County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

OUR MISSION

The Sanitation Districts protect public health and the environment through innovative and cost-effective wastewater and solid waste management, and in doing, so convert waste into resources such as recycled water, energy and recycled materials.

ORGANIZATION

The Sanitation Districts function on a regional scale and consist of 24 independent special districts serving about 5.5 million people in Los Angeles County.  The service area covers approximately 824 square miles and encompasses 78 cities and unincorporated territory within the county.

GETTING THE JOB DONE

The Sanitation Districts were created in 1923 when a significant number of cities were forming and it was clear that managing wastewater on a regional scale made sense.  The Sanitation Districts' purpose was to construct, operate, and maintain facilities that collect, treat, recycle, and dispose of domestic and industrial wastewater.  Individual districts operate and maintain the district-owned collection systems. Cities and unincorporated areas within a district are responsible for their smaller local collection systems.

Cities and unincorporated parts of the county are also responsible for the collection of solid waste.  In the 1950s, it became apparent that solid waste management would benefit from a regional approach.  At that time, the Sanitation Districts were given the responsibility to provide for the management of collected solid waste, including disposal and transfer operations, and materials and energy recovery.

To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, the 24 Sanitation Districts work cooperatively under a Joint Administration Agreement with one administrative staff headquartered near the City of Whittier.  Each Sanitation District has a Board of Directors consisting of the mayor of each city and the Chair of the Board of Supervisors for unincorporated territory.  Each Sanitation District pays its proportionate share of joint administrative costs

 

7 job(s) at County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

LA County Sanitation District Tulare Lake Compost, California, United States
Aug 06, 2019
Full Time
JOB POSTING THE SANITATION DISTRICTS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY invites applications for the position of: COMPOST FACILITIES MAINTENANCE MECHANIC Tulare Lake Compost The Sanitation Districts are a non-civil services public agency with over 1,700 employees. Tulare Lake Compost (TLC) is a state-of-the-art, 175-acre facility located near Kettleman City in Kings County, California. At the facility, an eco-friendly process is used to combine agricultural green wastes from the Central Valley withbiosolidsfrom Los Angeles County to create an optimal mixture for composting. The facility currently has the capacity to transform up to 100,000wet tons per year (wtpy) of anaerobically digested anddewateredbiosolidsinto valuable, nutrient rich, Class A Exceptional Quality compost. TLC is owned and operated by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County as part of their diversifiedbiosolidsmanagement program. LOCATION: TECHNICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, REUSE & COMPLIANCE SECTION, TULARE LAKE COMPOST, KETTLEMAN CITY, CA ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform progressively more skilled repair and preventative maintenance of gas, diesel and alternative fuel powered utility vehicles and equipment, stationary equipment and other machinery in support of the daily operations and maintenance of a composting facility. JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision of the superintendent and the compost operations and maintenance coordinator, the incumbent performs precision repair, major overhaul, installation and preventive maintenance on a variety of specialized mechanical machinery including stationary and mobile engines, hydraulic systems, pumps, blowers, fans, winders, grinders, mixers, screens, motors, HVAC systems, electrical systems and pneumatic and motor-driven conveying systems; operates and diagnoses mechanical defects and repairs a variety of utility equipment and machinery; disassembles machinery and equipment and troubleshoots causes of malfunctions; determines component functional capacity using visual inspection,gauges, calipers, micrometers and other precision measuring and testing instruments; makes minor and major mechanical repairs including adjustments, tune-ups and overhauls; adjusts, rebuilds or replaces malfunctioning components, including fuel injectors, starters, motors, transmissions, differentials, brakes, air conditioners, clutches and steering gears; reassembles machinery using precision measuring and testing instruments to restore operating conditions in accordance with specifications and manuals; operates trucks, loaders, forklifts, material handlers and machinery to be repaired; recommends changes to units to improve the operation of equipment; keeps electronic and manual records of repair work completed; assesses inventory and orders parts, supplies, and equipment; instructs and trains lower-level classes to perform basic maintenance with technical assistance; organizes, cleans and maintains a maintenance shop; ensures the safety of those who enter the maintenance shop area and those assisting in performing mechanical maintenance tasks; and performs related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS A valid California Class C driver license for positions performing on-the-job-driving. A valid California Class A driver license may be required to be obtained after appointment; -AND- status as a Facilities Maintenance Mechanic with the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County; -OR- Four years of experience in a directly related mechanical apprenticeship program with the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Stationary Mechanic or Diesel Equipment Mechanic; -OR- Six years of experience performing directly-related skilled maintenance or craft duties involving the repair and overhaul of a variety of comparable machinery and equipment. Twelve semester units of college courseworkapproved by the Districts or completion of one year of a two-year trade school in a mechanical technology or closely related program may be substituted for one year of the required experience; -OR- Graduation from a two-year trade school in a mechanical technology or closely related program may be substituted for two years of the required experience. EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIA A knowledge o f: Methods, materials and tools used in the repair of large and complex mechanical equipment such as engines, motors and pumps, and their operation; principles of diesel engine operation, adjustment and repair; practices, tools and equipment used in vehicle and engine repair; use of precision test equipment and tools; occupational hazards and safety regulations of the trade -AND- the ability to : Independently diagnose and repair a wide variety of gas, diesel and alternative fuel powered mechanical equipment and vehicles; read, interpret and work from repair manuals and specifications; use specialized tools and equipment; diagnose mechanical, hydraulic and electrical problems; repair and rebuild engines, transmissions, differentials, brakes, clutches, and other moving parts; instruct lower-level classes in trade techniques. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please apply online at www.lacsd.org within the application period. Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSD Employment Application or online application. Check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as notifications may be sent via e-mail. Please make sure that your registered email address is accurate and current. To ensure proper delivery add info@governmentjobs.com to your contact list. SELECTION PROCESS: Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience and/or coursework. Candidates considered to have the best qualifications will be invited to the written examination. The selection process will consist of a Written Test worth 30%, an Interview worth 30%, and a Performance Test worth 40%. Written Test and Performance Test will be conducted at theTulare Lake Compost facility. Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process. Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted. NOTE: The recommended candidate must undergo a job related pre-employment physical, which includes a drug and alcohol test. Candidates are also subject to a review of their DMV records for moving violations, chargeable accidents or more serious charges. Initial salary placement will be based on the candidate's qualifications. As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women and disabled persons to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
LA County Sanitation District Whittier, California, United States
Jul 18, 2019
Full Time
JOB POSTING NOTICE OF EXTERNAL RECRUITMENT POSTING #RQ-224-19E The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County are seeking a bright, ambitious security professional to lead the agency's efforts to improve physical and cyber security. From the agency's main office in Whittier, the selected candidate will work with staff, management, and vendors to identify needed improvements and implement solutions. The Sanitation Districts are a public agency that provides wastewater and solid waste management for 5.6 million people in Los Angeles County with an overall annual budget of $850 million. The agency protects public health and the environment with a focus on converting waste into resources like recycled water and green energy. LOCATION: FACILITIES PLANNING DEPARTMENT, INFORMATION SERVICES SECTION, JOINT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE, WHITTIER ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS To lead and coordinate the development, adoption and implementation of physical and cyber security measures for the agency. JOB SUMMARY: Job content can involve developing and administering strategies, systems and controls to manage agency risk and ensure compliance with applicable state and federal security regulations; conducting security risk assessments, analyzing results and formulating professional recommendations; developing and conducting employee security training agency-wide; planning and coordinating incident response including serving as incident commander, reporting on the sources of the incident, and making recommendations to limit the risk of similar future incidents; researching security solutions, including working with vendors and consultants; procuring and overseeing contract security guard and security consultant services, including preparing requests for proposals, leading review panels, and managing the contract services; collaborating with operations managers and supervisors to identify the best solutions and support implementation of those solutions; collaborating with Information Technology staff on development of technical, administrative, and managerial controls related to cyber security; collaborating with design engineers on incorporation of security features within designs and during construction; collaborating with SCADA system management staff on appropriate security measures; reviewing and communicating security concerns and resolutions to technical and non-technical staff; interpreting laws and regulations related to security and implementing changes to achieve compliance; reviewing legislative bills and regulations related to security; leading the agency's Security Committee; serving as the agency's primary representative on security matters to internal and external stakeholders and security consultants; building and maintaining relationships with external parties, such as law enforcement and industry groups; staying abreast of trends in the security field; traveling to various locations, including remote, Districts facilities; and performing related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS A valid California Class C driver license -AND- Bachelor's degree in cyber security, computer science, security management, risk management or related field or certification as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - AND- Three years of experience in a project management, supervisory or lead capacity in a security or information technology setting. A relevant security certificate may be substituted for one year of the required experience. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Strong cyber security skills. Excellent communication skills. Ability to multitask and work with minimal supervision. EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIA The competitive selection process for the Security Coordinator may cover a knowledge of: principles of project management; concepts, current technologies, and best practices of physical and cyber security; security assessment methodology; pertinent state and federal security regulations and standards; and security equipment and systems and their various functions. A bility to : communicate security concerns and resolutions with technical and non-technical audiences; prepare clear, concise and accurate reports and other written materials; manage and organize several activities at a time; assess physical and cyber security risks, conduct research, and evaluate solutions; develop and conduct employee training agency wide; develop policies, procedures and standards; work collaboratively and effectively as a project leader, facilitator and team member; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, consultants and vendors; stay abreast of security trends and developments; maintain security and confidentiality of sensitive information. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This posting will remain open until vacancy is filled and is subject to closure without notice. Please apply online at www.lacsd.org within the application period. Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSD Employment Application or online application. Check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as notifications may be sent via e-mail. Please make sure that your registered email address is accurate and current. To ensure proper delivery add info@governmentjobs.com to your contact list. SELECTION PROCESS: Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience and/or coursework. Candidates considered to have the best qualifications will be invited to the oral examination. The selection process will consist of a an interview weighted 100%. Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process. Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted. NOTE: The individual(s) recommended for hire must undergo a job-related pre-employment physical, which includes a drug and alcohol test, a criminal records/fingerprint check, and are also subject to review of DMV records for moving violations, chargeable accidents, or more serious charges. As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women and disabled persons to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
LA County Sanitation District Various, California, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Full Time
JOB POSTING The incumbent will perform engineering work related to wastewater management and/orsolid waste managementin areas such as: design, recycled water research and production, energy recovery, stormwater management, operations, water and air quality,planning, construction and source control. Engineers are involved in all phases of our work, from conception to operation. Almost all engineering is performed in-house, and engineers are encouraged to considerinternal transferopportunities to promote professional growth. The most qualified applicants will have superior technical writing and communication skills, analytical skills and project management skills. Initial salary placement will be based on the selected candidate's qualifications. OUR MISSION The Sanitation Districts protect public health and the environment through innovative and cost-effective wastewater and solid waste management, and in doing so convert waste into resources such as recycled water, energy and recycled materials. ORGANIZATION The Sanitation Districts function on a regional scale and consist of 24 independent special districts serving approximately 5.6 million people in Los Angeles County. To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, the 24districts work cooperatively under a Joint Administration Agreement with one administrative staff headquartered near the City of Whittier. The Sanitation Districts are a non-civil service public agency with over 1,700 employees, including over 200 engineers. The Sanitation Districts own and operate 1,400 miles of sewers, 48 active pumping plants, and 11 wastewater treatment plants that convey and treat over half the wastewater in Los Angeles County. The Districts' solid waste management sites similarly provide about one-fourth of the countywide solid waste management needs. The Districts operate two landfills , two landfill energy recovery facilities,one recycle center, and three materials recovery/transfer facilities, and participate in the operation ofa refuse-to-energy facility. CONVERTING WASTE TO RESOURCES The Sanitation Districts are innovators in the production of green energy and water recycling . Approximately 100,000 acre-feet of recycled water are used for industrial, commercial, and recreational applications; groundwater recharge; and agricultural, landscape, park, and golf course irrigation. Today, the Districts are one of the top producers of beneficially reused recycled water in the United States. BUDGET Overall wastewater and solid waste management budgets for 2016-17were $609 million and $133 million, respectively. Both systems provide essential public services at some of the most competitive service charges in the country. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS For the Engineering Associate classification, applicants must possess: Option A : A bachelor's degree in apertinent engineering discipline- AND - a master's degree in a pertinent engineeringdiscipline; Option B :A bachelor's degree ina related science- AND -an Engineer-In-Training Certificate - AND - a master's degree in a pertinent engineeringdiscipline; Option C :A bachelor's degree in engineering - AND -two years ofprofessional engineering experience obtained after earning a bachelor's degree in engineering. For theprofessional engineer level, applicants must possess a California Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer - AND - : Option A : a master's degree in engineering - AND -three years of professional engineering experience; Option B : aPhD in engineering - AND -two years ofprofessional engineering experience; Option C : six years of professional engineering experience subsequent to earning a bachelor's degree in engineering. The desirable educational disciplines and qualifications are an ABET accreditedbachelor's degree in civil/environmental, chemical or mechanicalengineering - AND - an ABET accreditedmaster's degree in environmental engineering. Candidates that meet the requirements for the professional engineer level andhave education and professional experience ina pertinent engineering discipline are also desirable. KNOWLEDGE OF : Engineering theory and practices; principles and practices of physics, chemistry, and higher mathematics used in performing complex professional engineering work; hydraulics; and technical writing. ABILITY TO : Analyze large scale, complex engineering problems and develop appropriate solutions; apply appropriate engineering principles; prepare and coordinate the preparation of comprehensive reports. LICENSE : Possession of a valid California Class C driver license. NOTE : All degrees must be either from an accredited college or university in the United States; - OR - if a degreewas obtained froma foreign college or university, it must be evaluated through a credential evaluation service at the applicant's expense. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Application Process: Online applications are required for consideration, and some applicants may be asked for additional information should they advance in the selection process. Inclusion of a resume is encouraged, but not required. The best qualified applicants will beinvited to an initial screening interview and willbeprovided with an interview date/time.Interviews will be conducted via an onlinevideo conference at the designated time.Applicants that are invited for an intervieware expected tohave the ability to be interviewed throughtheir personal device (e.g. desktop, tablet, mobile phone). Applications will be accepted until positionsarefilled. As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women and disabled persons to apply. Closing Date/Time:
LA County Sanitation District Whittier, California, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Full Time
JOB POSTING NOTICE OF EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITY SELECTION #CM-016-19E PROGRAMMER ANALYST I, II, III (3 POSITIONS) LOCATION: FACILITIES PLANNING DEPARTMENT, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECTION, APPLICATION SERVICES GROUP, JOINT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE, WHITTIER ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform complex computer programming and analyses involved in the development, maintenance and revision of computer code and procedures for database support, business and scientific applications, and to maintain and configure third-party enterprise application suites. JOB SUMMARY: Under the technical direction of a Systems Analyst or higher, the incumbent will work closely with various departments to support their existing reports and develop new reports; learn and understand various department business processes to better satisfy their reporting needs; create complex relational database queries and stored procedures; develop object-oriented software applications, graphical user interfaces, and Web services; develop test data and test programs; perform problem determination and resolution; create solutions for complex programming problems; prepare documentation; perform ongoing application maintenance and support; and perform related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Candidates must possess a valid California Class C driver license; - AND - Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field, and one year of professional level experience developing computer applications. For PROGRAMMER II: Two years of verifiable professional level experience developing computer applications. For PROGRAMMER III: Three years of verifiable professional level experience developing computer applications. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Actuate BIRT Designer Professional, Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting, Java EE, EJB, JavaFX, IBM Rational Application Developer, Web Services, Windows Mobile, Oracle PL/SQL, Oracle Essbase, Microsoft Transact-SQL, stored procedures, JavaScript, design patterns, Struts 2, JSP, DHTML, CSS, XML, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle BPEL Process Manager and Designer, Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle Applications Framework, and N-tier application design and development. EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIA Knowledge of: Report development tools and software; concepts of programming and contemporary programming languages; the application development lifecycle; Oracle and SQL server relational databases; structured and object-oriented programming languages; integrated development environments; real-time transaction processing systems; web development tools and techniques; team development concepts; version control and code synchronization; relational database design principles and data retrieval methodologies. Ability to: Maintain and document computer software systems; perform problem determination and provide resolutions; gather and analyze data and develop programming solutions; plan and organize work involving multiple projects; multi-task between concurrent assignments. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please apply online at www.lacsd.org within the application period. Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSD Employment Application or online application. Check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as notifications may be sent via e-mail. Please make sure that your registered email address is accurate and current. To ensure proper delivery add info@governmentjobs.com to your contact list. SELECTION PROCESS : Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience and/or coursework. Candidates considered to have the best qualifications will be invited to interview. The selection process will consist of an interview weighted 100%. Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted. As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women and disabled persons to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
LA County Sanitation District Whittier, California, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Full Time
JOB POSTING THE SANITATION DISTRICTS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY invites applications for the position of: Systems Analyst I, II Posting #CM-022-19E The Sanitation Districts are currently recruiting to filltwo (2) Systems Analyst I, II positions in the Facilities Planning Department. THE SANITATION DISTRICTS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY: The Sanitation Districts are a non-civil services public agency with over 1,700 employees. Our Joint Administration Office in Whittier is conveniently located near the 60/605-freeway interchange, 15 miles from downtown L.A. Benefit Information can be found on our website at www.lacsd.org or by clicking on the Position Title and then the Benefits tab. LOCATION: FACILITIES PLANNING DEPARTMENT, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECTION, APPLICATION SERVICES GROUP, JOINT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE, WHITTIER ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform complex and technical analyses, design, programming, and support for Information Technology computer, network and/or telecommunication systems. JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of a Senior Systems Analyst or higher classification, the incumbent will perform relational data modeling; collect project requirements; complete application systems analyses and designs; perform business process modeling; maintain database systems, online and middleware systems, and browser-based application systems; prepare formal application requirements and design documents; investigate potential solutions to complex technical problems; evaluate hardware and software requirements; evaluate and recommend third-party packages; provide functional and technical support for third-party enterprise applications; provide technical assistance in resolving application problems; code and implement software to perform specific systems support functions; consult with vendors to resolve software and hardware problems; research new and current technologies and provide recommendations for replacements of platforms, methodologies, systems, and applications; facilitate meeting with various customer groups; create and maintain software programs using a variety of programming languages; provide technical training; and perform related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Candidates must possess a valid California Class C driver license; - AND - A bachelor's degree in computer science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university; - AND - One year of experience as a Programmer Analyst with the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County; - OR - Four years of related experience installing, configuring, monitoring and maintaining complex computer network and telecommunication systems; -OR- four years of related experience in applications design and programming analysis support. A master's degree in computer science or close related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. For Systems Analyst II: One year of experience as a Systems Analyst I at the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with: Java application development; Apache Struts framework; web services; JavaScript; Microsoft T-SQL; Oracle PL/SQL; Oracle Essbase; query optimization; Oracle E-Business Suite; Oracle Hyperion; Oracle SOA Suite; Oracle JDeveloper; Oracle Applications Framework; Actuate BIRT Designer Professional; Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting; ASP.NET; C#; Python; Oracle WebCenter Imaging; Oracle WebCenter Forms Recognition; Oracle WebCenter Enterprise Capture. EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIA The competitive selection process may cover a knowledge of : The principles of systems analysis and design; interface design; standard methods and programming techniques; relational database design and normalization; Information Technology standards and procedures; methods and procedures of program and system documentation; the Software Development Lifecycle. The ability to : Analyze the computing needs of customer groups and recommend solutions; analyze, design, and document systems and procedures; provide instruction to others; organize and coordinate the work of project groups; communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; coordinate and change priorities between concurrent work assignments. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please apply online at www.lacsd.org within the application period. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSDEmployment Application or on-line application. Notifications regarding this selection process may be sent via e-mail. You are responsible for monitoring correspondence from this office by checking your e-mail account in a timely manner. To ensure proper delivery, please verify your e-mail address is valid and correct; check your spam folders; and add info@governmentjobs.com to your contact list. SELECTION PROCESS: Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience. Those candidates considered to have the best qualifications will be invited to the Oral Interview. The selection process will consist of an Oral Interview weighted at 100%. An Eligibility List will be established based upon the qualified candidate's interview score. Note: This position requires the operation of a Districts vehicle and a satisfactory driving record.Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will beconducted. The recommended candidate must undergo ajob related pre-employment physical, which includes a drug and alcohol test. Candidates are also subjecttoa review of their DMV records. Please note that more serious offenses including, but not limited to, drunk driving, reckless driving, hit and run, and driving under the influence of drugs will normally constitute as an unsatisfactory driving record. As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women and disabled persons to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
LA County Sanitation District Whittier, California, United States
Mar 16, 2019
Full Time
JOB POSTING NOTICE OF EXTERNAL RECRUITMENT SELECTION#RQ-109-19 The Sanitation Districts function on a regional scale and consist of 24 independent special districts serving approximately 5.6 million people in Los Angeles County. The service area covers approximately 824 square miles and encompasses 78 cities and unincorporated territory within the county. The Sanitation Districts were created in 1923 when a significant number of cities were forming and it was clear that managing wastewater on a regional scale made sense. The Sanitation Districts' purpose was to construct, operate, and maintain facilities that collect, treat, recycle, and dispose of domestic, commercial and industrial wastewater. Individual districts operate and maintain the Sanitation District-owned collection systems. Cities and unincorporated areas within the district are responsible for their smaller local collection systems. Cities and unincorporated parts of the county are also responsible for the collection of solid waste. In the 1950s, it became apparent that solid waste management would benefit from a regional approach. At that time, the Sanitation Districts were given the responsibility to provide for the management of collected solid waste, including disposal and transfer operations, and materials and energy recovery. To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, the 24 Sanitation Districts work cooperatively under a Joint Administration Agreement with one administrative staff headquartered near the City of Whittier. Each Sanitation District has a Board of Directors, consisting of the mayor of each city and the Chair of the County Board of Supervisors for unincorporated territory. Each Sanitation District pays its proportionate share of joint administrative costs. Approximately 1,400 miles of sewers, 48 active pumping plants, and 11 wastewater treatment plants convey and treat over half the wastewater in Los Angeles County. The Sanitation Districts' solid waste management sites similarly provide about one-fourth of the countywide solid waste management needs. The Sanitation Districts operate two sanitary landfills, three landfill energy recovery facilities, one recycle center, and three materials recovery/transfer facilities, and participate in the operation of two refuse-to- energy facilities. The Sanitation Districts are innovators in the production of green energy and water recycling. Approximately 120 megawatts of electricity, enough to supply the needs of about 120,000 homes, are created in the Sanitation Districts' wastewater and solid waste operations. Sanitation Districts' water reclamation plants produce approximately 150 million gallons per day of recycled water that can be safely used for irrigation and other uses. The majority of this recycled water is beneficially reused and is enough to replace the water used by over 500,000 Southern California families. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The incumbent will perform work involving air quality engineering, focusing on regulatory compliance and enforcement. Specific areas of work may include: preparing regulatory permit applications (along with supporting work such as air dispersion modeling and health risk assessment preparation), regulatory correspondence, issue analysis memoranda and technical reports; developing qualification criteria, scope of work, and contractual language for retaining engineering consultants and emissions testing firms; representing the Sanitation Districts at public hearings and meetings with regulatory staff, elected officials and coalition members; supportingfield operations; and performing other duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must possess a valid California Class C driver license -AND - Option A : A bachelor's degree and master's degree both in a pertinent engineering discipline from an accredited and recognized college or university; Option B: A bachelor's degree from an accredited and recognized college or university in a related science with an Engineer-In-Training Certificate and a master's degree from an accredited and recognized college or university in a pertinent engineering discipline; Option C : Two years of professional engineering experience subsequent to earning a bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited and recognized college or university. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of 12 units of upper division/graduate level air quality, wastewater and solid wastemanagementrelated courses AND two years of air quality related experience is desirable. Candidates with a master's degree in engineering and a Professional Engineering license (P.E.) are preferred. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This posting will remain open until the vacancyis filled and is subject to closure without notice. To be considered, please complete an LACSD Employment Application at www.lacsd.org . You may attach your resume to your online application, but not in lieu of a completed application. Applicants with the most desirable qualifications will be invited to an interview. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
LA County Sanitation District Whittier, California, United States
Mar 06, 2019
Full Time
JOB POSTING THE SANITATION DISTRICTS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY invites applications for the position of: Electrical/Control System Engineer The Sanitation Districts are currently recruiting to fill one Electrical/Control System Engineer position. The Sanitation Districts are a non-civil service public agency with over 1,700 employees, including over 200 engineers. We are nationally recognized for innovative engineering practices and leadership in designing, constructing and operating state-of-the-art systems for solid waste and wastewater management. Our Joint Administration Office in Whittier is conveniently located near the 60/605-freeway interchange, 15 miles from downtown L.A. The Sanitation Districts also have various opportunities to enhance career growth as evidenced through various programs including tuition reimbursement, professional development, mentoring, and professional dues reimbursement. Benefit information can be found on our website at www.lacsd.org by clicking on the Position Title and then the Benefits tab. WATER RECLAMATION PLANTS SECTION JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Supervising Engineer, the incumbent will perform electrical and instrumentation engineering related to the design, planning, construction, startup, operation and maintenance of the Districts wastewater treatment facilities and pumping plants industrial automation systems (SCADA and DCS); develop and recommend engineering solutions for the plants related to low-voltage power distribution systems and PLC- and hardwired-based control systems; perform advanced SCADA system programming (ladder logic and function blocks); specialize in Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Operator Interface graphical visualization development; specialize in network development and server virtualization; development of SCADA system optimization/modernization for legacy control systems and standards; development of project cost estimates and economic analysis; review of design reports; review of contractor and vendor O&Ms and as-built drawings; provide support for construction inspection and perform functional testing and commissioning for capital improvement projects; respond to emergency calls; and coordination of work with other Districts' sections and outside agencies. This position will be assigned to the San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plantin Whittier, CA. Initial salary placement will be based on the selected candidate's qualifications. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must possess a valid California Class C driver license -AND - Option A : A bachelor's degree and master's degree both in a pertinent engineering discipline from an accredited and recognized college or university; Option B: A bachelor's degree from an accredited and recognized college or university in a related science with an Engineer-In-Training Certificate and a master's degree from an accredited and recognized college or university in a pertinent engineering discipline; Option C : Two years of professional engineering experience subsequent to earning a bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited and recognized college or university. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will haveat least 5years experience as an Electrical Engineer/Control Systems Engineer designing, developing, and troubleshooting SCADA and industrial control systems for wastewater, powergeneration, petrochemical, or heavy industrial facilities projects for public agencies and more than5 yearsexperience with the entire suite of Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View software and Logix-based PLC hardware families, as well as experience with OSIsoft Pi System Data Enterprise configuration and administration. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This posting will remain open until vacancy is filled and subject to closure without notice. A candidate hired at a level higher than Engineering Associate must be a registered Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of California as either an Electrical or Control System Engineer. Additionally,if acandidate ishired as an Engineering Associate, or up to and including a Civil Engineer, the candidatemust compete in a competitive process for promotional opportunities to the Senior Engineerlevel. To be considered, please complete an LACSD Employment Application at www.lacsd.org . You may attach your resume to your online application, but not in lieu of a completed application. Applicants with the most desirable qualifications will be invited to an interview. JointAdministration Office, Whittier As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women, and disabled persons to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous