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Engineering Supervisor (Planning)

at Orange County Sanitation District

Pay: $139256.00 to $169249.60/year
Salary : $66.95 - $81.37 Hourly $139,256.00 - $169,249.60 Annually
Posted: 10/11/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2597267
Keywords: electrical

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Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Engineering Supervisor (Planning)
Closing Date/Time:Thu. 10/31/19 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$66.95 - $81.37 Hourly
$139,256.00 - $169,249.60 Annually
Job Type:Full-time
Location: Plant 1 - 10844 Ellis Ave, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, California
What do you value in your next job?
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.
We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD by our many talented employees.
OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of an Engineering Supervisor (Planning).   
Under general direction of the Engineering Manager, the Engineering Supervisor plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises, reviews, and participates in the work of a staff of engineers in the Planning Division to support the Engineering, and Operations and Maintenance Departments. The Engineering Supervisor will be responsible for the Asset Management Group whose role is to provide engineering support for the short to long term management of all OCSD assets. This group will have the primary responsibility of understanding and tracking the condition of OCSD's critical assets, and working with Operations, Maintenance and Engineering Departments to develop short to long term plans for ensuring the reliability and resiliency of these assets.
The Engineering Supervisor will also be responsible for identifying resource needs, reviewing needs with appropriate management staff, and allocating resources accordingly; guiding staff in professional development and encouraging a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with all departments; and participating in the development of policies and procedures. 
Duties also include the monitoring of work activities of engineering staff to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; working closely with the Engineering Manager in implementing staff goals and objectives; implementing strategic initiatives; participating in the selection of staff, providing or coordinating staff training, working with employees to correct performance deficiencies and implementing discipline procedures when necessary. 
The Engineering Supervisor will also be responsible for performing the most technically complex tasks of the work unit as necessary; providing technical advice to staff; supervising coordinated activities of staff in providing engineering support to operations and maintenance staff; interfacing with senior management, peers, consultants, contractors as necessary in coordinating asset management related work; overseeing preparation of technical reports for the Board of Directors, senior management and others; managing the selection of outside consultant and contractors; and working with consultants and contractors on project planning, preparation, scheduling and execution of contracts. 

This individual will be tasked with presenting to staff, professional groups, governing bodies of other public agencies, and the general public regarding wastewater treatment facilities and management issues; attending and participating in professional group meetings; staying abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of engineering; researching emerging products and enhancements and their applicability to OCSD needs and performing other related duties as required.

 Qualifications & Requirements:

The successful candidate will possess: 

  1. Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Educationwith major coursework civil, sanitary, electrical, mechanical, environmental engineering, or a related field; AND,
  2. Eight (8) years of increasingly responsible work experience in engineering, including four (4) years at a level comparable to a Senior Engineer or two (2) years of supervisory experience.

Licenses and/or Certifications: 

  1. Valid California Class C Driver's License.
  2. Valid professional engineering (P.E.) registration from the State of California.

The ideal candidate will have direct professional engineering experience in operations, maintenance, or capital improvement engineering projects. Prior engineering experience  in the planning, design, or construction of water/wastewater projects for a local government utility or municipality is highly desired. 
The successful individual will have the ability to administer complex, technical engineering programs; supervise, motivate and develop staff, identify problems, analyze information, and develop sound recommendations.

This position involves a high level of independence and decision making within the area of responsibility and requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, political astuteness, and diplomacy. Experience writing staff reports and making presentations for an elected Board is highly desired.

 Recruitment & Selection Process:
Vacancies: 1

APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE:  Thursday, October 31, 2019 by 5:00 P.M.
(or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)

Hiring Salary Range: $66.95 - $73.83/Hour or $139,256.00 - $153,566.40/Year
*starting salary will be within this range based on qualifications

 Supplemental Information:

Physical Demands
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 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.
Environmental Elements
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.
To ensure your application is accurate and complete, please review the Job Application Guide.

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.
Reference Checks will be conducted by OCSD 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 OCSD 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.

OCSD 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.