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About David Evans and Associates, Inc.

At David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA) our philosophy is "To find outstanding professionals and give them the freedom and support to do what they do best."  Since its founding in 1976 in Portland, OR, DEA Inc. has become a recognized leader for progressive and sustainable design and management solutions for complex transportation, land development, energy, and water resources projects nationwide. DEA Inc.’s multi-disciplinary teams partner with clients to tailor solutions to meet the unique needs of each project. The firm has over 20 offices and employs approximately 1000 people firm wide. DEA is an employee-owned corporation and consistently ranks among ENR’s Top 100 Pure Design firms in the US.

Join our fun and growing team, and let DEA support you in your pursuit of success. Work in an environment that fosters teamwork and collaboration, where expectations are clearly defined through effective communication, where teams are accountable to the results and process, where trust in your team breeds shared success, and where initiative and creativity are rewarded.  Be part of what defines our future.

Survey Party Chief

Job Code: 1865
Employment Type: REG
Location Search: Idaho, Boise


DEA’s Boise, ID office is currently seeking a Survey Party Chief.  This position will be managing a survey crew performing boundary, topography, ALTA, right of way, and construction surveys for public and private clients. Also responsible for the operation and maintenance of survey equipment, taking field notes, data collection, performing calculations and working with DEA staff and clients on these projects. Direct the crewmembers in the performance of their duties and mentor and coach them to advance within the survey profession as their individual abilities allow.


Position Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Must have knowledge of professional surveying practices and procedures; state and federal laws affecting land surveying and boundaries
  • Must be proficient with the operation and maintenance of Leica total stations, Leica & Trimble GPS equipment, Leica electronic levels and other various measuring instruments
  • Must be proficient with electronic data collection systems and processes; must be able to download and process data files, perform complex survey computations using various software programs (i.e., Trimble Business Center, Leica Geomatics Office, Star*net, Autocad/Civil3D, MicroStation)
  • Thoroughly inspects and checks deliverables for accuracy and correctness; Deliverables includes field note sheets, electronic data collection files, computation sheets
  • Provides coordination and serves as Lead for survey crew personnel

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in boundary and construction surveying
  • 3-5 years managing a field crew
  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Must be able to travel out of town for up to a week at a time
  • L.S.I.T. preferred
  • Working knowledge of Leica Total Station equipment preferred
  • Scanning experience is preferred


Survey Jobs with DEA:

Throughout history, land surveyors have played a significant role in the development of our world. Though fundamental principles have remained essentially the same over time, the technology employed continues to rapidly advance. Using basic philosophies and applying the newest in technology, DEA takes an integrated approach to blending the latest tools with the historic past.


Our day-to-day land surveying and geomatics activities are as varied in scope as any potential work tasks. DEA’s team is staffed and fully equipped to provide land surveying services for construction staking and layout, geodetic and control surveys, topographic and quantity surveys, and boundary surveys. As value-added services, we offer in-house 3D high-definition laser scanning, both static and mobile, and in-house hydrographic survey services.

DEA Inc. is proud to be an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

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