At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we'd love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further.
Honesty, Trust, & Respect We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community.
Teamwork & Problem Solving We strive to reach OCSD goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts.
Leadership & Commitment We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community.
Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals.
Recognition/Rewards We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD by our many talented employees.
OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of Associate Engineer.
Under general supervision, performs a variety of difficult and responsible engineering assignments and/or tasks associated with industrial Source Control. Specifically this individual will be responsible for issuing and renewing industrial wastewater discharge permits to industrial facilities; evaluating permit applications and design drawings of industrial waste management practices; finalizing permits and permit requirements; tracking compliance; implementing permittees' industrial sampling and monitoring programs; issuing notices of violation, undertaking enforcement programs to return industries to compliance; evaluating industry compliance histories; participating in search warrants; performing evaluations of the permittees' corrective response plans and waste management proposals; and preparing and finalizing correspondence. In addition, this individual will conduct technical facility inspections and compliance audits to assess and verify permit application information, assess the cause of violations, and conduct pollution prevention assessments. This person will interact with industrial permittees, other regulatory agencies, and the public in person, by telephone, and in writing by responding to requests regarding regulatory, permit, and enforcement issues. The Associate Engineer prepares compliance agreements, administrative orders, administrative complaints, staff reports, and administrative fees/penalties as well as assists in the development of source control policies, practices, the implementation of new regulatory requirements, and other special projects as required.
APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Monday, March 26, 2018 (or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)
Hiring Salary Range: $98,092.80– $108,139.20/year (starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, to inspect District development sites, including traversing uneven terrain, climbing ladders, stairs, and other temporary or construction access points, to operate a motor vehicle, and to visit various District and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in and walking between work areas and to conduct inspections may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may work in the field and occasionally be exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
Disaster Service Workers
All Orange County Sanitation District employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the Orange County Sanitation District requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
Other Information For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on our website.
Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of OCSD's pre-employment process, which includes a background investigation and a physical examination. For some positions this may include a drug screen. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.
OCSD only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Resumes submitted via mail, fax or email will not be accepted.
The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.
Qualifications & Requirements
This position requires possession of a bachelor's degree from a college or university which is accredited by the US Department of Education, with major coursework in engineering, or a related field and five (5) years of engineering experience, including three (3) years at a level comparable to an Assistant Engineer.
The successful candidate must be in possession of, or have the ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license by time of appointment.
A bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and possession of an Engineer-In-Training Certificate are desirable. A thorough knowledge of engineering principles, unit processes, and chemistry is highly desirable.
Additional Salary Information:
Hiring Salary Range: $98,092.80– $108,139.20/year
(starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)
About Orange County Sanitation District
The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) is a public agency located in Southern California dedicated to maintaining world-class leadership in wastewater and water resource management. OCSD operates and maintains the third largest wastewater treatment facilities west of the Mississippi River.