Identification Section

Position Title: Survey Technician V

Location: Bakersfield, California

Department: Geomatics

Reports To: TBD


EEOC Class: Professionals

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Hourly

Hours: Monday – Friday; 7:00am – 4:00pm

(Note: Overtime may be expected as approved by supervisor)

General Summary

The Survey Technician V position will take measurements, interpret survey calculations, compile evidence for boundary determinations, prepare legal land documents and descriptions, mapping, drafting, researching, and/or operate precise surveying instruments.


Essential Job Function

  1. Take and record measurements and/or data using survey equipment
  2. Prepare calculations from the data collected and from previous surveys
  3. Perform calculations for field staking and searches
  4. Provide drafting for topographic surveys
  5. Prepare computer aided mapping and drafting
  6. Coordinate with clients and project manager during field operations
  7. Introduced to direction of field operations as a survey party chief (construction staking, monitoring, topographic surveys, boundary surveys, etc.)
  8. Introduced to budget maintenance
  9. Introduced to calculating boundary resolutions
  10. Mitigate error on a project by using proper techniques related to surveying.
  11. Conduct surveys to ascertain the locations of natural features and man-made structures on the Earth’s surface, underground, and underwater using electronic distance-measuring equipment and other surveying instruments.
  12. Supervisor in survey crew (additional crews on same project)
  13. Train entry level technicians
  14.  Authority to reprimand

15.   Other duties as apply

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·         Accept direction from others

·         Communication with co-workers and clients

·         Time management

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs

·         Knowledge of survey equipment

Education and Experience

High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Some college or special training preferred

6 or more years of survey experience

Physical Requirements Percentage of Work Time Spent of Activity
  0-24% 25-49% 50-74% 75-100%
Seeing: Must be able to see well enough to read reports. X
Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with customers, vendors and employees. X
Standing/Walking: Must be able to move about department. X
Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling: Must be able to stoop or kneel to set up and load equipment. X
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: Must be able to lift up to 25lbs. X
Finger Mobility/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to type, use technical sources, and maneuver equipment. X
Working Condition: All environments, climb ladders, hand over hand, operate equipment, and indoors/outdoors.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.



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