Electrical & Instrumentation Technician - Journey (LA-167-22E) Whittier

  • LA County Sanitation District
  • Various (please refer to job posting), California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Engineering
  • Salary: $8,251.00 - $10,252.00 Monthly USD

Job Description





(Journey Level)

The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County are a non-civil service public agency separate from Los Angeles County government with over 1,700 employees. The San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) consists of two hydraulically interconnected facilities that are situated on the east and west side of the San Gabriel River (I-605) freeway. It currently provides primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment for a design capacity of 100 million gallons of wastewater per day (MGD) and serves a large residential population of approximately 1,000,000 people.

The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County is recruiting for Journey level Electrical and Instrumentation Technicians. Current vacancy is at our San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plant in Whittier. The essential functions of this position are to perform progressively more skilled work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of instrumentation, computer process control, and electrical equipment and systems. Working hours are 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. After hour, overtime, and weekend callbacks will sometimes be required. This is an excellent career opportunity, with comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, retirement, along with paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. Additional benefit information can be viewed by clicking on the Benefits tab. Initial salary placement will be based on the selected candidate's qualifications.


Candidates must possess a valid California Class C driver's license -AND- four years of experience performing progressively responsible installation, maintenance and repair work on instrumentation, computer process control and electrical equipment and systems. Twelve units college course work, approved by the Districts, or completion of one year of a two-year degree certification program in instrumentation, electronics or electrical technology, or a closely related field for one year of the required experience -OR- Completion of a two-year degree or certification program in instrumentation, electronics or electrical technology, or a closely related field for two years of the required experience.


The competitive selection process may cover a knowledge of : Theories, principles, practices, tools, math formulas and safety considerations used in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital and analog control equipment and systems; plant operational systems. The ability to : Utilize specialized tools, math formulas and equipment of the trade; independently troubleshoot and repair electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital and analog control equipment and systems; read, interpret and prepare schematic diagrams, blueprints, sketches and equipment specifications; maintain records and prepare reports; independently perform difficult assignments; instruct lower level apprentices in trade techniques.



Please apply online at www.lacsd.org 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 info@governmentjobs.com 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 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.
  • Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted.

NOTE: 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.


Applications can now be completed and submitted online through the Sanitation Districts' website at www.lacsd.org . 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 qualifications for testing are met.

To learn more about how the Sanitation Districts converts waste into resources, please visit the following video:
Converting Waste into Resources


  • CALPERS: The Districts belong to the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), and all 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 (7% for the 22/23 fiscal year; Effective July 1, 2023 the required contribution will be 7.75%). 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.” 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.

  • DEFERRED COMP MATCH: For some bargaining units, the Districts provides a matching contribution to an eligible deferred compensation plan pursuant to Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code. The match with each paycheck will be the lesser of: 3% of the employee's base monthly salary as listed in the Salary Schedule; and the amount the employee is contributing with that paycheck. The annual total combined employee and employer contribution are subject to IRS limits.


Employees receive annual salary increases until reaching step 5 of the salary range 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, 2023, the Districts contribute $1,833.55 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 (sooner for some bargaining units), 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. Some bargaining units allow up to 40 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons.

13 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.

For some bargaining units, the Districts will provide student loan payment reimbursements for principal or interest paid by the employee on a qualified education loan incurred by the employee for the education of the employee. The annual maximum reimbursement is $5,250 and the lifetime reimbursement limit is $21,000.

  • A rewarding career contributing to society and the environment.
  • Flexible work schedules (e.g. 9/80 schedule) depending on the worksite.
  • Clear policies and procedures.
  • Health and safety programs.
  • 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 February 8, 2023

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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