Surveyor II (Office)

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Mar 16, 2021
Full Time GIS and Surveying
  • Salary: $68,619.20 - $92,456.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Surveyor II (Office)

In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:
Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase
Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase

Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following date:
Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

This recruitment is being held to establish an open eligible list to fill current and future openings for Surveyor II positions within OC Public Works. The resulting list may also be utilized to fill lower level classifications within the same occupational series and other County of Orange agencies.

This recruitment will be conducted on a continuous basis or until the needs of the County are met. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this job bulletin may close at any time.

OC Public Works provides services on a regional basis to unincorporated areas, to cities, and to other County agencies and departments. The primary mission of the department is to protect and enrich the community through efficient delivery and maintenance of public works infrastructure, planning, and development services. OC Public Works core values are integrity, accountability, service and trust.

OC Public Works is a unique County department comprised of ten service areas: OC Development Services; OC Fleet Services; OC Administrative Services; OC Facilities Design & Construction; OC Facilities Maintenance & Central Utilities; OC Environmental Resources; OC Operations & Maintenance; OC Construction; OC Infrastructure Programs; and OC Survey. The Department currently has a workforce in excess of 950 positions.

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This Surveyor II position performs complex surveying tasks including map preparation, boundary analysis, researching historical and official records, and providing resolution to boundary issues and discrepancies. The position is assigned to the Boundary Analysis & Mapping unit within the OC Survey Field Office. Surveyor II's assist in transforming the data collected by our field crews into deliverable products for our many clients and stakeholders. While this position is assigned to the OC Survey field office, the majority of the work takes place within an office setting.


The ideal candidate is a surveyor with extensive experience and training. Candidates should possess 2 years of direct experience with the techniques and concepts of complex office surveying. Extensive training and/or education, such as a surveying certificate/degree or apprenticeship is a plus.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the successful candidate will possess the following core competencies:

  • Extensive experience and knowledge in surveying practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of principles of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
  • Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations regarding mapping and surveying practices (such as the Professional Land Surveyors Act) and boundary locations.
  • Reading and interpreting civil engineering plans, maps, specifications, legal descriptions, survey field data and survey records.
  • Perform difficult mathematical calculations and make precise surveying measurements.
  • Use and application of surveying-related software, including but not limited to AutoCAD, GIS, Civil 3D, StarNet programs and others.

  • Ability to perform difficult and complex survey calculations and precise surveying measurements.
  • Perform data analysis using the principles of algebra, geometry, trigonometry.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with engineers, outside agencies, contractors, and other surveyors.
  • Ability to convey findings to others, including co-workers and managers in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to compose and prepare technical reports and correspondence.
  • Provide guidance to junior level staff including Surveyor I's.


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Possession of a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher may be required by date of appointment.

Veterans Employment Preference
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.


Human Resource Services screens all application materials for minimum qualifications. After screening, candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process. All candidates will be notified via email of their status in the process.

Application Appraisal Panel: Applications will be evaluated for the required qualifications and rated using pre-established criteria. Candidates should make sure that their applications are complete and that all supplemental questions are answered in detail. Only the highest scoring candidates will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process.

Written Exam: Candidates may be required to take a proctored written exam consisting of job-related multiple-choice questions. Only the most successful candidates will move on to the next assessment.

Structured Oral Interview: Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a panel of job knowledge experts. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.


Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.


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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Zachary Gutierrez at (714) 667-1623 or

Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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