Source Control Inspector I

Orange County Sanitation District | Fountain Valley, CA

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Posted Date 1/27/2020


OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of a Source Control Inspector I.

Under direct or general supervision, performs a variety of technical duties in support of the District's source control program to include Emerging Pollutants of Concern (EPOC) that impact the Ground Water Replenishment System (GWRS); performs field inspection and enforcement for the protection of public health and safety in the areas of water quality, pollution control, and overall environmental protection; inspects, monitors, tracks, and identifies sources of pollutants discharged or potentially discharged to the sewer system; inspects, monitors, and tracks EPA categorical industries for compliance with District discharge permit regulations, the District Wastewater discharge ordinance, and EPA guidelines; participates in a variety of programs for the protection of public health and safety; and incorporates public education in daily work.

Qualifications & Requirements

The successful candidate will possess:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent supplemented by two years college level course work in science or related technical area with major course work in chemistry.
  2. A bachelor's degree in science or related technical area is desirable.
  3. One (1) year of experience in a field related to environmental protection that involved sampling and regulatory inspection of industrial processes is desirable.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license.
  • Possession of an Environmental Compliance certification from the California Water Environment Association is desirable.


Recruitment & Selection Process

Vacancies: 1
Apply online at:

APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Friday, February 7, 2020 by 5:00 P.M. PST.
(or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)
Hiring Salary Range: $39.47 - $43.52/Hour
(starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)

Supplemental Information

Physical Demands
Must possess mobility to work in industrial and commercial sites to perform inspections; operate a motor vehicle; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; color vision to identify chemical and biological solvents and substances; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Employees primarily work indoors but frequently walk within industrial and commercial sites to take samples. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to handle sampling equipment. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 40 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.

Environmental Elements
Employees work partially indoors and partially outdoors and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, vibration, chemicals, and hazardous physical substances, odors, and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. 
Disaster Service Workers
All OCSD employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the OCSD 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.


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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