The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Survey and Mapping Technician IV

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID 2023-2397
Posted Date
3 weeks ago(5/18/2023 2:10 PM)
Application Filing Period
May 18, 2023– June 19, 2023 (4:30 p.m. PST)
# of Openings
USD $54.12/Hr.
USD $70.89/Hr.
Work Schedule (Days/Hours)

The Surveying & Mapping Technician IV, within the Geodetics & Mapping Team 1, is an advanced journey level position performing right-of-way & title work as a technical specialist. This position acts as a lead and will assist with the team’s support to Metropolitan's Real Property Group, Legal Counsel, Water Resource Management, and Engineering Services Group. 


The right-of-way and title work will includes: preparation of legal descriptions and exhibit maps; analyzing title reports and interpreting complex title issues; conveying complex title issues to other teams; interpreting deeds and determine rights associated with the provisions within the deeds.   This work will require a thorough understanding of easements and encumbrances;  ability to understand and work closely with real property managers and attorneys;  ability to interpret Engineering drawings and provide guidance to Professional Engineers in regard to property boundaries and street right-of-way limits; experience with Microstation and/or equivalent CAD software;  ability to interpret Record of Survey maps;  Knowledge of the California Professional Land Surveyors Act; Knowledge of the California Subdivision Map Act;  Ability to organize, budget, and track right-of-way work involving large complex engineering projects.


This is primarily an office position but may require some field work and occasional travel within Metropolitan’s service area.


This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job. To view the full job description click here:  Surveying and Mapping Technician IV


Education and Experience: A high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate and eight years of progressively increasing responsibility work experience in office and/or field survey work; or Associate's degree from an accredited college or university and six years of relevant experience; or two years in a MWD Survey and Mapping Technician III classification.


Relevant Experience is defined as: 

Experience working on right of way projects, interpreting title reports, prepare legal descriptions and exhibit maps under the direction of a licensed land surveyor, interpret Deeds and Record of Surveys.  Knowledge of the California Professional Land Surveyors Act and Subdivision Map Act.

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



  40%  Technical Knowledge of right-of-way, title, legal descriptions, exhibit maps, Geographic Information Systems, and encumbrances.

  15% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to this position)
  10% Interpersonal Effectiveness/Teamwork
  10% Problem Solving
  10% Organization and Planning
  10% Oral and Written Communication

  05% Customer Service


• 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:


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).


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