Senior Engineering Technician (Survey) – Public Works

  • Clark County
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Jan 24, 2020
Full time Engineer

Job Description

Senior Engineering Technician (Survey) – Public Works



Job Summary


In the Department of Public Works at Clark County, we look for people who can grow, think, lead and inspire. We seek leaders, achievers and doers who bring skill, passion and commitment to public service. The Engineering and Construction Division of Public Works is seeking a motivated leader for their Senior Engineer Technician position in the Survey section. Are you able to lead by providing guidance, answering questions, and uses innovative approaches to solving problems, then we have the position for you! As the Senior Engineer Technician, you will be providing daily oversight to field crews comprised of Engineering Technicians, temporary employees and consultants. Be responsible for associated Capital projects, survey services for other departments, Survey Programs, and Records. Other duties will include; monitoring survey programs, survey workflow and quality control, operations of assigned survey programs, contracts, and staff compliance with established survey practices. This position is represented and requires membership in Local 17, Professional and Technical Employees.




Education and Experience: 


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities will be considered.


  • An Associate of Science Degree in Surveying Technology or closely related field
  • Three years of experience in a position equivalent to an Engineering Technician, Survey
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of Land Surveying
  • Lead and/or Supervisory experience and ability to manage multiple field crews
  • Experience in AutoCAD/ Civil3d, or other CAD programs with Survey applications
  • Ability to create complex, complete, high quality survey maps, drawings
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations with all levels of the organization and
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated aptitude in practices for establishing and re-establishing right of way for public works projects and other land boundaries
  • Ability to integrate features from multiple applications such as vendor specific software (survey specific), GIS and CAD; knowledge of theory and ability to create 3d surfaces such as TINs, DTM’s, contour maps, etc. Working knowledge of laser scanning and its integration survey products
  • High level of experience with GPS and survey instrumentation and associated software
  • Ability to investigate, recommend and implement new technology, systems, features, and methods into everyday practices of the Survey section
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid driver's license at time of hire.
  • Flexible schedule for working weekends and evenings as needed.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • A Bachelor of Science in Surveying/Geomatics or closely related field may substitute for one to two years of the above experience requirement.  The degree must have been conferred by an institution of higher education and have National Recognition of Accrediting Agencies by the U.S. Secretary of Education. 
  • LSIT preferred, PLS desirable


Knowledge of:  Surveying principles, practices and methodology; Washington State Statutes and Administrative Codes relating to Land Surveying; mathematics (trigonometry, geometry); Coordinate transformations especially as it relates to GPS, State Plane Coordinate systems, and control networks; Error analysis and adjustment theory and applications; County road establishment process.


Ability to:  Read and interpret construction plans, details, and specifications; use a personal computer, including Word, Excel and Outlook; creatively solve problems; interpret laws, codes, and ordinances as they relate to surveying; establish and maintain effective working relations with contractors, consultants, coworkers and the general public; work effectively in potentially hostile situations; communicate professionally both orally and in writing.


An online application is required. For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at:

Equal Opportunity Employer

Clark County is committed to increasing the ethnic, cultural and social diversity of its workforce and ensuring that diversity is a key priority of our organization. We are committed to providing equal opportunity and access regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Clark County’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan is available at

If you are in need of ADA/Section 504 assistance for accommodations, please contact Human Resources at (360) 397-2456; Relay (800) 833-6388.

Close Date: 02/01/2020



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