Compost Engineering Technician I, II, III (SB-221-21E) Tulare Lake Compost, Kettleman City

  • LA County Sanitation District
  • Kettleman City, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $28.67 - $35.62 Hourly USD

Job Description

JOB POSTING

NOTICE OF EXTERNAL RECRUITMENT
POSTING #SB-221-21
LOCATION:
SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT, OPERATIONS AND ENGINEERING SECTION, TULARE LAKE COMPOST, KETTLEMAN CITY, CA

NOTE:
Tulare Lake Compost is a Districts facility near Kettleman City, California. For more information about this facility and the operations, please visit:
http://www.lacsd.org/wastewater/wpp/tularelakecompost.asp

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
To perform a variety of increasingly more difficult para-professional engineering duties, in support of engineering programs including composting operations; water, wastewater, and stormwater systems; health and safety; or other related technical assignments.

JOB SUMMARY:
Under the general supervision of the Compost Facility Superintendent and the technical guidance of the site engineer, the incumbent's duties include conducting a variety of field sampling, testing, data gathering, data recording, calculations, or office assignments providing technical support using computer applications; collecting, compiling, calculating, and presenting data; preparing reports and evaluating data; preparing tabular and graphical summaries of data; performing statistical calculations; conducting industrial hygiene monitoring; troubleshooting problems identified from irregular data from the composting system or other compost equipment failures; performing physical or photographic inspections; operating equipment by using protocol of instrumentation used in data or sample collection; maintaining and calibrating sampling equipment based on established protocol; performing basic chemical field tests; drawing diagrams and basic maps; checking and reviewing plans and specifications; preparing routine correspondence and technical reports; preparing and updating equipment logs; preparing and updating regulatory-related inspection sheets and logs; and performing related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must possess a valid California Class C driver license; - AND - at the COMPOST ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN I level, related coursework/experience is desirable, but not required. At the COMPOST ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN II level, applicants must possess: Option A : One year of experience with the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County performing the duties of an Engineering Technician I or equivalent; - OR - Option B : Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college in an engineering, scientific or related field. At the COMPOST ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN III level, one year of experience performing the duties of an Engineering Technician II or equivalent.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

For BOTH CLASSES: Knowledge of : Basic chemistry of compost and amendments, industrial waste, hazardous waste, methane gas, water treatment, flow monitoring, or corrosion control; methods of preparing and interpreting maps, charts, graphs, plans and technical reports; engineering and scientific nomenclature; sampling procedures and measurement techniques for solids, liquids, and gases; terminology and procedures related to flow measurement, gas measurement, and leachate control; mathematical calculations; applicable safety practices and procedures; hazardous waste materials and required documentation; methods of interpreting and presenting technical data verbally and in reports; and sample preservation techniques. Ability to : Test samples and collect data; locate monitoring stations; perform sampling and installation procedures; evaluate data; use word processing, spreadsheet, and database computer applications; perform math calculations; work in confined spaces; monitor equipment, gas meters, compost piles and wells, or hazardous and industrial waste disposal; communicate clearly both orally and in writing; and prepare routine correspondence and data reports.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This posting will remain open until vacancy is filled and is subject to closure without notice.

TO APPLY:
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 on-line application. Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please confirm your email address is included in our application, and 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 weighted 50%, and an interview weighted 50%.
  • 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.

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 weighted 50%, an interview weighted 50%. The interview panel will consist of Richard Kish, and Carl Glass.
  • Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process

As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women and disabled persons to apply.

To learn more about how the Sanitation Districts converts waste in to resources, please visit the following video:
Converting Waste into Resources

REMOVE FROM BULLETIN BOARD: AUGUST 3, 2021
REPLACEMENT FOR: J. Grunwald
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Kettleman City, California United States View Map