City of Fountain Valley-Student Intern (Electrical and Control System Engineering)

1/27/2020 8:14:14 PM 213


$17.00 - $20.00 Hourly

Location Plant 1 - 10844 Ellis Ave, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, CA

CA 92708, CA

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Closing date and time

2/11/2020 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana


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 Student Intern (Electrical and Control System Engineering).
Under supervision, the selected candidate will perform a variety of duties / tasks as part of the Electrical and Control System Engineering Division in its support of the Capital Improvement Program. The successful candidate will work closely with staff on engineering and construction support tasks. This may include but not limited to conducting research, updating design standards and guidelines, reviewing design submittals and shop drawings, investigating design and construction issues, performing engineering calculations, compiling information, creating presentations, and assisting in design. In addition, the selected candidate will assist with maintaining and organizing files, preparing correspondence, and performing other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements

Eligibility: This position requires possession of a high school diploma or equivalent and full-time college enrollment in a four-year bachelor's program or graduate program at an accredited institution, be in good standing, and maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better to be eligible for a paid internship with the OCSD. Candidates should be majoring in Electrical Engineering, or a related field at a local university with a status of at least junior standing and with at least one year of school remaining; no prior work experience is required. Only students who have at least one year of school remaining will be considered. 

The successful candidate will have the ability to write clearly and concisely, complete tasks in an organized, accurate manner, show initiative when given assignments, work independently, and follow OCSD safety guidelines. A working knowledge of computer-aided-design (AutoCAD), Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint applications is highly desired. Good verbal and written communication skills are also highly desired.

Licenses & Certifications: Possession of a valid California class C driver's license.

Work Schedule: Student Interns are not authorized to work beyond 20 hours per work week. Work days and hours will be Monday through Friday between the hours of 7am and 5pm. This internship will run concurrently with school for a duration of up to twelve months based on business needs. OCSD will allow flexibility during mid and final exam periods. Interns are expected to commit to at least one year to the internship. The internship may be extended to up to two years depending on business need. 

Recruitment & Selection Process

Vacancies: 1
Apply online at: www.ocsd.com/jobs

APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 5:00 P.M.
Application Process:
In order to receive full consideration for an internship with OCSD, applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:
  1. Verification of enrollment from the school, indicating full-time enrollment.
  2. Letter of recommendation from a professor.
            Undergraduate Program:       $17.00/Hour
            Graduate Program:                 $20.00/Hour

Supplemental Information


Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting or laboratory, if applicable, and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter 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 up to 25 pounds.


Employees work in an office or laboratory, if applicable, environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

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.

Orange County Sanitation District
(714) 593-7146
10844 Ellis Avenue

Fountain Valley, California, 92708