Orange County Sanitation District

  • 10844 Ellis Ave, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, United States
  • www.ocsd.com

The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) is a public agency that is dedicated to maintaining world-class leadership in wastewater and water resource management.  OCSD operates and maintains the third largest wastewater treatment facilities east of the Mississippi River.

 

Mission Statement

We, the employees and the board of directors of the Orange County Sanitation District, are committed to protect public health and the environment by developing, integrating, and implementing fiscally responsible solutions to wastewater, water reclamation, and watershed protection issues. We are a value-based organization dedicated to upholding and consistently demonstrating the attributes affirmed in our Guiding Principles.

 

Guiding Principles

Our Guiding Principles are a declaration of who we are and the beliefs we affirm. They form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional code of ethics.

 

Honesty, Trust and Respect

  • We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community.

 

Teamwork and Problem Solving

  • We strive to reach OCSD goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts.

 

Leadership and Commitment

  • We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community.

 

Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills, & Abilities

  • We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals.

 

Recognition/Rewards

  • We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD by our many talented employees.

14 job(s) at Orange County Sanitation District

Orange County Sanitation District Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
Mar 23, 2017
Full Time
What do you value in your next job? At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we'd love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further. Honesty, Trust, & Respect We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community. Teamwork & Problem Solving We strive to reach OCSD goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts. Leadership & Commitment We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community. Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals. Recognition/Rewards We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD by our many talented employees. OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of a Senior Engineer. Under general direction, the Senior Engineer performs complex engineering duties involving wastewater treatment and collection systems that may include essential job functions such as those listed below. Technical Leadership - Providing functional and technical leadership over other engineers, as well as technical and administrative staff; providing technical leadership, expertise, and customer service in the design, commissioning, and construction of projects; serving as subject matter expert and advisor to management/staff; performing and managing the most diverse, largest and complex assignments, projects, and analyses requiring advanced knowledge of the concepts and practices of wastewater treatment; assisting District staff in resolving complicated or urgent issues by carrying out field investigations, troubleshooting, performing engineering analyses, and researching as-built engineering data and available solutions in the industry; researching and evaluating complex problems by conducting engineering related studies; preparing design reports, detailed drawings, technical specifications for highly complex projects; participating in the development of requests for proposals and scopes of work, reviewing proposals, and selecting consulting engineers; technically overseeing and monitoring consultant's designs for compliance with the scope of work, engineering standards, design quality expectations, and stakeholder needs; coordinating designs with operations and maintenance staff through teamwork and collaboration; participating in and leading design workshops and design constructability reviews. Construction Support - Assisting construction staff to ensure projects are constructed in compliance with contract documents; reviewing construction submittals for compliance with the technical specifications; developing recommendations to project problems and issues during construction; and providing technical training on the operation of new facilities or changes to existing facilities. Quality and Engineering Standards - Ensuring that established engineering standards, policies and procedures, and engineering best practices are applied consistently; ensuring engineering standards are updated periodically through project lessons learned and the feedback of operations and maintenance staff; establishing, managing, and updating engineering policies, procedures, standards, and technical specifications to meet current best practices and engineering design requirements; attending and participating in professional group meetings to stay abreast of new trends and innovations; and researching emerging products and enhancements and their applicability to District needs.
Orange County Sanitation District Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
Mar 23, 2017
Full Time
What do you value in your next job? At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we'd love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further. Honesty, Trust, & Respect We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community. Teamwork & Problem Solving We strive to reach OCSD goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts. Leadership & Commitment We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community. Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals. Recognition/Rewards We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD by our many talented employees. OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of a Senior Engineer - Planning Under general direction by the Engineering Supervisor in the Planning division, this Senior Engineer (Asset Engineer) is responsible for managing the necessary facilities (assets) to reliably meet the District's operational requirements in the most cost-effective way. The Senior Engineer is responsible for assessing the condition, capacity, current and future regulatory requirements, and looking for efficiency or technology improvements for the assigned facilities; identifying critical assets and assuring their resiliency; assessing risk and effectively prioritizing capital improvement program projects to maintain reliability of infrastructure within approved budgets; planning necessary future projects to support on-going operation of the facilities; serving as subject matter expert and advisor to management/staff; performing and managing the most diverse, largest and complex assignments, projects, and analyses requiring advanced knowledge of the concepts and practices of wastewater treatment; assisting District staff in resolving complicated or urgent issues by carrying out field investigations, troubleshooting, performing engineering analyses, and researching as-built engineering data and available solutions in the industry; researching and evaluating complex problems by conducting engineering related studies; participating in the development of request for proposals, scopes of work, review proposals, and selecting consulting engineers; technically overseeing and monitoring consultant's work for compliance with the scope of work, Engineering Standards, design quality expectations, and stakeholder needs; coordinating planning studies with operations and maintenance staff; and creating and maintaining a scope of work for the next project for each facility identifying all replacement and refurbishment activities necessary for long term ownership serving as a Capital Improvement Plan budget and schedule basis. This position is also responsible for ensuring that established District standards, policies and procedures, and engineering best practices are consistently applied; establishing, managing, and updating engineering policies, procedures, standards, and technical specifications to meet current best practices and engineering design requirements; inspecting and diagnosing problems and developing corrective action plans; providing technical leadership and guidance to others; attending and participating in professional group meetings to stay abreast of new trends and innovations; and researching emerging products and enhancements and their applicability to District needs.
Orange County Sanitation District Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
Mar 23, 2017
Full Time
What do you value in your next job? At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we'd love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further. Honesty, Trust, & Respect We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community. Teamwork & Problem Solving We strive to reach OCSD goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts. Leadership & Commitment We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community. Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals. Recognition/Rewards We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD by our many talented employees. OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of a CIP Project Manager Under general direction, performs project management functions for major capital projects including developing schedules; budgets, and staffing requirements; assembles and leads project teams; plans, directs, and coordinates activities of projects to ensure that goals and objectives of projects are accomplished on schedule and within prescribed budget; prepares scopes of work; prepares requests for proposals; communicates effectively with team and stakeholders; reviews quality and quantity of work; manages the procurement and work product of outside consultants; manages cost variances and develops recovery plans; prepares and presents reports and other necessary correspondence on assigned projects; and adheres to the District's Core Values. Specifically, this individual will manage projects for OCSD's Capital Improvement Program through project development, preliminary design, design, construction and installation, commissioning and close-out.
Orange County Sanitation District Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
Mar 23, 2017
Full Time
What do you value in your next job? At the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we'd love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further. Honesty, Trust, & Respect We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community. Teamwork & Problem Solving We strive to reach OCSD goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts. Leadership & Commitment We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community. Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals. Recognition/Rewards We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD by our many talented employees. The Orange County Sanitation District is currently looking to fill the role of an Instrumentation Technician II . Under supervision, the Instrumentation Technician II performs a variety of complex assignments in the installation, maintenance, and calibration of process control instrumentation and related equipment. This individual implements additions or modifications of control systems; troubleshoots and repairs electrical, electronic, microprocessor-based, pneumatic, and mechanical process control components. The Instrumentation Technician II identifies, isolates, and diagnoses failures using various types of test equipment; interprets schematic and loop drawings; and coordinates repairs with other divisions as necessary. Other duties will include installing process control components, HVAC control systems, VFD's, panels, cables, and PLC systems; determining measurements; and developing drawings for installations. This person will be responsible for ordering equipment, parts, and supplies for installation of systems; installing parts, equipment, piping, and wiring per design specifications; calibrating the instruments; testing the systems; correcting any failures; and coordinating installation with other divisions as necessary.
Orange County Sanitation District Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
Mar 23, 2017
Full Time
What do you value in your next job? At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we'd love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further. Honesty, Trust, & Respect We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community. Teamwork & Problem Solving We strive to reach OCSD goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts. Leadership & Commitment We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community. Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals. Recognition/Rewards We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD by our many talented employees. OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of a Human Resources Analyst The Human Resources Analyst works under direct supervision of the Human Resources (HR) Supervisor, performs a variety of professional, technical, and analytical duties and assists senior staff and management in the implementation of HR programs and activities, including but not limited to recruitment and selection, benefits administration, training and development, and performance management. Specifically, the individual in this position will be responsible for: Developing recruitment plans with management; drafting job announcements and interview questions; screening and assessing candidates through testing and interviews; and providing guidance to management; Benefits administration, including member eligibility changes, monthly invoice reconciliation, responding to inquiries/complaints and assisting with escalated claims; Coordinating District-wide training, including identifying compliance and career development training needs and coordinating activities; Conducting and coordinating new employee orientation programs; and Coordinating the performance management program, including advising management on issues and implementing performance improvement plans. General duties include, but are not limited to, conducting research, formulating recommendations, preparing reports, developing presentations, responding to employee inquiries; providing a high level of customer service to management, staff, and the general public; staying abreast of new laws, regulations and other developments in the field of human resources; and other related duties as assigned.
Orange County Sanitation District Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
Mar 23, 2017
Full Time
What do you value in your next job? At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we'd love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further. Honesty, Trust, & Respect We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community. Teamwork & Problem Solving We strive to reach OCSD goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts. Leadership & Commitment We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community. Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals. Recognition/Rewards We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD by our many talented employees. OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of a Construction Inspector (Civil / Mechanical). Under general supervision of the Construction Inspector Supervisor and with assistance of the Senior Construction Inspector, the selected candidate will inspect the installation of assigned District construction projects to ensure total compliance with all District safety requirements, contract documents, and pertinent State and Federal codes or regulations. Other duties will include maintaining files of all daily construction related reports such as daily inspection reports, field test results, field change orders, extra work requests, and photo logs. In addition, the successful candidate will provide technical input and support to project management on change orders, pay estimates, design and submittal review, as well as maintain inspection copies of as-built drawings, as required by Quality Assurance Measures of the Engineering Department. The successful candidate will inspect all types and phases of construction in a treatment plant or sewer collection system, including reinforced concrete and masonry, wood and structural steel framing, piping and mechanical systems, painting and architectural finishes, sewer lines and pump stations, earthwork and paving. The selected candidate will also attend meetings, schedule start-ups, shutdowns, and tie-ins of facilities with contractors and Operations and Maintenance, evaluate contractors methods, and witness required tests.
Orange County Sanitation District Fountain Valley, CA, United States
Mar 23, 2017
Full Time
Under general supervision of the Construction Inspector Supervisor and with assistance of the Senior Construction Inspector, the selected candidate will inspect the installation of assigned District construction projects to ensure total compliance with all District safety requirements, contract documents, and pertinent State and Federal codes or regulations. Other duties will include maintaining files of all daily construction related reports such as daily inspection reports, field test results, field change orders, extra work requests, and photo logs. In addition, the successful candidate will provide technical input and support to project management on change orders, pay estimates, design and submittal review, as well as maintain inspection copies of as-built drawings, as required by Quality Assurance Measures of the Engineering Department. The successful candidate will inspect all types and phases of construction in a treatment plant or sewer collection system, including reinforced concrete and masonry, wood and structural steel framing, piping and mechanical systems, painting and architectural finishes, sewer lines and pump stations, earthwork and paving.  The selected candidate will also attend meetings, schedule start-ups, shutdowns, and tie-ins of facilities with contractors and Operations and Maintenance, evaluate contractors methods, and witness required tests.
Orange County Sanitation District Fountain Valley, CA, United States
Mar 22, 2017
Full Time
Under general direction by the Engineering Supervisor in the Planning division, this Senior Engineer (Asset Engineer) is responsible for managing the necessary facilities (assets) to reliably meet the District's operational requirements in the most cost-effective way.   The Senior Engineer is responsible for assessing the condition, capacity, current and future regulatory requirements, and looking for efficiency or technology improvements for the assigned facilities; identifying critical assets and assuring their resiliency; assessing risk and effectively prioritizing capital improvement program projects to maintain reliability of infrastructure within approved budgets; planning necessary future projects to support on-going operation of the facilities; serving as subject matter expert and advisor to management/staff; performing and managing the most diverse, largest and complex assignments, projects, and analyses requiring advanced knowledge of the concepts and practices of wastewater treatment; assisting District staff in resolving complicated or urgent issues by carrying out field investigations, troubleshooting, performing engineering analyses, and researching as-built engineering data and available solutions in the industry; researching and evaluating complex problems by conducting engineering related studies; participating in the development of request for proposals, scopes of work, review proposals, and selecting consulting engineers; technically overseeing and monitoring consultant's work for compliance with the scope of work, Engineering Standards, design quality expectations, and stakeholder needs; coordinating planning studies with operations and maintenance staff; and creating and maintaining a scope of work for the next project for each facility identifying all replacement and refurbishment activities necessary for long term ownership serving as a Capital Improvement Plan budget and schedule basis.   This position is also responsible for ensuring that established District standards, policies and procedures, and engineering best practices are consistently applied; establishing, managing, and updating engineering policies, procedures, standards, and technical specifications to meet current best practices and engineering design requirements; inspecting and diagnosing problems and developing corrective action plans; providing technical leadership and guidance to others; attending and participating in professional group meetings to stay abreast of new trends and innovations; and researching emerging products and enhancements and their applicability to District needs.
Orange County Sanitation District 10844 Ellis Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA, United States
Mar 08, 2017
Full Time
OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of a Human Resources Analyst The Human Resources Analyst works under direct supervision of the Human Resources (HR) Supervisor, performs a variety of professional, technical, and analytical duties and assists senior staff and management in the implementation of HR programs and activities, including but not limited to recruitment and selection, benefits administration, training and development, and performance management. Specifically, the individual in this position will be responsible for:   Developing recruitment plans with management; drafting job announcements and interview questions; screening and assessing candidates through testing and interviews; and providing guidance to management; Benefits administration, including member eligibility changes, monthly invoice reconciliation, responding to inquiries/complaints and assisting with escalated claims; Coordinating District-wide training, including identifying compliance and career development training needs and coordinating activities; Conducting and coordinating new employee orientation programs; and Coordinating the performance management program, including advising management on issues and implementing performance improvement plans.  General duties include, but are not limited to, conducting research, formulating recommendations, preparing reports, developing presentations, responding to employee inquiries; providing a high level of customer service to management, staff, and the general public; staying abreast of new laws, regulations and other developments in the field of human resources; and other related duties as assigned.
Orange County Sanitation District Fountain Valley, California 92708, United States
Feb 17, 2017
Full Time
The following essential job functions are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed job functions and/or may be required to perform additional or different job functions from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Perform a variety of routine maintenance duties in assigned division including collections, electrical, instrumentation, and/or mechanical maintenance; adhere to safe work practices and procedures. Assist in cleaning sewer lines, manholes, and wet wells; read line location blueprints; open manhole covers; set-up atmospheric monitors; enter confined spaces in a body harness, attaching a tire or ball to line cleaning rig to remove debris from lines; use a shovel or bucket to remove debris from manholes, removing floating debris; shovel grit at bottom of wet well and scrape all grease that is on wall of wet well; operate flush truck to clean smaller lines by way of high pressure water hose. Perform routine pump station repair work; assist in troubleshooting pumps and other equipment; identify malfunctions and take corrective action; assist in installing and monitoring flow meters and gas flaps in sewer lines. Assist in performing manhole frame and cover replacement duties; raise manhole covers to street level by operating jackhammer to remove asphalt and concrete; lift manhole ring with appropriate equipment; mix cement, sand and gravel to form concrete; remove broken asphalt and concrete; pour and smooth concrete and reset ring cover. Perform routine calibration of process control instrumentation and related equipment, including pressure and temperature gauges, pressure switches, differential pressure transmitters, and magnetic flow meters. Perform routine cleaning of process control instrumentation and related equipment, including ph sensors, conductivity sensors, dissolved oxygen sensors, and air filters. Perform routine electrical circuit installation for additions or modifications; bend and install conduit; pull wire and wiring in conduit as shown on blueprint and testing system for proper installation. Perform routine service and repair duties on mechanical equipment, vehicles, and machinery in wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, and related facilities. Conduct traffic control when working in high traffic areas; control and divert traffic using traffic cones, flag stands, signs, arrow boards and hand paddles. Perform a variety of routine preventive and corrective maintenance duties in assigned maintenance division. Operate a variety of assigned equipment and tools as directed in a safe and efficient manner to accomplish assigned tasks. May respond to a variety of wastewater emergencies as needed. Perform related duties as required. Job Requirements: Knowledge of: Basic methods and techniques of general maintenance and repair activities related to the area of work assigned. Basic operational principles of a wastewater treatment facility. Basic operational characteristics of equipment and tools used in the area of work assigned. Basic practices and procedures of traffic control. Basic preventive and corrective maintenance techniques. Confined space entry including the use and operation of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). Occupational hazards and standard safety practices. Basic computer software related to work. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation. Basic techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and District staff. Ability to: Perform a variety of maintenance and repair work in the area of work assigned. Use and operate a variety of maintenance and repair equipment in a safe and effective manner. Perform heavy manual labor. Maintain and repair a variety of tools and equipment. Adhere to safe work practice and procedures. Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying as determined by OCSD. High school diploma or equivalent; AND One (1) year of maintenance, construction, or repair experience is desirable. License or Certificate: Possession of a valid California class C driver's license. Possession of a valid California class B driver's license with air brakes and tanker certificate may be required within six (6) months of date of hire depending on area of assignment.
Orange County Sanitation District Fountain Valley, California 92708, United States
Feb 03, 2017
Full Time
Management reserves the right to add, modify change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.   Performs or may coordinate a variety of complex sampling, testing, and analyses for various environmental compliance programs, such as research toxicity testing on District discharges, invertebrate taxonomy identification, ocean monitoring sampling, storm water, hazardous waste, biosolids, and water quality sampling and analyses; maintains required documentation and prepares reports on testing and analyses; interprets test results and assists in troubleshooting causes of problems; maintains, sets up, and/or calibrates equipment. Participates in or may coordinate research projects related to the District's environmental monitoring programs or special studies in support of District and division goals; performs a variety of complex statistical calculations and data input and analyses using specialized computer software; performs graphical analysis of data; assists in the preparation of project reports; may propose and develop research plans and conduct research or technical projects which include field collection work, estimating staff hours, and other resource requirements to complete the project. Under the guidance of senior staff, coordinates the preparation and review of designated sections of the annual report to ensure accuracy, completeness, and adherence to regulatory requirements; establishes schedules; coordinates review of and comments on data with department staff and contractors; performs quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) review of report for accuracy, format, and consistency of data; performs similar activities for monthly and quarterly reports.  May perform complex fieldwork for sampling efforts; operate, calibrate, maintain, and troubleshoot sampling and environmental monitoring equipment and instrumentation; collect and process a wide variety of samples for permit compliance, regional projects, and/or special studies. Coordinates sampling and data submissions from District laboratories and contractors; tracks and coordinates transfer of samples or data; coordinates data review with department staff; performs QA/QC review on regulatory submissions to ensure accuracy, completeness, and adherence to prescribed format. May provide work direction and assignments to staff and/or consultants assigned to a project; coordinates with outside research facilities on cooperative ventures; prepares comprehensive reports and may present findings to superiors, other agencies, and the general public; may provide process and technical support to staff. Monitors contractor sampling and data handling activities to ensure contract compliance and adherence to District policies and procedures as well as regulatory requirements; performs monitoring activities and on-site inspections; performs QA/QC review of contractors monitoring data to evaluate procedures as well as sampling and monitoring data; drafts, evaluates, and makes recommendations on RFPs for outside contracts; may participate in contract negotiations with contractors. May perform a wide variety of inspections of District treatment facilities, District or offsite construction sites, industry dischargers, watershed areas, urban run-off diversion systems, and other areas, sites, and system to ensure compliance with complex laws, rules, regulations, and District policies and standards. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of environmental compliance; researches emerging products and enhancements and their applicability to District needs. Serves on various technical advisory or professional organization committees such as the Southern California Toxicity Assessment Group (SCTAG); makes presentations to regulatory agencies and professional groups; reviews and comments on pending legislation for Federal, State, and local jurisdiction. Conducts special research assignments and projects, gathers data, and prepares reports and position papers for consideration by management. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of environmental compliance; researches emerging products and enhancements and their applicability to District needs. Participates in public relations programs including public education and public outreach programs and activities. When assigned to programs and/or projects, provides leadership and guidance to others. As a program and/or project leader, may direct, assign, train, monitor and review the work activities of team members; determines work priorities; oversees quality and quantity of work performed and ensures adherence to established procedures by instructing employees accordingly; is a reference to employees by possessing specialized skills; develops and implements work improvements. Performs related duties as required. Job Requirements: Employment Standards: Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying as determined by OCSD. 1. Possession of a bachelor’s degree from a college or university which is accredited by the US Department of Education, with major coursework in biological, physical, environmental science, or a related field; AND, 2. Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in a testing laboratory, field collection environment, and/or related environmental compliance. Licenses and Certifications:  Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment. Disaster Service Workers: All Orange County Sanitation District employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the Orange County Sanitation District requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work partially in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, and partially in the field to collect samples and/or inspect various sites, including traversing uneven terrain, climbing ladders, stairs, and other temporary or construction access points; to operate a motor vehicle and visit various District, offsite, and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and make inspections; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. This is partially a sedentary office and partially a field operations classification; frequent standing in and walking between work areas is required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment and inspection and/or sampling equipment. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees work partially indoors and around laboratories and partially in the field and may be exposed to hot and cold temperatures, inclement weather conditions, loud noise levels, vibration, road hazards, boating hazards, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances, odors, and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
Orange County Sanitation District Fountain Valley, California 92708, United States
Jul 18, 2016
Full Time
Under general supervision, the Operator-In-Training / Plant Operator performs a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant on an assigned shift; operates, monitors and maintains plant equipment including engines, motors, boilers, compressors and pumps to control unit processes; monitors and controls wastewater flow; performs adjustments and repairs to plant equipment; collects samples for laboratory testing; and performs minor maintenance such as flushing sludge lines to digesters, adding oil, and cleaning drains.  This person will learn, and subsequently monitor process units.  Other duties will include record maintenance, assisting with chemical deliveries, steaming process lines, supporting maintenance and construction activities, and general housekeeping. Job Requirements: This position requires a High School Diploma from an accredited institution or equivalent supplemented by specialized training in wastewater treatment plant operations or a related field. Some experience in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant performing basic operation and control of plant operation equipment and unit processes is desirable. A valid California class "C" driver's license is required. The incumbent in this position is required to obtain a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator-In-Training certificate within one month; and a valid Grade I California Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate within two years from date of employment. Good communication skills are desired for this position, which requires the ability to use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
Orange County Sanitation District Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
Jul 16, 2016
Full Time
Under general supervision, the Operator-In-Training / Plant Operator performs a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant on an assigned shift; operates, monitors and maintains plant equipment including engines, motors, boilers, compressors and pumps to control unit processes; monitors and controls wastewater flow; performs adjustments and repairs to plant equipment; collects samples for laboratory testing; and performs minor maintenance such as flushing sludge lines to digesters, adding oil, and cleaning drains.  This person will learn, and subsequently monitor process units.  Other duties will include record maintenance, assisting with chemical deliveries, steaming process lines, supporting maintenance and construction activities, and general housekeeping. Job Requirements: This position requires a High School Diploma from an accredited institution or equivalent supplemented by specialized training in wastewater treatment plant operations or a related field. Some experience in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant performing basic operation and control of plant operation equipment and unit processes is desirable. A valid California class "C" driver's license is required. The incumbent in this position is required to obtain a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator-In-Training certificate within one month; and a valid Grade I California Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate within two years from date of employment. Good communication skills are desired for this position, which requires the ability to use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.