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Assistant Surveyor III
Ref No.: 17-15641
Location: San Jose, California
Due Date :12/20/2017
Work Authorization:USC/Green Card
Segment:State and Local
Position : Assistant Surveyor III
Duration: 6 months
5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA
Interview: In-Person

MINIMUM- 3 years of land surveying expereince
Land surveying experience is an important requirement

Job Description :

Assistant Surveyor III

In addition to the qualifications for Assistant Surveyor II:

Knowledge of:
  • Basic principles and practices of Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) and Geographic Information System programs (GIS).
  • Principles and practices of surveying as applied to property, topographic, and construction surveying.
  • Use, adjustment, and maintenance of various surveying instruments.

Ability to:
  • Use a computer aided drafting system.
  • Perform various field surveying work activities.
  • Use, adjust, and maintain various survey instruments.
  • Work independently and make sound decisions in the field.

Experience and Training Guidelines
  • Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
  • Two years of responsible practical field or office surveying and mapping related experience at the Assistant Surveyor II Level.

  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level course work in engineering, geography, algebra, geometry, trigonometry or a related field.

License or Certificate
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license may be required with determinations made on a case-by-case basis at the time of job posting.
  • Possession of a Land Surveyor in Training certificate is desirable.

To perform a variety of technical work in support of property, construction, photogrammetric, right-of-way, and hydrographic survey activities, create, prepare, and modify electronic or computerized surveying and mapping data, operate a variety of survey equipment on a survey crew, to record notes and make calculations in the office, utilize a variety of technical engineering computer software/ hardware such as (CADD) Computer Aided Design and Drafting and (GIS) Geographic Information Systems, and to perform related work as assigned.

Assistant Surveyor III
This is the full journey level class within the professional Surveyor series. Employees at this level are distinguished from other levels within this classification by the performance of the full range of duties assigned. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

Advancement to this level is dependent on organizational need for advanced level skill, as determined by higher level supervisory and management staff. This class is distinguished from the Senior Surveyor in that the latter performs the most difficult and responsible types of duties where assignments may include both technical and administrative responsibilities and considerable independent judgment.


Assistant Surveyor III

Receives direction from assigned supervisory or management personnel.


Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Research, collect, compile and analyze evidence and documentation for boundary determination, obtain all relevant documentation concerning the location, dimensions, areas, monumentation, and other aspects from public records, title reports, survey notes and format data for presentation materials and graphic displays.
Locate and set the alignment or elevation of monuments and points, assist in locating new or additional structures or equipment or in placing stakes or markers for District or contractor use, determine earth surface curvature, perform geodetic and cadastral surveying.
Prepare and review technical maps, drawings and visual aids, graphic presentations, drafting materials, and other items as needed for various District projects using computers and manual methods, amend or revise drawings during design and construction phases, prepare as built drawings.
Perform a variety of support activities related to survey task completion as assigned, clear brush and debris and ensure a clear line of sight, ensure that survey crew has adequate stocks of supplies.
Conduct field investigations to obtain and verify engineering data, make measurements and rough sketches, locate public utility lines, prepare limited design drafting, take field notes as assigned, and reduce field notes and calculations in the office.
Utilize survey equipment to determine points, lines, angles, elevations, and distances for property, boundary, construction, hydrographic, photogrammetric, and topographic surveys, run lines and grades for assigned projects, and may make field adjustments within specified limits.
Utilize a variety of technical engineering software such as Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) and Geographic Information System programs (GIS), to produce maps, drawings, and other technical documents, provide assistance to engineering staff using engineering or graphic design hardware and software applications, create image files by scanning documents, and remain current on new hardware and software developments.
Set up, clean, adjust, and perform routine maintenance on manual and electronic surveying instruments such as electronic total stations, digital levels, inclinometers, data collectors, global positioning units, and distance measuring instruments as assigned.
Research maps and right of way records and respond to inquiries on flood hazard issues.
Assist with creation of graphic presentation materials.
Maintain records of work performed as assigned.
Read, interpret and assist in preparing maps, drawings and diagrams as assigned. Utilize a computer-based system to maintain databases and solve surveying problems as assigned.
Assist with other engineering technical work on a project or relief basis.