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Survey and Mapping Technician I - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - La Verne, CA

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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As a Surveying and Mapping Technician I, you will report to Metropolitan Water District’s Weymouth Water Treatment Plant in La Verne, CA and travel within Metropolitan’s service area to learn and assist with supporting surveyors in measuring pipelines, facilities and properties. You will utilize surveying techniques, tools, equipment and to make measurements, analyze data, interpret results, and assist with survey projects. You will work alongside senior survey staff to learn and assist in performing field surveys, such as, topographic surveys, construction surveys, pipeline and right-of-way staking, 3D surveying (laser scanning), etc.

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.
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Education and Experience:

A high school diploma or certificate of High School equivalency and two years of progressively increasing responsibility work experience in field and/or office survey work; or Associate's degree from an accredited college or university.

Relevant Experience is defined as: Experience working on surveying and mapping projects in the field and/or office, including utilization of survey and mapping software, survey equipment, and performing survey computations.


Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing and registrations:


Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.


45% Technical Knowledge – general survey knowledge

15% Job Preparation (education, experience & training relevant to the position)

15% Interpersonal Effectiveness/Teamwork

10% Safety – Industry Practices
10% Oral Communication

05% Written Communication
100% Total

• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment
• Public transportation reimbursements

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular FT PT Employees (Represented)

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 830 miles of pipeline, and 15 hydroelectric power plants.

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: [email protected]

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

Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.

Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).

Job Status:

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