Associate Land Surveyor (Santa Rosa)

City of Santa Rosa

compensation: $109,095.00 - $132,603.00 Annually
employment type: full-time
job title: Associate Land Surveyor
The City of Santa Rosa announces an exciting opportunity to serve City residents and make a difference in the community as an Associate Land Surveyor.

The City of Santa Rosa is committed to building a workforce reflective of our community and establishing a lasting culture of equity and belonging within our organization. Our collective talents and expertise contribute to high-quality public services that support a vibrant, resilient, inclusive City for our community and visitors. We celebrate a diverse workforce and welcome all qualified candidates to apply.

To apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/srcity/jobs/4487622/associate-land-surveyor

In addition to offering a rewarding work environment, opportunity for career growth, and excellent salary, the City of Santa Rosa provides a generous suite of benefits, including retirement through CalPERS, a competitive leave accrual package, excellent health plans, and top of the line employer paid vision and dental coverage.
A flexible work schedule: 5/8 or 9/80
11 paid holidays annually, plus 1 to 3 'floating holidays' per year, depending on start date and years of service
$500 annually for wellness

The City of Santa Rosa is seeking to fill one Associate Land Surveyor vacancy. This is a professional class in the land surveyor series requiring licensure. Positions in the class are normally filled by advancement from the class of Assistant Land Surveyor, or, when filled from the outside, require prior advanced land surveying work experience. Work is technically complex and requires increased knowledge of applicable state law in addition to accepted principles and methodologies as they relate to various land surveying activities.

Work in the Associate Land Surveyor class is distinguished from that of the Assistant Land Surveyor due to this class requiring possession of a Land Surveyor license in good standing with the California State Board of Registration or registration as a Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering prior to 1982, and by the greater independence with which an incumbent is expected to operate. The Associate Land Surveyor class is distinguished from that of the Supervising Land Surveyor by the greater experience and supervision responsibilities of the latter.

The Ideal candidate will possess:
A current California Professional land Surveyor's license.
Experience using AutoCAD Civil 3D.
Experience writing, drafting, and reviewing legal descriptions, R-Sheets, and records of survey.
Awareness of the current Professional Land Surveyor's Act, California Subdivision Map Act, and Public Resources Code.
Leadership and supervisory experience.
Positive attitude and positive work ethic.

Please complete a thoughtful, thorough Supplemental Questionnaire submission. As part of the selection process, your responses to these questions will be scored using criteria specific to this position. Incomplete responses, or responses such as "See Resume" can result in disqualification from the selection process.

Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer is contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter.

The selection process will include a minimum qualifications assessment; and may also include an application and supplemental questionnaire review, followed by department selection interviews.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Duties:
The following duties are considered essential for this job classification:
Provide oversight and direct the research of records and analysis of survey data to retrace property boundaries, makes property boundary location determinations; prepares and/or supervises and directs the filing of Records of Survey Maps
Assist City Departments as requested to facilitate land development, acquisitions, vacations or disposals; assist with deed research and interpretation of land related documents and maps
Write, prepare, and check boundary legal descriptions and R-Sheets
Perform boundary research, review, and interpret grant deeds, easement deeds, record maps and title reports
Review subdivision maps and survey records prepared by licensed land surveyors for technical and record information accuracy with respect to the Professional Land Surveyors Act, California Subdivision Map Act, Public Resources Code and the City of Santa Rosa Codes and Regulations
Perform office survey analysis and maintain mapping and survey quality standards; identify and resolve discrepancies in survey data
Prepare reports, cost estimates, and analyses of survey work; coordinate survey work both internal and external.
Operate and maintain a variety of surveying instruments; implement appropriate quality assurance and quality control measures
Serve as a survey party chief, directing a survey party making a variety of surveys to determine locations of property lines, boundaries, easements, rights-of-way and physical features
Perform construction surveys; review, analyze, and interpret engineering improvement plans in anticipation of setting line and grade stakes
Control survey activities during construction projects and establish work priorities within the Survey section
Provide timely, accurate service in response to customer requests
Serve as liaison to professionals in the field in the private sector and other public agencies
Identify training needs of technical staff and provide or see that the necessary training is provided establish and maintain systems and procedures to ensure the quality of the work of the section
Meet with inspectors, engineers, contractors, and/or developers to determine corrective action required when there are discrepancies between work done and the approved plans, specifications and standards

Additional Duties:
In addition to the duties listed in the Essential Duties Section, each employee in this classification may perform the following duties:
Encourage and assist in providing opportunities for cross training of staff throughout the section and between sections in the division
Provide work direction to technical staff as assigned
Perform related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
Knowledge of: Safe and efficient work practices and procedures; methods, techniques, equipment and materials used in survey activities; safe handling and operation of a variety of equipment and/or materials related to survey activities; current literature and sources of information regarding land surveying; applicable state laws and regulatory codes relevant to land surveying, such as knowledge of the Land Surveyors Act and the Subdivision Map Act; principles and techniques of participatory decision making; City design and construction standards and specifications; applicable City codes, policies and procedures; engineering design criteria; engineering maps and records; training needs assessment techniques; principles of supervision, training, and effective performance management; trigonometry as applied to the computation of angles, areas, distances and traverses; theory and application of surveying principles; surveying techniques and practices; and AutoCAD or other computer aided design software.

Ability to: Apply accepted land surveying principles and methodologies, in addition to facts and/or conclusions of law as they relate to land boundaries; use professional judgment to make decisions as to the location of said boundaries; reconcile discrepancies between lines of occupation, lands of title, or physical evidence found in the field versus the intent of conveyance documents to arrive at conclusions of law; Deal tactfully with others; read and interpret plans and specifications; operate and maintain a variety of survey equipment in a safe and efficient manner; determine equipment, materials and personnel needed for specific jobs; set priorities and meet deadlines; identify and implement effective courses of action to complete work assignments; involve others in decision making processes; make effective decisions; use critical thinking skills; read figures quickly and accurately and make mathematical calculations; use computers to solve surveying problems and to maintain records; determine distances, elevations, volumes, angles, areas , etc.; understand and follow oral and written instructions and sketches; comprehend and draw inferences from written materials; conduct research; communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing; use and care for surveying instruments; maintain files of maps, documents, and other engineering records; operate a computer keyboard; perform extensive surveying calculations for grades, angles and distances on calculators and computers; make legible survey notes and drawings; efficiently operate survey instruments, including electronic total stations and data collectors, digital levels and GPS related surveying equipment;; enter survey data in an organized and coherent manner into a data collector, download and edit the data, and produce a computer plot of the survey; research survey and property records; perform preliminary, construction, boundary and control surveys; establish and maintain effective working relationships with engineers, surveyors, and the general public.

Experience and Education: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Sufficient years of increasingly responsible professional land surveying experience related to public works design, construction and right of way, including experience at a lead or supervisory level to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above; and

Education: - Equivalent to completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in Land Surveying, Civil Engineering, or a closely related field at an accredited college or university.

License or Certificate: This classification requires the use of a personal or City vehicle while conducting City business. In order to drive, individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely and must possess a valid class C California motor vehicle operator's license.

Additional Information
Selection Process:
Applicants possessing the MOST DESIRABLE qualifications based on a screening of the application materials and supplemental questionnaire will be invited to continue in a selection process that may consist solely of an application screening, or may include an oral appraisal interview, assessment center, or another activity selected by the Human Resources Department. An eligible list will be established as a result of this selection process and may be used to fill future vacancies.

Working Conditions:
When working in the office, incumbents work at a desk entering and retrieving data from a computer or terminal using a keyboard, sitting for extended periods of time with the ability to move about at will. Using a computer, calculator and other standard office equipment requires making continuous or repetitive arm-hand movements. Incumbents in this classification are given graphic instructions, such as blueprints, schematic drawings, layouts or other visual aids, when receiving assignments; and estimate labor and materials costs from plans to determine staffing needs and/or project costs or feasibility. Field work is performed outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, with exposure to very hot and very cold temperatures. Field work also involves walking on rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; bending and stooping repeatedly or continually over time; standing or walking for extended periods of time without the ability to rest at will; and using explosive strength to jump over creeks, ditches or trenches. When directing traffic, incumbents make continuous, repetitive arm/hand movements; and when laying out traffic control patterns, incumbents place and observe the placement of cones to ensure compliance with safety standards. Field and/or office work requires measuring distances using calibrated instruments and observing data collected while using test equipment. When performing field work and office duties, incumbents climb stairs and/or ladders, walk and stand for extended periods of time, and stoop and crouch with the ability to change positions as needed. They file documents in numerical, alphabetical, chronological and/or reverse chronological order. Incumbents also observe and monitor that equipment is stored and used properly. Incumbents assemble, disassemble and adjust parts and equipment as part of testing, operating or maintaining it. When repairing or assembling survey equipment, incumbents make skillful, controlled manipulations of small parts and screws. Survey and preliminary survey work often involves lifting and moving survey equipment weighing up to 25 pounds for short and long distances. The work also involves using common hand tools, such as hammers, spades, picks and shovels, to uncover or dig up survey points, move debris and put stakes into the ground. When clearing brush, incumbents are sometimes exposed to poison oak. Running survey instruments involves making precise arm/hand positioning movements, coordinating the movement of more than one limb simultaneously, and using arms above shoulder level. Office work in the Survey section also involves performing hand lettering, using drafting equipment, and operating equipment used in an engineering office.

The City of Santa Rosa is nestled in the center of famous Sonoma Wine Country, located just 55 miles north of San Francisco and 30 miles east of the Pacific Ocean with a population of approximately 180,000. Santa Rosa serves as the County seat and the center of trade, government, commerce, and medical facilities for the North Bay. The surrounding area is home to over a hundred wineries and vineyards and many beautiful parks and recreational facilities, including golf courses. Santa Rosa is in the center of a nationally recognized cycling area. We boast many attractions associated with large cities, including a symphony, performing arts center, theater productions and internationally recognized restaurants, yet still retain the warmth and small town feel of decades past. Santa Rosa has been named one of the 50 greenest cities in the United States with one of the top five mid-sized downtowns in California.

The City of Santa Rosa is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

The City does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment. Requests for reasonable accommodations needed to participate in the recruitment process may be made by submitting a Request for Reasonable Accommodation Form within five (5) business days of being noticed that an event requiring accommodation is occurring.
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