City of Santa Rosa , California
$100,814.00 - $122,538.00 Annually
09/29/2020 11:59 PM PDT
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 following duties are considered essential for this job classification. Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
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.
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.
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.
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