Surveyor I

County Of Mendocino   Ukiah, CA   Full-time     Other
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Posted on July 16, 2021

Job Requirements and Minimum Qualifications


All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents
  • Assists in the reviews and approves maps and descriptions related to annexations, special districts, district boundaries, and other matters processed by L.A.F.C.O.
  • Assists in the reviews and checks survey, subdivision, and parcel maps for compliance with applicable County and State laws or regulations.
  • Assists in maintaining official files and records of surveyed lands for the County.
  • Serves as information source to the general public, developers and the professional community regarding survey records maintained by the County.
  • Assists in the reviews an/or prepares legal descriptions pertaining to special boundaries.
  • Assists in the reviews and approves Record of Survey Maps per state statutes for recording with the County Recorders Office; runs copies or recorded maps.
  • Assist in the reviews and approves parcel maps and legal descriptions for minor subdivisions per State and county codes; coordinates with County Planning department on sign-off of conditions of approval for minor subdivisions; processes maps for recording through the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors office and to the Board for final approval and acceptance of dedications as required.
  • Assists in the reviews and approves final maps for major subdivisions per all applicable codes; coordinates with Planning department of sign-off of conditions of approval; processes documents for recording and for supervisor to process to Board of Supervisors for final approval.
  • Assists in providing guidance to survey crews working in the field concerning survey methods and techniques.
  • Performs the more complex surveys as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:
Associate's degree in surveying, or a related field, or equivalent from an accredited two-year college or technical school; and,

Six months to one year of related experience; or,

Any combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses and Certifications:
Valid State CA Driver's License.
Must be able to obtain the Land Surveyor-In-Training (LSIT) within the first year of employment.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of trigonometry and coordinate geometry.
  • Field and office land surveying practices and techniques.
  • Applicable state, federal, and local ordinances, laws, rules, and regulations.
  • All computer applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job.
  • U.S. Government survey methods and procedures.
  • Record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques.

Skill in:
  • Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignment with a minimum of direction.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.

Mental and Physical Abilities:
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.
  • Ability to prepare formal reports of a technical nature.
  • Ability to understand and work from oral and written instructions and sketches.
  • Ability to read and interpret survey maps and legal descriptions.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and government regulations.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions with abstract and/or concrete variables.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or bend; and speak and hear.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, speak and hear and regularly lift and/or move 10 pounds.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is occasionally required to climb, stoop, kneel, bend and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


Selection Procedure

Important Application Information:

  • It is your responsibility to demonstrate through your application materials how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position/s for which you apply.
  • You must complete all sections of the application.  A résumé or other information you feel will help us evaluate your qualifications may be attached to your completed application, but will not be accepted in lieu of completing any part of the application.  Blank applications that contain only a résumé or those that reference "see résumé" will be rejected as incomplete.
  • Check your application before submitting to ensure it is complete and correct; no new or additional information will be accepted after the closing date.
  • Inquiry will be made of your former and current employers; please provide the names and telephone numbers of supervisors on your application.
  • You must provide the names and contact information of at least three (3) references (not relatives) that have knowledge of your job skills, experience, ability and/or character.
  • Application materials are the property of Mendocino County and will not be returned.
  • It is your responsibility to keep your NEOGOV profile updated, including any changes to your telephone number or address.  Failure to do so may result in missed notification of exams or interviews.
  • The exam process listed on this flyer is tentative.  Mendocino County reserves the right to make necessary modifications to the examination plan.  Such revisions will be in accordance with approved personnel standards.  Should a change be made, applicants will be notified.
  • The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.
Examination Process:  All complete applications will be reviewed with those judged most qualified progressing further in the selection process. Based on the number of qualified candidates, an oral examination (weight 100) or an unassembled exam, consisting of an evaluation of education and experience as stated on the application form, will be administered. The examination process will test the knowledge and abilities described above. A minimum score of 70 must be attained for placement on the employment list.