Subdivision and Mapping Manager

City and County of San Francisco
Until Filled

Subdivision and Mapping Manager
Annual Salary Range: $167,102 to $213,278 DOE/DOQ

The City and County of San Francisco is seeking a Subdivision and Mapping Manager who brings a high level of customer focus, political acumen, technical proficiency, and strong management skills to lead the Bureau of Street Use and Mapping Division in the City and County’s Public Works Department. This position will provide support functions at the executive level of the Department of Public Works and is responsible for planning, assigning, monitoring, and evaluating the work of staff. The Manager will also be responsible for monitoring and managing Monument Referencing, Monument Preservation, and Subdivision Funds. Much of this role involves regular contact with the general public, other departments, contractors, private surveyors, and outside organizations relative to municipal mapping and survey practices and procedures. The successful candidate will be customer-oriented, collaborative, and team-oriented in order to coordinate with other city agencies on requests for service, time schedules, and cost estimates. *This position may also be appointed to act as a County Surveyor at the discretion of the Public Works Director. If you’re someone who is highly knowledgeable about this field and has strong leadership and customer service skills, apply today!

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As the Subdivision and Mapping Manager, you will play an integral leadership role within the City and County, overseeing division operations, expenditures, and contracts, developing and managing an annual budget of approximately $5 million, and supervising 40 field and office employees. Essential duties of this position include supervising the maintenance of official records, performing surveying or map processing operations, managing horizontal and vertical control systems, and developing changes to existing San Francisco codes, procedures, and ordinances to assure adherence to California Map Act. Having a strong technical understanding of the field is essential for this role. It is highly desirable that the successful candidate will have knowledge of all phases of land survey work, including methods of conducting various types of surveys, such as GPS, automated data collection control surveys, and construction surveys. In this leadership position, you will also be responsible for developing a cohesive team atmosphere that promotes accountability, problem solving, and initiative amongst staff.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a strong role model, encouraging staff to eagerly take on additional responsibilities and challenges. Along with having robust technical skills, the Manager needs to exhibit strong interpersonal skills, such as communication, customer service, and patience. A qualified candidate will have the ability to navigate challenging situations and the triaging of projects with a “can-do” attitude. When serving in this high-level role, you are expected to answer stakeholders’ questions thoroughly with a sense of professionalism and create a culture where problem-solving is encouraged. You will be the subject matter expert in the Division, requiring you to have confidence in your knowledge of the field and leadership skills.

  • EDUCATION: Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Engineering, Surveying, Geomatics, Mapping, Architecture, or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of managerial experience (which must include supervisory responsibility) in the engineering and/or survey/mapping field.
  • Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required education. One year (2,000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units.
  • LICENSE: Possession of a valid California Professional Land Surveyor License OR valid California Civil Engineer License (issued in 1982 or before).

  • Two (2) years of experience supervising licensed land surveyors and/or licensed engineers.
  • Two (2) years of the managerial experience must include supervising survey parties and/or engineers in the engineering and/or survey/mapping field.
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $167,102 to $213,278 plus a generous benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration, apply by February 7th!
Complete an application and submit your resume and cover letter at:  

Questions? Please contact your recruiter, Sam Sackman, with any inquiries.

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