Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts

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

 

   

3 job(s) at Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts

LA County Sanitation District Whittier, California, United States
Sep 02, 2020
Full Time
JOB POSTING THE SANITATION DISTRICTS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY Invites applications for the position of: ELECTRICAL PROJECT DESIGNER POSTING #SB-125-20E 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. 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 or by clicking on the Position Title and then the Benefits tab. Joint Administration Office, Whittier LOCATION: ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, ELECTRICAL & INSTRUMENTATION DESIGN SECTION, JOINT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform advanced design layout, complex drafting and initial concept design; provide technical assistance and coordinate the work of designers, drafting technicians and drafting consultants to facilitate the completion of electrical design projects. JOB SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of a Supervising Designer, and technical direction from a Supervising Designer or Project Engineer, the incumbent performs complete 3D design layout of complex electrical systems involving drawing preparation from initial concept design to final drawings; prepares contract drawings, plans and specifications for capital construction and maintenance projects; provides technical guidance to and coordinates the work of designers, drafting technicians and drafting consultants on a project basis; checks electrical engineering drawings and specifications and makes material take-offs and cost estimates; makes field investigations; makes electrical calculations; establishes and maintains electrical drafting standards; performs drafting duties involving electrical plans, cross-sections, and electrical diagrams; and performs related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Candidates must possess a valid California Class C Driver's License; - AND - Option A: three years of experience performing duties equivalent to a Designer I, II; - OR - Option B: seven years of experience performing design and drafting work. A bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology with emphasis in drafting and design from an accredited college or university may be substituted for four of the seven years of required experience. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have ten years of experience performing duties equivalent to a principal electrical designer or equivalent title, more than 5 years experience with the design and development of electrical plans for wastewater, power generation, petrochemical, or heavy industrial facilities projects for public agencies, and at least 5 years working knowledge and practical application experience with the National Electrical Code (NEC) to include but not be limited to the following: Conduit fill and branch circuit sizing Motor Load Calculations Grounding Conductor Sizing EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIA The competitive selection process may cover a knowledge of: the principles of electrical design; contract administration; techniques, methods and equipment used in specialized electrical design layout work; construction materials; electrical systems; engineering mathematics; material take-offs and cost estimates; and microstation computer aided drafting systems. The ability to: utilize computer aided drafting systems and manual equipment to design and layout electrical plans from conceptualization to final stage; perform complex electrical drafting design; perform complex mathematical calculations for specialized electrical design; coordinate the work of drafting technicians, designers, and drafting consultants to meet established deadlines; analyze field engineering data and make technical recommendations; translate verbal ideas and sketches into completed electrical plans and contract drawings. 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 at 40%, and an interview weighted at 60%. Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process. NOTE: Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted. 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. 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 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. 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 Closing Date/Time:
LA County Sanitation District Various, California, United States
Aug 03, 2020
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 two (2) Electrical/Control System Engineer positions. 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 OR JOINT WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT 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 and selection of SCADA system optimization/modernization for legacy control systems and standards; development of project cost estimates and economic analysis; review of design reports, including control descriptions, P&ID, and other instrumentation submittals; 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. One position will be assigned to the Joint Water Pollution Control Plant in Carson, CA and one position will be assigned to the San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plant in 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. The selection process will consist of an eligibility interview weighted 100%. 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
LA County Sanitation District Whittier, California, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
JOB POSTING NOTICE OF EXTERNALOPPORTUNITY POSTING #RQ-008-20E THE SANITATION DISTRICTS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY invites applications for the position of: Structural Engineer/ Associate 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. Our engineers enjoy a 40-hour workweek, which includes an option to work a 9/80 schedule. Many car/vanpool opportunities exist in Orange County and the Inland Empire. 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. Employees also enjoy scheduled salary increases, and annual cost of living adjustments. Benefit information can be viewed online by clicking on the Benefits tab associated with this job posting. *Initial salary placement will be based on the selected candidate's qualifications. A candidate hired at a level higher than Engineering Associatemust be a registeredLicensed Professional Engineer in the State of California. JOB SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of a Supervising Engineer, the incumbent will create structural design calculations for process tanks, buildings, pumping stations, sewer structures and pipes all in conformance with the latest structural design codes including ACI 350; prepare technical memoranda and cost estimates for new projects; assist structural designers in the preparation of contract drawings; prepare specifications, addenda and other contract documents for design projects; coordinate designs with other engineering disciplines and other sections within the Districts; coordinate and review designs of outside agencies and consultants; review construction submittals,RFI's, and change orders; and investigate and resolve technical issues during the constructionphase of projects. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must possess a valid California Class C driver license -AND- additional credentials as follows: Option A : A bachelor's degree and master's degree both in a pertinent engineering discipline from an accredited and recognized college oruniversity; 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 inengineering from an accredited and recognized college or university. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Good technical writing and communication skills; have experience with the preparation of complex technical reports and comment letters; ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with a variety of people from field personnel to managers; the ability to work independently, manage projects, and be part of a team; self-motivated and dedicated; possessionofa bachelor's degree and a master's degree both in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Structuresfrom an accredited and recognized college oruniversity. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: In addition to the minimum and desirable qualifications listed above, the most competitive applicants will have 2-10 years of relevant structural engineering experience. Working towards or possessing a license as a Structural Engineer is a plus. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This posting will remain open until vacancies are filled and is subject to closure without notice. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience and/or coursework. You may attach your resume to your online application, but not in lieu of a completed application. Candidates considered to have the most desirablequalifications will be invited to the interview. 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. As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women and disabled persons to apply. TO APPLY: Applications can now be completed and submitted online through the Sanitation Districts' website at www.lacsd.org. Please click on the "Employment Opportunities" link. By using the online application system you will receive confirmation via e-mail that your application was received for this position. If you do not have Internet access, you may submit a complete paper "Internal Application" within the application period shown above to the Employment Services Section (JAO, Room 109). All applications will be reviewed to determine if the conditions and qualifications for testing are met. Joint Administration Office, Whittier To learn more about how the Sanitation Districts converts waste in to resources, please visit the following video: Converting Waste into Resources Closing Date/Time: