DEFINITION: Under administrative direction of the Public Works
Director, plans, organizes, and directs the work of the Surveyor
Division of the Public Works Department including land development,
development review as related to Public Works Department functions,
field operations, and office operations; and performs related work
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is a single-position, at-will
management class; the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the Board
of Supervisors. This position is responsible for directing the
operations of the Surveyor's Division of the Public Works
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Maintains, develops, automates, and implements systems,
guidelines, policies, and procedures for the operation of the
Surveyor Division; creates technical guidelines to ensure uniformity
and provide a professional standard.
2. Directs the review of all maps and documentation prior to
recordation in order to ensure compliance with State and county laws
3. Directs the work of field and office staff in conducting field
surveys, preparation of maps, legal descriptions, development
review, and right of way research; sets performance standards and
evaluates professional, para-professional, and clerical personnel
responsible for County Surveyor functions through subordinate staff.
4. Coordinates the review of all activities of land development
relating to the Public Works Department requirements, including
civil engineering projects design and preparation and review of
construction plans to ensure they are surveyed correctly.
5. Prepares and monitors the annual budget for the Surveyor
6. Reviews, analyzes, and interprets policies, guidelines, and
legislation to assure the County's compliance with federal, state,
and local laws, regulations, and ordinances; through subordinates,
enforces laws, regulations, and ordinances pertaining to county
surveying; and ensures that records of survey, parcel maps, tract
maps, lot line adjustments, corner records, and voluntary mergers
are in compliance with laws, ordinances, policies, and practices.
7. Assists private surveyors, engineers, and the general public in
land surveying related problems.
8. Oversees administration and coordination of other State and local
programs including the Certificate of Compliance Program,
Agricultural Preserve Program, the Survey Monumentation Preservation
Fund, and departmental bonding programs of completion of road
9. Prepares administrative studies, reports, letters of renewal of
contract, and other correspondence.
10. Represents the County at various public meetings and conferences
to provide information of a technical nature.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Possession of a valid Land Surveyor's License,
or a valid Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer issued by
the California State Board of Registration for Civil and
Professional Engineers prior to January 1, 1982; and,
1. Four years of increasingly responsible professional surveying
experience, including one year in a supervisory capacity, or,
2. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides
the required knowledge and abilities.
Knowledge of: principles, practices, and procedures of land
surveying, land development, and mapping; federal and state laws
relating to land surveying and subdivision of land; principles and
practices of administration, supervision, and training; budget
preparation; and computerized mapping technologies as they relate to
Ability to: establish goals and objectives; plan, organize,
prioritize, and delegate work; formulate, explain, and interpret
policy; analyze and interpret technical information and/or property
descriptions for surveying or related operations; exercise
independent judgment; make complex computations involving areas,
curves, traverses, and closures involved in precise surveys; prepare
correspondence and reports; make public presentations; establish and
maintain effective working relationships; represent the department
with tact and diplomacy; deal effectively with representatives of
other organizations and the public.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION: Possession of a bachelor's degree in land
surveying, engineering, or a closely related field is highly