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Engineering Assistant III - Deschutes County Surveyor's Office

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Engineering Assistant III - Deschutes County Surveyor's Office

Salary: $4,587.05 - $5,855.59 Monthly

Location: Bend, OR

Job Type: Regular, full time, full benefits

Department: Road

Job Number: 2023-00067

Closing: 3/23/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


The Deschutes County Road Department is responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of the County road system, consisting of approximately 900 miles of roadway.  Our Mission: We strive to maintain the quality and improve the experience for all users of the Deschutes County transportation system.
We know where you choose to live, work and play matters. Deschutes County is one of the largest employers in Central Oregon and the largest municipal government in the region. Our dedicated and passionate workforce of more than 1,200 employees provide County services in a number of departments, divisions, and offices.  
Located in the heart of Central Oregon, between the towering Cascade Mountain Range to the west and the high desert plateau to the east, Deschutes County is the outdoor recreation capital of Oregon. We enjoy a renowned quality of life, with big-city opportunities and small-town neighborhoods.
We hope you’ll consider joining our talented team.

The Engineering Assistant III participates in plat review, public land survey system corner preservation, county road right-of-way retracement, and public assistance within the Deschutes County Surveyor’s Office. This position reports to the County Surveyor.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Compiling and analyzing CAD files for field inspection of plats.
  • Researching records filed in the Deschutes County Surveyor’s Office.
  • Searching for public land corners and accessories.

What You Will Bring:
Knowledge of or experience with:

  • Leica Captivate survey software.
  • Autodesk Civil 3D drafting software.
  • Subdivision development and platting procedures.

Skill in:

  • Effective communication.
  • Field surveying techniques to establish horizontal and vertical control networks.
  • Planning and coordinating projects within the Department and with outside public and private agencies.

*This job posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and functions.

Notification to all candidates will be sent via email and/or text only. Please opt in for text messaging or check your email and your account for application status.

Review the full job description by clicking here.


$4,587.05 to $5,855.59 per month for a 172.67 hour work month. Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This union-represented position is available immediately.

Our robust health plan is offered at a minimal cost of $90 per month, which includes an innovative on-site clinic, pharmacy, and wellness and wellbeing services. Additionally, we include life insurance, retirement (PERS), generous paid time-off (14-18 hours/month to start, pro-rated for part-time), holidays, and professional development opportunities. Please click HERE (Download PDF reader) for full benefit details.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school graduation or equivalency;
  • AND four (4) years experience in technical engineering and/or surveying, engineering or drafting college coursework; or satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training as determined by the hiring authority. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in surveying or a related field.

Necessary Special Requirements

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver's license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.

Agency: Deschutes County Human Resources

Address: 1300 NW Wall Street Suite 201, Bend, Oregon, 97703

Phone: (541) 330-4643


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Posted : March 11, 2023 12:39 pm