JOB POSTING NOTICE OF EXTERNAL JOB OPPORTUNITY
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TECHNICIAN
(ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN I, II, III)LOCATION:
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT, SOLID WASTE OPERATIONS AND ENGINEERING SECTION, HAZARDOUS WASTE INSPECTION GROUP, CALABASAS
The list of eligible candidates resulting from this posting may be used to fill additional vacancies that may occur in the next six months at Calabasas Landfill, Scholl Canyon Landfill, Puente Hills Material Recovery Facility, or as a Rover. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
To perform a variety of increasingly more difficult para-professional engineering duties, in support of engineering programs including landfill, gas or hazardous waste checking; wastewater system; industrial waste monitoring; health and safety; technical services; or other technical assignments.JOB SUMMARY:
Under the close or general supervision of a Supervising Engineering Technician I or higher classification, the incumbent screens solid waste to identify, isolate and segregate hazardous waste; consolidates and packs hazardous waste for shipment; conducts a variety of field sampling, testing, data gathering, data recording, or office assignments providing technical support using computer applications; collects, calculates, and presents data; performs tests to ensure the contents of disposed materials meets accepted guidelines; operates equipment used in data or sample collection; operates equipment such as forklifts and manlifts; maintains and calibrates sampling equipment based on established protocol; performs basic chemical field tests; prepares routine correspondence and technical reports; and performs related duties as required.
Work is largely performed outdoors with exposure to environmental elements. Incumbents may occasionally be required to use respiratory equipment, which necessitates the passing of an annual medical fitness assessment.
This opportunity may be filled at any level, depending on qualifications. ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN I
is the entry-level class which provides an opportunity to learn the terminology, processes, and equipment of para-professional field engineering. The tasks assigned are less difficult and more routine than those of the Engineering Technician II or III. ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN II
is the intermediate level class in which incumbents perform a variety of moderately difficult para-professional engineering work requiring the application of general technical knowledge. ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN III
is the journey level class in which incumbents perform tasks requiring significant judgment, thorough knowledge and progressively responsible experience. Incumbents occasionally train or provide technical and functional direction to one or more technicians.
Applicants must possess all of the following:
- A valid California Class B or C driver's license depending on the type of Districts' vehicle driven in the specific assignment
For ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN I
- Any combination of college or work experience in environmental science, physics, engineering, biology, or related scientific area, which provides the knowledge and abilities listed
For ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN II:
- One year of experience as an Engineering Technician I -OR- A Bachelor of Science degree in a directly related major
For ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN III:
- One year of experience at or above Engineering Technician II.
- Experience with hazardous waste
- Experience with gas system or water quality monitoring
- A bachelor's degree in math, engineering or scientific field
EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
For ALL CLASSES ,
the competitive selection process may cover: Knowledge of:
- Basic chemistry of industrial waste, hazardous waste, methane gas, water treatment, flow monitoring, or corrosion control
- Methods of preparing and interpreting maps, charts, graphs, and technical reports
- Engineering and scientific nomenclature
- Sampling procedures and measurement techniques for liquids and gases
- Terminology and procedures related to flow measurement and control, and material recovery operations
- Math calculations
- Applicable safety practices and procedures
- Hazardous waste materials
- Methods of interpreting and presenting technical data verbally and in reports
- Sample preservation techniques.
- Test samples and collect data
- Locate monitoring stations
- Perform sampling and installation procedures
- Evaluate data
- Use computer software applications
- Perform math calculations
- Work in confined spaces
- Monitor equipment, gas meter and wells
- Communicate clearly both orally and in writing
- Prepare routine correspondence and data reports.
This position may require the incumbent to be able to use respiratory equipment and pass an annual pulmonary function test.
This posting will remain open until vacancy is filled and is subject to closure without notice. SELECTION PROCESS:
- All applications will be reviewed to determine if the conditions and qualifications for testing are met.
- The selection process will consist of a written test which will be pass/fail and an interview weighted at 100%.
- Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process.
- The written test will take place on Wednesday, February 15.
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 into resources, please visit the following video: Converting Waste into ResourcesRETIREMENT
- CALPERS: The Districts belong to the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), and all monthly status new hires will be enrolled in CalPERS. Most new hires will be enrolled in the defined benefit formula of 2% @ 62 in accordance with the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and are required to contribute to the plan (7% for the 22/23 fiscal year; Effective July 1, 2023 the required contribution will be 7.75%). Those who qualify based on current or previous public service may be enrolled in the defined benefit formula in place on December 31, 2012, which was 2% @ 55 and are considered “classic” members. For “classic” members, the Districts pay the “employee share.” Please contact the Human Resources Department for more information regarding contribution rates. Although Districts employees are exempt from Social Security, employees are required by federal law to contribute a percentage of their salary for Medicare coverage.
Full-time Hourly Employees may be granted a 5.5% salary step increase after working 1,000 hours with a performance evaluation rating of "meets expectations" or higher. Additional step increases may be granted if the employee is rated as "meets expectations" or higher after each additional 2,000 hours of work until they reach the equivalent of the top step of the salary range for their classification. Hourly Employees may apply for a “promotional” monthly status job in a different classification after 12 months of service, and may be converted in-place to monthly status on the first of the month following 18 months of full-time Districts service.HEALTH INSURANCE
- MEDICAL : Employees enrolled in CalPERS may sign up for their choice of medical plan. As of January 1, 2023, the Districts contribute up to $756.21 per month for coverage of the employee only. Each employee has the option of purchasing additional medical insurance coverage for family members, through payroll deductions.
- OTHER: For other types of insurance coverage such as life, dental or long-term disability, employees may want to consider obtaining their own policies until such benefits are provided after conversion to monthly employment status.
- VACATION: Employees accrue vacation hours based on the time worked in a calendar year. Vacation hours earned in one year may be used on or after January 1 of the next year. This is the only paid time off provided to Hourly Employees and it may be used to cover absences for reasons such as illness or holidays not worked.
WORK ENVIRONMENT & OTHER BENEFITS
- SICK LEAVE : 24 hours provided upon hire.
- A rewarding career contributing to society and the environment.
- Flexible work schedules (e.g. 9/80 schedule) depending on the worksite.
- Clear policies and procedures.
- Health and safety programs.
- Carpool opportunities with monetary incentives depending on the worksite.
More detailed benefits information can be found here: Districts Benefits NOTE:
The provisions of this posting do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this posting may be modified and/or revoked without notice.
Updated February 8, 2023
Closing Date/Time: Continuous