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.
Integrity, Inclusion, Honesty, and Respect We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, inclusion, honesty, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community. We strive to demonstrate these values in our actions, commitments, and service.
Leadership, Teamwork, and Problem Solving We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely to achieve our mission. We strive to reach OC San 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.
Customer Service, Transparency, and Accountability We are committed to acting in a timely, accurate, accessible, and transparent manner through excellent customer service. We are committed to act in the best interest of our internal and external stakeholders.
Resiliency, Innovation, and Learning We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities. We recognize that only through personal growth and development will we progress as an agency and as individuals.
Safety We are committed to providing a safe work environment. We will demonstrate leadership, promote individual accountability, and participate actively in the advancement of our health and safety practices.
OC San is currently looking to fill the role of Associate Engineer.
Under general supervision, performs a variety of engineering duties to implement the Federal Pretreatment Program and to protect OC San and the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) which includes: issuing control mechanisms in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR) and OC San Ordinance; 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 actions to return industries to compliance; evaluating industry compliance histories; 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, investigate 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 enforcement actions including 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, May 9, 2022 by 5:00 PM. (or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)
Hiring Salary Range: $109,865.60 - 121,139.20/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; ability to travel to various District sites, projects and/or meetings; 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 10 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.
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.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of OC San'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.
Reference Checks will be conducted by OC San to verify employment related information for all potential employees once a contingent job offer is made during the background investigation process. This is done to ensure that individuals who join OC San are well qualified and have a strong potential to be successful in their employment. The extent of the inquiry will depend on the position being applied for, but will at least include:
Verification/Reference from current and past employers
Confirmation of necessary licenses, certificates, and degrees.
Please have all necessary documentation ready. Additional inquiries may be necessary depending on the position for which you are applying. Human Resources will also schedule a post-offer physical examination once a job offer has been made.
OC San only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Applications 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
The successful candidate will possess:
Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education, with major coursework in engineering, or a directly related field
Three (3) years of work experience in engineering, including two (2) years at a level comparable to an Assistant Engineer.
Valid California Class C driver's license.
Computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel are essential. Must portray strong business writing, verbal communication, leadership, teambuilding and negotiation skills, which include the ability to interface with OC San personnel, the public, and other agencies in a professional manner.
A bachelor's degree in Chemical/Environmental Engineering and possession of an Engineer-In-Training Certificate are desirable. A thorough knowledge of engineering principles, unit processes, and chemistry is highly desirable.
The Orange County Sanitation District (OC San) is a public agency that provides wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal services for approximately 2.6 million people in central and northwest Orange County. OC San is a special district that is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 25 board members appointed from 20 cities, two sanitary districts, two water districts and one representative from the Orange County Board of Supervisors. OC San has two operating facilities that treat wastewater from residential, commercial and industrial sources.