County Surveyor

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time GIS and Surveying
  • Salary: $102,336.00 - $124,446.40 Annually USD

Job Description

Examples of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Performs the duties of the County Surveyor under the direction of the County Public Works Director/Road Commissioner.
  • Directs/approves the processing of parcel maps, subdivision maps and record of survey maps for filing with County Recorder required by the Subdivision Map Act, Land Surveyor's Act and local ordinances.
  • Directs the processing of various projects relative to special districts, city annexations, road abandonment, and other entities.
  • Directs the processing of legal documents and necessary deeds relative to various projects.
  • Provides consultation and guidance with private engineers and land surveyors relative to subdivisions, surveys, property line adjustments and mergers.
  • Consults and advises the general public relative to problems with their properties and legal descriptions.
  • Provides land surveying expertise to Public Works and Planning staff.
  • Acts as an expert witness for all matters related to those functions under control of the County Surveyor.
  • Coordinates with the local engineering and land surveying professional organizations to enforce the Land Surveyor's Act.
  • Performs surveying and engineering work on Division projects and LAFCO reorganizations.
  • Maintains an index by geographic location of all recorded and unrecorded maps, Corner Records and deeds for County properties road rights-of-way and easements.

Minimum Qualifications
Experience:
Eight (8) years of increasingly responsible engineering experience which has included responsibility for land surveying.

License:
Possess and maintain a valid certificate of registration as a civil engineer issued before January 1, 1982, or a land surveyor's license issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors.
Essential Functions
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
  • Analyze data, interpret policies, procedures and regulations, develop appropriate conclusions, and prepare reports.
  • Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
  • Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines and under stressful conditions.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
  • Represent the County with the community and other agencies.
  • Conduct presentations.
  • Train, evaluate and supervise staff.
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
  • Occasionally lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.

  • Occasionally kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl.
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
  • Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 60 pounds.
  • Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
  • Sit, stand or walk for long periods of time.

  • Regular attendance is an essential function.


Knowledge of:
  • The principles, practices, methods, techniques, equipment used in land surveying.
  • Knowledge of the statutory provisions governing the County Surveyor's functions.
  • Mathematics through trigonometry as applied to land surveying and pertinent standard engineering calculations.
  • General principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to surveying.
  • Principles and practices of supervision and administration.


Ability to:
  • Administer the functions of the County Surveyor's Office.
  • Direct all types of land surveys and interpret survey maps and documents.
  • Assign, train, supervise, and evaluate staff and their work.
  • Apply required knowledge to work and resolve technical problems of considerable difficulty.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Express oneself, clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.


HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
MANAGEMENT LEAVE:


May receive, depending upon classification, 96 hours per Fiscal Year (prorated for the time remaining in the fiscal year).

VACATION:

10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours). Optional annual sell back of a portion of accumulated vacation leave hours (maximum - 20 hours).

SICK LEAVE:

.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.

HOLIDAYS:

Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

Three (3) regularly scheduled work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.

INSURANCE
HEALTH INSURANCE:


County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.

County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.

DISABILITY INSURANCE:


Management Disability Plan includes a comprehensive Short/Long Term Disability plan paid for by the County.

LIFE INSURANCE:

$30,000 County-paid Management Life Insurance coverage. $5,000
County-paid Life Insurance coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.


RETIREMENT
DEFERRED COMPENSATION:


The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.

EXTRA HELP EMPLOYEES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR COUNTY BENEFITS.


MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION


The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.

EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)


Horizon Health EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services. For more information go to Horizon Health EAP Services

EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS

The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.

THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.

For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to Merced County Benefits Summary


01

Do you possess a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer issued before January 1, 1982?
  • Yes
  • No


02

Do you possess a Land Surveyor's License issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors?
  • Yes
  • No


Required Question

Job Address

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