The Sanitation Districts protect public health and the environment through innovative and cost-effective wastewater and solid waste management, and in doing so convert waste into resources such as recycled water, energy and recycled materials.
This selection process may place engineers in the following sections: Air Quality Engineering, Budget & Finance, Construction Management, Energy Recovery, Industrial Waste, Joint Water Pollution Control Plant, Planning & Property Management, Public Information, Reuse & Compliance, Sewer Design, Solid Waste Planning, Solid Waste Operations & Engineering, Wastewater and Solid Waste Design, Wastewater Collection Systems, Wastewater Planning, Wastewater Research, Water Quality and Water Reclamation Plants. Please click herefor more information on these sections.
To learn more about how we convert waste into resources, see the videos on this website:
Engineers are involved in all phases of our work, from conception to operation. Almost all engineering is performed in-house, and engineers are encouraged to consider internal transfer opportunities to promote professional growth.
The most qualified applicants will have superior technical writing and communication skills, analytical skills and project management skills. Initial salary placement will be based on the selected candidate's qualifications.
The Sanitation Districts function on a regional scale and consist of 24 independent special districts serving approximately 5.6 million people in Los Angeles County. To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, the 24 districts work cooperatively under a Joint Administration Agreement with one administrative staff headquartered near the City of Whittier. The Sanitation Districts are a non-civil service public agency with over 1,700 employees, including over 200 engineers.
The Sanitation Districts own and operate 1,400 miles of sewers, 48 active pumping plants, and 11 wastewater treatment plants that convey and treat over half the wastewater in Los Angeles County. The Districts' solid waste management sites similarly provide about one-fourth of the countywide solid waste management needs. The Districts operate two landfills, two landfill energy recovery facilities, one recycle center, and three materials recovery/transfer facilities, and participate in the operation of a refuse-to-energy facility.
CONVERTING WASTE TO RESOURCES
The Sanitation Districts are innovators in the production of green energy and water recycling. Approximately 100,000 acre-feet of recycled water are used for industrial, commercial, and recreational applications; groundwater recharge; and agricultural, landscape, park, and golf course irrigation. Today, the Districts are one of the top producers of beneficially reused recycled water in the United States.
Overall wastewater and solid waste management budgets for 2019-20 were $773 million and $188 million, respectively. Both systems provide essential public services at some of the most competitive service charges in the country.