Survey Party Chief - City of San José

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Steve Choy, PLS
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Survey Party Chief - City of San José

Postby Steve Choy, PLS » Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:10 pm

The City of San José, Department of Public Works is currently recruiting to fill 3 Survey Party Chief positions in the Engineering Services Division, Survey Section. The City's Surveyors provides land surveying services to Capital Improvement Projects and development permit projects; Maintains the City of San Jose's system of benchmarks; Provides monument preservation services for those monuments impacted by City improvement projects; and Technical map review services for subdivision maps within the City of San Jose.

Salary: $85,030.40 - $103,376.00 Annual

Typical duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

- Prepares land surveying work products in the office using computer hardware and software including: computers to reduce, analyze, and adjust field survey results; and computer aided design drafting (CADD) software to produce multi-colored plots depicting the results of the field surveys as detailed planimetric plots, contours, profiles and cross-sections.

- Lead, oversee, review, and participate in the daily activities of a survey staff; determine equipment, procedures, to perform assigned work; evaluate work performance and products; provide training to assigned staff in sound survey principles, methods, and techniques.

- Researches and acquires needed data for survey work from reference field books, survey files, central files, and County/State files.

- Reads and interprets maps, plans, and real property instruments.

- Records legible field data, makes sketches, and prepares descriptions.

- Meets with design engineers, construction inspectors, real estate staff , and property owners to resolve survey-related issues arising on projects.


Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:

Completion of high school or equivalent (General Educational Development [GED] Test or California Proficiency Certificate) and five (5) years of increasingly responsible sub-professional engineering/surveying experience.

Acceptable Substitution

Successful completion of two (2) academic years, or sixty (60) semester units, of college level engineering technology, surveying, geography, mathematics courses or related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.


Possession of a valid Land Surveyor-In-Training (LSIT) license issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.

There will be no substitute for the education requirement.

- License/Certificates: A valid driver's license authorizing the operation of a motor vehicle in the State of California.

To Learn More and Apply

To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José, please visit the City of San José’s employment page by clicking on the link below.

The application deadline is 11:59 PM on April 1, 2021.

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