Valley Water

Valley Water is a public agency governed by seven board members and has a workforce of over 780 employees providing water supply, flood protection and stream stewardship in Silicon Valley. With a history dating back to 1929, the Valley Water manages an integrated water resources system that includes the supply of clean, safe water, flood protection and stewardship of streams on behalf of Santa Clara County’s 1.9 million residents.

Valley Water effectively manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, an imported water conveyance system for nearly 40% of its supply, an advanced recycled water purification center, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, and nearly 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds, providing wholesale water and groundwater management services to local municipalities and private water retailers who deliver drinking water to homes and businesses.

Valley Water is also the flood control agency for Santa Clara County, constructing large flood protection projects, and annually preparing creeks for winter rains through levee maintenance, sediment removal, bank repair and vegetation management. We have invested more than
$1 billion in flood protection efforts to protect nearly 100,000 parcels with many more projects planned.

Oct 23, 2018
$9,999 - $12,797 monthly
SUPERVISING LAND SURVEYOR (Professional Land Surveyor License Required) $9,999.60 - $12,797.20 Monthly   Overview : Are you a licensed land surveyor in the State of California? Would you enjoy supervising a team of surveyors committed to a public agency's mission? Then check out this opportunity!   This position supervises a team of professional land surveyors within the Land Surveying and Mapping Unit. The team is responsible for field surveying and/or right-of-way surveying support work. To supervise and participate in professional land surveying work in field surveying and/or right-of-way surveying support work; and to perform related work as required. The Land Surveying and Mapping Unit, through competent, innovative, dedicated, and well-trained staff, provides professional land surveying and mapping services in support of planning, design, construction, and maintenance of District water resource facilities. Key Responsibilities Include: ·         Plan, schedule, assign, monitor and evaluate the work of staff engaged in field surveying and right-of-way plats and descriptions; provide training and technical support to assigned staff. ·         Administer consultant and professional services contracts; prepare and review contract documents and monitor the work of such contractors. ·         Conduct field reviews; analyze, resolve and act on problems requiring immediate action such as construction staking projects, deed, map and right-of-way conflicts. ·         Prepare time and cost estimates of assigned work responsibilities for various projects. ·         Supervising Land Surveyors sign and seal official documents on behalf of the Land Surveying and Mapping Unit Manager. Review construction plans to assure complete right-of-way and survey information.   Experience: ·         Six (6) years of experience in performing engineering survey work in either a field or office environment, including two years of performing lead responsibilities. ·         Six to ten years of extensive experience in various areas of surveying. This includes fieldwork such as boundary, leveling, GPS, topography, 3D scanning, and office/computer experience with processing field data. Also experienced in research and development of right of way plats and descriptions. ·         Two years of functional or technical lead work. ·         Two years of supervision or management of staff. ·         Proficient in database programs, CAD, StarNet, Trimble Business Center, ArcGIS, and Microsoft Suite. ·         Experience working for government/public agency   Substantial knowledge of: All surveying disciplines, including boundary, leveling, GPS, topography, scanning, Right of Way plats and descriptions, with an emphasis in leading field crews and knowledge associated. Principles of supervision, including coaching and mentoring, building good working relationships, monitoring and documenting performance, disciplinary processes, and motivating staff. The appropriate application of surveying fundamentals in a public agency setting is ideal. A 4-year college degree in a survey-based curriculum or an engineering science that has a major math component and can relate to the survey field of work. Possession of Professional Land Surveyor license in California.   Strong skills and/or ability in the following: Estimating time and cost for right of way projects. Writing the scope of work for survey tasks. Writing project plans. Budget planning. General administrative tasks and processes. Excellent writing and communication skills. Supervising, coaching, mentoring and motivating staff. Building good working relationships. Analyzing problems and come up with a corrective action plan. ·             Training: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in water resources management, natural resources management, planning, civil or other field of engineering, geology, physical sciences, earth sciences, natural sciences or a field related to assigned functional area(s).    License or Certificate: Possession of a Professional Land Surveyor license issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.   Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.   Closing Date for Applications: November 14, 2018 by 11:59pm   For detailed information regarding requirements and qualifications for this opening and to apply online, please see the job posting by clicking on the following link:                    Please visit our website:                
Valley Water San Jose, CA, USA Full-Time