Industrial Hygienist (SG-281-22E) Whittier

  • LA County Sanitation District
  • Whittier, California
  • Aug 27, 2022
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $8,333.00 - $10,354.00 Monthly USD

Job Description


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The Sanitation Districts are a non-civil services public agency with over 1,700 employees. Our Joint Administration Office in Whittier is conveniently located near the 60/605-freeway interchange, 15 miles from downtown L.A. The Sanitation Districts also have various opportunities to enhance career growth as evidenced through various programs including tuition reimbursement, professional development, mentoring, and professional dues reimbursement. Benefit information can be found on our website at or by clicking on the Position Title and then the Benefits tab.


To perform and certify the results of specialized industrial hygiene, assessments and analyses.

Job content involves conducting a variety of evaluations and recommending remedial measures for potentially hazardous conditions; planning, investigating and documenting direct and indirect factors regarding industrial health and safety concerns, accidents or situations; preparing reports and recommendations in compliance with state and federal regulations related to industrial hygiene; coordinating and conducting in-service testing and training at various work sites; and performing related duties as required.


Applicants must possess the following: A valid certification as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or eligible -AND- a valid California Class C driver license -AND- A bachelor's degree in industrial hygiene or a closely related field from an accredited college with -AND- Five years of directly related, professional-level experience. A master's degree in a major directly affiliated with industrial hygiene may substitute for one year of experience.

Note: Applicants must be able to pass a medical evaluation to wear a respirator. Applicants must possess a certification as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) issued by the Board for Global EHS Credentialing within 24 months of assignment.

The competitive selection process may cover a k nowledge of: Pertinent state and federal legislation and regulation; principles and practices of industrial hygiene in an industrial setting; and research methods; -AND- the ability to: Implement technical and administrative aspects of a centralized industrial hygiene program; collect and analyze technical data; maintain comprehensive reports; interact effectively with all levels of employees; develop and present employee training sessions; and utilize computer software programs related to industrial hygiene analyses and records.


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.

Apply now via an “Internal Application” which can now be completed and submitted online through the Sanitation Districts’ website at . 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.

    • Applications and Supplemental Questions will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience.
    • Candidates considered to have the best qualifications will be invited to interview
      • There will be a writing assessment as part of the interviewing process.
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.

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


The Districts belong to the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), and a ll 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 ( Effective July 1, 2022 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%. Pending contract negotiations, on July 1, 2022, all “classic” members will no longer be required to contribute toward the UAL. 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.


Employees receive annual salary increases and are provided with opportunities to promote. Cost of living adjustments are implemented annually in accordance with labor agreements.


  • MEDICAL: Districts paid. Employees may choose from several HMO and Indemnity plans. As of January 1, 2021, the Districts contribute $1,758.83 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, 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.
  • 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. Confidential Unit employees may use up to 40 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons.

Twelve paid holidays and one-half paid holiday depending on the employee's work schedule.

Employees may be eligible for tuition reimbursement for approved accredited course work.

  • 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 6, 2021

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Whittier, California United States View Map