Under general supervision, the Survey Party Technician is a skilled classification in the Survey Party Series. Incumbents perform survey and layout work on engineering and mapping projects in the field and in the office. Routine duties include the operation of surveying equipment, such as electronic total stations with data collectors and levels during the performance of boundary location, topographic surveys, construction staking and other engineering and land survey work. Incumbents may be required to work in the field under adverse weather conditions.
The current vacancy exists in the Department of Public Works. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of six (6) 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.
PAY, BENEFITS, & WORK SCHEDULE
CITY OF FRESNO (COF) BENEFITS PACKAGE FOR THIS JOB CLASSIFICATION:
RETIREMENT: Fresno City Retirement System, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other public California systems. COF does not participate in Social Security. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service.
HEALTH INSURANCE: COF 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: Increase your retirement savings with the COF 457 plan.
VACATION LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 6 months.
SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days.
HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and one (1) personal day.
LIFE INSURANCE: Benefit equal to annual salary; premium paid by COF.
SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Provided through California SDI program.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination.
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. AND six (6) semester units of accredited college or university course work in plane surveying and successful completion of one trigonometry course. One (1) additional year of qualifying experience may be substituted for the required plane surveying and trigonometry course work listed above.
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.
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.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
The examination process may consist of the following:
Application review - Qualifying Only: Applications submitted will be reviewed and a limited number of the most qualified candidates may be invited for a panel interview. The selection will be based upon those applications and resumes which demonstrate the greatest breadth and depth of applicable education, experience, skills and training. Therefore, applicants are urged to submit sufficiently detailed information in their application materials for a proper evaluation.
Written Exam : 100% - A multiple-choice job related written examination may be administered which will be worth 100% of your score in determining your eligibility and 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 is tentatively scheduled for the week of JANUARY 28, 2019.
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. Qualified veterans who pass the examination will have five (5) points added to their final score.
The City of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination.
HOW TO APPLY
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.
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