Designer I, II, III - Structural (KR-249-21E) Whittier

  • LA County Sanitation District
  • Whittier, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Administrative Analysis and Research
  • Salary: $6,592.00 - $9,175.00 Monthly USD

Job Description





To use Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology to perform increasingly more difficult conceptual design layouts and to prepare and maintain construction plans and engineering-related drawings, 3D laser scan extractions, 3D/BIM models, and sketches in the disciplines of structural and architectural design.

Under the general supervision of a Supervising Designer or Supervising Engineer, and technical direction from a Project Designer or Project Engineer, the incumbent may develop conceptual, preliminary, and final drawings from various notes, sketches, descriptions or other sources using CAD systems modify drawings to incorporate design changes; perform mapping and graphics work, perform technical and statistical calculations including calculating grades and alignments; work cooperatively within a group environment; prepare and update design standards; conduct research and data collection, and present technical data and findings, conduct project facilities site visits; review design work to ensure conformance with codes, standards, presentation, and organization of drawings; assist in providing assurance and quality review for conformance with drawing standards; may assist in the coordination of work; and perform related duties as required. DESIGNER I: This is the entry level class of the series. Incumbents learn to perform basic skills in the procedures, operations, techniques and equipment appropriate to the assigned discipline; work assignments are routine in nature, requiring limited judgement and decision making; specific detailed guidelines covering all aspects of the assignment are provided; work is generally in strict adherence to the standards and deviations must be authorized.
DESIGNER II: This is the intermediate level class of the series. This class differs from the Designer I class by the greater proficiency and knowledge required to independently perform more complex design projects. Incumbents apply basic skills in the procedures, operations, techniques and equipment appropriate to the assigned discipline; the candidate mostly uses established procedures and standards for doing the work, but is expected to be able to use independent judgement to select and implement minor deviations to the standards; the work generally consists of duties that involve related steps, processes, or methods, and may comprise a complete project of smaller size/complexity or a segment of a more complex project.
This is the journey level class of the series. This class differs from the Designer II class by the greater complexity, size and specialized nature of assignments, the greater technical knowledge required to perform complex design projects, and the greater independence of action. Incumbents in this position apply the full range of specialized skills and job knowledge in their assigned discipline. Incumbents adapt procedures, techniques, and equipment to meet the needs of area of specialization; uses judgement in interpreting and adapting guidelines such as precedents and work directions for application to specific cases or problems; the decision on what and how to proceed depends upon the incumbent's analysis of the subject or issue involved in each assignment, and the chosen course of action; the work involves treating a variety of conventional problems, questions, or situations in conformance with established criteria.


Candidates must possess a valid California Class C driver license; -AND- for DESIGNER I, one year of experience performing CAD work -OR- completion of two related courses (at least 6 semester units) from an accredited college or university in Engineering Design. for DESIGNER II, three years of experience performing duties equivalent to a Designer I; completion of related courses from an accredited college or university in Engineering Design Drafting may be substituted for the required experience where 12 semester units is equivalent to one year of experience and a maximum of 18 semester units may be substituted for 1.5 years of experience. For DESIGNER III, two years of Districts' experience performing the duties of a Designer II -OR- Five years of outside experience performing advanced level design work.

Desirable Qualifications: Experience in preparing structural and architectural contract drawings. Knowledge of: principles of engineering design, including plan checking; principles and uses of algebra, geometry, trigonometry and technical drawing; creating field sketches and coordinating with other disciplines; nomenclature, symbols, techniques and instruments used in engineering design and layout; verification of drawings for as-built field conditions, understanding of field surveys; construction practices and materials; and knowledge of building and engineering codes in the assigned area of specialization.


The competitive selection process may cover a knowledge of: advanced principles of engineering design; advanced techniques, methods and equipment used in specialized design and layout; structural and architectural systems, principles of sanitary landfill, sewer system and treatment plant construction; engineering principles and calculations used in the applicable discipline; engineering mathematics; and all applicable building and engineering codes in the assigned area of specialization. The ability to: design and layout a segment of a complex engineering project; moderately difficult initial concept and detailed design work; and analyze field engineering data.


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

Please apply online at 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 to your contact list.t compete along with all other applicants and may be selected on a lateral transfer basis only.

  • 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.
The individual(s) recommended for hire must undergo a job-related pre-employment physical, which includes a drug and alcohol test.

Applications can now be completed and submitted online through the Sanitation Districts' website at 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 qualifi cations for testing are met.

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

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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