Job Posting

Department of Transportation



Final Filing Date: 8/18/2017

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-75834
Position #(s):
$4,974.00 - $6,224.00 A
$5,837.00 - $7,303.00 B
$6,751.00 - $8,447.00 C
$7,631.00 - $9,548.00 D
# of Positions: 2
Work Location: San Diego County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability.  A performance-driven, transparent and accountable organization that values its people, resources, and partners, and meets, new challenges through leadership, innovation and teamwork.

Job Description and Duties

This position is the entry, first working, or journey level of professional surveying work at Caltrans.  Under the direction of a Transportation Surveyor Party Chief, the incumbent is assigned technical field responsibilities of land surveying.

Location: This position is in the Field Surveys Branch of the District 11 Division of Land Surveys (based at the Kearny Mesa Operations Center) and performs field surveys in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

After two years in this assignment, the incumbent may be rotated to another position within the same classification in the District 11 Land Surveys Division.

Position Location:  District 11/Land Surveys Division/Field Surveys Branch

Special Requirements

Statement of Qualifications - Applicants must also submit a "Statement of Qualifications" for this position. The Statement of Qualifications must be limited to 1-2 pages and address the candidate's experience in the following areas:

1.  Knowledge of Land Surveying Techniques for both field and office, mathematical principles and concepts, knowledge of Basic Global Positioning Systems (GIS).
2.  Experience balancing multiple priorities and meeting strict deadlines.
3.  Experience working in a team environment including field experience working with public and state agencies.
4.  Experience using surveying software (including Microstation, Civil3D, Trimble, etc.).
Experience working with various field surveying systems including Global Positioning System (GPS), Real Time Kinematic (RTK), & Trimble equipment.
6.  Experience planning, scheduling, processing, and tracking data in a centralized database.
7.  Field experience, including boundary, Digital Terrain Model (DTM) surveys, and Construction surveys.

Applications received without the Statement of Qualifications addressing each of the stated areas will not be considered.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered.

Final Filing Date: 8/18/2017

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (Applications and any applicable or required documents) must be submitted electronically through your CalCareer account at

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    Applicant must also submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for this position.  Please reference the Special Requirements Section of this posting for specific instructions regarding the SOQ.

  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

  • Human Resources Contact:
    Celia Martinez
    (657) 328-6558
  • Hiring Unit Contact:
    Lea Tran
    (619) 688-6950
  • Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

    EEO Contact:
    Caltrans EEO Office
    (844) 368-3367
  • California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.


You may hand deliver your documents Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

To be considered for this position, you are required to include the Job Control (JC-75834), PARF # 11-8-155 and 11-8-156 and the title of the position, Transportation Surveyor (Caltrans), on the State application (STD. 678) form.  The STD is required and each section must be filled out completely and thoroughly.

Electronic applications through your CalCareer Account are highly recommended. 
If you are unable to apply electronically through your CalCareer Account, please mail or hand deliver a hard copy of the application and any applicable or required documents to the following address:

Department of Transportation
Division of Human Resources/Classification & Hiring Unit
1750 E. 4th Street, Suite 100
Santa Ana, CA 92705
ATTN:  Celia Martinez, HR Contact

You may hand deliver your documents Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Interoffice, email or faxed applications will not be accepted by the hiring program.

Note:  Do not submit the Equal Employment Opportunity" questionnaire (page 5) with your completed State Application (STD. 678).  This page is for examination use only.

Applicants are responsible for obtaining proof of mailing or submission of their application to the Division of Human Resources.  Confirmation/receipt of mailed submittals may be provided for by Certified Mail.

All applicants will be screened for breadth and depth of experience.  Only the most qualified applicants will be interviewed based on screening criteria.  During the screening process, only the Statement of Qualifications and one application will be considered.  For this reason, it is especially important that applicants take special care in accurately and completely filling out the application. If you have any problem in submitting the electronic application, please contact California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) at (866) 844-8671.


You can apply for this job via the following method(s):

  • Electronic (through your CalCareer Account)
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