City of Ventura-Surveyor Recruitment

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City of Ventura-Surveyor Recruitment

Postby City of Ventura » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:38 pm


Public Works
Salary: $84,117.07 - $112,718.11/year (+2.25% effective 7/13/2019)
Do you have proven experience conducting advanced engineering field surveys? Are you a licensed California Professional Land Surveyor? The City of Ventura is seeking a Surveyor to lead the dynamic Survey team in the Public Works Department. To be considered for this rewarding career opportunity, apply online at by the 7/22/2019 filing deadline!
To learn more about the City of Ventura's Public Works Department, visit

Under general direction, plans, organizes, and participates in advanced engineering surveys; determines compliance for legal subdivisions; prepares and checks subdivision plans, legal descriptions and lot line adjustments; and performs duties under the Subdivision Map Act as the City Surveyor.

Possesses a valid California Professional Land Surveyor license
Has proven progressively responsible field and engineering work experience
Is proficient in using survey software, including Autodesk Civil 3D
Is team-oriented and able to interact with people throughout the City, both cooperatively and collaboratively
Has exemplary customer service standards and can establish effective working relationships
Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Plans, organizes, and directs survey personnel and participates in making a variety of surveys including land surveys to determine locations of property lines, boundaries, easements, and rights-of-way; topographic surveys to determine locations and elevations of existing improvements, structures, and topographic features; construction surveys for improvement projects; and, surveys to establish and monument street centerlines.
Examines preliminary construction project requirements; researches necessary information for projects and establishes project priorities; participates in pre-construction and other department meetings concerning survey matters.
Checks subdivision maps, legal descriptions and lot line adjustments for technical accuracy; determines compliance for legal lots; applies stamp and signature to documents as required under the Land Surveyors Act and the Subdivision Map Act as described in Section 66416.5 and Section 66442.
Maintains accurate records of engineering and property surveys, city property interests, and survey markers within public rights-of-way.
Performs a variety of office surveying duties including researching existing records and compiling data required for current survey projects and computing data to be shown on maps; prepares deeds and legal descriptions.
Responds to sensitive citizen inquires and complaints regarding engineering projects in progress, city property and survey monumentation.
Responds to requests from City Attorney or other staff regarding public street rights-of-way, utility easements, interpretation of property descriptions and other city property issues.
Supervises, trains, and evaluates the work performance of assigned personnel.
Performs other related work as required.

Knowledge of: land and construction surveying methods, practices, and techniques; methods and techniques used in the layout and construction of public works projects; principles of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; engineering principles and practices; relevant laws and regulatory codes dealing with subdivision, construction, surveying, and real estate; research methods to determine information concerning previous land surveys; principles of supervision, training, and performance appraisal.
Ability to: understand and interpret legal descriptions, deeds and record surveys maps; understand engineering plans, diagrams, and survey notes; use and interpret the Subdivision Map Act and local ordinances; assist in city compliance with the Land Surveyors Act; use and care of surveying instruments and equipment; direct, supervise, and evaluate the work performance of staff; plan and effectively organize the work of a field survey crew; communicate effectively in verbal and written form; exercise effective interpersonal skills in dealing with the public; exercise judgment in making sound decisions.

License: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required.
Certificates: Possession of a valid California Professional Land Surveyor license.

A combination of training and experience equivalent to an Associate degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Surveying, or related field and four years of progressively responsible field and engineering work experience, three years of which must have been in a position responsible for field surveys.

To view benefits, please visit our website at

Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method of application is online and you are highly encouraged to apply at If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) 648-4467, or mailed, or hand delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; Ventura, CA 93002. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents. The Eligibility List established may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.
Once your application has been submitted, all future correspondence from the City will be via e-mail. Please keep your contact information up-to-date and ensure that your email spam filter allows you to receive messages from You may also view notices send to you by the City in the "My Applications" tab at

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