Salary: $90,600.00 - $132,468.00 Annually USD
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.
This selection process may place engineers in the following sections: Air Quality Engineering, Budget & Finance, Construction Management, Energy Recovery,Industrial Waste, Joint Water Pollution Control Plant, Planning & Property Management, Public Information, Reuse & Compliance, Sewer Design, Solid Waste Planning, Solid Waste Operations & Engineering, Wastewater and Solid Waste Design, Wastewater Collection Systems, Wastewater Planning, Wastewater Research, Water Quality and Water Reclamation Plants. Please click here for more information on these sections.
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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.
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.
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.
Overall wastewater and solid waste management budgets for 2018-19were $678 million and $175 million, respectively. Both systems provide essential public services at some of the most competitive service charges in the country.
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. Candidates that meet the requirements for the professional engineer level andhave education and professional experience ina pertinent engineering discipline are also desirable. For some positions,an ABET accreditedmaster's degree in environmental engineering is preferred.Select positions may require different qualifications, thus it is possible thatapplicants may be interviewed on different occasionsfor different positions during the current application cycle.
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.
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.
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