JOB POSTING NOTICE OF EXTERNAL RECRUITMENT Hourly- Engineering Technician I, II, III POSTING #SB-386-21ELOCATION:
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT, SOLID WASTE OPERATIONS AND ENGINEERING SECTION, LANDFILL ENGINEERING GROUP
The current vacancy is at Puente Hills Landfill, this posting may include any other vacancies at Palos Verdes Landfill, Calabasas Landfill, Scholl Canyon Landfill, or Spadra Landfill that may occur in the next six months. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
To perform a variety of increasingly more difficult para-professional engineering duties, in support of engineering programs including landfill, gas or hazardous waste checking; wastewater system; industrial waste monitoring; health and safety; technical services; or other technical assignments. JOB SUMMARY:
Under the general supervision of the Supervising Engineering Technician I, the incumbent will conduct a variety of field sampling, testing, data gathering, data recording, calculations, or office assignments providing technical support using computer applications; collecting, compiling, calculating, and presenting data; preparing reports and evaluating data; preparing tabular and graphical summaries of data; performing statistical calculations; performing tests to ensure the working order of gas recovery systems; troubleshooting problems identified from irregular data or equipment failures; performing physical or photographic inspections; operating equipment by using protocol of instrumentation used in data or sample collection; maintaining and calibrating sampling equipment based on established protocol; performing basic chemical field tests; drawing diagrams and basic maps; checking and reviewing plans; preparing routine correspondence and technical reports; and performing related duties as required. This work is primarily outdoors, in all weather conditions, on uneven terrain.
This position may be filled at any level. ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN I
is the entry-level class in which incumbents receive work, which provides an opportunity to learn the terminology, processes, and equipment of para-professional field engineering. The tasks assigned are less difficult and more routine than those of the Engineering Technician II or III. ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN II
is the intermediate level class in which incumbents perform a variety of moderately difficult para-professional engineering work requiring the application of general technical knowledge. ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN III
is the journey level class in which incumbents perform tasks requiring significant judgment, thorough knowledge and progressively responsible experience. Incumbents occasionally train or provide technical and functional direction to one or more technicians.
Applicants must possess a valid California Class B or C driver's license depending on the type of Districts' vehicle driven in the specific assignment -AND-
For ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN I,
any combination of college or work experience in environmental science, physics, engineering, biology, which provides the knowledge and abilities listed; or related scientific area is desirable ;
For ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN II,
one year of experience as an Engineering Technician I -OR-
A Bachelor of Science degree in a directly related major; For ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN III, one year of experience at or above the Engineering Technician II. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
A bachelor's degree in math, engineering or scientific field and/or experience with gas system or water quality monitoring is highly desirable.
EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
The competitive selection process for ALL CLASSES may cover a
knowledge of: Basic chemistry of industrial waste, hazardous waste, methane gas, water treatment, flow monitoring, or corrosion control; methods of preparing and interpreting maps, charts, graphs, and technical reports; engineering and scientific nomenclature; sampling procedures and measurement techniques for liquids and gases; terminology and procedures related to flow measurement and control, and material recovery operations; math calculations; applicable safety practices and procedures; hazardous waste materials; methods of interpreting and presenting technical data verbally and in reports; and sample preservation techniques. The ability to: Test samples and collect data; locate monitoring stations; perform sampling and installation procedures; evaluate data; use computer software applications; perform math calculations; work in confined spaces; monitor equipment, gas meter and wells, communicate clearly both orally and in writing; and prepare routine correspondence and data reports. NOTE:
This position may require the incumbent to be able to use respiratory equipment and pass an annual pulmonary function test.
This posting will remain open until vacancy is filled and is subject to closure without notice. TO APPLY:
Please apply online at www.lacsd.org within the application period. Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSD Employment Application or on-line application. Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please confirm your email address is included in our application, and add firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
- Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted.
The individual(s) recommended for hire must undergo a job-related pre-employment physical, which includes a drug and alcohol test, a criminal records/fingerprint check, and are also subject to review of DMV records for moving violations, chargeable accidents, or more serious charges.
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
. SUMMARY OF BENEFITS FOR HOURLY EMPLOYEES WORKING FULL-TIME
(Effective January 1, 2022)
Full-time Hourly employees belong to the California Public Employees' Retirement System (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 ( Effective July 1, 2021 the required contribution will be 7%) . 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.” In accordance with the current employee unit agreements, “classic” members will be required to contribute ½% of their total CalPERS reportable compensation toward the Unfunded Accrued Liability (UAL) if the District’s employer CalPERS cost (as published in the CalPERS Actual Variation Report), as a percentage of payroll, is 25% or greater. If the cost is 30% or greater, the contribution from “classic” members will be 1%. On July 1, 2021, all “classic” members will remain required to contribute ½% of their total CalPERS reportable compensation toward the UAL. Please contact the Human Resources Department for more information regarding contribution rates.
Employees enrolled i n CalPERS may sign up for their choice of medical plan. The Districts contribute up to $719.78 per month for coverage of the employee only. Each employee has the option of purchasing additional medical insurance coverage for family members, through payroll deductions. For other types of insurance coverage such as life, dental or long-term disability, employees may want to consider obtaining their own policies until such benefits are provided after conversion to monthly employment status as described below and in the attached document.
All new employees have a percentage of their earnings deducted for Medicare coverage as required by federal law. However, employees enrolled in CalPERS are exempt from FICA, the 6.2% federal Social Security tax. In addition, the Districts do not participate in the State Disability Insurance program.
All employees accrue vacation hours based on the time worked in a calendar year. Vacation hours earned in one year may be used on or after January 1 of the next year. This paid time off may be used to cover absences for reasons such as illness or holidays not worked. Effective July 1, 2015, California's Paid Sick Leave law requires the Districts' to provide paid sick leave to employees. The Districts' will provide each employee with 3 days or 24 hours of paid sick leave upon hire.
Full-time Hourly Employees may be granted a 5.5% salary step increase after working 1,000 hours with a performance evaluation rating of competent or higher. Additional step increases may be granted if the employee is rated as competent or higher after each additional 2,000 hours of work until they reach the equivalent of the top step of the salary range for their classification. Hourly Employees may apply for a “promotional” monthly status job in a different classification after 12 months of service, and may be converted in-place to monthly status on the first of the month following 18 months of full-time Districts service.
WORK ENVIRONMENT & OTHER BENEFITS
- Flexible work schedules (e.g. 9/80 schedule) depending on the worksite.
- Clear policies and procedures.
- Health and safety programs.
- A rewarding career contributing to society and the environment.
- 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: January 10, 2022
Closing Date/Time: Continuous