Geospatial Party Chief

Topographic, Co.
Fort Worth, TX
Added: January 24, 2024
Job Details


Summary/Objective: This position is responsible for utilizing the latest in geospatial/remote sensing technology including operation of UAS (drones), Lidar, and Aerial Photogrammetry/Thermal, Mobile, and Terrestrial sensors in support of the company's business lines. The Geospatial Party Chief will work on mapping missions throughout our offices and will also work in the office post-processing 3D data for a variety of deliverables. The successful candidate will work closely with our experienced pilot’s, technicians, and RPLS's.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Acquire airborne, mobile, and terrestrial data using various remote sensing systems
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and prepare equipment
  • Perform classification, feature extraction and mapping from processed LIDAR data
  • Work with point cloud data collected by airborne, mobile, terrestrial methods
  • Extract 3D and planimetric information from the data and generate CAD mapping for delivery
  • Organize crew manpower and resources to perform assigned survey tasks quickly and efficiently
  • Manage daily work assignments/tasks of the assigned field crew, including use of equipment, preparation of sketches and notes, and electronic data collection
  • Ensure field survey activities are performed in accordance with standards set by the company and industry standards of practice
  • Ensure crew’s adherence to all safety procedures and use of all required personal protective equipment
  • Daily communication with Field Supervisor and/or Project Manager managing the field survey operations on which the Party Chief is working
  • Conduct daily data downloading
  • Prepare daily time sheets, data logs, JSA's, and expense reports
  • Mentor and train on tasks as needed
  • Drive vehicle to and from job sites and company premises when needed

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Supervisory Responsibility



  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Good analytical skills

Required Education And Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working as a Party Chief or direct responsible charge
  • FAA Part 107 Certification
  • At least 2 years of experience as a drone operator is preferred, however less experience will be considered

Preferred Education And Experience

  • Associates degree in Engineering, GIS, Geography, or a related field
  • Proficiency with use of all required survey equipment
  • Understanding of and proficiency with mid-level math skills
  • Knowledge of proper retracement of land boundaries and ALTA's
  • Introductory knowledge of Trimble Business Center MicroStation, AutoCAD Civil3D, and Pix4D and other geospatial software packages, preferred but not required
  • Familiarity with state plane coordinates systems and geodetic calculations

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record

Work Authorization/Security Clearance: Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Work Environment: Must be able to work in an outdoor environment and be subject to weather conditions (hot and cold temperatures, rain).

Physical Demands: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, dealing effectively and reasonably with stress in the workplace without lost time or undue strain. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, walk, and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Employee may be asked to walk on uneven surfaces, lift and carry up to 50 pounds, hike up and down steep slopes carrying up to 50 pounds of survey equipment, bend, squat, dig monument holes, pound in stakes and rebar monuments, carry and use brush cutting equipment, drive a four-wheeler or snowmobile, climb stairs, sit for extended periods of time, work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time, type/key-in data, and answer telephones frequently as needed.

Mental Demands: The following mental demands are required to perform the essential functions of this job: concentrate, conceptualize, cooperative work with others/teamwork, detailed work, frequent task changes, irregular schedule as needed, learn new tasks, interruptive /distractive environment, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, reasoning, problem-solving, time pressures.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position. Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Other hours and days may be necessary to meet the objectives of the position.

Travel: Travel is required

E-Verify: This employer participates in E-Verify.

Drug-Free Workplace: This position is subject to initial and random Drug and Alcohol programs as directed by Company Policy.

AAP/EEO Statement: Topographic, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.