Senior Survey Technician (TLMA Senior Engineering Technician) at County of Riverside in Riverside, California

Posted in General Business 14 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


The County of Riverside's Transportation Survey Department has an opportunity for a Senior Survey Engineering Technician who will be assigned to the Geodetic Division located in Riverside. The incumbent in this position will prepare drawings from deeds and field measurements, establish property boundaries, do research on parcels, preliminary title reports and plot easements. Additionally the incumbent will process field topos and create 3-D surface models.

The Department seeks candidates with survey work experience doing drafting, subdivision designs and mapping for land development. The most competitive candidates will have experience withPublic Lands surveys and have knowledge of the Professional Land Surveyors' Act (PLS Act) and Subdivision Map Act (SMA) and possess a valid Land Surveyor-in-Training certification issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

Meet the Team!
The Riverside County TLMA Survey Division isresponsible for all land surveying functions within the Transportation Department and offers its services to other County Departments and local agencies.


• Perform complex sub-professional survey work of a technically specialized nature in connection with surveying, and the checking and preparation of records of surveys, corner records, maps and plans.

• Lead and participate in the operation of a field survey crew engaged in performing control,photogrammetric, right-of-way, centerline, topographic, alignment, and elevation surveys.

• Adjust and operate such survey instruments as transits,theodolites, levels, and electronic measuring devices in determining lines, angles, distances, and elevations, and maintain proper safety and accuracy standards.

• May assume duties of a Principal Engineering Technician during leaves and vacations.

• In an office setting, review and check tract maps, parcel maps, records of survey, and corner records for mathematical accuracy, closure, area, survey consistency, and conformity with the requirement of the Land Surveyors Act, and Subdivision Map Act, local ordinances, and accepted survey practices.

• Draft complex legal descriptions, easements, right-of-way maps, and survey plats, making necessary revisions and checking related computations for accuracy.

• Consult with office or field surveyors relative to special survey problems and calculations.

• As lead worker, participate in the evaluation of subordinates.


Experience: Four years of sub-professional survey experience, at least one year of which must have been at a level equivalent to a County of Riverside Engineering Technician II. (College courses from an accredited college or university in surveying or geomatrics or closely related subjects to the assignment such as land surveying, soils erosion, soils testing, blueprint reading, mathematics, computer graphics, or hydrology may substitute for up to two years of the non-specialized experience on the basis of 12 semester or 18 quarter units equaling one year of the required full-time experience.)

Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in surveying engineering or geomatrics.

Experience: One year of sub-professional survey experience equivalent to a County of Riverside Engineering Technician II.

Certificate: Valid Certificate as Land Surveyor-in-Training issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.

Experience: Two years of sub-professional engineering experience.

Knowledge of: Engineering principles, practices, mathematics, and construction materials and methods; manual and automated drafting techniques; use of hydrologic devices; boundary control and legal principles of land surveying; construction,photogrammetric, and land surveying procedures, practices, and equipment.

Ability to: Make difficult mathematical computations and to read, interpret, prepare, or check detailed records of surveys, maps, and engineering plans; test and inspect construction work and test construction materials; perform survey field work, coordinate computer aided mapping activities; complete difficult technical assignments without immediate supervision; analyze complex data and prepare effective reports and recommendations; supervise the work of subordinates; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Veterans' Preference
The County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference. See the policy here (Download PDF reader) .

What's Next?
This recruitment is open to all applicants.

Applicants who are currently County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of the Department/Agency may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of the applications received.

Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.

Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted.

For specific questions regarding this position, contact the Ebelyn Skinner at


MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: A choice of different medical, dental and visions plan are available to elect. The County provides a Flexible Benefit Credit contribution as governed by the applicable LIUNA Memorandum of Understanding to contribute towards the cost of these plans.

Note: Employees on assignment through the Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) receive different benefits. See the list here .
MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENT: County of Riverside has three retirement Tiers through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

  • Tier I (Classic Member - Formula 3% @ 60): Applicable to current and former County of Riverside local miscellaneous employees hired prior to 08/24/2012 and did not withdraw CalPERS contributions. The employee contribution is eight (8%) percent.

  • Tier II (Classic Member - Formula 2% @ 60): Applicable to local miscellaneous employees 1) hired after 08/23/2012 through 12/31/2012; 2) Previously employed with another CalPERS contracting public agency or a reciprocal retirement system, with a break in service of less than six months between the separation date with the previous employer and the appointment date with the County of Riverside. The employee contribution is seven (7%) percent.

  • Tier III (PEPRA New Member - Formula 2% @ 62): Applicable to CalPERS local miscellaneous new members hired on or after the implementation of the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) which took effect January 1, 2013. As of July 1, 2020, the employee contribution is 7.25% and subject to change annually.

A new member is defined as any of the following:
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who has no prior membership in any California Public Retirement System.
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who was a member with another California Public Retirement System prior to that date, but who is not subject to reciprocity upon joining CalPERS.
  • A member who first established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, and who is rehired by a different CalPERS agency after a break in service of greater than six (6) months.

  • CalPERS refers to all members that do not fit within the definition of a new member as "classic members".

    Contribution rates are subject to change based on the County of Riverside annual actuarial valuation.


    This summary is for general information purposes only. Additional questions regarding retirement formulas can be sent to or by calling the Benefits Information Line at (951) 955-4981,
    Option 2.

    If you have prior service credit with another CalPERS agency or within agencies, please contact CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 to determine which retirement tier would be applicable to you. CalPERS is governed by the Public Employees' Retirement Law. The Retirement Law is complex and subject to change. If there's any conflict between this summary and the law, the law will prevail over this summary.
    DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options.

    VACATION ACCRUAL (Bi-Weekly Accrual):

    0< 3 year = 80 Hours (10 Days)
    4< 9 years = 120 Hours (15 Days)
    10 or more years = 160 Hours (20 Days)

    Maximum Vacation leave accumulation is 480 hours.

    SICK LEAVE: Four (4) hours Sick Leave accrual per pay period with unlimited accrual.

    HOLIDAYS: Normally 12 paid holidays per year

    BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: Allowed 5 days (3 days are County paid; 2 additional days can be taken from accrued Sick Leave balance)

    BASIC LIFE INSURANCE: Equal to one times annual base salary not to exceed $50,000 of term life coverage. Premiums are paid by the County. Additional Supplemental Life plan is available for employee purchase.

    DISABILITY: Short-term Disability benefit pays up to a maximum of $461.54 weekly, payable up to a maximum of 52 weeks.

    POST RETIREMENT MEDICAL CONTRIBUTION: A monthly contribution is made by the County towards retiree health insurance offered through the County as governed by the applicable Memorandum of Understanding.

    OTHER: There may be other benefit provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding. Please contact the recruiter listed on the job posting directly for more information.