DWR hiring Field Surveyors

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DWR hiring Field Surveyors

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Working Title: Transportation Surveyor

Classification: Transportation Surveyor (Caltrans) ($5,708.00 - $10,956.00)

Division, Branch: Division of Engineering, Geomatics Branch

Location: West Sacramento

Positions Available: 2

DWR Position: 843-261-3029-002 and 843-261-3029-004


(Final Filing Date: 12/16/2022)

Why Choose Us: First, the single greatest advantage of working for us is that you can practice land surveying in its purest form, because California’s Department of Water Resources is the owner and operator of its facilities. Our surveyors are equipped with the most modern tools such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), bathymetric boats, LiDAR, GNSS receivers and robotic total stations. Every employee is empowered to make the best choices whether they are researching, measuring or recording our surveys. Our surveyors work along some of California’s most beautiful reservoirs, rivers and water ways.

At DWR you will have the advantage of numerous resources to support your work and your professional growth—including training, organizational memberships, and knowledgeable and professional colleagues all of which collaborate for project success.

We hope you’ll check out the Duties and Desirable Qualifications below and apply for this great career opportunity to join our team and help deliver water to over 26 million Californians as well as contribute to protecting our environment and species conservation efforts.

Duties: Actual assigned duties will be commensurate with skill level. In this position, the incumbent works as a member of a survey crew performing boundary, control, hydrographic, topographic and construction surveys typically on a variety of projects related to flood control, environmental protection, water conveyance facilities, species conservation, and recreation. The work is in all types of terrain across the entire state of California, including on water bodies and rugged topography where access is difficult and away from headquarters. The employee is usually responsible to a supervisor at the work site but may work independently under their direction. This position is in frequent contact with and is constantly visible to the public.

Desirable Qualifications: In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Candidates will be evaluated based on their relative ability as demonstrated by the quality and extent of their experience. Therefore, our ideal candidate’s application and resume will clearly and concisely address as many of the following desirable qualifications as possible: candidate has knowledge and experience in the land surveying field and especially in the duties mentioned above; has the ability to take direction; is engaged; works as a contributing team member; is a highly-motivated self-starter and can work autonomously; can communicate and write well; is detail and quality oriented; can perform on multiple tasks and projects at the same time; is organized; has integrity and grit; goes the extra mile to meet deadlines and is conscientious of budgets; is dependable; and has computer skills in spreadsheets, computer-aided drafting, surveying computer programs, MS office 365 and other related software, along with the ability to learn new computer applications.

Possession of a valid certificate as a Land Surveyor in Training issued or accepted by the California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors or possession of a valid certificate as an Engineer in Training accepted by the California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors in lieu of a certificate as a Land Surveyor in Training may be substituted for the required education.

California Land Surveyors License from the California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors is preferred, but not required.

Special Requirements: Must possess a valid California Driver’s License.

Benefits: Click here to read about some of our outstanding benefits. We’re also located right next to Light Rail for an easy commute – we’ll even reimburse you for a portion of your monthly public transit pass!

How to Apply: Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

You are not required to be on an eligibility list at the time you apply for this position. Simply submit your application today using the provided instructions. List eligibility will eventually be required, however, prior to hiring. You may qualify for list eligibility at any time prior to hiring by visiting www.calcareers.ca.gov, clicking on Exam/Assessment Search, entering Exam Code “3PB60,” clicking “Search,” click to view the Exam Bulletin, and then clicking the “Training and Experience Evaluation” under the Taking the Examination section.

Examination Link:


the information and then click on the link under “Taking the Examination.”

Click here to apply to this position through the CalCareers website.

Job Link:

https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPubl ... lId=339904

Click here to complete DWR’s Recruitment Survey. This survey is for research purpose only and will not affect the application status.

Contact: If you have any questions about this position or are interested in learning more about the State hiring process, please contact Nicole Ibarra at 916-902-7022 or Nicole.Ibarra@water.ca.gov.
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