County of San Mateo
Department of Public Works
$54.29 - $67.86 /Hour

The County of San Mateo is currently seeking a County Surveyor to oversee the operation and function of the survey unit in the Public Works Department. The incumbent will perform difficult and complex professional land surveying work involving responsible charge duties in the field or office; assign, monitor and review the work of survey parties; provide assistance and/or direction to professional and technical staff; and perform other related work as required.

The ideal candidate will possess:

Strong leadership qualities to foster teamwork and a positive work environment
Excellent communication and public presentation skills
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with direct reports, co-workers, managers, vendors, stakeholders and customers
Hands-on experience using computer aided drafting software, such as AutoCAD, SoftDesk, LDD and Civil 3D to draft survey mapping documents
Ability to analyze available data and make decisions of a professional nature as defined by the State Land Surveyors Act relating to surveying projects
Ability to direct the activities of a field survey party and office engineering technical staff
Skills to review and certify subdivision map applications, plan and survey records submitted by private and government surveyors for compliance with the State Land Surveyors Act, the State Subdivision Map Act and County Ordinances
Ability to perform field and office survey work required in the preparation of Record of Survey maps, subdivision maps, corner records, deed descriptions and plot plans for County projects
Ability to establish guidelines to maintain professional, technical and legal standards mandated by State law
Ability to establish and enforce safety rules for the safety of crews and the safety of the public
Ability to coordinate with County Public Works inspectors, private surveyors and other engineers and job contractors on survey projects
Ability to prepare the annual equipment budget and make recommendations for the purchase of necessary surveying equipment
Ability to supervise the maintenance of official records, maps and survey reports and the preparation of related report
Ability to write and check boundary legal descriptions and perform other professional duties which require a licensed land surveyor
Ability to make regular contacts with the general public, other departments, contractors, private surveyors and outside organizations relative to municipal mapping and survey practices and procedures
Skills to represent the department at public hearings and before the Board of Supervisors and various commissions
Ability to prepare reports as required
Ability to be progressive in updating/refining business processes as they relate to Surveying and Mapping as well as document retrieval and preservation
Strong organizational, prioritization and multi-tasking skills

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Land Surveying or Civil Engineering, or successful completion of the Land Surveyor-in-Training (L.S.I.T.) or Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.) certificates; 5 years of progressively responsible professional land surveying experience, including 2 years of experience supervising one or more survey crews; possession of a valid license as a Land Surveyor from the State of California; and a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

Final Filing Date: July 27, 2017

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