SURVEY TECHNICIAN I

  • City of Huntington Beach, CA
  • Huntington Beach, California
  • Mar 15, 2019
Full Time Engineering GIS and Surveying
  • Salary: $4,650.53 - $5,763.33 Monthly

Job Description

The Ideal Candidate has completed college level coursework in mathematics and natural sciences, which includes geometry, trigonometry, drafting, design, architecture and/or civil engineering, and has the desire for professional growth. The ideal candidate possesses a positive attitude, works well with others, and is responsible and dependable.

DUTIES SUMMARY
Under close supervision, assists in performing land surveying duties and field data collection.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Supervision Received From: Survey Party Chief

Survey Technician I differs from Survey Technician II in that Survey Technician I is not required to possess the certifications necessary to perform the work of the journey-level Survey Technician II.

Examples of Essential Duties
  • Performs technical duties in support of an engineering field survey crew
  • Acts as the instrument operator  on a traditional land surveying crew
  • Cleans, adjusts and maintains survey instruments, including but not limited to  theodolites, levels and electronic distance measuring instruments
  • Uses manual and electronic instruments to determine points, lines, elevations and distances for property right-of-way, construction, triangulation, precise traverse, topographic and seismic movement surveys
  • Files, indexes and researches survey documents, assists in setting survey monuments and accessories to the same (tie points);
  • Accurately measures distances and sketches and describes what was set and measured; sets construction stakes or hubs during construction stakeout.
  • Clears brush and uncovers survey points for survey party
  • Sets up safety equipment to protect survey party including cones, delineators, signs or other protective devices; performs flag duties for survey party
  • Operates a vehicle in the course and scope of work
  • Performs related duties as assigned
The preceding duties have been provided as examples of the essential types of work performed by positions within this job classification.  The City, at its discretion, may add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.
Typical Qualifications
Any combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying.  A typical combination includes:

Knowledge of:
- Principles and procedures  of modern land survey methods and techniques applicable to construction, property and topographic surveying
- Digital data management and computer applications related to land surveying work
- Mathematics, including trigonometry and geometry, as applied to land surveying
- Basic drafting principles;
- Preparatory procedures for performing survey work
- Application and maintenance of survey instruments and equipment
- Laws, statutes, and ordinances applicable to legal aspects of boundary surveying

Ability to:
- Accurately perform field measurements and accurately sketch and record field notes and computations
- Read and interpret complex maps, construction drawings, property descriptions and engineering field notes in preparation of engineering survey plans
- Perform engineering-related mathematical computations
- Properly use survey equipment, including theodolites, levels, electronic distance measuring instruments, and global positioning instruments
- Follow oral and written instructions
- Research, index, maintain and update records and files
- Follow safety practices and recognize hazards
- Work safely in close proximity to vehicular traffic and construction sites
- Communicate effectively in oral and written form;
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of work.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (GED).

Experience: One year field survey experience.  Two years' accredited post-secondary education in a land surveying or related program may be substituted for the required experience

Certifications/License:  A valid California driver license and an acceptable driving record are required.

Completion of the state-accredited Apprenticeship-Surveying/Chief of Party program or Land Surveyor-in-Training (LSIT) or Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate issued by the State of California is desirable.
 
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE:
  • An official City of Huntington Beach  on-line  job application must be completed in its entirety, including all Supplemental Questions.
  • Applications will be closely reviewed for relevant experience, education and training.
  • Depending on the applicant pool, all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will NOT necessarily be selected to participate in the hiring process.
  • Applicants who BEST meet the City's needs will be invited to participate in a qualifications assessment, which will include a written exam (Pass/Fail) -  tentatively scheduled for April 26, 2019 .
  • The top candidates who receive a passing score on the written examination will be invited to an oral board exam (weighted 100%) -  tentatively scheduled for 5/9/19.
  • Candidates successful at obtaining a passing score on all components will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The employment eligible list may be valid for one year, unless exhausted sooner.
  • Upon a conditional offer of employment a pre-placement medical evaluation, drug screen (select positions), TB screening and California Department of Justice (DOJ) Live Scan fingerprinting must be completed with acceptable results. Upon hire, employee is subject to further reporting from DOJ via subsequent arrest notification.
  • Other background reports may be conducted, depending on the position.
  • IMPORTANT: In-house candidates who did not apply by the closing date of the promotional recruitment may apply to this "open" recruitment. However, they will compete based on the standards established for the "open" recruitment and if successful, will place on the "open" eligible list.
Please Note: Our primary means of communication with applicants is sent via email; therefore, please include a valid email address on your application.
Physical Tasks & Environmental Conditions

Incumbents must be able to meet the physical requirements of the class and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed.

Work is performed indoors and outdoors. Incumbents use a computer keyboard and related equipment. Incumbents sit, stand, walk, climb, stoop, crouch, twist, bend, push, pull, reach, grasp, and lift.  May require  using tools and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds. When work is performed outdoors, there is full exposure to various weather conditions. Must utilize approved safety equipment and protective gear, including but not limited to, hard hats, respirators, life vests, and/or hearing protective devices. Requires near vision for reading correspondence, plans, maps, specifications and other information. Acute hearing is required when providing telephone service and communicating in person. This position is also expected to perform field work requiring walking on uneven ground, working around machinery, fumes, dirt and gas and in varying temperatures. Reasonable accommodation(s) for an individual with a qualified disability will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS
Employees regularly assigned/required to drive a city or personal vehicle in the course and scope of work shall be required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull Notice program.

Public Employee Disaster Service Worker: In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, all Huntington Beach city employees are required to perform assigned disaster service worker duties in the event of an emergency or a disaster.