NOTICE OF EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITY
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICTS
invites applications for the position of:
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. Employees also enjoy scheduled salary increases, and annual cost of living adjustments. Benefit information can be viewed online by clicking on the Benefits tab associated with this job posting.
- Initial salary placement will be based on the selected candidate's qualifications. A candidate hired at a level higher than Engineering Associate must be a registered Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of California.
Under the general supervision of a Supervising Engineer, the incumbent will contribute to the strategic planning process for the Districts' wastewater and solid waste facilities; participate in the development of long-term solutions for Districts' facilities to adapt to future policy and regulatory changes; complete environmental impact assessments and facilities plans; secure operating, environmental and land use permits; work with partner agencies in the planning of reuse projects; and review of proposed development plans and regulations that may affect District's operations.
The incumbent's duties may include preparing requests for proposals for professional services, overseeing the work of consultants, making public presentations, writing CEQA compliant documents, preparing agreements, and developing cost estimates.
Applicants must possess a valid California Class C driver license -AND- additional credentials as follows: 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.
Experience with the preparation of long-term wastewater facilities planning documents; good writing and communication skills; experience preparing and reviewing CEQA/NEPA documents; ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with a variety of people; the ability to work independently, manage projects, and be part of a team.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
In addition to the minimum and desirable qualifications listed above, the most competitive applicants will have 2-4 years of experience performing environmental analysis, review, and document preparation.
This posting will remain open until the vacancy is filled and is subject to closure without notice.
Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience and/or coursework. You may attach your resume to your online application, but not in lieu of a completed application.
Candidates considered to have the most desirable qualifications will be invited to the interview.
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.
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.
Joint Administration Office, Whittier
To learn more about how the Sanitation Districts converts waste in to resources, please visit the following video:
Converting Waste into Resources
RETIREMENT 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 (5.75% for the 19/20 fiscal year; Effective July 1, 2020 the required contribution will be 6.5%). 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, 2020, all "classic" members will be 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. 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 are exempt from the 6.2% Social Security deduction. Although Districts employees are exempt from Social Security, employees are required by federal law to contribute a percentage of their salary for Medicare coverage.Survivor's Benefit - A mandatory deduction of $2.00 per month provides an allowance for surviving dependents of employees whose death occurs before retirement. SALARY ADJUSTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS Job classifications are compensated on a 5-step salary range. New employees may receive a 5.5% step increase after successfully completing a 6-month probationary period and yearly thereafter until step 5 is reached. The Districts' typically promote qualified internal applicants before considering outside candidates. For engineering professionals, there are three levels of Engineering Associate (EA) and administrative promotion is possible to an EA II or EA III level after an engineer completes 2 years as an EA I or EA II respectively. Engineers are eligible for administrative promotion to the Civil Engineer level when they obtain registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California and have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university and 6 years of professional engineering experience, a master's degree from an accredited university and 3 years of professional engineering experience, or a PhD and 2 years of professional engineering experience. An employee with four years of experience at the Civil Engineer level may apply to compete for promotion to Senior Engineer. Promotions to the Senior Engineer level are made depending upon the needs of the Districts. Supervising Engineer positions are filled through a competitive selection process. Management level positions may also be filled through a competitive selection process, or by appointment by the Chief Engineer and General Manager. LEAVE TIME 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 or 96 hours a year. Proof of illness may be required for usage. Current year sick leave, up to 96 hours, may be sold back to the Districts if the employee has accrued sick leave in excess of 240 hours. PERSONAL LEAVE, AND HOLIDAYS: Employees may use up to 24 hours per calendar year from current year sick leave for personal reasons. Twelve paid holidays and one-half paid holiday depending on the employee's work schedule. HEALTH INSURANCE MEDICAL: Districts paid. Employees may choose from several HMO and Indemnity plans. As of January 1, 2020, the Districts contribute $1,634.81 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: 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. Reduced rates are charged for specialty dental services such as orthodontics and dentures. 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 occurring each September/October. VISION: Employee paid. LIFE: The Districts pay for a term life policy; the amount depends on the employee's bargaining unit. Employees can buy additional types and amounts of life insurance coverage at group rates. LONG TERM DISABILITY: The Districts provide a policy to partially compensate employees who can no longer perform their regular duties. This benefit provides 66-2/3% to 70% of their salary from the 91st day of disability up to 2 to 5 years depending on the employee's bargaining unit.ENGINEERING TRANSFER PROGRAM Engineers can participate in a voluntary transfer program to gain experience in various engineering sections. Transfers are made whenever vacancies and qualifications match. An engineer may apply for transfer after they have served in their assignment for 2 years.PAYDAYS Employees are paid on the 10th and 25th of each month. If payday should fall on a holiday or a weekend, then checks will be distributed on the preceding workday. Employees may authorize direct deposit of their net pay into designated bank account(s) in lieu of receiving a check.TUITION REIMBURSEMENT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Employees may be eligible for tuition reimbursement for approved accredited course work. Employees may be reimbursed for membership dues/fees for job-related professional organizations, seminars or workshops, technical books and computer software.FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTSEligible employees may elect to defer a portion of their salary from their gross income and use the tax-deferred income to pay for dependent care, insurance premiums or medical expenses.DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANParticipation is at the employees' option and expense.CREDIT UNIONThe Southland Credit Union provides a wide range of financial services including automatic payroll deductions, savings and checking accounts, Visa Cards, CDs, IRAs, and a variety of loans. Employees may call the Credit Union at (562) 862-6831 to request an enrollment package.WORK ENVIRONMENT & OTHER BENEFITS Clear policies and procedures. Health and safety programs. A rewarding career contributing to society and the environment. Carpool opportunities with monetary or work schedule incentives depending on the worksite. More detailed benefits information can be found here: Districts BenefitsNOTE: 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 1/9/2020