Civil/Environmental Engineer, Various, California

Created 01/15/2022
Reference 489305
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State California
City Various
Salary $93,324.00 - $140,556.00 Annually


The Sanitation Districts protect public health and the environment through innovative and cost-effective wastewater and solid waste management, and in doing so convert waste into resources such as recycled water, energy and recycled materials.

The incumbent will perform engineering work related to wastewater management and/or solid waste management in areas such as: design, recycled water research and production, energy recovery, stormwater management, operations, water and air quality, planning, construction and source control.

This selection process may place engineers in the following sections: Air Quality Engineering, Budget & Finance, Construction Management, Energy Recovery, Industrial Waste, Joint Water Pollution Control Plant, Planning & Property Management, Public Information, Reuse & Compliance, Sewer Design, Solid Waste Planning, Solid Waste Operations & Engineering, Wastewater and Solid Waste Design, Wastewater Collection Systems, Wastewater Planning, Wastewater Research, Water Quality and Water Reclamation Plants. Please click here for more information on these sections. To learn more about how we convert waste into resources, see the videos on this website:
Engineers are involved in all phases of our work, from conception to operation. Almost all engineering is performed in-house, and engineers are encouraged to consider internal transfer opportunities to promote professional growth.

The most qualified applicants will have superior technical writing and communication skills, analytical skills and project management skills. Initial salary placement will be based on the selected candidate's qualifications.


The Sanitation Districts function on a regional scale and consist of 24 independent special districts serving approximately 5.6 million people in Los Angeles County. To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, the 24 districts work cooperatively under a Joint Administration Agreement with one administrative staff headquartered near the City of Whittier. The Sanitation Districts are a non-civil service public agency with over 1,700 employees, including over 200 engineers.

The Sanitation Districts own and operate 1,400 miles of sewers, 48 active pumping plants, and 11 wastewater treatment plants that convey and treat over half the wastewater in Los Angeles County. The Districts' solid waste management sites similarly provide about one-fourth of the countywide solid waste management needs. The Districts operate two landfills , two landfill energy recovery facilities, one recycle center, and three materials recovery/transfer facilities, and participate in the operation of a refuse-to-energy facility.


The Sanitation Districts are innovators in the production of green energy and water recycling . Approximately 100,000 acre-feet of recycled water are used for industrial, commercial, and recreational applications; groundwater recharge; and agricultural, landscape, park, and golf course irrigation. Today, the Districts are one of the top producers of beneficially reused recycled water in the United States.


Overall wastewater and solid waste management budgets for 2019-20 were $773 million and $188 million, respectively. Both systems provide essential public services at some of the most competitive service charges in the country.


For the Engineering Associate classification, applicants must possess:
Option A : A bachelor's degree in a pertinent engineering discipline - AND - a master's degree in a pertinent engineering discipline;

Option B : A bachelor's degree in a related science - AND - an Engineer-In-Training Certificate - AND - a master's degree in a pertinent engineering discipline;

Option C : A bachelor's degree in engineering - AND - two years of professional engineering experience obtained after earning a bachelor's degree in engineering.

For the professional engineer level, applicants must possess a California Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer - AND - :

Option A : a master's degree in engineering - AND - three years of professional engineering experience;

Option B : a PhD in engineering - AND - two years of professional engineering experience;

Option C : six years of professional engineering experience subsequent to earning a bachelor's degree in engineering.

The desirable educational disciplines and qualifications are an ABET accredited bachelor's degree in civil, environmental, chemical or mechanical engineering. Candidates that meet the requirements for the professional engineer level and have education and professional experience in a pertinent engineering discipline are also desirable. For some positions, an ABET accredited master's degree in environmental engineering is preferred. Select positions may require different qualifications, thus it is possible that applicants may be interviewed on different occasions for different positions during the current application cycle.

KNOWLEDGE OF : Engineering theory and practices; principles and practices of physics, chemistry, and higher mathematics used in performing complex professional engineering work; hydraulics; and technical writing.

ABILITY TO :Analyze large scale, complex engineering problems and develop appropriate solutions; apply appropriate engineering principles; prepare and coordinate the preparation of comprehensive reports.
LICENSE : Possession of a valid California Class C driver license.

NOTE : All degrees must be either from an accredited college or university in the United States; - OR - if a degree was obtained from a foreign college or university, it must be evaluated through a credential evaluation service at the applicant's expense.


Application Process:

Online applications are required for consideration, and some applicants may be asked for additional information should they advance in the selection process. Inclusion of a resume is required. The best qualified applicants will be invited to a virtual interview screening, which includes a writing exercise. Those who pass the interview screening will be invited to a formal interview. Formal interviews will be conducted via an online video conference call through either ZOOM or Microsoft TEAMS.

Applicants that are invited for an interview are expected to have the ability to be interviewed through their personal device (e.g. desktop, tablet, mobile phone). Applications will be accepted on a continuous until Fall of 2022.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women and disabled persons to apply.
Closing Date/Time:
Employer LA County Sanitation District

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