Land Survey Technician (SB-290-19E) Carson

  • LA County Sanitation District
  • Carson, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time GIS and Surveying
  • Salary: $6,416.00 - $7,971.00 Monthly USD

Job Description


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The Sanitation Districts are a non-civil services public agency with over 1,700 employees. Our Joint Administration Office in Whittier is conveniently located near the 60/605-freeway interchange, 15 miles from downtown L.A. The Sanitation Districts also have various opportunities to enhance career growth as evidenced through various programs including tuition reimbursement, professional development, mentoring, and professional dues reimbursement. Benefit information can be found on our website at or by clicking on the Position Title and then the Benefits tab.


To perform advanced level land survey work using a variety of instrumentation, and to assist and fill in for the Survey Party Chief.

Under general supervision from a Survey Party Chief or higher classification, the incumbent will work on land survey field crew set up, operate and adjust a total station and field data collector equipment to establish alignment, control line, and property survey line; measure angles for curves, control line, traverses, closures, and property surveys; operate level to establish precise benchmark circuit, profile, cross sections, contour grids and grades; adjust and maintain instruments; give survey alignment to the survey party worker using tract maps, city and county maps, and field books; calculate elevation, curves, grades and distance; record all topography locations; use pipe and metal locator; use Computer Aided Design and other software related to land surveying such as Survey COGO, Microstation 8, StarNET ACTIVESYNC and Total Station instruments and data collectors; set up blowers and other safety equipment; enter sewer manholes and structures to obtain invert elevation, size, material and center line of pipe; assume duties of leadership of the crew during periods of absence of crew leader; may conduct safety meetings; analyze data from field crews and provides technical support and training to field crews; set standards for uniform surveying; coordinate survey projects for efficiency; operate instruments used in survey work with full technical expertise; use and instruct others in the use and care of electronic, digital survey equipment and perform related duties as required.


Applicants must possess a valid California Class C driver license - AND - Two years of experience with the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County performing duties of a Survey Party Worker II -OR- Three years experience operating a variety of digital survey equipment.


The competitive selection process may cover the knowledge of: Algebra, geometry, trigonometry; principles, methods, and techniques of surveying and drafting; the ability to: Operate surveying equipment, make complex mathematical calculations involving geodetics; prepare drawings from field survey notes; prepare, review and maintain field survey notes; lift heavy objects; train survey crew members; coordinate survey projects to eliminate duplication.


This posting will remain open until vacancy is filled and is subject to closure without notice.

Please apply online at within the application period. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSD Employment Application or online application. Check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as notifications may be sent via e-mail. Please make sure that your registered email address is accurate and current. To ensure proper delivery add to your contact list.

Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience and/or coursework.
  • Candidates considered to have the best qualifications will be invited to the written examination.
  • The selection process will consist of a written test weighted at 50%, and an interview weighted at 50%.
  • Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process.
  • Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted.

The individual(s) recommended for hire must undergo a job-related pre-employment physical, which includes a drug and alcohol test.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women and disabled persons to apply.

Applications can now be completed and submitted online through the Sanitation Districts' website at Please click on the "Employment Opportunities" link. By using the online application system you will receive confirmation via e-mail that your application was received for this position. If you do not have Internet access, you may submit a complete paper "Internal Application" within the application period shown above to the Employment Services Section (JAO, Room 109). All applications will be reviewed to determine if the conditions and qualifications for testing are met.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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