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The County of Tuolumne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.


Live & Work Where Others Play!

Land of blue skies, green trees and golden opportunities captures the essence of the quality of life in beautiful and historic Tuolumne County. Rolling hills, towering green pines, graceful oaks and the snow-covered Sierra peaks provide the backdrop for a lifestyle that is hard to beat.

The area enjoys a mild, four-season climate. While a light snow may fall a few times a year, winters are relatively mild and above the fog of the San Joaquin Valley.

This rural setting lies only a half an hour from local ski resorts and mountain recreation, 120 miles from San Francisco, a few hours south of Lake Tahoe and within an hour of Yosemite National Park.

Local Recreation

Tuolumne County is home to endless year round recreational opportunities. During winter, you can ski and snowboard at Dodge Ridge, snowmobile in the high country, or ice skate at Long Barn.

You’ll never be bored in the summertime! Our county is home to boating and fishing on Lake Don Pedro, New Melones Reservoir, Lake Tulloch, Cherry Lake, Lyons Lake, and smaller high country lakes which can be reached by hiking or during a pack trip into the Emigrant Wilderness. Go whitewater rafting on our world famous Class 1 – 5 rapids, or take a lazy float trip in neighboring Knights Ferry. Camping, hiking, biking, and off road vehicle opportunities are endless.

We’re also the proud home of historic Columbia State Park, the best preserved Gold Rush town in the Mother Lode region, and historic Railtown 1897 State Park in Jamestown, where you can ride the train at one of the last operating railroad roundhouses.


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Land Surveyor I/II

Location: Community Resources Agency | Sonora, CA | Community Resources Agency |
Work Schedule: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Weekly Hours: 40
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.,
Open Until: June 12, 2017 at 09:00 AM PST
Job Status: Full-Time
Details: I: $28.72 - $35.06, II: $31.73 - $38.74 Per Hour
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The Position


Under direct or general supervision, performs complex professional work in the review, approval, and processing of maps and records for compliance with applicable codes and regulations: prepares legal descriptions of property; provides technical and administrative support to the County Surveyor; may supervise a work unit of professional and technical staff; and performs related office and field work as required.


Receives direct or general supervision from the County Surveyor. May exercise technical and functional direction over and provide training to lower-level staff. May supervise a work unit of professional and technical staff.


Land Surveyor I: This is the entry-level class in the land surveyor series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents perform routine professional surveying work in the office and field, including the examination and review of maps and plans. As experience is gained, assignments become more varied and are performed with greater independence. Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties required of the II level, but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise.

Land Surveyor II: This is the full journey-level class in the land surveyor series. Incumbents perform the full range of complex professional surveying work including the examination and review of maps and plans, supervising field crew activities and coordination of right-of-way engineering functions. Positions at this level are distinguished from the I level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. This class is distinguished from the County Surveyor in that the latter has managerial responsibility for all projects, programs, functions, and activities of the surveying division.

Positions in the land surveyor class series are flexibly staffed and positions at the II level are normally filled by advancement from the I level requiring two (2) additional years of experience and after gaining the knowledge, skill, experience, licenses, and certifications which meet the qualifications for and after demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class. When filled from the outside, the employee is required to have three (3) years of prior related experience that allows the employee to meet the qualification standards for the II level.


Minimum Qualifications

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Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Land Surveyor I: Equivalent to a high school diploma or GED and two (2) years of increasingly responsible land-surveying work. Experience may be substituted by two (2) years of college level coursework in land surveying.

Land Surveyor II: In addition to above, two (2) years of experience equivalent to a Land Surveyor I or two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in performing professional survey work in either a field or office environment.


Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

Land Surveyor I: Possession of a California Land Surveyor in Training Certificate (LSIT).

Land Surveyor II: Possession of a California Professional Land Surveyor license or registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in California obtained prior to 1982.