Surveyor - Associate

  • PLACER COUNTY, CA
  • Placer County, California
  • Jan 11, 2019
Full Time GIS and Surveying
  • Salary: $45.20 - $54.94/hour; $7,834.88 - $9,523.37/month; $94,018.50 - $114,280.40/year

Job Description

Introduction
Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, westward through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. For more information about Placer County, please visit www.visitplacer.com.
THIS RECRUITMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED.  APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WILL BE SCREENED ON A BI-WEEKLY BASIS.

POSITION INFORMATION
Placer County's Community Development Resource Agency (CDRA) is recruiting for an Associate Surveyor vacancy in the Auburn office. The Associate Surveyor reports directly to the County Surveyor as well as supervises assistant and technical level staff.  The Associate Surveyor reviews technical documents such as legal descriptions, easements, right-of-way dedications, boundary surveys, record of surveys and final maps, as well as supervises staff that review these documents.  The Associate Surveyor may plan, supervise or perform survey field work and prepare records of survey and legal descriptions. To learn more about the Community Development Resource Agency click here.
Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. To learn more click here .

DEFINITION
To plan, supervise, coordinate and participate in complex, difficult, and sensitive professional surveying activities, including map certification and election mapping; and to exercise direct supervision over professional and technical staff.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the advanced journey level class in the Surveyor series.  Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, by the amount of time spent performing assigned duties, and by the nature of the public contact made.  Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including providing expert testimony with regard to boundary/survey information and exercising direct supervision over technical and professional staff.  Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general direction from supervisory or management staff as assigned.

Exercises direct supervision over technical and professional staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives for surveying activities; establish schedules and methods for achieving survey Unit's work objectives; implement  policies and procedures within areas of responsibility.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of professional and technical staff assigned to areas of responsibility; participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed.
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for staff, supplies, and equipment; monitor and control expenditure.
  • Research, calculate and prepare legal descriptions for County road projects, LAFCO annexations, special districts, or as requested by other County departments.
  • Provide information regarding survey data, County right-of-way, easements, record maps, status of various projects, to the public and private sector representatives.
  • Administer the County's map certification and election mapping programs including oversight of review/approval of legal descriptions submitted to the County for annexation, easements, and  property transfers. 
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. 

Experience:
Two years of responsible professional surveying experience performing duties similar to an Assistant Surveyor with Placer County.

Training:
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college with major course work in engineering technology or a related field.
License or Certificate:
  • Possession of registration as a Licensed Land Surveyor in the State of California.
  • May need to possess a valid driver's license as required depending on the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
NOTE: Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Human Resources Department.
NOTE: Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of:
  • Public Works Department policies and procedures relative to surveying activities.
  • Pertinent local, State, and Federal rules, regulations, laws and codes, including the Land Surveyors Act and the Subdivision Map Act.
  • Principles and practices of land surveying, including  application to the review of maps and legal descriptions.
  • Computer software as used in technical computation/analysis and drafting/mapping/surveying applications.
  • Principles of budget monitoring.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.
Ability to:
  • Organize, implement, and direct survey activities.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational situations and technical policies and procedures; and understand, interpret, and explain applicable ordinances and statutes and County policies and procedures.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk or stand at counter for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; walk, stand, bend, squat, kneel, or twist while perform field work; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means or enter/retrieve data from computer; regularly lift heavy weight.
  • Apply the principles and practices of professional surveying in the performance of professional surveying duties on multiple, diverse, and complex projects.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of assigned budget areas.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned activities.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
Training & Experience Rating (100%)
Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.  Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph) and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications, and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.
SUBSTITUTE LISTS
The eligible list(s) resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification.  For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.

EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES
Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

BENEFITS
The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.
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Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled