• Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Engineering Environmental Services
  • Salary: $74,565.84 - $92,633.52 Annually USD

Job Description

With more than 10 million residents, Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the nation. As the largest employer in Southern California, over 112,000 employees in more than 36 Departments provide vital public services as diverse as law enforcement, property assessment, public health protection, water conservation, cultural activities and many more.

Get ready to join one of the nation's largest county employers!
Type of Recruitment: Open Competitive

Filing starts March 3, 2020, 7:00 a.m., (PT).
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure at any time without prior notice.

Who We Are:

The Internal Services Department's Environmental Engineer Specialist (EES) plays a vital role in our organization. Our EES ensures specific regulations regarding water quality and its effects on air, water and soil are enforced as a the liaison between various LA County Department's watershed management and S.C.A.Q.M.D., Antelope Valley A.Q.M.D., Cal OSHA, Public Health, State Regional Water Control Board, California Resources Board (CRB), regulatory agencies' and adheres to State environmental laws. By researching, analyzing, investigating, assessing and conducting field studies, processing specimens, synthesizing daily wastewater, and fresh water systems. Reviews industrial, and domestic water quality data reports. As a result of these findings, an EES will develop comprehensive written reports, process permits, ensures CRB equipment compliance, identify and make recommendations on how to resolve water quality violations. An EES will also upload reports into Geo-tracker and governmental databases for compliance. Develops and implements mitigation projects and sustainable programs aimed at prevention and enhancement of our LA County watershed management. If you are passionate about helping our environment, this job is for you (please review our Minimum Requirements below).

What We Offer:

A position that offers excellent wages, job security, premium benefits, such as; medical, dental, retirement plans, telework options, flexible work schedule, child care allowances, free wellness programs and so much more.

We Are Looking For An Individual Who Is:
  • Genuine and passionate about environmental impact pertaining to watershed management and has a strong will to guide, instruct, coordinate and implement projects and programs to establish preventive measures that will refine and eliminate watershed violations.
  • Analytically strong, KPI knowledgeable and can transform strategies into operational goals, objectives, and produce measurable outcomes.
  • Hospitable and recognizes the importance of establishing relationships and delivering excellent customer service.
  • An amazing communicator. And will communicate well, often and effectively, in both written and verbal form.
  • Proficient and proactive in being up to date with the California Environmental laws, as well as other federal, state and local environmental guidelines and is prepared and willing to learn departmental policies.
  • Compassionate, insightful and exhibits patience when working with others.
  • A proven leader that can influence and inspire a team in a motivating and positive manner.

Essential Job Functions
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(You must POSSESS and CLEARLY EXPRESS detailed years' of experience performing relevant duties, related to the options below within your online job application under the "Experience" area and Supplemental Questionnaire, if applicable.

One year of experience at the level of Assistant Environmental Engineering Specialist.*


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Environmental, Ecological, Biological, Chemical, Atmospheric or Earth Science, Natural Science, Marine Biology, Oceanography or related environmental protection field -AND- Two years of full-time ***professional experience related to environmental and watershed management.


*Experience at the level of Assistant Environmental Engineering Specialist is defined as assists in the evaluation, research, assessment, and analysis of environmental issues such as developing and implementing mitigation projects, natural resource management, habitat restoration, conservation and planning activities, and water quality assessments.

**A Master's degree from an accredited college in one of the above mentioned fields might be substituted for one year of the required experience.

***Professional experience is defended as a skilled person who engaged in full-time employment performing environment and watershed management.

In order to receive credit for a degree, you MUST submit a legible copy of your official transcripts or diploma from an accredited institution, which shows the areas of specialization, at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from the day of filing in-person, via U.S mail or by to email KIrby@isd.lacounty.gov.

No out-of-class experience will be accepted.


A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Physical Expectations:
This job requires light physical effort which may include occasional considerable walking, light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting.

Examination Information:
First, meet our minimum requirements above. After that, our process includes a one part examination.

This exam will consist of an oral interview covering training, experience, and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted at 100%.

A minimum passing score of 70% on the assessment is required to pass.


Test invitations will be sent to candidates via email. Candidates are responsible for providing a valid email address in their application that can receive email from info@governmentjobs.com and Kirby@isd.lacounty.gov. Please add info@governmentjobs.com and Kirby@isd.lacounty.gov to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk mail.

If you have a disability and need testing accommodation, let us know by contacting the ADA Coordinator at (323) 267-2432.

What Happens Next:

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity! Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your application by 5:30 p.m. (PT), on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted. Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using the website https://www.governmentjobs.com/career/lacounty.

Qualified candidates who have successfully passed the assessment process will have their results placed on a register. We will then invite the highest scoring group to a selection interview. The register of everyone who passed is valid for twelve (12) months.

Have questions about anything? Please contact us using the following information:
Exam Number: W4206A
Department Contact Name: Kari Irby
Department Contact Phone: (323) 881-4689
Department Contact Email: KIrby@isd.lacounty.gov
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (323) 267-2432
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099 [Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077]

FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE: The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.


Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination process, including after an appointment has been made.

FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from class specifications, job bulletins and/or plagiarism of any type serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so will result in a REJECTION of your application.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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