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Senior Engineer / Surveyor

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$7,858/mo
  • Posted Date:02/02/2017
  • Deadline to Apply:03/31/2017

The City is looking for a dedicated professional to join their team of engineers.  This vacancy is created by the retirement of a long term employee that served as Senior Engineer/Surveyor.  The ideal candidate would have both skills sets, however, a well qualified Engineer or Surveyor would be considered.

The successful candidate will have the skills & experience to perform a variety of complex engineering tasks involving public works improvements, development projects, capital improvement projects as well as examine plans and maps and related specifications and reports.  They must also have the ability to collaborate and confer with developers, contractors, other engineers and the general public.

City Surveyor responsibilities may include advanced level technical field and office engineering work, providing City staff and the public with information regarding plats and utility and construction plans; reviewing and approving subdivision plats; surveying for construction crews" locating property lines and researching deeds, right-of-ways and easements..

The well qualified Senior Engineer candidate will have fours years of responsible civil engineering experience, equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university, possession of a valid Certification of Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California and possession of a valid California driver's license.

In addition to the above requirements, the Senior Engineer/Surveyor should have the authority to practice land surveying or possess a valid license as a Professional Land Surveyor issued by the State of California.

Application Instructions:  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  Position may be filled as Senior Engineer/Surveyor or as Senior Engineer or Surveyor, DOQ.  Senior Engineer/Surveyor salary starts at $7,858/mo.  Senior Engineer salary starts at $7,664/mo.  Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as practicable.  When there is a sufficient pool of candidates, the recruitment will be closed.  The position is considered closed when removed from the City's website.  Applicants should complete a City of Palm Desert application as well as the Supplemental Application for this position.  Hard copies may be submitted to City of Palm Desert, 73510 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92260 or submitted electronically to email

Selection Process:  A comparative review and evaluation of all application materials submitted will be conducted and only those candidates who possess the most desirable qualifications will be invited to continue in the process.  Meeting the minimum listed qualifications and requirements does not guarantee an applicant will be invited to continue in the process.  Following a conditional offer of employment we will conduct a criminal background investigation.  Equal Opportunity Employer 

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