ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SPECIALIST

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 27, 2022
Full Time Engineering Environmental Services
  • Salary: $80,682.60 - $102,985.08 Annually USD

Job Description

With more than 10 million residents, Los Angeles County has the largest population of any county in the nation. As the largest employer in Southern California, with more than 37 diverse departments and over 2,300 different job descriptions, the County offers a lifetime of opportunities and careers.

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We are Los Angeles County Public Works, the largest municipal Public Works agency in the nation. With more than 4,000 employees, Public Works offers over 500 different types of career opportunities that promote professional and personal growth as well as a rewarding and exciting work environment.

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APPLICATION FILING PERIOD:

We will begin accepting applications on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER:

C4206E

NO OUT-OF-CLASS OR WITHOLDS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Essential Job Functions

An Environmental Engineering Specialist is responsible for performing a combination of the following essential job functions: Conducts field biological and ecological investigations of streams, rivers, lakes, the ocean, and flood control facilities to prepare technical reports for presentations; Conducts evaluation of project environmental impacts and prepares technical reports and specifications to portray environmental impact significance, and provides assistance related to environmental issues (e.g. biology, ecology, social ecology, botany); Conducts field biological assessments and analysis on endangered species and wildlife surveys of native habitat and vegetation; Conducts field biological surveys on fauna and flora, assessing proposed developments for impact on plant life and related resources, and the preparation and evaluation of plant habitat restoration; Prepares environmental impact statements and recommends corrective actions and alternatives; Performs analysis and interprets the results of biological, microbiological, biochemical, physical, bacteriological and parasitological tests; Completes studies, flood protection, habitat enhancement and restoration efforts, open space and trails and stream stewardship activities; Analyzes and evaluates available data on the effects of water pollutants, waste management, water diversions, and water use on human health, vegetation, fish, wildlife, water supplies, potential land uses, and other aspects of the environment and makes recommendations for remediation; Responds to reports of toxic waste spills and similar emergencies that may have significant impact to the ecosystem and provides remediation guidance; Attends public meetings and may provide technical expertise to a wide variety of individuals, organizations and agencies in the public and private sectors on matters impacting watershed management, planning activities and solicits input on assigned program, project or study; Responds to and resolves citizen inquiries and complaints associated with environmental issues.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:

A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college* or university in environmental, ecological, biological, chemical, atmospheric or earth science, natural science, marine biology, oceanography -AND- Two years of full-time paid professional experience** related to environmental and watershed management.

A Master's degree from an accredited college* in one of the above-mentioned fields maybe substituted for one year of the required experience.

PHYSICAL EXPECTATIONS:

Physical Class II- Light: This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved .

LICENSE:
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:

* In order to receive credit for the required degree/coursework, certification, and/or license, you must include a legible copy of the diploma, transcripts, or letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization, and/or a legible copy of the certificate and/or license at the time of filing or within five (5) business days from filing. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however official transcripts will be required at the time of appointment. Applications submitted without the required documents will be rejected as incomplete. ( Accreditation Information )

Applications from persons with degrees from foreign universities will be accepted ONLY if evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or Association of International Credential Evaluation, Inc.

** Experience is evaluated on the basis of a verifiable 40-hour week. Prorated part-time experience may be acceptable.

If you are unable to attach required documents, you must email them to Jngo@dpw.lacounty.gov within five (5) business days of application filing. Please include your name, exam number, and exam title on the documents.
Additional Information

OUR ASSESSMENT PROCESS:

This examination will consist of an interview covering education, experience, work style and general ability to perform the duties of the position, weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the interview in order to be placed on the eligible register.


ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:


The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The Count will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.

VACANCY INFORMATION:The eligible register of successful candidates created from this exam will be used to fill vacancies throughout Public Works as they occur.

TESTING ACCOMMODATION:

If you require an accommodation to fairly compete in any part of the assessment process, please contact exam analyst at jngo@dpw.lacounty.gov. You will be required to provide supporting documentation from a qualified professional justifying the requested accommodation(s). The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can respond to your request and keep you moving through the process.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS . Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, and description of work performed. All information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and/or Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

Computer and Internet Access at Public Libraries: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

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CONTACT INFORMATION
Department Contact Name: Julia Ngo

Department Contact Phone: (626) 458-2141

Department Contact Email: Jngo@dpw.lacounty.gov

ADA Coordinator Phone: (626) 458-2141
Teletype Phone:
(626) 282-7829
California Relay Services:
(800) 735-2922
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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