The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Assistant Engineer II

Job Locations US-CA-La Verne
Job ID 2023-2483
Posted Date
3 weeks ago(9/6/2023 2:04 PM)
Application Filing Period
9/6/2023 - 10/6/2023 (4:30 p.m. PST)
# of Openings
USD $45.94/Hr.
USD $60.51/Hr.
Work Schedule (Days/Hours)

Our Operations Compliance Team in Water Quality Section’s Water Purification Unit ensures the water quality-related satisfaction of Metropolitan’s customers, member agencies, sub-agencies, and drinking water customers. The team currently has two (2) openings for Assistant Engineer II located in La Verne, California.


The Assistant Engineers will serve as Water Quality liaisons for the Water Treatment Section and Conveyance and Distribution Section within the Metropolitan to support operations of water treatment plants and distribution system and ensure continued compliance with current and future drinking water regulations. Our Assistant Engineers will assist with reviewing and summarizing water treatment plant operations data, assist in conducting full-scale evaluations and process optimization studies, and assist with providing recommendations to Water Treatment Section and Conveyance and Distribution Section. They will generate water quality and operations compliance reports with established templates. As the Assistant Engineer II on the Operations Compliance team, they will also collect water quality samples as needed at Metropolitan’s water treatment plants and in the distribution system and will support emergency responses as needed after proper training.

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.


To view the full job description click here: Assistant Engineer II


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and two years of relevant experience, of which two years must have been at the Assistant Engineer I level.


Relevant Experience is defined as: assisting in working with water and/or wastewater treatment processes, OR distribution system water quality monitoring and/or operations, OR experience in water/wastewater regulatory compliance.

License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.

35% Technical Knowledge
15% Job Preparation
10% Analytical Skills
10% Written Communication Skills
10% Oral Communication
10% Teamwork and/or Interpersonal Skills
5% Ability to Learn
5% Organization Skills
100% Total

• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment
• Public transportation reimbursements

• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis


For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular FT PT Employees (Represented)

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 830 miles of pipeline, and 15 hydroelectric power plants.


The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email:


MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.


Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.


Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).


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