Electrical & Instrumentation Technician - Journey Level (LA-312-22E) Valencia

  • LA County Sanitation District
  • Santa Clarita, California
  • Dec 17, 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 Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District operates the Saugus and Valencia Water Reclamation Plants which serve over 140,000 residents of the City of Santa Clarita and the surrounding unincorporated County areas of Stevenson Ranch and Castaic. Sanitation Districts Nos. 14 and 20 serve a population of over 300,000 from the Antelope Valley and operate the Lancaster and Palmdale Water Reclamation Plants, respectively.

The Sanitation Districts is recruiting for Journey Level Electrical and Instrumentation Technicians. Current vacancy is at Valencia. 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.

Under the general supervision of a Supervisor of Electrical and Instrumentation Repair, incumbents assemble, install, maintain, calibrate, troubleshoot and repair and/or replace electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital and analog control equipment and systems; operate, maintain, calibrate and repair pneumatic and electronic testing and measuring instruments; maintain records and prepare reports on maintenance and repair work, calibration readings and related data; order parts, supplies and equipment; instruct lower level classes in the series; read, interpret and prepare schematic diagrams, blueprints, sketches and equipment specifications; perform math calculations related to the trades; drive to and perform inspections on new construction; maintain shop area; and perform related duties as required.

The ELECTRICAL AND INSTRUMENTATION TECHNICIAN is the journey level class of the series. Incumbents perform a wide variety of skilled tasks utilizing a comprehensive knowledge of the trade.


All candidates must possess a valid California Class C driver's license -AND- four years of experience in the Electrical & Instrumentation performing progressively responsible installation, maintenance and repair work on instrumentation, computer process control and electrical equipment and systems. Candidates may substitute the following: Twelve units of college course work, approved by the Districts, or completion of one year of a two-year degree or 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.


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


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.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Luz Avila at extension 1329.

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 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 (7.75% for the 23/24 fiscal year). 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, 2024, the Districts contribute $2,202.87 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 December 29, 2023

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Santa Clarita, California United States View Map