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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern Califo Assistant Engineer II in La Verne, California

The Assistant Engineer II (Water Quality) is responsible for assisting groups within Metropolitan to ensure 100 percent compliance with primary drinking water standards in the design and operations of Metropolitan’s water systems.

The duties of the Assistant Engineer II include assisting with the following: Reviewing design criteria to ensure compliance with existing and future water quality regulations; Developing and documenting process design criteria to be used for treatment plant and distribution system upgrades and expansions; Reviewing and analyzing water quality data and providing recommendations to ensure compliance with all drinking water quality regulations; Serving on treatment plant and/or distribution Quality Assurance Teams; Developing test plans and conducting studies at the bench-, pilot-, demonstration-, and full-scale plant level to analyze water quality issues and optimize treatment processes; Analyzing water quality and operational data, performing complex water chemistry calculations, participating in field investigations, developing cost estimates, and preparing memoranda and reports documenting results; and Providing critical review and analyses, including literature reviews, on water quality and treatment related issues and technologies.

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

Related field is defined as: a degree in Engineering (Civil, Environmental, or Chemical)

Relevant Experience is defined as: engineering experience assisting in the design and/or operation of water or wastewater treatment plants


Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing and registrations:


Valid California Class C Driver License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive in the course of your employment


35% Technical Knowledge

25% Written Communication

10% Analytical Skills

10% Job Preparation (education, experience & training relevant to the position)

10% Interpersonal Effectiveness/Teamwork

10% Oral Communication

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

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, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 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).

ID: 2021-1810

Application Filing Period (Text Only): May 3, 2021 – June 4, 2021

Street: 700 North Moreno Avenue

Post End Date: 6/4/2021

Work Schedule (Days/Hours): 9/80