The Survey Party Chief is responsible to coordinate and direct the activities of a survey party; to perform a variety of complex and difficult professional survey tasks as chief of survey party; and to provide technical survey assistance to engineering staff.


Two years of progressively responsible technical surveying experience.


Equivalent to a high school diploma, supplemented by college level coursework in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, surveying, or a related field.

License or Certificate:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.

Possession of a valid certificate as Land Surveyor-in-Training (LSIT) issued by the State of California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists is desirable.


Applicants will be assessed on the application submitted. Due to the volume of applications received, resumes will not be screened for the purpose of determining who is most qualified to compete in the testing process. It is the applicant’s responsibility to fill out the “Education” and “Work Experience” sections of the application with complete information and adequate detail. Do not substitute any part of the application form with the words “see resume”. Applications may be screened to the most qualified.

The following information is provided for you to use as a reference and as a planning tool. Human Resources is unable to schedule make-up examinations.

Tentative Schedule

Oral Board Interviews
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Human Resources Department reserves the right to revise the testing process to best meet the needs of the City.

Apply online at www.modestogov.com. City application required, including Supplemental Questionnaire. The City of Modesto is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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