Deputy County Surveyor (#RE3003)
$49.03-$59.60 Hourly / $8,498.38-$10,329.84 Monthly / $101,980.64-$123,958.10 Yearly


Under direction, performs responsible professional and supervisory work assisting in the direction of the operations and functions of the County Surveyor’s Office; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An incumbent in this single position class is responsible for assisting in the administration of the County Surveyor’s Office. The incumbent supervises a small number of professional and sub-professional engineering and other personnel.


  • Assists in planning, directing, and administering the County Surveyor’s Office.
  • Assigns, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff and their work.
  • Directs the processing of final and parcel maps and records of survey for filing with the County Recorder as required by the Subdivision Map Act, Land Surveyor’s Act, and local ordinances.
  • Directs the processing of various projects relative to special districts, city annexations, and other entities.
  • Directs the processing of legal documents and necessary deeds relative to various projects, County properties and road rights of way.
  • Meets with private engineers and land surveyors relative to research on subdivisions, surveys or relative to problems involving projects.
  • Assists the general public with inquiries regarding property boundaries , properties and legal descriptions
  • Attends various board, committees, and other meetings.
  • Assists in the preparation and administration of budget.
  • Prepares and reviews reports.


Experience: Two years as a Licensed Land Surveyor.


Licenses and Certificates: Either (1) Possession of a valid license as a Land Surveyor as issued by the California State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors; OR (2) possession of a valid license as a civil engineer issued by the California State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors prior to 1982; AND (3) possession of a valid California driver’s license.


The principles, practices, methods, techniques, and equipment used in land surveying; mathematics through trigonometry as applied to land surveying and pertinent standard engineering calculations; general principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to land surveying; principles and practices of supervision and public administration; basic computer and modern office automation technology, including pertinent software.


Assist in planning, directing, and administering the functions of the County Surveyor’s Office; assign, train, supervise, and evaluate staff and their work; apply required knowledge to work and resolve technical problems of considerable difficulty; use a variety of computer applications and apply to assigned projects; operate computers and related software; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Mobility-Frequent operation of a data entry device, sitting for extended periods, standing for long periods, walking, pushing/pulling, bending, driving; Lifting-Frequently 5-50 pounds or less; occasionally lifting; Vision-Good overall vision, color perception, depth perception; frequent reading and close-up work; normal hand and eye coordination; good field of vision/peripheral; Dexterity-Normal dexterity with frequent writing and repetitive motion; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing and talking on the telephone and in person; Special Requirements-May require occasional overtime, weekend or evening work; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent public contact and decision making; frequent concentration required; Environmental-May be exposed to dust, fumes, and varied weather conditions.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RE3003; EST: 7/1/1961; REV: 2/8/2006;