness posts and signs when road widening is occurring.
  • Responsible for gathering data for county drainage projects.
  • Gathers data for various drainage problems, issues, or complaints.
  • Responsible for assisting in perpetuation of underground section corner stones.
  • Provides on-site inspection for new storm system installation.
  • Checks on recently completed projects to ensure drainage is still functional.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including overtime as required.


  • High School Diploma or GED and two years of experience in surveying, Global Positioning Systems (GPS)/Mapping, or related field
  • Valid Driver's License to operate a county vehicle
  • Knowledge of survey data collection techniques to compile traffic data
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to work with coworkers and citizens
  • Strong attention to detail to be accurate and consistent when collecting data
  • Strong time management skills to manage office and field work
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to use Microsoft Office and other job related software


The Survey Party Chief works in and out of an office environment with some standing, walking, lifting up to sixty pounds, bending, reaching overhead, typing, transcription/proofreading, and exposure to dangerous equipment, chemicals, noise, traffic, and walking on rough/uneven surfaces. Frequent attention to detail, monitoring equipment, detailed inspection, and exposure to extreme temperatures are to be expected.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). Accordingly, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, disability or medical condition, national origin, and veteran status, and all other categories protected by federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.