Designer II, III - Electrical (KR-284-21E) Whittier

  • LA County Sanitation District
  • Whittier, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Administrative Analysis and Research
  • Salary: $6,994.00 - $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 discipline of electrical and instrumentation design.

Under the general supervision of a Supervising Designer and the technical direction of Project Designers and Engineers, the incumbent operates CAD Microstation software to produce and edit electrical engineering plans, sections and associated electrical and instrumentation diagrams for Districts facilities; modifies drawings and 3D models to incorporate design changes; solves mathematical problems to accurately complete the drawings using the software to retrieve, edit, and display design information; drafts preliminary and final plans for review by engineering staff, drafts profiles and detailed drawings from various notes, sketches, descriptions or other sources utilizing CAD systems; makes material takeoffs; perform field inspections to resolve design problems; prepare layouts of existing conditions utilizing in-house record drawings and CAD files; calculate grade and stationing of proposed duct bank alignments; and performs various technical drafting functions and related duties as required.


Candidates must possess a valid California Class C driver license; -AND- 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 or GIS 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: Verifiable experience in preparing electrical and instrumentation contract drawings; creating field sketches; application of National Electrical Code; and the understanding of basic electrical theory.


The competitive selection process may cover a knowledge of : Principles of engineering design, including plan checking; principles and uses of algebra, geometry, trigonometry and technical drawing; 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 ability to: Perform increasingly more advanced CAD work and basic conceptual design layout for segments of engineering design projects; make complex technical calculations; perform material take-offs and assist in cost estimates; translate verbal ideas and sketches into preliminary through final drawings and engineering plans. The DESIGNER III level may cover a knowledge of : Advanced principles of engineering design; advanced techniques, methods and equipment used in specialized design and layout; structural/architectural, civil, mechanical, and or electrical 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; perform complex mapping, moderately difficult initial concept, and detailed design work; and analyze field engineering and survey 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.

  • 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 examination weighted at 40%, and an interview weighted at 60%.
  • Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process.

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

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

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Whittier, California United States View Map