Survey Party Worker I, II (SB-005-20E) Carson

  • LA County Sanitation District
  • Carson, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time GIS and Surveying
  • Salary: $4,324.00 - $7,081.00 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 progressively more difficult survey tasks involving rear and head chain work and other survey operations.
Working on a survey crew under the general supervision of a Survey Party Chief or higher classification, incumbents utilize a variety of land survey equipment including rod level, measurement chain and digital technology devices; hold rod level and hold zero end of tape over station to determine measurement; read distance on the chain; correct measurement for temperature variations; give right angles off survey line with right angle mirror; stake line or offset line using hubs or nails and paint them; enter manholes to take measurements; take notes on level and bench runs and/or check the notes of others; locate pipes with a hand-carried transmitter/receiver box; may dig up pipes; maintain truck and tools; operate level and theodolite in the absence of a Land Survey Technician; drive survey vehicles on/off roadto and from various District facilities; and perform related duties as required.

This job may be filled at either level. The SURVEY PARTY WORKER I is the entry and trainee level class of the series. The incumbent learns progressively more difficult survey work and performs the simpler elements of the trade in joint operation with a higher class. The SURVEY PARTY WORKER II is the experienced working level class of the series. The incumbent performs head and rear chain work and learns the more complex survey party operations.
NOTE: Work schedule is Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:30pm; some night work and overtime as required by project.


Applicants must possess a valid California Class C driver license; -AND- at the SURVEY PARTY WORKER I level, related coursework/experience is desirable but not required. At the SURVEY PARTY WORKER II level, applicants must possess: Option A: Two years of experience with the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County performing routine survey duties at the level of Survey Party Worker I or equivalent; -OR- Option B: One year of experience performing duties at the level of Survey Party Worker II, or equivalent; -OR- Option C: College level surveying courses may substitute for the required experience in increments of six semester units for six months of experience.
A knowledge of modern survey technology and equipment, including digital input/output devices and translation protocol to feed data to CAD Microstations; ability to operate and instruct others in the use of digital survey equipment.


The competitive selection process for the SURVEY PARTY WORKER I level may cover a knowledge of : Safe work practices; ordinary hand and power tools; materials and basic terms of the trade; and principles of geometry, algebra and trigonometry. The ability to : Learn to solve survey problems using algebra, geometry and trigonometry; learn to record field survey notes; perform manual labor requiring physical dexterity and heavy lifting; and learn to perform difficult assignments and to use complex tools and equipment of the survey trade. The competitive selection process for the SURVEY PARTY WORKER II level may cover a knowledge of: The principles and uses of algebra, geometry and trigonometry; elementary engineering survey principles and practices; and simple drawing and drafting methods and techniques. The ability to: Solve problems using algebra, geometry and trigonometry; record field survey notes; and perform manual labor requiring physical dexterity and heavy lifting.


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

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