SUPERVISING LAND SURVEYOR (Professional Land Surveyor License Required)
$9,999.60 - $12,797.20 Monthly
Overview: Are you a licensed land surveyor in the State of California? Would you enjoy supervising a team of surveyors committed to a public agency's mission? Then check out this opportunity!
This position supervises a team of professional land surveyors within the Land Surveying and Mapping Unit. The team is responsible for field surveying and/or right-of-way surveying support work. To supervise and participate in professional land surveying work in field surveying and/or right-of-way surveying support work; and to perform related work as required. The Land Surveying and Mapping Unit, through competent, innovative, dedicated, and well-trained staff, provides professional land surveying and mapping services in support of planning, design, construction, and maintenance of District water resource facilities.
Key Responsibilities Include:
· Plan, schedule, assign, monitor and evaluate the work of staff engaged in field surveying and right-of-way plats and descriptions; provide training and technical support to assigned staff.
· Administer consultant and professional services contracts; prepare and review contract documents and monitor the work of such contractors.
· Conduct field reviews; analyze, resolve and act on problems requiring immediate action such as construction staking projects, deed, map and right-of-way conflicts.
· Prepare time and cost estimates of assigned work responsibilities for various projects.
· Supervising Land Surveyors sign and seal official documents on behalf of the Land Surveying and Mapping Unit Manager.
Review construction plans to assure complete right-of-way and survey information.
· Six (6) years of experience in performing engineering survey work in either a field or office environment, including two years of performing lead responsibilities.
· Six to ten years of extensive experience in various areas of surveying. This includes fieldwork such as boundary, leveling, GPS, topography, 3D scanning, and office/computer experience with processing field data. Also experienced in research and development of right of way plats and descriptions.
· Two years of functional or technical lead work.
· Two years of supervision or management of staff.
· Proficient in database programs, CAD, StarNet, Trimble Business Center, ArcGIS, and Microsoft Suite.
· Experience working for government/public agency
Substantial knowledge of:
All surveying disciplines, including boundary, leveling, GPS, topography, scanning, Right of Way plats and descriptions, with an emphasis in leading field crews and knowledge associated.
Principles of supervision, including coaching and mentoring, building good working relationships, monitoring and documenting performance, disciplinary processes, and motivating staff.
The appropriate application of surveying fundamentals in a public agency setting is ideal.
A 4-year college degree in a survey-based curriculum or an engineering science that has a major math component and can relate to the survey field of work.
Possession of Professional Land Surveyor license in California.
Strong skills and/or ability in the following:
• Estimating time and cost for right of way projects. • Writing the scope of work for survey tasks. • Writing project plans. • Budget planning. • General administrative tasks and processes. • Excellent writing and communication skills. • Supervising, coaching, mentoring and motivating staff. • Building good working relationships. • Analyzing problems and come up with a corrective action plan.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in water resources management, natural resources management, planning, civil or other field of engineering, geology, physical sciences, earth sciences, natural sciences or a field related to assigned functional area(s).
License or Certificate:
Possession of a Professional Land Surveyor license issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.
Closing Date for Applications: November 14, 2018 by 11:59pm
The Santa Clara Valley Water District (District) is the primary water resources agency for Santa Clara County, California. The District’s core business is to provide residents with a clean and reliable supply of water and protection from flooding. The District encompasses all of the county’s 1,300 square miles and serves the area’s 15 cities, nearly 1.8 million residents, and more than 200,000 commuters.
The mission of the District is a healthy, safe, and enhanced quality of living in Santa Clara County through watershed stewardship and comprehensive management of water resources in a practical, cost-effective, and environmentally sensitive manner.
A seven-member Board of Directors governs the District. The District is an ethnically diverse, family friendly organization with employees who are committed to public service and work collaboratively with other agencies (all levels of government, community-based organizations, and neighborhood organizations) in carrying out the mission of the District.