District Right of Way Surveyor

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time GIS and Surveying Real Estate Regulatory and Licensing Transportation or Transit

Job Description

Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program.

Conditions of Employment

All new or rehired San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. You will be required to show proof of your completed COVID-19 vaccination prior to receiving a final offer, unless you receive a COVID-19 Vaccination reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or a religious exemption due to an approved sincerely held religious belief that prohibits you from receiving a vaccine. BART will review requests for a reasonable accommodation or religious exemption on a case-by-case basis. Documentation may be required. For questions, please contact BART Human Resources, Leave Management at HRDP@bart.gov .


Real Estate and Property Development

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2022 current employee cost $157.35 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents.

Pay Rate

$119,605.49/annually - $155,487.13/annually (AFSMCE Band G)

Initial salary will be between $119,605.49/annually - $139,510.56/annually based on experience.

Posted Date

September 27, 2021

January 17, 2022

Closing Date

Open until filled

First review will be October 18, 2021

First review February 7, 2022

This position is being reposted and is open until filled. Candidates who have applied to this position need not reapply. All candidate applications will be reviewed for consideration.

Reports To

Director of Real Estate & Property Development

Days Off

Saturday and Sunday

Who May Apply

All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees.

Current Assignment

This position is responsible for preparing surveys, maps, legal descriptions and plats to support a variety of needs associated with BART real estate, right-of-way and property development. The position coordinates applications for District right-of-way development projects and performs or oversees all land surveying and related duties. The position will advise BART staff and other stakeholders regarding surveying and mapping matters related to district land development projects, and review tentative maps, subdivision maps, parcel maps and right-of-way maps.

Essential Job Functions

1. Performs a variety of highly technical duties in the approval of District right-ofway permit issuance including surveying and coordinating permit applications; prepares and reviews legal descriptions, plots, and mapping for acquisition, use and disposal of District property.

2. Coordinates applications for District right of way development projects; identifies applicant project and scope; notifies applicants of project requirements and fees; initiates issuance of work order numbers for permits or plan review; circulates proposed plans and draft permit/agreement to appropriate department or division for comment; issues or denies permit/agreement.

3. Prepares a variety of legal descriptions, maps, and plots using graphics software packages.

4. Creates, designs and implements the right-of-way record maps using CADD of all District properties.

5. Provides support to other District staff and management in surveying or right of way matters; responds to inquiries from project managers and other District staff regarding legal descriptions of District land and boundaries.

6. Responds to public and developer inquiries regarding permits, acquisition, and other District surveying and right of way issues in a courteous manner; provides information within the area of assignment; resolves complaints in an efficient and timely manner; interfaces with internal and external clients to provide procedural and technical guidance about land assets.

7. Performs land-surveying activities; prepares, reviews, and revises surveying documentation; confirms that surveying data meets industry standards; updates workflow of the department by utilizing georeferenced databases.

8. Oversees subordinate and consultant activities; reviews ongoing and proposed activities with subordinates and consultants; ensures work is conducted and completed in accordance with contractual obligations.

9. Attends department and division staff meetings; provides information and responds to inquiries regarding characteristics of District property.

10. Trains assigned employees in their areas of work including mapping and surveying methods, procedures, and techniques; educates employees on use of computers, surveying equipment, and software.

11. Ensures adherence to safe work practices and procedures.

12. Develops procedures for processing permits and updating map records.

Minimum Qualifications


A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, land surveying or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.


Six (6) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional land surveying experience including CADD Mapping.

License or Certificate:

Possession of registration as a professional land surveyor in the State of California.

Other Requirements:

Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.


Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred.


Environmental Conditions:

Office environment; travel from site to site; modest exposure to weather and temperature extremes; exposure to computer screens.

Physical Conditions:

May require maintaining physical condition necessary for moderate lifting, walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time.

Knowledge of:
  • Operations, services and activities of a public agency real property services program.
  • Advanced methods and techniques of mapping, land surveying and documentation.
  • CADD Mapping.
  • Land surveying and legal documentation.
  • Basic principles of construction engineering as applied to land use.
  • Potential conflicts and appropriate resolutions for protection of real property assets.
  • Principles of trigonometry and related mathematics.
  • Methods and techniques of computer aided design and drawing.
  • Legal issues relating to real estate, boundaries, and agreements.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Current office procedures, methods and equipment including updated computer programs.
  • Rules and regulations governing public and private agencies real property ownership and control.
  • Related Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Skill in:
  • Leading, organizing, and reviewing the work of assigned staff.
  • Independently performing the most difficult land surveying tasks.
  • Designing and implementing CADD Mapping.
  • Interpreting, explaining, and enforcing department policies and procedures.
  • Performing land surveying and legal documentation duties.
  • Operating a variety of computer software including geometry and computer aided design and drafting software programs.
  • Working independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Understanding and following oral and written instructions.
  • Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Using sophisticated equipment to capture accurate spatial locations of real property, assets.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Selection Process

This position is represented by American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes.

The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and/or an individual or panel interview.

The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S.; pass a pre-employment medical examination which includes a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations)

The selection process for this position will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Application Process

External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs. Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.

Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART. Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.

All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties. On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself.

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs.

Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.

Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time.


When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance.

To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.

Job Address

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