Program Assistant (Environmental Services)

  • Orange County Sanitation District
  • Fountain Valley, California, USA
  • Jun 03, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology Environmental Science - Engineering Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description


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 a Program Assistant (Environmental Services).

Under general supervision, the Program Assistant will:

  • Perform a variety of advanced clerical and routine administrative and programmatic duties of a general or specialized nature requiring the application of specific program knowledge and administrative skills in support of the Environmental Compliance Division.
  • Generate self-monitoring forms and notices on a timely basis.
  • Work with permitees to ensure the accuracy of submitted data.
  • Perform quality control and evaluation of data received for accuracy and completeness.
  • Enter data into the self-monitoring database.
  • Generate reports and issue required notices within strict deadlines. 
  • Respond to and resolve inquiries/ issues from industries.
  • Assist divisional staff in identifying significantly non-compliant companies.
  • Proactively work with chronic and significantly non-compliant permitees to achieve long-term compliance.
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret data, to apply mathematical principles.
  • Maintain confidentiality of critical and sensitive information, records, and reports.
  • Respond tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately to inquires related to the area of responsibility.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements


  • High school diploma or equivalent. Additional college level course work related to area of assignment is desirable; AND
  • Two (2) years of increasingly responsible clerical, specialized technical, administrative or programmatic support experience involving a high level of public contact.
  • Possession of a valid California class C driver's license.


  • Additional college level course work related to the area of assignment, such as Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Science, or a related field.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software programs including Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.
  • Experience with data entry in a laboratory/science environment. 
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Proficient in English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Knowledge of customer service techniques, practices and principles.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency staff, external agencies and the public contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to work independently.

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Government- Local/Regional


$27.81 - $33.77 Hourly