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Survey Manager

Date Posted:  Nov 19, 2022
Requisition ID:  406141

La Porte, IN, US, 46350


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Indiana Department of Transportation:

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you. 


Salary: This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $67,314.00. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


Location: This position is located in INDOT La Porte.


About the Job:

This position oversees and manages all in-house survey work state and federal policies and regulations.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Plans all survey operations and supervises all assigned survey personnel;
  • Coordinates all activities of Surveyors and Survey Technicians (e.g., determines work priorities, determines methods and procedures necessary to obtain requested survey data, trains employees and reminds them of proper survey and safety procedures, reviews personnel requests and employee time and accident reports);
  • Determines maintenance and repair schedules for equipment and vehicles;
  • Prepares and monitors the budget for equipment and supplies;
  • Maintains inventory records of all equipment assigned to District Survey;
  • Coordinates work activities with other offices;
  • Operates a motor vehicle to monitor the work of survey field crews;
  • Works as a member of the survey field crew as required;
  • Ensures compliance with I.A.C. 865, minimum standards of the Practice of Land Surveying in Indiana;
  • Researches records in the courthouse and other locations to obtain information needed during surveys;
  • Prepares factual data for prosecution in boundary disputes and testifies in court when necessary;
  • Prepares legal descriptions for property acquisition, easements, lease or sale;
  • Resolves discrepancies found in deeds and surveys;
  • Reviews and certifies right-of-way plans prepared in the District office;
  • Meets with the public, property owners, and public officials regarding surveys, existing and proposed right-of-way plans, and/or acquisition of property;
  • Oversees the preparation of survey drawings and calculations;
  • Attends various training sessions to maintain professional license;

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are require this position. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned over time. 

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for this position:

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in related field;
  • Certificate of registration as a Professional Surveyor in Indiana is required and must maintain registration for professional surveyor license;
  • Three years supervisory experience preferred;
  • Considerable knowledge of the use and basic maintenance of survey equipment (e.g., computers, scientific calculators, surveying instruments, GPS receivers, electronic data collectors), general knowledge of computer operation to utilize and display survey data, and general knowledge of office equipment;
  • General knowledge of database software, design software, internet software, spreadsheet software and word processing software;
  • Must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license;
  • General knowledge of supervisory principles/techniques, employee training and development, professional surveying, and public relations;
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; 
  • Ability to prepare and analyze technical survey data and make necessary mathematical calculations; 
  • Ability to handle routine and sensitive inquiries from and contacts with government officials, property owners and contractors;
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public;
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry;
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations;
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; and, 
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule format.


Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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