Surveyor Party Chief

County of San Luis Obispo
Permanent $78,811 - $131,456 Per year CA 976 Osos St STE 207, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, United States Apply before 5/22/2024 11:59
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Overview

The Development Services Division of the Public Works Department is offering an exciting career opportunity for a surveyor to join our team.  For more information regarding the County Surveyor’s Office, please visit:

The surveyor party chief will serve as Public Works’ internal field surveyor for numerous County divisions and a wide variety of County projects.  Typical survey requests will include conducting topographic surveys, completing right of way retracement, establishing construction stakes, researching historic records, perpetuating right of way monumentation, preparing record documents, and more.  Current field equipment includes a state-of-the-art robotic system, RTK GPS, and an aerial quadcopter drone.

Other duties may include:

  1. Using computer programs and point-cloud mapping software to calculate existing maps, preparing topographic surveys, calculating points and alignments for construction staking, and creating record maps.
  2. Researching existing recorded information, including record maps, plans, deeds, easements, and right-of-way documents.
  3. Reading and interpreting engineering construction plans.
  4. Coordinating with engineers and project managers from various Public Works divisions.
  5. Answering questions from the public.
  6. Other duties as assigned.
to read the full job description for the Engineer I/II/III class series.

Note: This recruitment may be used to fill future permanent, substitute, limited term, and temporary positions, both full-time and part-time. 

The Ideal Candidate

A combination of education, training, and experience resulting in the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Examples of qualifying education and experience include:

Engineer I 

  1. Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field; or 
  2. Possession of an Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) Certificate or Land Surveyor in Training (L.S.I.T.) Certificate AND four years of paraprofessional level civil engineering, traffic engineering, or land surveying experience.
 
Engineer II
  1. Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field AND one year of professional level civil engineering, traffic engineering, or land surveying experience; or 
  2. Possession of an Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) Certificate or Land Surveyor in Training (L.S.I.T.) Certificate AND four years of paraprofessional level civil engineering, traffic engineering, or land surveying experience AND one year of professional level civil engineering, traffic engineering, or land surveying experience.     
 
Engineer III:  
  1. Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field, AND five years of professional level public works, civil engineering, traffic engineering, or land surveying experience; or 
  2. Possession of a valid California Certificate of Registration as a civil engineer, traffic engineer, land surveyor or other special licensure AND two years professional civil engineering, traffic engineering, or land surveying experience.    

In addition to the above, the ideal candidate would have the following abilities.

Knowledge of:

  • Mathematics
  • Land surveying practices
  • Legal descriptions and plats
  • Surveying projections and datums
  • Easement reservations and dedications

Reasonable Accommodation Notice
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please call 805-781-5959 for assistance or e-mail  for more information.

Veteran's Preference Points 
If you are applying for employment with the County of San Luis Obispo and you served in the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible for veteran's preference points as part of the recruitment process. Some dependents and survivors of eligible veterans may also be eligible for preference points.   for more information and to learn how to apply for this benefit.  Please note that Veteran’s credits must be on file with the County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office prior to the recruitment closing date indicated on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
The County is an equal opportunity employer. Objectives are directed toward assuring equal opportunity in selection / promotion, pay, and job assignments. Recruitment and selection procedures have been established to ensure non-discrimination on the basis of political or religious opinions or affiliations, age, sex, race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or other non-merit factors. In addition, the County complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act in hiring and retaining employees. For more information contact the Human Resources Department at (805)781-5959. 

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