Senior Survey Technician (RivCo Trans)

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David McMillan
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Senior Survey Technician (RivCo Trans)

Postby David McMillan » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:07 pm

The Transportation Department has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Survey Technician (Senior Engineering Technician) in Riverside! The Senior Survey Technician will be responsible for performing complex surveying office work including title and property owner research, preparing and reviewing legal descriptions related to real property, reviewing maps submitted by private developers along with various land development applications such as lot line adjustments and parcel mergers. The incumbent will also be tasked conducting field surveying work that includes preparing calculations, setting up instruments, operating a total station as well as mapping and drafting. The desired candidate must be able to handle indexing systems for record documents, survey records, maps and subdivisions. The most competitive candidate will be familiar with various types of land records and will be able to create exhibits. Additionally, experience utilizing Autodesk, Microstation, InRoads, ArcGIS and Esri products is highly desired.


• Perform complex sub-professional survey work of a technically specialized nature in connection with surveying, and the checking and preparation of records of surveys, corner records, maps and plans.

• Lead and participate in the operation of a field survey crew engaged in performing control, photogrammetric, right-of-way, centerline, topographic, alignment, and elevation surveys.

• Adjust and operate such survey instruments as transits, theodolites, levels, and electronic measuring devices in determining lines, angles, distances, and elevations, and maintain proper safety and accuracy standards.

• In an office setting, review and check tract maps, parcel maps, records of survey, and corner records for mathematical accuracy, closure, area, survey consistency, and conformity with the requirement of the Land Surveyors Act, and Subdivision Map Act, local ordinances, and accepted survey practices.

• Draft complex legal descriptions, easements, right-of-way maps, and survey plats, making necessary revisions and checking related computations for accuracy.

• Consult with office or field surveyors relative to special survey problems and calculations.

• As lead worker, participate in the evaluation of subordinates.

• Assume duties of a Principal Engineering Technician during leaves and vacations.


Experience: Four years of sub-professional civil engineering experience, at least one year of which must have been at a level equivalent to a County of Riverside Engineering Technician II. (College courses from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or closely related subjects such as land surveying, soils erosion, soils testing, blueprint reading, mathematics, computer graphics, or hydrology may be substituted for up to two years of the non-specialized experience on the basis of 12 semester or 18 quarter units equaling one year of experience.)


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in surveying engineering or civil engineering.


Experience: One year of sub-professional engineering experience equivalent to a County of Riverside Engineering Technician II.


Experience: Two years of sub-professional engineering experience.


Certificate: Valid Certificate of registration as an Engineer-in-Training or Land Surveyor-in-Training issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.

Knowledge of: Engineering principles, practices, mathematics, and construction materials and methods; manual and automated drafting techniques; use of hydrologic devices; boundary control and legal principles of land surveying; construction, photogrammetric, and land surveying procedures, practices, and equipment.

Ability to: Make difficult mathematical computations and to read, interpret, prepare, or check detailed records of surveys, maps, and engineering plans; test and inspect construction work and test construction materials; perform survey field work, coordinate computer aided mapping activities; complete difficult technical assignments without immediate supervision; analyze complex data and prepare effective reports and recommendations; supervise the work of subordinates; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

APPLICATION PROCESS Read this posting for instructions on how to apply. For specific questions regarding this position, contact the recruiter. Postings may close at any time without notice.
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical exam, including a drug/alcohol test, and a criminal background investigation, including fingerprinting. (A felony or misdemeanor conviction may disqualify the applicant from County employment).

REQUIRED PROBATIONARY PERIOD - As an Approved Local Merit System, the County of Riverside requires all new regular or seasonal employees to serve an initial probationary period, the duration of which is indicated in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, County Resolution, or Salary Ordinance. Temporary and Per Diem employees serve at the pleasure of the agency/department head.
The County of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the County of Riverside to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non job-related factor.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS - The County of Riverside is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter for the position noted above. For additional information and/or to obtain the appropriate form for requesting a reasonable accommodation, please visit the Disability Access Office web page located at:


by 11:59 p.m. on September 18, 2018. The application period for this recruitment may be extended or closed at any time. All applicants must include a detailed resume/application with relevant work history.

For questions regarding this recruitment or the online application process, please contact Maria Ledesma at (951) 955-3405 or

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