Bring your CA licensed land surveyor expertise to Permit Sonoma. Become the County's next Surveyor.
Starting salary up to $59.33/hour ($123,828/year), the opportunity for 10% premium pay, and a competitive total compensation package!*
What We Offer
When you join Permit Sonoma you become part of a challenging and rewarding work environment where you gain the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better your community. Also, upon appointment by the Board of Supervisors as the County Surveyor, Permit Sonoma's Licensed Land Surveyor receives a 10% premium pay, above the base hourly rate, for hours worked performing the duties of official County Surveyor*.
Additionally, you can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package, including*:
Payment of renewal costs for professional CA licensure as a Land Surveyor
An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,500 and ongoing education/training opportunities
Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
Become the Next Leader of Permit Sonoma's Survey and Land Development Section
As a Permit Sonoma's Surveyor, you will perform a wide-variety of difficult field and office professional surveying work in connection with private land development as well as public sector project development and design. Typical project activities involve performing plan check, boundary and right-of-way analysis, and interpreting legal descriptions of property; working with acquisitions and vacations for road abandonment, Administrative Certificates of Compliance (ACCs), improvement plans, lot line adjustment, and records of survey; and using AutoCAD, Information Systems (GIS), and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Additionally, this position is responsible for supervising, planning, coordinating, and scheduling the work of survey crews and technical staff within the Survey and Land Development Section.
In this position you will resolve various land boundary, development, and survey challenges; provide your guidance and expertise in survey-related matters to department staff; and explain technical information and legal requirements to non-technical customers and partners. You will also represent Permit Sonoma before official bodies, regulatory agencies, subcontractors, developers, and the general public; serve on the Project Review Advisory Committee (PRAC); and may act as the County Surveyor.
Candidates for this position must be licensed by the State of California as a Land Surveyor. However, the ideal candidate for this position possesses extensive, practical knowledge of the California Environmental Quality, Land Surveyors, and Subdivision Map Acts. They also have experience applying boundary law, and have the ability to effectively make decisions and presentations as the County Surveyor. Additionally, the candidate most qualified to become the next County Surveyor will have:
Experience performing boundary analysis; documenting monuments; and preparing corner records, records of survey, and legal descriptions of property
Effective leadership skills, supervisory experience, and the consistent ability to productively engage and communicate well with a wide variety of personalities and audiences
Tact, an optimistic attitude; and enjoys working with and cares about the community
Experience preparing contracts for consultant services, and ensuring project compliance with state mandates
Intellectual curiosity, and be energized by researching process improvements and efficiencies
When you join the County of Sonoma, you'll have the freedom to explore the beauty of our county - its picturesque coastline, majestic redwoods, historic towns, fine dining, award-winning wineries, and a wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities. The County of Sonoma is the place to live, grow, and build your career legacy.
*Salary is negotiable and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. The County of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and we are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Apply by 12/06/21
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