Yuba County

Assistant / Associate Surveyor (20099794)

Northern California Inland
4/26/2021 at 5pm
$5,458.00-$8,470.00 Monthly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


915 8th Street Suite 123 Marysville, 95901


The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for the flexibly staffed position of Assistant/Associate Surveyor in the Public Works Department within the Community Development & Services Agency. Under general direction, the Assistant/Associate Surveyor assists the County Surveyor in performing field surveying, drafting and mapping services, coordinates activities between surveying and engineering divisions of the Public Works Department.

About CDSA

The Community Development and Services Agency (CDSA) strives to improve the overall quality of life for our residents and fiscal health of our businesses by coordinating the orderly growth and development of the County. We accomplish this by providing proper implementation of related regulations, providing community services, and by providing operation, maintenance, and expansion of Public Works infrastructure.


Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment used for land surveying; laws, codes and regulations pertaining to the subdivision of land and land surveying. Skill in using survey equipment and associated computer programs; computing survey problems and data, rapidly and accurately; reviewing for accuracy and processing of parcel maps, tract maps, records of survey, corner records, and lot line adjustments; assisting with the planning, coordinating and directing the operations of the Surveyor Division; reading and interpreting civil engineering drawings, maps, specifications, and legal descriptions for surveying or related operations; ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public, regulatory agencies and policy-making bodies, contractors, and others contracted in the course of work; plan work and carry out projects independently.

Required Qualifications:

Assistant Surveyor Minimum: At least one year of related college level course work (30 semester units) with a concentration in land surveying or mathematics through trigonometry or basic science, and two years of progressively responsible experience in land surveying and/or land development; OR four years of progressively responsible experience in land surveying and/or land development; OR graduation from a four year accredited college or university with major coursework in land surveying, civil engineering, or a related field. Preferred: In addition to the minimum, additional upper division coursework from an accredited college or university with a concentration in Land Surveying, Civil Engineering or a closely related field and four years of progressively responsible experience in property surveying and/or land development.

Associate Surveyor Minimum: Two years of college (60 semester units) major coursework in land surveying, civil engineering or a closely related field and four years of progressively responsible experience in land surveying; OR six years of progressively responsible experience in land surveying; or graduation from a four year college or university with major coursework in land surveying or civil engineering or a closely related field and two years of progressively responsible land surveying experience. Preferred: In addition to the minimum, equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university with major coursework in land surveying, civil engineering or a closely related field and three years progressively responsible land surveying experience in a public agency setting.

Licenses and Certifications

The ability to obtain a valid California Class C Driver’s license within ten (10) days of employment; maintain throughout employment. Assistant Surveyor:  Possess or  the ability to obtain a Land Surveyor in Training certificate as referenced in California Business and Professions Code Section 8741(a) and 8747(a), or obtain within one year of employment. Associate Surveyor: Possess a Professional Land Surveyor License (PLS) as referenced in California Business and Professions Code Section 8741(a) and 8747(a). 

Special Requirement:

Must successfully complete an extensive and thorough background investigation which includes Live Scan fingerprinting prior to hire. DMV printout prior to hire. Must file statements of economic interest with the Yuba County Clerk/Recorder. Will be required to perform disaster service activities pursuant to Government Code 3100-3109.




Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years


Miscellaneous Classic: 2% @ 55

Miscellaneous New: 2% @ 62

(Misc. See Pension Reform Link on Human Resources web page for additional information. Yuba County does not participate in Social Security.)

VACATION: 12 days for first 5 yrs with incremental increases every 5 yrs thereafter, up to 20 yrs

HOLIDAYS: An average of 14 paid holidays per year, including 2 floating holidays

SICK LEAVE: Accrued every payroll period, up to 12 days per year

HEALTH: The County pays 90% of the Basic Plan premium for employee only or 70% for employee and eligible dependent(s). Health Waiver Opt-out of $250/monthly available with proof of other employer sponsored health care coverage.

DENTAL/VISION: County pays 100% of the Basic Plan Premiums for employee only and 80% for dependent(s).

LIFE INSURANCE: County provides $50,000 in life insurance coverage.  Employees may purchase additional coverage for themselves and dependents.

SOCIAL SECURITY: Yuba County does not participate in the Social Security Program

SHORT TERM DISABILITY (STD) INSURANCE: SDI provides benefits to employees who are unable to work due to non-work-related illness or injury. The current SDI withholding rate is 1.2% with a maximum of $1,539.58 on wages up to $153,958 (per calendar year) for 2021. This % is deducted on gross wages and can change annually in accordance with law. Persons covered by SDI are also automatically covered by Paid Family Leave (PFL).

MEDICARE: Yuba County does participate in the Medicare Program. Current EE & ER share is 1.45%

DEFERRED COMP: One Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan is available

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: County paid confidential counseling program for up to 5 visits per incident per eligible family member.

MISCELLANEOUS: For a specific job classification and/or specific department/location benefits, please reference the Master Labor Agreement.

UNION AFFILIATION: Yuba County Employee Association

Special Instructions

Final Filing Date:   EXTENDED TO Monday, April 26, 2021

**It is VERY important that you check your email (that is on your application) during the duration of this recruitment. We may be communicating periodically about the selection process via email. 


An official Yuba County employment application must be submitted by final filing deadline. Applications must include supplemental questionnaire, copies of valid license(s), certificate(s) and college transcripts and/or diploma. Incomplete applications may be disqualified from further consideration.


ON-LINE APPLICATION:  Applications may be submitted on-line through CalOpps. Click on the Apply for Job button above to complete the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire. 


HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may access a hard copy of the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire by visiting our website at http://www.yuba.org. Our applications are available in a Microsoft Word format or fillable PDF, or you may pick up these materials in our office located 915 8th Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901. Hard copies of applications can be submitted to our office in person, by U.S. Mail or by fax at 530-749-7864. Applications must be received by the final filing deadline; postmarks or applications received after the final filing deadline will not be accepted.

All applicants will be given written notice regarding the status of their application and selection procedures. The County prefers to communicate via email, if provided, to expedite communication. It is also recommended that applicants review their SPAM mail daily as to not miss any important communication from the County.

Applicants are responsible for notifying the County of any changes to their contact information, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, primary and secondary telephone numbers.

Applicants must provide the following documents with their application by the filing deadline:

  • Completed Yuba County Employment Application (OnLine or Hard Copy)
  • Supplemental Questionnaire 
  • Any Diplomas and Unofficial Transcripts
  • Copies of Certifications

(Note: All diplomas or degrees must be from an accredited college or university. To obtain information regarding accreditation, refer to the US Department of Education Office of Post Secondary Education at: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx)


The minimum and preferred requirements are listed above. While the following requirements outline the minimum qualifications, Human Resources reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrate the best qualifications match for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee further participation in selection procedures.


The recruitment process involves multiple steps which may include but are not limited to:

  • Supplemental Questionnaire
  • Interview Screening
  • Department Interviews

(Please note: The entire recruitment process from recruitment opening date to start date could take 6 – 12 weeks for successful candidates).


A completed supplemental questionnaire is an essential part of the examination process for this position. The responses will be reviewed for sufficient detail and will be rated according to pre-determined guidelines. Please include; 1) Places of employment; 2) pertinent dates; 3) duties performed, etc. when responding to the questions. If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely. Any experience and/or training listed MUST be identified on your application. Resumes, letters and other materials will not be evaluated or considered as responses to the supplemental questionnaire.


Interview screening is an extension of the application process.  Used as a secondary a method of screening large applicant pools.  


If special accommodations are required at any stage of the selection process, complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation in Employment Examination Process Form and provide the required documentation by the final filing deadline. The form can be obtained at Reasonable Accommodation Form or by contacting Human Resources at 530-749-7860.


All applicants who have successfully completed the application/selection procedures and examination process may be eligible for veteran’s credit. Applicants must have served on active duty for a period of not less than 90 days in the armed forces in time of war or national emergency, or in time of peace in a campaign or expedition for service in which a medal has been authorized by the government of the United States and who has been discharged or released under honorable conditions, and widows of such persons shall be allowed credit. Military Records Form DD214 must be submitted for further review and determination of appropriate credits.


When selection procedures have been publicly announced and the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position is five or less, the Human Resources Director may, at her/his discretion; a) Waive the competition entirely and submit the names of the applicants meeting the minimum qualifications to the appointing department, b) Revise the conditions of competition to a more practical basis under the circumstances.


An employment eligibility list is established for those applicants who successfully pass all phases of the examination process. This list will be held for a minimum of six (6) months from the date the list is certified. For each vacancy the top five (5) ranks on the list will be certified to the department for final selection, which will include a departmental interview.


The Public Works department will notify the applicant of the date and time of his/her interview. The applicant will be asked a series of questions about his/herself and his/her related experience, education and training that exhibit the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the job. The applicant may also be asked questions about hypothetical situations to test his/her ability to make decisions and use sound judgment and common sense.  


Yuba County participates in the E-Verify system. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each NEW employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. 

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