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

 

   

11 job(s) at Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts

LA County Sanitation District Whittier, California, United States
May 18, 2024
Full Time
JOB POSTING THE SANITATION DISTRICTS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY invites applications for the position of: Air Quality Engineer/Engineering Associate POSTING #CM-024-24E 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. 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. TECHNICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, AIR QUALITY SECTION The current vacancy is located at the Joint Administration Office in Whittier, California. The incumbent will perform work involving air quality engineering, focusing on regulatory compliance for stationary sources at Sanitation Districts’ facilities. Specific areas of work may include: preparing regulatory permit applications (along with supporting work such as air dispersion modeling and health risk assessment preparation), regulatory correspondence, issue analysis memoranda and technical reports; developing qualification criteria, scope of work, and contractual language for retaining engineering consultants and emissions testing firms; representing the Sanitation Districts at public hearings and meetings with regulatory staff, elected officials and coalition members; supporting field operations; and performing other duties as required MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS For the Engineering Associate classification, applicants must possess: Option A : A bachelor's degree in a pertinent engineering discipline - AND - a master's degree in a pertinent engineering discipline; Option B : A bachelor's degree in a related science - AND - an Engineer-In-Training Certificate - AND - a master's degree in a pertinent engineering discipline; Option C : A bachelor's degree in engineering - AND - two years of professional engineering experience obtained after earning a bachelor's degree in engineering. For the professional 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 : a PhD in engineering - AND - two years of professional engineering experience; Option C : six years of professional engineering experience subsequent to earning a bachelor's degree in engineering. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will have Completion of 12 units of upper-division/graduate level air quality, wastewater, and solid waste management-related courses AND possess two or more years of the following experiences: Preparing or reviewing air quality permit applications Preparing or reviewing air quality-related regulatory reports Working knowledge of federal, State, or local air districts regulations related to landfills and wastewater treatment plants Conducting regulatory audits Performing air emission tests Excellent written and verbal communication skills and possess the ability to work well in a team settingAction-oriented and possess the ability to manage multiple projects effectively by maintaining high-quality work and meeting deadlines ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This posting will remain open until the vacancies are filled and is subject to closure without notice. We will continue to evaluate applications for qualifications over the duration of the open posting and recommend you apply as soon as possible. SELECTION PROCESS: Applications and Supplemental Questions will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience. Candidates considered to have the best qualifications will be invited to an oral interview. The selection process will consist of an oral interview weighted at 100% An eligibility list will be established upon completion of the interview based on the interview scores. To be considered, please complete an LACSD Employment Application at www.lacsd.or . You may attach your resume to your online application, but not in lieu of a completed application. Applicants with the most desirable qualifications will invited to an interview. For additional questions regarding this posting, please contact Cara Morin at 562-908-4288 Ext. 1328 or at caramorin@lacsd.org . As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage people with disabilities and people from historically marginalized communities to apply. RETIREMENT 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 (7.75% for the 23/24 fiscal year; 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. DEFERRED COMP MATCH: The Districts provides a matching contribution to an eligible deferred compensation plan pursuant to Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code. The match with each paycheck will be the lesser of: 3% of the employee's base monthly salary as listed in the Salary Schedule; and the amount the employee is contributing with that paycheck. The annual total combined employee and employer contribution are subject to IRS limits. COMPENSATION & PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Employees receive annual salary increases until reaching step 5 of the salary range and are provided with opportunities to promote. Cost of living adjustments are implemented annually in accordance with labor agreements. Job classifications are compensated on a 5-step salary range. New employees may receive a 5.5% step increase after successfully completing a 6-month probationary period and yearly thereafter until step 5 is reached. The Districts' typically promote qualified internal applicants before considering outside candidates. For engineering professionals, there are three levels of Engineering Associate (EA) and administrative promotion is possible to an EA II or EA III level after an engineer completes 2 years as an EA I or EA II respectively. Engineers are eligible for administrative promotion to the Civil Engineer level when they obtain registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California and have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university and 6 years of professional engineering experience, a master's degree from an accredited university and 3 years of professional engineering experience, or a PhD and 2 years of professional engineering experience. An employee with four years of experience at the Civil Engineer level may apply to compete for promotion to Senior Engineer. Promotions to the Senior Engineer level are made depending upon the needs of the Districts. Supervising Engineer positions are filled through a competitive selection process. Management level positions may also be filled through a competitive selection process, or by appointment by the Chief Engineer and General Manager. HEALTH INSURANCE MEDICAL: Districts paid. Employees may choose from several HMO and Indemnity plans. As of January 1, 2024, the Districts contribute $2,202.87 per month for medical insurance. Depending on the choice of health plan, the Districts contribution covers all or a large portion of the premium for family coverage. DENTAL: Districts paid. The Districts pay the full premium for employee and dependent coverage for a prepaid dental program which provides for most routine dental care through a panel of contracting dentists with no deductibles. Employees are eligible to enroll in an indemnity plan if requested within thirty days after completion of three years of employment (sooner for some bargaining units), or during subsequent open enrollment periods. VISION: Employee paid. LIFE: The Districts pay for a term life policy. Employees can buy additional types and amounts of life insurance coverage at group rates. LEAVE TIME VACATION: Employees receive 88 hours of paid vacation after one full year of service, increasing up to 128 hours per year after five years, 168 hours per year after 15 years and up to 208 hours after 25 years. Prior to one year of full service, employees are given partial vacation time on January 1, based on the time worked in the preceding year. SICK LEAVE : Eight hours of full-pay sick leave per month. PERSONAL LEAVE: Employees may use up to 40 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. HOLIDAYS 13 paid holidays and one-half paid holiday depending on the employee's work schedule. TUITION REIMBURSEMENT Employees may be eligible for tuition reimbursement for approved accredited course work. STUDENT LOAN PAYMENT REIMBURSEMENT For some bargaining units, the Districts will provide student loan payment reimbursements for principal or interest paid by the employee on a qualified education loan incurred by the employee for the education of the employee. The annual maximum reimbursement is $5,250 and the lifetime reimbursement limit is $21,000. ENGINEERING TRANSFER PROGRAM Engineers can participate in a voluntary transfer program to gain experience in various engineering sections. Transfers are made whenever vacancies and qualifications match. An engineer may apply for transfer after they have served in their assignment for 2 years. WORK ENVIRONMENT & OTHER BENEFITS 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 December 29, 2023 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
LA County Sanitation District Whittier, California, United States
Apr 21, 2024
Full Time
JOB POSTING NOTICE OF EXTERNAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES POSTING #LA-230-22E WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM MECHANIC (Stationary Mechanic - Journey Level) The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (Districts) are a non-civil service public agency separate from Los Angeles County government with over 1,700 employees. The San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) consists of two hydraulically interconnected facilities that are situated on the east and west side of the San Gabriel River (I-605) freeway. It currently provides primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment for a design capacity of 100 million gallons of wastewater per day (MGD) and serves a large residential population of approximately 1,000,000 people. The Districts is recruiting for Journey level Wastewater Treatment System Mechanics. Current vacancy is in Whittier at our San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plant. The essential functions of this position are to perform more skilled preventive repair and maintenance of stationary equipment and machinery in a wastewater treatment facility. Working hours are 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. After hour, overtime, and weekend callbacks will sometimes be required. This is an excellent career opportunity, with comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, retirement, along with paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. Additional benefit information can be viewed by clicking on the Benefits tab. Initial salary placement will be based on the selected candidate's qualifications. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Candidates must possess a valid California Class C driver license; - AND - Four years performing directly-related skilled maintenance or craft duties involving the repair and overhaul of a variety of comparable machinery and equipment. Twelve semester units of college coursework or completion of one year of a two-year trade school in a mechanical technology or closely related program may be substituted for one year of the required experience; or graduation from a two-year trade school in a mechanical technology or closely related program may be substituted for two years of the required experience. NOTE: The selected candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Class A or B California driver license within six (6) months of appointment. A crane certification from the State of California is also required. Crane certification involves attendance at training sessions, passing written and/or practical examinations and providing annual evidence of medical fitness. This training will be provided by the Districts and is mandatory for the individual who is selected for this position. In addition, the selected candidate must be medically cleared to wear a respiratory protection device and be able to pass a pulmonary function test annually. Incumbents must not wear contact lenses nor have facial hair that would prevent the safe and proper fit of self-contained breathing apparatus. EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIA The competitive selection process may cover: Knowledge of: Methods, materials and tools used in the repair of large and complex mechanical equipment such as engines, compressors and pumps and their operation; use of precision test equipment and tools; hand tools, welding and cutting equipment, pipe cutters and threaders, valve grinders and various saws; occupational hazards and safety regulations of the trade. The ability to: Diagnose and repair a wide variety of mechanical equipment; read, interpret and work from repair manuals and specifications; use specialized tools and equipment; and instruct apprentices in trade techniques. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online at www.lacsd.org within the application period. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSD Employment Application or online application. Check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as notifications may be sent via email. Please make sure that your registered email address is accurate and current. To ensure proper delivery 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 at 50%, and an interview weighted at 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: T he individual(s) recommended for hire must undergo a job-related pre-employment physical, which includes a drug and alcohol test. For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Luz Avila at extension 1329. 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. To learn more about how the Sanitation Districts converts waste into resources, please visit the following video: Converting Waste into Resources RETIREMENT 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 (7.75% for the 23/24 fiscal year). 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. DEFERRED COMP MATCH: For some bargaining units, the Districts provides a matching contribution to an eligible deferred compensation plan pursuant to Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code. The match with each paycheck will be the lesser of: 3% of the employee's base monthly salary as listed in the Salary Schedule; and the amount the employee is contributing with that paycheck. The annual total combined employee and employer contribution are subject to IRS limits. COMPENSATION Employees receive annual salary increases until reaching step 5 of the salary range and are provided with opportunities to promote. Cost of living adjustments are implemented annually in accordance with labor agreements. HEALTH INSURANCE MEDICAL: Districts paid. Employees may choose from several HMO and Indemnity plans. As of January 1, 2024, the Districts contribute $2,202.87 per month for medical insurance. Depending on the choice of health plan, the Districts contribution covers all or a large portion of the premium for family coverage. DENTAL: Districts paid. The Districts pay the full premium for employee and dependent coverage for a prepaid dental program which provides for most routine dental care through a panel of contracting dentists with no deductibles. Employees are eligible to enroll in an indemnity plan if requested within thirty days after completion of three years of employment (sooner for some bargaining units), or during subsequent open enrollment periods. VISION: Employee paid. LIFE: The Districts pay for a term life policy. Employees can buy additional types and amounts of life insurance coverage at group rates. LEAVE TIME VACATION: Employees receive 88 hours of paid vacation after one full year of service, increasing up to 128 hours per year after five years, 168 hours per year after 15 years and up to 208 hours after 25 years. Prior to one year of full service, employees are given partial vacation time on January 1, based on the time worked in the preceding year. SICK LEAVE : Eight hours of full-pay sick leave per month. PERSONAL LEAVE: Employees may use up to 24 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. Some bargaining units allow up to 40 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. HOLIDAYS 13 paid holidays and one-half paid holiday depending on the employee's work schedule. TUITION REIMBURSEMENT Employees may be eligible for tuition reimbursement for approved accredited course work. STUDENT LOAN PAYMENT REIMBURSEMENT For some bargaining units, the Districts will provide student loan payment reimbursements for principal or interest paid by the employee on a qualified education loan incurred by the employee for the education of the employee. The annual maximum reimbursement is $5,250 and the lifetime reimbursement limit is $21,000. WORK ENVIRONMENT & OTHER BENEFITS 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 December 29, 2023 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
LA County Sanitation District Compton Field Office, California, United States
Apr 21, 2024
Full Time
JOB POSTING NOTICE OF EXTERNAL RECRUITMENT POSTING #SG-324-22E ELECTRICAL AND INSTRUMENTATION TECHNICIAN The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County is recruiting for a Electrical and Instrumentation Technician at our Compton Field Office. The essential functions of this position are to perform progressively more skilled work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of instrumentation, computer process control, and electrical equipment and systems. The Sanitation Districts are a non-civil service public agency separate from Los Angeles County government. The Districts serve the wastewater and solid waste management needs of approximately 5.6 million people across a service area that covers approximately 850 square miles and encompasses 78 cities and unincorporated territory within the county. We are nationally recognized for innovative engineering practices in wastewater treatment, solid waste management, and power generation. Working hours are 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. After hour overtime and weekend callbacks will sometimes be required. This is an excellent career opportunity, with comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, retirement, along with paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. Additional benefit information can be viewed by clicking on the Benefits tab. Initial salary placement will be based on the selected candidate's qualifications. JOB SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of a Supervisor of Electrical and Instrumentation Repair, incumbents assemble, install, maintain, calibrate, troubleshoot and repair and/or replace electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital and analog control equipment and systems; operate, maintain, calibrate and repair pneumatic and electronic testing and measuring instruments; maintain records and prepare reports on maintenance and repair work, calibration readings and related data; order parts, supplies and equipment; instruct lower level classes in the series; read, interpret and prepare schematic diagrams, blueprints, sketches and equipment specifications; perform math calculations related to the trades; drive to and perform inspections on new construction; maintain shop area; and perform related duties as required. The ELECTRICAL AND INSTRUMENTATION TECHNICIAN is the journey level class of the series. Incumbents perform a wide variety of skilled tasks utilizing a comprehensive knowledge of the trade. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must possess a valid California Class C driver license; -AND- at the ELECTRICAL AND INSTRUMENTATION TECHNICIAN level, applicants must possess four years of experience in the Electrical and Instrumentation Technician Apprentice classes with the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, or equivalent, performing progressively responsible installation, maintenance and repair work on instrumentation, computer process control and electrical equipment and systems. Twelve units of college coursework, approved by the Districts, or completion of one year of a two-year degree or certification program in instrumentation, electronics or electrical technology, or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience; - OR - Completion of a two-year degree or certification program in instrumentation, electronics or electrical technology, or a closely related field may be substituted for two years of the required experience. EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIA The competitive selection process for ELECTRICAL AND INSTRUMENTATION TECHNICIAN may cover a knowledge of : Theories, principles, practices, tools, math formulas and safety considerations used in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital and analog control equipment and systems; plant operational systems. The ability to : Utilize specialized tools, math formulas and equipment of the trade; independently troubleshoot and repair electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital and analog control equipment and systems; read, interpret and prepare schematic diagrams, blueprints, sketches and equipment specifications; maintain records and prepare reports; independently perform difficult assignments; instruct lower level apprentices in trade techniques. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please apply online at www.lacsd.org within the application period. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSD Employment Application or online application. Check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as notifications may be sent via e-mail. Please make sure that your registered email address is accurate and current. To ensure proper delivery add info@governmentjobs.com to your contact list. TO APPLY: Apply now via an “Internal Application” which can now be completed and submitted online through the Sanitation Districts’ website at www.lacsd.org . Please click on the “Employment Opportunities” link and select the “Internal Opportunities” option. 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. SELECTION PROCESS: SELECTION PROCESS: Applications and Supplemental Questions will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience. Candidates considered to have the best qualifications will be invited to the written exam. Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process. The selection process will consist of a written test weighted at 25%; a performance exam weighted 25% and an interview weighted at 50 An eligibility list will be established based upon a combination of the qualified candidate's exams and interview score. 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. For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Shelley Glasman at ext. 1340 . 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 RETIREMENT 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 (7.75% for the 23/24 fiscal year). 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. DEFERRED COMP MATCH: For some bargaining units, the Districts provides a matching contribution to an eligible deferred compensation plan pursuant to Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code. The match with each paycheck will be the lesser of: 3% of the employee's base monthly salary as listed in the Salary Schedule; and the amount the employee is contributing with that paycheck. The annual total combined employee and employer contribution are subject to IRS limits. COMPENSATION Employees receive annual salary increases until reaching step 5 of the salary range and are provided with opportunities to promote. Cost of living adjustments are implemented annually in accordance with labor agreements. HEALTH INSURANCE MEDICAL: Districts paid. Employees may choose from several HMO and Indemnity plans. As of January 1, 2024, the Districts contribute $2,202.87 per month for medical insurance. Depending on the choice of health plan, the Districts contribution covers all or a large portion of the premium for family coverage. DENTAL: Districts paid. The Districts pay the full premium for employee and dependent coverage for a prepaid dental program which provides for most routine dental care through a panel of contracting dentists with no deductibles. Employees are eligible to enroll in an indemnity plan if requested within thirty days after completion of three years of employment (sooner for some bargaining units), or during subsequent open enrollment periods. VISION: Employee paid. LIFE: The Districts pay for a term life policy. Employees can buy additional types and amounts of life insurance coverage at group rates. LEAVE TIME VACATION: Employees receive 88 hours of paid vacation after one full year of service, increasing up to 128 hours per year after five years, 168 hours per year after 15 years and up to 208 hours after 25 years. Prior to one year of full service, employees are given partial vacation time on January 1, based on the time worked in the preceding year. SICK LEAVE : Eight hours of full-pay sick leave per month. PERSONAL LEAVE: Employees may use up to 24 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. Some bargaining units allow up to 40 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. HOLIDAYS 13 paid holidays and one-half paid holiday depending on the employee's work schedule. TUITION REIMBURSEMENT Employees may be eligible for tuition reimbursement for approved accredited course work. STUDENT LOAN PAYMENT REIMBURSEMENT For some bargaining units, the Districts will provide student loan payment reimbursements for principal or interest paid by the employee on a qualified education loan incurred by the employee for the education of the employee. The annual maximum reimbursement is $5,250 and the lifetime reimbursement limit is $21,000. WORK ENVIRONMENT & OTHER BENEFITS 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 December 29, 2023 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
LA County Sanitation District Various (please refer to job posting), California, United States
Apr 17, 2024
Full Time
JOB POSTING The Sanitation Districts clean the wastewater of over 5 million people and turn it into resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Through the operation of 11 wastewater treatment facilities, approximately 510 million gallons per day (MGD) of wastewater are treated at these facilities and 165 MGD are available for reuse. All of the water reclamation plants (WRPs) are strategically located throughout the County to maximize water reuse and to easily return the cleaned water to local waterways, storage reservoirs, or the Pacific Ocean. We are now recruiting for TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR II positions located at our Valencia Water Reclamation Plant (WRP). Essential functions are to lead a crew, coordinate and participate in water reclamation operations functions of a crew at a wastewater treatment plant. The current vacancies have the following schedules: 1 day shif t position for Valencia and Saugus Water Reclamation Plants based at Valencia. 2 graveyard positions at Valencia. 1 roving position at Valencia. Employees in this position are required to work various schedules and shifts. Swing shift pay includes a bonus equivalent to five and one half percent (5½ %) for each hour worked. Graveyard shift pay includes a bonus equivalent to eight and one half percent (8½ %) for each hour worked. JOB SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of a Supervisor of Treatment Plant Operations, incumbents lead other operators and perform the more difficult operational duties, including touring assigned area to ensure that all stations are functioning properly; specifying and reviewing work procedures; providing instructions or training to maintain efficiency, safety and technical adequacy; implementing special operating orders; checking operating logs and charts for proper entries and evaluating instrument readings; evaluating laboratory data to ensure plant operation is within prescribed parameters; reporting plant irregularities or needed repairs and recommending corrective action; assigning and overseeing workers performing routine plant maintenance; ordering parts and supplies; training other crew members; keeping employee time records; scheduling and conducting plant tours; participating in the work of the crew; performing basic maintenance duties; driving to other work sites; and performing related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must possess a valid California Class C driver license, a high school diploma or equivalent (passing an approved General Educational Development Test, or obtaining a Certificate of Proficiency issued by the Board of Education in accordance with section 48412 of the Education Code) due to the California State certification requirements -AND- a Grade III, or higher, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board (must obtain a plant specific Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate as required by the California State Water Resources Control Board by date of appointment) -AND- One year of experience with the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County performing the duties of a Treatment Plant Operator I -OR- equivalent external experience. EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIA The competitive selection process may cover: Knowledge of: The principles of operation and maintenance of sewage treatment and sludge disposal plants and equipment; safe work practices; various sewage treatment and sludge processing techniques and the results to be obtained at the various stages; chemical/biological reactions in the process; and principles and practices of supervision and training. Ability to: Interpret plant instruments and analyze laboratory data to recommend or make proper adjustments; maintain records and prepare reports; schedule, evaluate and provide technical guidance to others; operate any assigned area of the treatment plant; and coordinate operational activities of a treatment plant. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 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 weighted at 50% and/or an interview weighted at 50%. Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process. Please apply online at www.lacsd.org within the application period. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSD Employment application. Check your e-mail regularly throughout the recruitment process as notifications are sent via e-mail. Please make sure that your registered e-mail address is accurate and current. To ensure proper delivery add info@governmentjobs.com to your contact list. NOTE: The individual(s) recommended for hire must undergo a job-related pre-employment physical, as well as a reference check, background, check, DMV report, and a drug test. To learn more about how the Sanitation Districts convert waste into resources, please visit the following video: Converting Waste into Resources . For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact Luz Avila at lavila@lacsd.org or (562) 908-4288 extension 1329. As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage people with disabilities and people from historically marginalized communities to apply. RETIREMENT 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 (7.75% for the 23/24 fiscal year). 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. DEFERRED COMP MATCH: For some bargaining units, the Districts provides a matching contribution to an eligible deferred compensation plan pursuant to Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code. The match with each paycheck will be the lesser of: 3% of the employee's base monthly salary as listed in the Salary Schedule; and the amount the employee is contributing with that paycheck. The annual total combined employee and employer contribution are subject to IRS limits. COMPENSATION Employees receive annual salary increases until reaching step 5 of the salary range and are provided with opportunities to promote. Cost of living adjustments are implemented annually in accordance with labor agreements. HEALTH INSURANCE MEDICAL: Districts paid. Employees may choose from several HMO and Indemnity plans. As of January 1, 2024, the Districts contribute $2,202.87 per month for medical insurance. Depending on the choice of health plan, the Districts contribution covers all or a large portion of the premium for family coverage. DENTAL: Districts paid. The Districts pay the full premium for employee and dependent coverage for a prepaid dental program which provides for most routine dental care through a panel of contracting dentists with no deductibles. Employees are eligible to enroll in an indemnity plan if requested within thirty days after completion of three years of employment (sooner for some bargaining units), or during subsequent open enrollment periods. VISION: Employee paid. LIFE: The Districts pay for a term life policy. Employees can buy additional types and amounts of life insurance coverage at group rates. LEAVE TIME VACATION: Employees receive 88 hours of paid vacation after one full year of service, increasing up to 128 hours per year after five years, 168 hours per year after 15 years and up to 208 hours after 25 years. Prior to one year of full service, employees are given partial vacation time on January 1, based on the time worked in the preceding year. SICK LEAVE : Eight hours of full-pay sick leave per month. PERSONAL LEAVE: Employees may use up to 24 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. Some bargaining units allow up to 40 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. HOLIDAYS 13 paid holidays and one-half paid holiday depending on the employee's work schedule. TUITION REIMBURSEMENT Employees may be eligible for tuition reimbursement for approved accredited course work. STUDENT LOAN PAYMENT REIMBURSEMENT For some bargaining units, the Districts will provide student loan payment reimbursements for principal or interest paid by the employee on a qualified education loan incurred by the employee for the education of the employee. The annual maximum reimbursement is $5,250 and the lifetime reimbursement limit is $21,000. WORK ENVIRONMENT & OTHER BENEFITS 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 December 29, 2023 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
LA County Sanitation District Whittier, California, United States
Apr 02, 2024
Full Time
JOB POSTING The Sanitation Districts own and operate one of the largest wastewater recycling programs in the world. We have a long history of providing affordable, high-quality recycled water to help meet the water supply needs within the Sanitation Districts’ service area. Our water reclamation facilities produce treated and disinfected recycled water, most of which essentially meets drinking water standards. Each day, the Sanitation Districts produce recycled water that is a safe, affordable and drought-resilient resource for residents and businesses. This water is used for industrial, commercial and recreational applications such as groundwater replenishment, agriculture irrigation, industrial processes, and irrigation of parks and schools. We are proud to be recognized as a leader in water recycling and contribute towards a more sustainable Southern California. NOTICE OF EXTERNAL JOB OPPORTUNITY POSTING #LA-057-24E TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR II LOCATION: WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT, WATER RECLAMATION PLANTS SECTION, UPSTREAM OPERATIONS, SAN JOSE CREEK WATER RECLAMATION PLANT, WHITTIER Note: The current vacancy is a roving position. Employees in this position are required to work various schedules and shifts. Employees who work a swing shift are paid a bonus equivalent to five and one half percent (5.5%) for each hour worked and employees who work a graveyard shift are paid a bonus equivalent to eight and one half percent (8.5%) for each hour worked. Future vacancies that occur in the locations listed above may be filled from this posting. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To lead a crew, coordinate and participate in water reclamation operations functions of a crew at a wastewater treatment plant. JOB SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of a Supervisor of Treatment Plant Operations, incumbents lead other operators and perform the more difficult operational duties, including touring assigned area to ensure that all stations are functioning properly; specifying and reviewing work procedures; providing instructions or training to maintain efficiency, safety and technical adequacy; implementing special operating orders; checking operating logs and charts for proper entries and evaluating instrument readings; evaluating laboratory data to ensure plant operation is within prescribed parameters; reporting plant irregularities or needed repairs and recommending corrective action; assigning and overseeing workers performing routine plant maintenance; ordering parts and supplies; training other crew members; keeping employee time records; scheduling and conducting plant tours; participating in the work of the crew; performing basic maintenance duties; driving to other work sites; and performing related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Candidates must possess a valid California Class C driver license, a high school diploma or equivalent (passing an approved General Educational Development Test, or obtaining a Certificate of Proficiency issued by the Board of Education in accordance with section 48412 of the Education Code) due to the California State certification requirements -AND- a Grade III, or higher, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board by date of appointment -AND- Two and a half years of experience performing full-time qualifying treatment plant operator duties. NOTE: Applicants must be able to provide annual evidence of medical fitness. EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIA The competitive selection process may cover Kn owledge of: The principles of operation and maintenance of sewage treatment and sludge disposal plants and equipment; safe work practices; various sewage treatment and sludge processing techniques and the results to be obtained at the various stages; chemical/biological reactions in the process; and principles and practices of supervision and training. The A bili t y to : Interpret plant instruments and analyze laboratory data to recommend or make proper adjustments; maintain records and prepare reports; schedule, evaluate and provide technical guidance to others; operate any assigned area of the treatment plant; and coordinate operational activities of a treatment plant. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 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 weighted at 50% and/or an interview weighted at 50%. Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process. Please apply online at www.lacsd.org within the application period. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSD Employment application. Check your e-mail regularly throughout the recruitment process as notifications are sent via e-mail. Please make sure that your registered e-mail address is accurate and current. To ensure proper delivery add info@governmentjobs.com to your contact list. NOTE: The individual(s) recommended for hire must undergo a job-related pre-employment physical, as well as a reference check, background, check, DMV report, and a drug test. To learn more about how the Sanitation Districts convert waste into resources, please visit the following video: Converting Waste into Resources . For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact Luz Avila at lavila@lacsd.org or (562) 908-4288 extension 1329. As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage people with disabilities and people from historically marginalized communities to apply. RETIREMENT 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 (7.75% for the 23/24 fiscal year). 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. DEFERRED COMP MATCH: For some bargaining units, the Districts provides a matching contribution to an eligible deferred compensation plan pursuant to Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code. The match with each paycheck will be the lesser of: 3% of the employee's base monthly salary as listed in the Salary Schedule; and the amount the employee is contributing with that paycheck. The annual total combined employee and employer contribution are subject to IRS limits. COMPENSATION Employees receive annual salary increases until reaching step 5 of the salary range and are provided with opportunities to promote. Cost of living adjustments are implemented annually in accordance with labor agreements. HEALTH INSURANCE MEDICAL: Districts paid. Employees may choose from several HMO and Indemnity plans. As of January 1, 2024, the Districts contribute $2,202.87 per month for medical insurance. Depending on the choice of health plan, the Districts contribution covers all or a large portion of the premium for family coverage. DENTAL: Districts paid. The Districts pay the full premium for employee and dependent coverage for a prepaid dental program which provides for most routine dental care through a panel of contracting dentists with no deductibles. Employees are eligible to enroll in an indemnity plan if requested within thirty days after completion of three years of employment (sooner for some bargaining units), or during subsequent open enrollment periods. VISION: Employee paid. LIFE: The Districts pay for a term life policy. Employees can buy additional types and amounts of life insurance coverage at group rates. LEAVE TIME VACATION: Employees receive 88 hours of paid vacation after one full year of service, increasing up to 128 hours per year after five years, 168 hours per year after 15 years and up to 208 hours after 25 years. Prior to one year of full service, employees are given partial vacation time on January 1, based on the time worked in the preceding year. SICK LEAVE : Eight hours of full-pay sick leave per month. PERSONAL LEAVE: Employees may use up to 24 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. Some bargaining units allow up to 40 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. HOLIDAYS 13 paid holidays and one-half paid holiday depending on the employee's work schedule. TUITION REIMBURSEMENT Employees may be eligible for tuition reimbursement for approved accredited course work. STUDENT LOAN PAYMENT REIMBURSEMENT For some bargaining units, the Districts will provide student loan payment reimbursements for principal or interest paid by the employee on a qualified education loan incurred by the employee for the education of the employee. The annual maximum reimbursement is $5,250 and the lifetime reimbursement limit is $21,000. WORK ENVIRONMENT & OTHER BENEFITS 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 December 29, 2023 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
LA County Sanitation District Valencia (WRP), California, United States
Mar 21, 2024
Full Time
JOB POSTING The Sanitation Districts clean the wastewater of over 5 million people and turn it into resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Through the operation of 11 wastewater treatment facilities, approximately 510 million gallons per day (MGD) of wastewater are treated at these facilities and 165 MGD are available for reuse. The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District operates the Saugus and Valencia WRPs which serve over 140,000 residents of the City of Santa Clarita and the surrounding unincorporated County areas of Stevenson Ranch and Castaic. We are now recruiting for skilled Electrical and Instrumentation Technicians at our Valencia Water Reclamation Plant . The essential functions of this position are to perform progressively more skilled work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of instrumentation, computer process control, and electrical equipment and systems. Working hours are Monday through Friday (7:00am-3:30pm). After hour, overtime, and weekend callbacks will sometimes be required with compensation. This is an excellent career opportunity, with comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, retirement, along with paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. Additional benefit information can be viewed by clicking on the Benefits tab. Initial salary placement will be based on the selected candidate's qualifications. JOB SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of a Supervisor of Electrical and Instrumentation Repair, incumbents assemble, install, maintain, calibrate, troubleshoot and repair and/or replace electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital and analog control equipment and systems; operate, maintain, calibrate and repair pneumatic and electronic testing and measuring instruments; maintain records and prepare reports on maintenance and repair work, calibration readings and related data; order parts, supplies and equipment; instruct lower level classes in the series; read, interpret and prepare schematic diagrams, blueprints, sketches and equipment specifications; perform math calculations related to the trades; drive to and perform inspections on new construction; maintain shop area; and perform related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS All candidates must possess a valid California Class C driver license -AND- four years of Electrical & Instrumentation Technician experience performing progressively responsible installation, maintenance and repair work on instrumentation, computer process control and electrical equipment and systems. Twelve units of college course work or completion of one year of a two-year degree or certification program in instrumentation, electronics or electrical technology, or a closely related field may substitute for one year of the required experience -OR- Completion of a two-year degree or certification program in instrumentation, electronics or electrical technology, or a closely related field for two years of the required experience. EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIA The competitive selection process may cover a Knowledge of: Theories, principles, practices, tools, math formulas and safety considerations used in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital and analog control equipment and systems; plant operational systems. The Ability to: Utilize specialized tools, math formulas and equipment of the trade; independently troubleshoot and repair electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital and analog control equipment and systems; read, interpret and prepare schematic diagrams, blueprints, sketches and equipment specifications; maintain records and prepare reports; independently perform difficult assignments; instruct lower level apprentices in trade techniques. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 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 weighted at 50% and/or an interview weighted at 50%. Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process. Please apply online at www.lacsd.org within the application period. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSD Employment application. Check your e-mail regularly throughout the recruitment process as notifications are sent via e-mail. Please make sure that your registered e-mail address is accurate and current. To ensure proper delivery add info@governmentjobs.com to your contact list. NOTE: The individual(s) recommended for hire must undergo a job-related pre-employment physical, as well as a reference check, background, check, DMV report, and a drug test. To learn more about how the Sanitation Districts convert waste into resources, please visit the following video: Converting Waste into Resources . For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact Luz Avila at lavila@lacsd.org or (562) 908-4288 extension 1329. As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage people with disabilities and people from historically marginalized communities to apply. RETIREMENT 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 (7.75% for the 23/24 fiscal year). 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. DEFERRED COMP MATCH: For some bargaining units, the Districts provides a matching contribution to an eligible deferred compensation plan pursuant to Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code. The match with each paycheck will be the lesser of: 3% of the employee's base monthly salary as listed in the Salary Schedule; and the amount the employee is contributing with that paycheck. The annual total combined employee and employer contribution are subject to IRS limits. COMPENSATION Employees receive annual salary increases until reaching step 5 of the salary range and are provided with opportunities to promote. Cost of living adjustments are implemented annually in accordance with labor agreements. HEALTH INSURANCE MEDICAL: Districts paid. Employees may choose from several HMO and Indemnity plans. As of January 1, 2024, the Districts contribute $2,202.87 per month for medical insurance. Depending on the choice of health plan, the Districts contribution covers all or a large portion of the premium for family coverage. DENTAL: Districts paid. The Districts pay the full premium for employee and dependent coverage for a prepaid dental program which provides for most routine dental care through a panel of contracting dentists with no deductibles. Employees are eligible to enroll in an indemnity plan if requested within thirty days after completion of three years of employment (sooner for some bargaining units), or during subsequent open enrollment periods. VISION: Employee paid. LIFE: The Districts pay for a term life policy. Employees can buy additional types and amounts of life insurance coverage at group rates. LEAVE TIME VACATION: Employees receive 88 hours of paid vacation after one full year of service, increasing up to 128 hours per year after five years, 168 hours per year after 15 years and up to 208 hours after 25 years. Prior to one year of full service, employees are given partial vacation time on January 1, based on the time worked in the preceding year. SICK LEAVE : Eight hours of full-pay sick leave per month. PERSONAL LEAVE: Employees may use up to 24 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. Some bargaining units allow up to 40 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. HOLIDAYS 13 paid holidays and one-half paid holiday depending on the employee's work schedule. TUITION REIMBURSEMENT Employees may be eligible for tuition reimbursement for approved accredited course work. STUDENT LOAN PAYMENT REIMBURSEMENT For some bargaining units, the Districts will provide student loan payment reimbursements for principal or interest paid by the employee on a qualified education loan incurred by the employee for the education of the employee. The annual maximum reimbursement is $5,250 and the lifetime reimbursement limit is $21,000. WORK ENVIRONMENT & OTHER BENEFITS 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 December 29, 2023 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
LA County Sanitation District Whittier, California, United States
Mar 07, 2024
Full Time
JOB POSTING NOTICE OF EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITY POSTING #SB-029-24E INDUSTRIAL MECHANIC (STATIONARY MECHANIC - JOURNEY) LOCATION: SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT, ENERGY RECOVERY SECTION, MAINTENANCE GROUP, PUENTE HILLS GAS TO ENERGY FACILITY, WHITTIER ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform more skilled preventive repair and maintenance of stationary equipment, machinery, and steam turbines, gas turbines, gas collection systems and water extraction systems at Solid Waste and Energy Recovery Facilities. JOB SUMMARY: The major job duties are listed below. For a detailed list, please see job description . Performing precision repair, major overhaul, installation and preventive/predictive maintenance on a variety of specialized mechanical machinery including turbines, boilers, stationary engines, blowers, pumps and process and instrument air compressors, complex gear boxes such as speed reducers, increasers, super-heated steam generation equipment, centrifuges with hydraulic back drive systems, stationary hydraulic systems including pumps, motor cylinders and pneumatic conveying systems, preliminary treatment systems including moving bar screens, macerators, grinders and compacting screw augers, and materials recycling systems including disc screens, trommels, conveyors, air classifiers, sorters, magnetic separators, crushers and balers Disassembling machinery and determining component functional capacity using visual inspection, gauges, calipers, micrometers and other precision measuring tools and testing instruments Disassembling machinery and determining component functional capacity using visual inspection, gauges, calipers, micrometers and other precision measuring tools and testing instruments Inspecting machines and equipment parts to prevent breakdown or malfunction Collecting and evaluating diagnostic field data for predictive maintenance technologies (e.g., ultrasonic and/or vibration waveform data) NOTE: The incumbent is responsible for working overtime as needed and responding to emergencies, which includes being placed on a weekend emergency callout list and promptly attending to emergency callouts as required. Furthermore, this position directly involves handling the Annual Power Plant and Facility outages. PERG is the base location, but this position also supports the Puente Hills Landfill, Spadra Landfill, Scholl Canyon Landfill, Palos Verdes Landfill, Mission Canyon Landfill, Calabasas Landfill Gas-to-Energy Facility, Calabasas Landfill, Puente Hills Material Recovery and Intermodal Facility, Downey Area Transfer and Recycling facility, South Gate Transfer Station, Mesquite Regional Landfill and Intermodal Facility. A crane certification from the State of California may be required. Should it be required, crane certification involves attendance at training sessions, passing written and/or practical examinations and providing annual evidence of medical fitness. The selected candidate must be medically cleared to wear a respiratory protection device. This is a 9/80 position with alternating Fridays as the RDO (Regular Day Off). The list of eligible candidates resulting from this posting may be used to fill future vacancies that may occur in the next six (6) months. stationary mechanic, millwright, industrial mechanic, stationary engineer MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must possess all of the following: A valid California Class C driver license One of the following: Equivalent to four (4) years of directly related experience in the stationary mechanic apprenticeship program with the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, one (1) year of which must have been at the Apprentice II level Four (4) years of experience performing directly related skilled maintenance or craft duties involving the repair and overhaul of a variety of comparable machinery and equipment One of the following substitution options may be applied toward the experience requirement: Twelve (12) semester units of college coursework approved by the Districts or completion of one (1) year of a two-year trade school in a mechanical technology or closely related program may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience Graduation from a two-year trade school in a mechanical technology or closely related program may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIA Knowledge of: Methods, materials and tools used in the repair of large and complex mechanical equipment such as engines, compressors and pumps and their operation Use of precision test equipment and tools Hand tools, welding and cutting equipment, pipe cutters and threaders, valve grinders and various saws Occupational hazards and safety regulations of the trade Ability to: Diagnose and repair a wide variety of mechanical equipment Read, interpret and work from repair manuals and specifications Use specialized tools and equipment Instruct apprentices in trade techniques ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 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 exam weighted at 50% and an interview weighted at 50%. Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process. The written exam will take place on Tuesday, March 26 Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of April 1. TO APPLY: Please apply online at governmentjobs.com within this application period. By using the online application system you will receive confirmation via e-mail that your application was received for this position. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSD Employment Application or online application. Check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as notifications may be sent via e-mail. Please verify that your registered email address is accurate and current. To ensure proper delivery, add info@governmentjobs.com to your contact list. NOTE: The individual(s) recommended for hire must undergo a job-related pre-employment physical, as well as a reference check, DMV report, and a drug test. For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Sareen Baghikian at SBaghikian@lacsd.org . As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage people with disabilities and people from historically marginalized communities to apply. To learn more about how the Sanitation Districts converts waste into resources, please visit the following video: Converting Waste into Resources . RETIREMENT 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 (7.75% for the 23/24 fiscal year). 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. DEFERRED COMP MATCH: For some bargaining units, the Districts provides a matching contribution to an eligible deferred compensation plan pursuant to Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code. The match with each paycheck will be the lesser of: 3% of the employee's base monthly salary as listed in the Salary Schedule; and the amount the employee is contributing with that paycheck. The annual total combined employee and employer contribution are subject to IRS limits. COMPENSATION Employees receive annual salary increases until reaching step 5 of the salary range and are provided with opportunities to promote. Cost of living adjustments are implemented annually in accordance with labor agreements. HEALTH INSURANCE MEDICAL: Districts paid. Employees may choose from several HMO and Indemnity plans. As of January 1, 2024, the Districts contribute $2,202.87 per month for medical insurance. Depending on the choice of health plan, the Districts contribution covers all or a large portion of the premium for family coverage. DENTAL: Districts paid. The Districts pay the full premium for employee and dependent coverage for a prepaid dental program which provides for most routine dental care through a panel of contracting dentists with no deductibles. Employees are eligible to enroll in an indemnity plan if requested within thirty days after completion of three years of employment (sooner for some bargaining units), or during subsequent open enrollment periods. VISION: Employee paid. LIFE: The Districts pay for a term life policy. Employees can buy additional types and amounts of life insurance coverage at group rates. LEAVE TIME VACATION: Employees receive 88 hours of paid vacation after one full year of service, increasing up to 128 hours per year after five years, 168 hours per year after 15 years and up to 208 hours after 25 years. Prior to one year of full service, employees are given partial vacation time on January 1, based on the time worked in the preceding year. SICK LEAVE : Eight hours of full-pay sick leave per month. PERSONAL LEAVE: Employees may use up to 24 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. Some bargaining units allow up to 40 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. HOLIDAYS 13 paid holidays and one-half paid holiday depending on the employee's work schedule. TUITION REIMBURSEMENT Employees may be eligible for tuition reimbursement for approved accredited course work. STUDENT LOAN PAYMENT REIMBURSEMENT For some bargaining units, the Districts will provide student loan payment reimbursements for principal or interest paid by the employee on a qualified education loan incurred by the employee for the education of the employee. The annual maximum reimbursement is $5,250 and the lifetime reimbursement limit is $21,000. WORK ENVIRONMENT & OTHER BENEFITS 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 December 29, 2023 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
LA County Sanitation District Various (please refer to job posting), California, United States
Mar 07, 2024
Full Time
JOB POSTING THE SANITATION DISTRICTS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY invites applications for the position of: Industrial Waste Inspector I, II LOCATION: WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT, INDUSTRIAL WASTE SECTION VARIOUS LOCATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS: A.K. WARREN WATER RESOURCE FACILITY (CARSON) LOS COYOTES (CERRITOS) SAN JOSE CREEK (WHITTIER) NOTE: This posting is for all positions at any of the above listed locations. The applicant must identify in the supplemental questions which locations they are applying to. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To inspect and investigate waste processes used by commercial/industrial facilities to determine compliance with industrial wastewater discharge rules and regulations. JOB SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of a Supervising Industrial Waste Inspector, the incumbent inspects industrial firms to determine the nature of business, the wastewater generating processes, the magnitude, type and strength of wastes produced; the adequacy of pretreatment equipment and its compliance with related legal requirements; discusses problems with the firms' management and seeks to effect corrections; issues citations; responds to emergencies and investigates plant upsets and sewer problems to determine if caused by illegal, excessive or unusual industrial waste discharges; determines sources of offending wastes; conducts sampling of wastewater and chemical tests; recommends solutions to correct offending waste problems; assists company representatives with the discharge permit application procedures and related paperwork; prepares documentation for court hearings; prepares reports, letters and memoranda; and performs related duties as required. This job may be filled at either level. The INDUSTRIAL WASTE INSPECTOR I is the training level class of the series. Incumbents learn to perform inspections of industrial firms to recognize violations. The INDUSTRIAL WASTE INSPECTOR II level is the journey level class of the series. Incumbents independently conduct the full range of inspections of industrial firms and issue citations for violations. This class differs from the Industrial Waste Inspector I class by the greater technical knowledge, and larger scope of projects assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must possess a valid California Class C driver license; - AND - for the INDUSTRIAL WASTE INSPECTOR I level, applicants must have two years of experience performing the duties of a laboratory technician or sub-professional engineering class or equivalent, - AND - Completion of 12 semester units in biology, chemistry or closely related field. For the INDUSTRIAL WASTE INSPECTOR II level, one year of experience performing the duties of an Industrial Waste Inspector I; - OR - Two years' experience conducting industrial wastewater treatment inspection to detect offensive industrial waste and recommending solutions, - AND - Completion of 12 semester units in biology, chemistry or closely related field - OR - Two years of additional qualifying experience. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Water Technology, or related field. Completion of an Environmental Compliance Inspection certification. EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIA Knowledge of : Properties and effects on the environment of chemicals discharged by industrial plants; general principles of treatment plant operations including biological reactions. For the INDUSTRIAL WASTE INSPECTOR II : Industrial processes and where waste streams are generated; standard methods for testing of industrial pollutants, sampling techniques and control instrumentation; flow measuring techniques; chain of custody procedures for court samples; Solvent Management/Toxic Organic Management Plans; rain diversion and/or treatment processes; Districts' wastewater regulations; policies and guidelines including Combustible Gas Monitoring Systems (CGMS) and Spill Containment Guidelines; waste minimization methods; effects to sewerage systems and ground waters caused by the intrusion of untreated industrial waste. Ability to : Utilize techniques to inspect facilities which may generate industrial waste and verify conformance with specifications; and maintain effective work relationships with the representatives of industrial and commercial firms, other public and regulatory agencies, and the public; maintain records and write reports; learn to identify safety hazards associated with pretreatment control functions; prepare and maintain documentation; prepare correspondence, technical reports and evidence for legal proceedings; learn whether chemical storage facilities conform with Districts' industrial waste regulations; utilize computer to compose reports and obtain data; learn to review documentation/manifests to ensure proper offsite hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal. For the INDUSTRIAL WASTE INSPECTOR II : Read and interpret mechanical construction drawings and pipeline schematics; identify safety hazards associated with pretreatment control functions; work with industries and other regulatory agencies; prepare correspondence and collect and preserve evidence for legal proceedings, perform all aspects of the position with full proficiency. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 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. TO APPLY: Apply now via an “Internal Application” which can now be completed and submitted online through the Sanitation Districts’ website at www.lacsd.org . Please click on the “Employment Opportunities” link and select the “Internal Opportunities” option. 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. For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Shelley Glasman at ext. 1340 . As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage people with disabilities and people from historically marginalized communities to apply. To learn more about how the Sanitation Districts converts waste into resources, please visit the following video: Converting Waste into Resources RETIREMENT 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 (7.75% for the 23/24 fiscal year). 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. DEFERRED COMP MATCH: For some bargaining units, the Districts provides a matching contribution to an eligible deferred compensation plan pursuant to Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code. The match with each paycheck will be the lesser of: 3% of the employee's base monthly salary as listed in the Salary Schedule; and the amount the employee is contributing with that paycheck. The annual total combined employee and employer contribution are subject to IRS limits. COMPENSATION Employees receive annual salary increases until reaching step 5 of the salary range and are provided with opportunities to promote. Cost of living adjustments are implemented annually in accordance with labor agreements. HEALTH INSURANCE MEDICAL: Districts paid. Employees may choose from several HMO and Indemnity plans. As of January 1, 2024, the Districts contribute $2,202.87 per month for medical insurance. Depending on the choice of health plan, the Districts contribution covers all or a large portion of the premium for family coverage. DENTAL: Districts paid. The Districts pay the full premium for employee and dependent coverage for a prepaid dental program which provides for most routine dental care through a panel of contracting dentists with no deductibles. Employees are eligible to enroll in an indemnity plan if requested within thirty days after completion of three years of employment (sooner for some bargaining units), or during subsequent open enrollment periods. VISION: Employee paid. LIFE: The Districts pay for a term life policy. Employees can buy additional types and amounts of life insurance coverage at group rates. LEAVE TIME VACATION: Employees receive 88 hours of paid vacation after one full year of service, increasing up to 128 hours per year after five years, 168 hours per year after 15 years and up to 208 hours after 25 years. Prior to one year of full service, employees are given partial vacation time on January 1, based on the time worked in the preceding year. SICK LEAVE : Eight hours of full-pay sick leave per month. PERSONAL LEAVE: Employees may use up to 24 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. Some bargaining units allow up to 40 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. HOLIDAYS 13 paid holidays and one-half paid holiday depending on the employee's work schedule. TUITION REIMBURSEMENT Employees may be eligible for tuition reimbursement for approved accredited course work. STUDENT LOAN PAYMENT REIMBURSEMENT For some bargaining units, the Districts will provide student loan payment reimbursements for principal or interest paid by the employee on a qualified education loan incurred by the employee for the education of the employee. The annual maximum reimbursement is $5,250 and the lifetime reimbursement limit is $21,000. WORK ENVIRONMENT & OTHER BENEFITS 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 December 29, 2023
LA County Sanitation District Whittier, California, United States
Mar 07, 2024
Full Time
JOB POSTING THE SANITATION DISTRICTS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY invites applications for the position of: Electrical Engineer/Electrical Engineering Associate in Power Systems 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. The Sanitation Districts are currently recruiting to fill two (2) Electrical Engineering Associate or Electrical Engineer position in the Electrical and Instrumentation Design Section. ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT ELECTRICAL AND INSTRUMENTATION DESIGN SECTION JOINT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE JOB SUMMARY: The incumbent will report to a Supervising Engineer and perform electrical power systems and instrumentation engineering for wastewater treatment plants, pumping plants, landfills and power generation facilities; develop electrical and instrumentation drawings and specifications; design low- and medium-voltage power distribution systems; design microprocessor and hardwired-based control systems; develop computer-based electrical engineering studies; develop electrical and instrumentation cost estimates and economic analyses; review consultant submittals; review contractor and vendor submittals, RFI responses, and contractor change-order claims; coordinate work with other Districts' sections and outside agencies; and perform other duties as required. This position will be assigned to the Joint Administration Office in Whittier, CA. Initial salary placement will be based on the selected candidate's qualifications. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Candidates must possess: A valid California Class C driver's license for positions performing on-the-job driving -AND- a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited and recognized college or university. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have two or more years' experience performing power systems engineering and design of low- and medium-voltage power distribution systems (control/instrumentation experience is desirable) for, wastewater, power generation, petrochemical, or heavy industrial facilities projects; and a Bachelor and/or Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering with emphasis in Power Systems. EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIA The competitive process may cover a knowledge of : Power systems engineering and its application in wastewater treatment plants, pumping plants, petrochemical facilities, and/or power generation Industrial controls including instrumentation and programmable logic controllers. Electrical drawings such as one-line diagrams, motor and circuit breaker control diagrams, wiring diagrams, plot plans, etc. and project cost estimation. Power system studies such as load flow, short circuit, motor starting, arc flash, and generator sizing. Protection coordination and protective device settings. National Electrical Code and its application in electrical design. Electrical, controls and instrumentation design in coordination with civil, mechanical and structural designs. Ability to: Write technical documents such as preliminary design reports, specifications, and construction sequences. Perform construction contract administration work, including submittal reviews, responses to contractor requests for information, and extra work claims. Communicate effectively with audiences including, but not limited to coworkers, vendors, contractors, and management. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This posting will remain open until vacancy is filled and is subject to closure without notice. SELECTION PROCESS: Applications and Supplemental Questions will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience. Candidates considered to have the best qualifications will be invited to an oral interview. The selection process will consist of an oral interview weighted at 100%. An eligibility list will be established upon completion of the interview based on the interview scores. To be considered, please complete an LACSD Employment Application at www.lacsd.org . You may attach your résumé to your online application, but not in lieu of a completed application. Applicants with the most desirable qualifications will be invited to an interview. For additional questions regarding this posting, please contact Cara Morin at 562-908-4288 Ext. 1328 or at caramorin@lacsd.org As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women, and disabled persons to apply. Joint Administration Office, Whittier RETIREMENT 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 (7.75% for the 23/24 fiscal year; 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. DEFERRED COMP MATCH: The Districts provides a matching contribution to an eligible deferred compensation plan pursuant to Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code. The match with each paycheck will be the lesser of: 3% of the employee's base monthly salary as listed in the Salary Schedule; and the amount the employee is contributing with that paycheck. The annual total combined employee and employer contribution are subject to IRS limits. COMPENSATION & PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Employees receive annual salary increases until reaching step 5 of the salary range and are provided with opportunities to promote. Cost of living adjustments are implemented annually in accordance with labor agreements. Job classifications are compensated on a 5-step salary range. New employees may receive a 5.5% step increase after successfully completing a 6-month probationary period and yearly thereafter until step 5 is reached. The Districts' typically promote qualified internal applicants before considering outside candidates. For engineering professionals, there are three levels of Engineering Associate (EA) and administrative promotion is possible to an EA II or EA III level after an engineer completes 2 years as an EA I or EA II respectively. Engineers are eligible for administrative promotion to the Civil Engineer level when they obtain registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California and have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university and 6 years of professional engineering experience, a master's degree from an accredited university and 3 years of professional engineering experience, or a PhD and 2 years of professional engineering experience. An employee with four years of experience at the Civil Engineer level may apply to compete for promotion to Senior Engineer. Promotions to the Senior Engineer level are made depending upon the needs of the Districts. Supervising Engineer positions are filled through a competitive selection process. Management level positions may also be filled through a competitive selection process, or by appointment by the Chief Engineer and General Manager. HEALTH INSURANCE MEDICAL: Districts paid. Employees may choose from several HMO and Indemnity plans. As of January 1, 2024, the Districts contribute $2,202.87 per month for medical insurance. Depending on the choice of health plan, the Districts contribution covers all or a large portion of the premium for family coverage. DENTAL: Districts paid. The Districts pay the full premium for employee and dependent coverage for a prepaid dental program which provides for most routine dental care through a panel of contracting dentists with no deductibles. Employees are eligible to enroll in an indemnity plan if requested within thirty days after completion of three years of employment (sooner for some bargaining units), or during subsequent open enrollment periods. VISION: Employee paid. LIFE: The Districts pay for a term life policy. Employees can buy additional types and amounts of life insurance coverage at group rates. LEAVE TIME VACATION: Employees receive 88 hours of paid vacation after one full year of service, increasing up to 128 hours per year after five years, 168 hours per year after 15 years and up to 208 hours after 25 years. Prior to one year of full service, employees are given partial vacation time on January 1, based on the time worked in the preceding year. SICK LEAVE : Eight hours of full-pay sick leave per month. PERSONAL LEAVE: Employees may use up to 40 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. HOLIDAYS 13 paid holidays and one-half paid holiday depending on the employee's work schedule. TUITION REIMBURSEMENT Employees may be eligible for tuition reimbursement for approved accredited course work. STUDENT LOAN PAYMENT REIMBURSEMENT For some bargaining units, the Districts will provide student loan payment reimbursements for principal or interest paid by the employee on a qualified education loan incurred by the employee for the education of the employee. The annual maximum reimbursement is $5,250 and the lifetime reimbursement limit is $21,000. ENGINEERING TRANSFER PROGRAM Engineers can participate in a voluntary transfer program to gain experience in various engineering sections. Transfers are made whenever vacancies and qualifications match. An engineer may apply for transfer after they have served in their assignment for 2 years. WORK ENVIRONMENT & OTHER BENEFITS 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 December 29, 2023
LA County Sanitation District Various (please refer to job posting), California, United States
Mar 07, 2024
Full Time
JOB POSTING THE SANITATION DISTRICTS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY invites applications for the position of: Construction Management Engineer/Engineering Associate POSTING #CM-263-23E 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. 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. ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SECTION The current vacancies are located at the Carson Field Office and in Whittier at the Joint Administration Office. Under the general supervision of a Supervising Engineer, the incumbent will primarily perform duties related to the management of construction contracts. These duties include overseeing construction activities; investigating and resolving construction and engineering problems; reviewing and negotiating contractors' extra work claims and change proposals; reviewing construction project schedules; tracking work progress and preparing pay estimates; evaluating the impact of project progress on Districts' operations and making recommendations on any necessary course of action; coordinating with other Districts' departments and other agencies as needed to ensure satisfactory project progress; preparing project monthly progress reports. In addition to an emphasis on the need to maintain positive rapport with construction project stakeholders, including consultants, engineers in this field assignment need to be self-motivated to manage and see-through-to-completion significant contracts as well as possess the written communication skills necessary to document conflicting points of view regarding construction matters. Construction contracts include sewer, landfill and treatment plant projects and may span a large geographical area, require night work, overtime or overnight stays. NOTE: Work schedule is Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:30pm; some night work and overtime as required by project. This position is not eligible for telework/working from home policies. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS For the Engineering Associate classification, applicants must possess: Option A : A bachelor's degree in a pertinent engineering discipline - AND - a master's degree in a pertinent engineering discipline; Option B : A bachelor's degree in a related science - AND - an Engineer-In-Training Certificate - AND - a master's degree in a pertinent engineering discipline; Option C : A bachelor's degree in engineering - AND - two years of professional engineering experience obtained after earning a bachelor's degree in engineering. For the professional 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 : a PhD in engineering - AND - two years of professional engineering experience; Option C : six years of professional engineering experience subsequent to earning a bachelor's degree in engineering. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will have five or more years' experience in construction management and/or a master's degree in a pertinent engineering field. Certified Associate Construction Manager and/or Certified Construction Manager certification is desirable. Experience working on the following projects or in the following areas are highly desirable: Cost estimating and scheduling Construction administration for large industrial facilities such as advanced processes and treatment facilities Electrical power distribution improvements Pumping plant facility replacement Sewer construction/rehabilitation involving slip lining and CIPP Software including Microsoft Project, Primavera P6, Oracle Unifier and/or ProCore Working with the public, handling resident complaints regarding construction or facility operations Managing sewer repair projects Troubleshooting complex problems involving project construction Ability to be on call at night and during weekends to support construction projects as needed Ability to adapt to working both in an office setting completing paperwork (RFIs, change orders, claims and project closeouts) and at the construction site monitoring activities and offering input during the construction process and ensuring efficient completion to required codes and standards ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This posting will remain open until the vacancies are filled and is subject to closure without notice. We will continue to evaluate applications for qualifications over the duration of the open posting and recommend you apply as soon as possible. SELECTION PROCESS: Applications and Supplemental Questions will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience. Candidates considered to have the best qualifications will be invited to an oral interview. The selection process will consist of an oral interview weighted at 100% An eligibility list will be established upon completion of the interview based on the interview scores. To be considered, please complete an LACSD Employment Application at www.lacsd.or . You may attach your resume to your online application, but not in lieu of a completed application. Applicants with the most desirable qualifications will invited to an interview. For additional questions regarding this posting, please contact Cara Morin at 562-908-4288 Ext. 1328 or at caramorin@lacsd.org . As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage people with disabilities and people from historically marginalized communities to apply. RETIREMENT 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 (7.75% for the 23/24 fiscal year; 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. DEFERRED COMP MATCH: The Districts provides a matching contribution to an eligible deferred compensation plan pursuant to Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code. The match with each paycheck will be the lesser of: 3% of the employee's base monthly salary as listed in the Salary Schedule; and the amount the employee is contributing with that paycheck. The annual total combined employee and employer contribution are subject to IRS limits. COMPENSATION & PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Employees receive annual salary increases until reaching step 5 of the salary range and are provided with opportunities to promote. Cost of living adjustments are implemented annually in accordance with labor agreements. Job classifications are compensated on a 5-step salary range. New employees may receive a 5.5% step increase after successfully completing a 6-month probationary period and yearly thereafter until step 5 is reached. The Districts' typically promote qualified internal applicants before considering outside candidates. For engineering professionals, there are three levels of Engineering Associate (EA) and administrative promotion is possible to an EA II or EA III level after an engineer completes 2 years as an EA I or EA II respectively. Engineers are eligible for administrative promotion to the Civil Engineer level when they obtain registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California and have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university and 6 years of professional engineering experience, a master's degree from an accredited university and 3 years of professional engineering experience, or a PhD and 2 years of professional engineering experience. An employee with four years of experience at the Civil Engineer level may apply to compete for promotion to Senior Engineer. Promotions to the Senior Engineer level are made depending upon the needs of the Districts. Supervising Engineer positions are filled through a competitive selection process. Management level positions may also be filled through a competitive selection process, or by appointment by the Chief Engineer and General Manager. HEALTH INSURANCE MEDICAL: Districts paid. Employees may choose from several HMO and Indemnity plans. As of January 1, 2024, the Districts contribute $2,202.87 per month for medical insurance. Depending on the choice of health plan, the Districts contribution covers all or a large portion of the premium for family coverage. DENTAL: Districts paid. The Districts pay the full premium for employee and dependent coverage for a prepaid dental program which provides for most routine dental care through a panel of contracting dentists with no deductibles. Employees are eligible to enroll in an indemnity plan if requested within thirty days after completion of three years of employment (sooner for some bargaining units), or during subsequent open enrollment periods. VISION: Employee paid. LIFE: The Districts pay for a term life policy. Employees can buy additional types and amounts of life insurance coverage at group rates. LEAVE TIME VACATION: Employees receive 88 hours of paid vacation after one full year of service, increasing up to 128 hours per year after five years, 168 hours per year after 15 years and up to 208 hours after 25 years. Prior to one year of full service, employees are given partial vacation time on January 1, based on the time worked in the preceding year. SICK LEAVE : Eight hours of full-pay sick leave per month. PERSONAL LEAVE: Employees may use up to 40 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. HOLIDAYS 13 paid holidays and one-half paid holiday depending on the employee's work schedule. TUITION REIMBURSEMENT Employees may be eligible for tuition reimbursement for approved accredited course work. STUDENT LOAN PAYMENT REIMBURSEMENT For some bargaining units, the Districts will provide student loan payment reimbursements for principal or interest paid by the employee on a qualified education loan incurred by the employee for the education of the employee. The annual maximum reimbursement is $5,250 and the lifetime reimbursement limit is $21,000. ENGINEERING TRANSFER PROGRAM Engineers can participate in a voluntary transfer program to gain experience in various engineering sections. Transfers are made whenever vacancies and qualifications match. An engineer may apply for transfer after they have served in their assignment for 2 years. WORK ENVIRONMENT & OTHER BENEFITS 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 December 29, 2023 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
LA County Sanitation District Warren - A.K. Warren Water Resource Facility, California, United States
Mar 07, 2024
Full Time
JOB POSTING NOTICE OF EXTERNAL RECRUITMENT SELECTION #LA-110-23E ELECTRICAL AND INSTRUMENTATION TECHNICIAN (3 Positions) Our Wastewater Management Department is recruiting for Journey level Electrical and Instrumentation Technicians in Carson at our Joint Water Pollution Control Plant. The essential functions of this position are to perform progressively more skilled work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of instrumentation, computer process control, and electrical equipment and systems. The agency consists of 24 independent special districts serving about 5.5 million people in Los Angeles County. We operate and maintain the regional wastewater collection system, which includes approximately 1,400 miles of sewers, 49 pumping plants, and 11 wastewater treatment plants that transport and treat about half the wastewater in Los Angeles County. Over the last 60 years, the Sanitation Districts have been the nation's largest producer of recycled water. The positions offer a 9/80 schedule of Monday-Thursday (6:00am-3:30pm) and the working Friday (6:00am-2:30pm). Regular Days Off (RDO) are alternating Fridays. After hour, overtime, and weekend callbacks will sometimes be required. This is an excellent career opportunity with comprehensive benefits including: medical, dental, retirement, along with paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. Additional benefit information can be viewed by clicking on the Benefits tab. Initial salary placement will be based on the selected candidate's qualifications. JOB SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of a Supervisor of Electrical and Instrumentation Repair, incumbents assemble, install, maintain, calibrate, troubleshoot and repair and/or replace electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital and analog control equipment and systems; operate, maintain, calibrate and repair pneumatic and electronic testing and measuring instruments; maintain records and prepare reports on maintenance and repair work, calibration readings and related data; order parts, supplies and equipment; instruct lower level classes in the series; read, interpret and prepare schematic diagrams, blueprints, sketches and equipment specifications; perform math calculations related to the trades; drive to and perform inspections on new construction; maintain shop area; and perform related duties as required. The ELECTRICAL AND INSTRUMENTATION TECHNICIAN is the journey level class of the series. Incumbents perform a wide variety of skilled tasks utilizing a comprehensive knowledge of the trade. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Candidates must possess four years of experience performing progressively responsible installation, maintenance and repair work on instrumentation, computer process control and electrical equipment and systems. Candidates may substitute twelve units of college course work or completion of one year of a two-year degree or certification program in instrumentation, electronics or electrical technology, or a closely related field for one year of the required experience -OR- candidates may substitute completion of a two-year degree or certification program in instrumentation, electronics or electrical technology, or a closely related field for two years of the required experience. EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIA The competitive selection process for ELECTRICAL AND INSTRUMENTATION TECHNICIAN may cover a knowledge of : Theories, principles, practices, tools, math formulas and safety considerations used in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital and analog control equipment and systems; plant operational systems. The ability to : Utilize specialized tools, math formulas and equipment of the trade; independently troubleshoot and repair electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital and analog control equipment and systems; read, interpret and prepare schematic diagrams, blueprints, sketches and equipment specifications; maintain records and prepare reports; independently perform difficult assignments; instruct lower level apprentices in trade techniques. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 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 weighted at 25%; a performance exam weighted 25% and an interview weighted at 50%. Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process. Please apply online at www.lacsd.org within the application period. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSD Employment application. Check your e-mail regularly throughout the recruitment process as notifications are sent via e-mail. Please make sure that your registered e-mail address is accurate and current. To ensure proper delivery add info@governmentjobs.com to your contact list. NOTE: The individual(s) recommended for hire must undergo a job-related pre-employment physical, as well as a reference check, background, check, DMV report, and a drug test. To learn more about how the Sanitation Districts convert waste into resources, please visit the following video: Converting Waste into Resources . For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact Luz Avila at lavila@lcsd.org or (562) 908-4288 extension 1329. As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage people with disabilities and people from historically marginalized communities to apply. RETIREMENT 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 (7.75% for the 23/24 fiscal year). 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. DEFERRED COMP MATCH: For some bargaining units, the Districts provides a matching contribution to an eligible deferred compensation plan pursuant to Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code. The match with each paycheck will be the lesser of: 3% of the employee's base monthly salary as listed in the Salary Schedule; and the amount the employee is contributing with that paycheck. The annual total combined employee and employer contribution are subject to IRS limits. COMPENSATION Employees receive annual salary increases until reaching step 5 of the salary range and are provided with opportunities to promote. Cost of living adjustments are implemented annually in accordance with labor agreements. HEALTH INSURANCE MEDICAL: Districts paid. Employees may choose from several HMO and Indemnity plans. As of January 1, 2024, the Districts contribute $2,202.87 per month for medical insurance. Depending on the choice of health plan, the Districts contribution covers all or a large portion of the premium for family coverage. DENTAL: Districts paid. The Districts pay the full premium for employee and dependent coverage for a prepaid dental program which provides for most routine dental care through a panel of contracting dentists with no deductibles. Employees are eligible to enroll in an indemnity plan if requested within thirty days after completion of three years of employment (sooner for some bargaining units), or during subsequent open enrollment periods. VISION: Employee paid. LIFE: The Districts pay for a term life policy. Employees can buy additional types and amounts of life insurance coverage at group rates. LEAVE TIME VACATION: Employees receive 88 hours of paid vacation after one full year of service, increasing up to 128 hours per year after five years, 168 hours per year after 15 years and up to 208 hours after 25 years. Prior to one year of full service, employees are given partial vacation time on January 1, based on the time worked in the preceding year. SICK LEAVE : Eight hours of full-pay sick leave per month. PERSONAL LEAVE: Employees may use up to 24 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. Some bargaining units allow up to 40 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. HOLIDAYS 13 paid holidays and one-half paid holiday depending on the employee's work schedule. TUITION REIMBURSEMENT Employees may be eligible for tuition reimbursement for approved accredited course work. STUDENT LOAN PAYMENT REIMBURSEMENT For some bargaining units, the Districts will provide student loan payment reimbursements for principal or interest paid by the employee on a qualified education loan incurred by the employee for the education of the employee. The annual maximum reimbursement is $5,250 and the lifetime reimbursement limit is $21,000. WORK ENVIRONMENT & OTHER BENEFITS 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 December 29, 2023 Closing Date/Time: Continuous