The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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Job Summary


1. Analyzes data, interprets results, and may establish methodology and techniques for us of electronic field survey equipment and software.

2. Performs survey projects, researches technical information; assists with developing schedules, work plans, budgets; and ensures specifications and standards are met.

3. Prepares maps, legal descriptions, exhibit maps, topographic mapping, and deformation-monitoring reports.

4. Assists in the development of contracts and agreements and oversight of vendors, consultants and contractors.

5. Performs and reviews survey measurements, calculations, and field notes for mapping, design, and construction projects.

6. Performs special assignments in support of Metropolitan initiatives.

7. May perform site inspections.

8. Represents Metropolitan within area of responsibility with external entities; negotiates and resolves issues.

9. Performs other related Surveying and Mapping Technician job duties as required.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9/80 (Alternate Friday’s Off)

Job Requirements


Education and Experience: A high school diploma or High School Equivalency certificate and six years of progressively increasing responsibility work experience in field and/or office survey work; or Associate's degree from an accredited college or university and four years of relevant experience; or two years in a MWD Survey and Mapping Technician II classification.

Required Knowledge of: Geodetic/survey engineering principles, practices, and standards; photogrammetry; intermediate Geographic Information Systems, Computer-Aided Designs, or other survey related software; applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations including the Land Surveyors Act and the Subdivision Map Act; work site safety; and current office technology and equipment.

Required Skills and Abilities to: Coordinate and collaborate with external agencies; read and interpret maps, legal descriptions, diagrams, construction drawings, and specifications; use a variety of business, Geographic Information Systems, Computer-Aided Designs and other engineering/survey applications; operate a variety of electronic survey equipment; use independent judgment and exercise discretion; problem solve; prioritize and multi-task; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work independently and in a team environment; and operate current office equipment including computers and supporting applications.

• Valid California Class C Driver License that allows you to drive in the course of your employment (At time of application.)

Job Related Selection Criteria:
25% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to this position)
25% Technical Knowledge including: 3D Survey, GPS and Conventional Survey practice and methods.
10% Teamwork /Interpersonal Effectiveness
10% Problem Solving
10% Organization and Planning
20% Oral and Written Communication

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the job duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job duties.

Physical Demands: The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as personal computers and record boxes. The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities such as above-average agility and dexterity.

Work Environment: The work involves moderate risks or discomforts that require special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, carts, or machines, or irritant chemicals; etc. Employees may be required to use protective clothing or gear such as masks, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields.


• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision and retirement plans, including pension plan and 401k (with matching contribution), tuition reimbursement, and more
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment

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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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