Opening Date: 11/20/2019
Closing Date: 12/13/2019 5:00PM
To Apply: In order to be considered for this recruitment, you must submit a complete application, as well as complete responses to the supplemental questions online via https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ebparks by the closing date.
The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful parklands and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties to the east of San Francisco. Established in 1934, the Park District is the oldest and largest regional park system in the United States, managing over 122,000 acres of parkland within 73 regional parks, and encompassing over 1,300 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature learning.
The Survey needs at the East Bay Regional Park District are varied and diverse and are mission critical components for several internal Departments. Our clients include the Land Department, Design and Construction, and Operations. Our deliverables include resolving boundaries, topographic mapping, writing and reviewing legal descriptions, researching and filing of legal documents and records, and testifying on survey issues.
Vacancy Situation: The Park District currently has one (1) vacancy working out of the Administrative Headquarters in Oakland, CA (2950 Peralta Oaks Court). The hiring pools established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any additional vacancies that may occur during the one-year life of the hiring pools.
What You'll Be Doing: Under general direction, the incumbent will plan, schedule, review, and supervise the work of staff engaged in field and office surveying and right-of-way engineering; and will perform related duties as assigned.
We're Looking for Someone Who's:
•An experienced professional land surveyor;
•Experienced managing complex surveying activities and staff; and
•A strong leader, committed to the professional development of subordinate land surveyors and technicians.
A Few Reasons Why You May Love This Job:
•You'll perform meaningful and valued work connected to our organizational mission;
•An environmental ethic guides us in all that we do;
•You'll be faced with daily challenges as a dynamic team leader;
•We offer great benefits including medical, dental, tuition reimbursement, and a retirement pension through California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and
•Free on-site parking!
•Respect: We honor each other, the park users we serve, and the land we steward.
•Resilience: We creatively adapt to change. We address challenges with empathy, perspective, and determination.
•Relationships: Our greatest strength lies in the trust, accountability, and teamwork we cultivate with our colleagues, partners, and the public we serve.
•Responsiveness: We communicate openly, honestly, and reliably.
•Transparency: We hold the public's trust through meaningful stakeholder engagement and unfettered access to timely and reliable information on decisions and performance.
The following duties are typical for this classification. The incumbent may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
•Plans and directs the work of survey parties in construction, topographic, triangulation, precise traverse, and real property surveys;
•Performs professional surveying work with particular emphasis in property surveys;
•Selects the methods, procedures and accuracies of fieldwork;
•Maintains effective work procedures and safety practices;
•Ensures the proper maintenance of survey instruments and equipment;
•Maintains survey and office records, maps, and drawings;
•Performs record searches;
•Prepares and signs legal land descriptions and maps;
•Prepares for and testifies in courtroom and arbitration cases;
•Manages contracts for survey work done by consultants;
•Initiates, negotiates, signs, checks, approves and authorizes payments;
•Supervises, trains, develops, and evaluates staff; and
•Performs related duties as assigned.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: Equivalent to completion of twelfth grade; and
•Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of college level courses with major course work in a related field; or
•Completion of a specialized surveying curriculum.
Experience: Two years of responsible technical field surveying experience at a level equivalent to that of a Field/Office Surveyor, including one year of supervisory experience in this field.
License or Certificate: Registration as a Licensed Land Surveyor with the State of California.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License a condition of initial and continued employment in this classification.
Knowledge and Abilities:
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
•Real property description procedures;
•Current survey principles, practices and equipment;
•Legal requirements of land survey and safe work practices;
•Principles and practices of effective supervision; and
•Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
•Operate and maintain survey instruments;
•Read and interpret maps, plans, specifications and legal descriptions;
•Plan, direct, and evaluate work of survey parties;
•Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications;
•Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work at all levels, including a culturally diverse general public, with a focus on quality service to internal staff and external customers.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: The individual chosen for hire must be able to pass a Level 1 background check, which includes: employment history verification, employment reference check, education or certification verification, Department of Justice fingerprinting and criminal history review.
May be required to work unusual hours, weekends and holidays.
Union Affiliation: East Bay Regional Parks Employees, Local 2428, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, represents this classification. Wages, hours, and other terms of conditions of employment are covered in an Agreement between the Park District and Local 2428. The probationary period for this classification is nine (9) months.
Application materials for this position consist of two (2) required parts:
1. East Bay Regional Park District application submitted online; and
2. Completion of the supplemental questions.
Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least one (1) hour to submit your application if you are a new user to the system. If you have previously applied on GovernmentJobs.com, please take care to update your existing profile. Applications are accepted online only. Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you encounter problems while applying online, please contact the NeoGov Help Desk toll-free at (855) 524-5627.
Notification: All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application via email, generally within two to three weeks after the closing date. You may also sign into your GovernmentJobs.com account to view your current application status and notifications.
Selection Process: The application materials for all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed by a screening panel to select the best qualified for testing or interview. The District reserves the right to set up a written test, performance test, and/or other assessment devices before or after the interview process. Possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview or invitation to test. Pursuant to the Federal Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, all applicants who are hired will be required to provide proof of identity and appropriate work authorization documents prior to commencement of employment.
Special Testing Arrangements: If you require special arrangements due to a verified disability or medical condition, please contact the Human Resources Department at (510) 544-2154.
Tentative Date of Examinations:
Early January 2020
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The East Bay Regional Park District, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.