THE SANITATION DISTRICTS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY
invites applications for the position of:
Research Engineer (Engineering Associate II, III or Civil Engineer)
The Sanitation Districts are a non-civil service public agency with over 1,700 employees, including over 200 engineers. We are nationally recognized for innovative engineering practices and leadership in designing, constructing and operating state-of-the-art systems for solid waste and wastewater management.
Our Joint Administration Office in Whittier is conveniently located near the 60/605 freeway interchange, 15 miles from downtown L.A. Our engineers enjoy a 40-hour workweek, which includes an option to work a 9/80 schedule. Many car/vanpool opportunities exist in Orange County and the Inland Empire. 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 viewed by clicking on the Benefits tab.
- Initial salary placement will be based on the selected candidate's qualifications. A candidate hired at a level higher than Associate Engineer must be a registered Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of California.
WASTEWATER RESEARCH SECTION - JOINT WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT (JWPCP), CARSON
The current vacancy is located at the Joint Water Pollution Control Plant (JWPCP) in Carson, CA. Depending on the needs of the Research Section, the incumbent(s) may in the future be assigned to the Joint Administration Office (JAO) in Whittier, CA.
Engineers in the Wastewater Research Section work on projects related to the treatment processes at wastewater treatment plants, solid waste and composting facilities. Projects may involve developing or testing new or novel treatment concepts, processes or equipment that may have potential applications at different Districts' facilities; identifying areas where treatment processes or operations could be optimized; and performing testing to support compliance with existing or proposed regulatory requirements. The work requires regular interaction with other departments and sections including Treatment Plant Operations, Engineering Design, Air Quality Engineering, Reuse and Compliance, and Laboratories. This position will provide the incumbent with opportunities to develop project management and team building skills and to gain valuable field experience through project work. Engineers are responsible for all aspects of a project, including literature review, background research investigations, study plan preparation, bench and pilot system design, construction and operation, coordination with the Districts' laboratories, data analysis, report preparation, and presentation of progress and results both internally and at local and national conferences.
Applicants must possess a valid California Class C driver license -AND- Option A: A bachelor's degree and master's degree both in a pertinent engineering discipline from an accredited and recognized college or university; Option B: A bachelor's degree from an accredited and recognized college or university in a related science with an Engineer-In-Training Certificate and a master's degree from an accredited and recognized college or university in a pertinent engineering discipline; Option C: Two years of professional engineering experience subsequent to earning a bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited and recognized college or university.
The ideal candidate will have a master's degree or PhD with environmental emphasis in a pertinent engineering discipline and experience in conducting and documenting applied research in accordance with engineering research principles; high level of experimental design and analytical skills to develop robust test plans, carry out the plans, make appropriate adjustments, and apply rigorous and defensible data analysis to arrive at scientifically and technically sound conclusion; sound verbal and written communication skills; and in-depth knowledge of wastewater treatment processes and process control.
This posting will remain open until the vacancy is filled and is subject to closure without notice.
To be considered, please complete an LACSD Employment Application at www.lacsd.org. You may attach your resume to your online application, but not in lieu of a completed application. Applicants with the most desirable qualifications will be invited to an interview.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women and disabled persons to apply.