The Orange County Water District is currently recruiting for two positions in the Water Quality Department. Applications will be accepted in an effort to fill two open positions with the most qualified candidates. Candidates will be offered positions at the level most appropriate to their qualifications and experience. Progressive responsibilities will include: Field and office work, collection of water samples, water level measurements, water quality data collection, analysis, and reporting. Reading and interpreting maps, charts, and flow diagrams. Preparing and maintaining thorough documentation. Driving and operating various sized vehicles, including large trucks, manual transmissions, and boats (valid California driver’s license is required). Maintaining and repairing equipment, calibrating instruments and meters, operating pumps, generators, and monitoring equipment, and using water quality field equipment. Administrative responsibilities, field project management activities, preparing compliance reports, research projects and presentations. The following provides a summary of the minimum requirements for each level within the series:
Environmental Technician: This is an entry-level position focused on training to assist more experienced Water Quality personnel and to become an Environmental Specialist. Must be able to successfully drive a manual transmission vehicle. A Bachelor’s degree in a related science field is preferred. One year of related environmental or applicable field experience is preferred. Relevant experience may fulfill or partially fulfill education preference.
Environmental Specialist: This position performs routine water quality monitoring and related equipment tasks, independently and in teams, and has administrative responsibilities and assignments, including assisting the training of new employees on department expectations/procedures, protocols, documentation activities, sampling procedures and equipment use, maintenance and calibration. Must be able to successfully drive a manual transmission vehicle. A Bachelor’s degree in a related science field is preferred. One to two years of related environmental or applicable field experience is preferred. Relevant experience may fulfill or partially fulfill education preference.
Schedule: 9/80, with every other Friday off
Environmental Technician: $30.58 - $38.21 Hourly
Environmental Specialist: $33.71 - $42.14 Hourly
You must submit an OCWD online employment application to be considered. Please visit www.ocwd.com to complete an application. A valid California driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance is required. Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number apply. EOE