Survey Party Technician - City of Fresno

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Survey Party Technician - City of Fresno

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SALARY: $4,866 – $5,855/month

Come and join the City of Fresno in achieving our mission of Building a Better Fresno!

Survey Party Technicians perform survey and layout work on engineering and mapping projects in the field and in the office under general supervision. This role plays a vital part in collecting and laying out data for the City’s design and construction operations.

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
- Calculates moderately complex engineering computations.
- Operates surveying equipment, such as electronic total stations with data collectors, GPS receivers, and levels during the performance of boundary location, topographic surveys, construction staking, and other engineering and land survey work.
- Performs inspection surveys.
- Prepares drawings, either preliminary to additional survey work or as a guide to draftsmen or engineering designers.
- Reduces survey notes and prepares and maintains field maps.
- Performs layout work for construction of roads, bridges, canals, and other facilities.
- Uses a computer and surveying software to perform survey calculations and prepare drawings of surveys.
- Performs related duties as required.

Incumbents may be required to work in the field under adverse weather conditions.

Full job description available to be viewed at: ... nician.pdf

The current vacancy exists in the Department of Capital Projects. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of three (3) months from the date the eligible list is created, with the option of extending that period at the City's discretion. Should the competitive process be suspended for this recruitment, the eligibility list may be limited to three (3) months.


UNIT 3 Classification - The Fresno City Employees Association, Inc. (FCEA)
HEALTH INSURANCE: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary 457 plan with Fidelity Investments to increase your retirement savings.
VACATION LEAVE: Accrue 8 - 14.66 hours per month based on years of service.
SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days
SUPPLEMENTAL SICK- 40 hours per fiscal year. 80 hours lifetime maximum
HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and two (2) personal days.
SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Provided through California SDI program.
BILINGUAL PREMIUM: PAY: $100 per month
HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENT: Eligible retirees can use remaining Sick Leave balance at 80% of hourly rate and other leave balances, if applicable, to reimburse medical insurance and qualified medical expenses, tax free.
RETIREMENT: City of Fresno Retirement Systems, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other CA public agencies. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service. City employees do not participate in Social Security.
DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program): an optional, voluntary program that allows an employee to deposit retirement benefits in a special savings account within the Retirement System while continuing to work for the City of Fresno for up to 10 years. Participation minimum is age 50 and vested. Benefits includes ownership of accumulated funds, compound interest earnings, and alternative distribution options.

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Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination and does not assure placement on the eligible list.


Six (6) semester units of accredited college or university course work in plane surveying


Successful completion of one (1) trigonometry course which may be high school or college level.


Two (2) years of experience in surveying in the field which included using theodolites, levels, tape, and application of engineering computations in performing boundary location, topographic surveys, and construction staking.

If qualifying with this option, applicants MUST ATTACH TRANSCRIPTS for education verification (instructions below on how to attach documents). Applications lacking the attachment may be rejected.


Three (3) years of experience in surveying in the field which included using theodolites, levels, tape, and application of engineering computations in performing boundary location, topographic surveys, and construction staking.

The work experience section MUST include specific type of equipment and/or tools used as well as duties performed.

The Licenses and Certifications section MUST include the applicant’s driver’s license information.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required at time of appointment. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and current copy of their driving record.

Eligibles certified for consideration for hire will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint prior to employment with the City of Fresno.

The examination process may consist of the following:

Written Examination - 100%: A multiple-choice job related written examination may be administered which will determine placement on the eligible list. The written examination is designed to assess a candidate's knowledge in the following areas: the principles and practices of surveying, care and use of survey instruments, maps, U.S. public land surveys, determining elevations and making engineering computations. Candidates must achieve a passing score in order to qualify for the eligible list.

The written exam date is tentatively scheduled for the week of May 27, 2024.

Qualified veterans who pass the examination may obtain five (5) additional points.
Candidates applying for veteran's preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran's preference credit is requested.

The City of Fresno is an equal opportunity employer. Should you need special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination.

APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT WWW.FRESNO.GOV/JOBS TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.

ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.

It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email account and to ensure it is set up to accept emails from the City of Fresno. Dependent upon your settings, notices from the City of Fresno may be directed to the "junk mail" or "spam" folders. It is the applicant's responsibility to check these folders.

Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE.

1. Your document must first be scanned and saved to a computer or thumb drive (save as the “document name.”)
2. Then go to > City of Fresno Jobs > Apply On-Line.
3. Enter the same Login Information (Username & Password) that is going to be used for the job you are applying to.
4. Under the section “My Career Tools” (located towards the top of the page), Select “Cover Letters & Attachments”, and then “Add Attachments” towards the bottom.
5. For Attachment Type, choose the most appropriate option (i.e. “DIPLOMA/TRANSCRIPTS or DD214.”)
*If you do not see an appropriate choice, you may use “Reference Attachments.” Under Attachment Purpose, you can TYPE a description.
6. Then Select “Add Attachment” and hit the “Browse” button to locate your attachment.
7. Once you have selected your attachment, select “Open”, hit “Upload” and then “Save & Return.”
8. After you confirm your attachment has been uploaded, then proceed to fill out your online application.
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