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Campus Recruiting for Engineers

The Project Green Leadership (PGL) On-Campus Recruitment program seeks to identify and hire the best and brightest Civil, Environmental, and Chemical Engineers  for careers at LA Sanitation & Environment (LASAN).  PGL leads an aggressive engineering recruitment program seeking entry-level Environmental Engineering Associates (EEAs) and Student Engineers for full-time and part-time positions.

Those lucky students and new grads that we hire will have the opportunity to utilize cutting-edge technologies and play their part in providing innovative services that will help make the City of Los Angeles the cleanest, greenest, most sustainable big City in the nation.

The intent of the Project Green Leadership team is to provide successful outcomes in hiring diverse, talented qualified engineers to come work at LA Sanitation & Environment, where innovation, environmental stewardship, and sustainability converge. Click here to learn more about some of our exciting engineering projects.
 
PGL represents LASAN at a variety of events. To help us make improvements to our program, can you spare 10 minutes to complete our campus recruitment survey?

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For candidates seeking initial City employment, in accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, information regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements as conditions of employment may be found at:
https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2021/21-0921_ord_187134_8-24-21.pdf


PART-TIME STUDENT ENGINEER PROGRAM
If you are a sophomore, junior, senior, or masters-level engineering student enrolled at a local university in or around Los Angeles, you may be eligible for a part-time student engineer position.

Please click the flyer below to download the PDF version. A City of Los Angeles application for employment is required along with a recent copy of unofficial transcripts and a cover letter listing the LASAN programs you're most interested in. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2022.

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HBCU PAID VIRTUAL SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
This is a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience with nine (9) different City of Los Angeles departments, while getting paid! Although the program has closed for 2022, we hope to do it again for 2023. Stay tuned here for updates!
Download the 2022 flyer here.


ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES (full-time)
PGL accepted applications and scheduling interviews for over 30 available Environmental Engineering Associate positions with LA Sanitation & Environment for full-time work beginning spring or summer 2022. Although this application period has closed, we anticipate recruiting on campuses again in fall 2022. 

We regularly visit campuses and engineering conferences to participate in information sessions and career fairs - we often hold interviews as well. Hopefully we've had the pleasure of meeting you! Please contact your campus' Career Center or check Handshake to inquire about our participation at information sessions, career fairs, and on-campus interviews. Starting salary after July 2022 will be $85,816, plus benefits!


ANNUAL ENGINEER DAY EVENT
Every fall, LASAN holds its annual Engineer Day. While 2020 and 2021 were held virtually, a decision for 2022 has not yet been made regarding an in-person of virtual event.

Engineer Day is an opportunity for engineering students to learn more about LASAN, gain an understanding of our hiring process and core programs, and hear from some of our recent hires. The interactive sessions are followed by a tour, either in person or virtual.  Admission is free and open to students studying chemical, civil, environmental, or mechanical engineering at colleges and universities across the US. 

Engineer Day is an information-only session and resumes/applications will not be accepted. 

More information to be shared soon.


CAREER FAIRS 
Career fairs are often where potential candidates are introduced to LASAN for the first time. This is a great opportunity for students to ask questions and receive insight into specific projects led by LA Sanitation & Environment. Career fairs serve as a helpful tool for us to interact with students and to find qualified candidates for future needs. We do accept resumes at career fairs.


INFORMATION SESSIONS
Information sessions allow LASAN to inform and share information about career opportunities (entry level positions, internships, etc.) with potential Environmental Engineering Associate and Student Engineer candidates in an informal setting. Through a presentation and Q&A, students are able to familiarize themselves with LASAN's diverse projects. Students also have the opportunity to submit a resume if they wish.


ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS

These events provide students with convenient opportunities to interview for entry level positions or internships at LASAN without having to leave campus. Please note that interviews will be conducted remotely until further notice.
 

Campus RecruitingLASAN and the recruitment efforts of the Project Green Leadership (PGL) program are driven to hire future environmental engineers and leaders that will help turn the City of Los Angeles and the surrounding communities into the biggest, greenest, most sustainable City in the nation.

 

The PGL team represents LASAN by attending several outreach events during the academic year. Our program has successfully conducted on-campus interviews, information sessions, career fairs and outreach to professional organizations to promote our opportunities. Through our recruitment efforts, our relationships with respective universities have been established and maintained. 

 

  

Campus RecruitingHIRING AND RECRUITING

Project Green Leadership focuses its resources on four core aspects of recruitment:

  • On-campus interviews
  • Information sessions
  • Career fairs
  • Outreach to professional organizations 
The intent of the four core aspects of recruitment is to provide successful outcomes in hiring the best and brightest engineers to come work at LASAN where innovation, environmental stewardship, and sustainability converge.

 

 

   

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

 
Please see the Environmental Engineer job description

 
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE FAQs

Q. Do you accept graduate students for the Environmental Engineering Associate Position?
A. Yes.
 

Q. Do you accept international students and is there sponsorship available?
A. Only students with legal right to work will be granted interviews; sponsorship is not available.
 

Q. Do we need previous work experience for the Environmental Engineering Associate position?
A. No, but experience is preferable.
 

Q. Is the Environmental Engineering Associate position full-time or part-time?
A. Full-time.
 

Q. What happens after I interview? How soon will I be contacted?
A. After being placed on eligibility list you will only be contacted if being considered.
 

Q. How do I track the status of my application?
A. No tracking is available; you will only be contacted if being considered.
 

Q. Will background and reference checks be performed?
A. Yes.
 

Please see the Student Engineer job description

 
STUDENT ENGINEER FAQs

 

Q. Do you accept graduate students for the Student Engineering Position?
A. Yes, upon the request of our hiring liaisons in multiple LASAN divisions.
 

Q. Do you accept international students and is there sponsorship available?
A. Only students with legal right to work will be granted interviews; sponsorship is not available.
 

Q. Do we need previous work experience for the Student Engineering position?
A. No, experience is preferable but we treat this position as a learning opportunity and a resume builder.
 

Q. Is the Environmental Engineering Associate position full-time or part-time?
A. Usually, part-time as an exempt employee. May work full-time upon hiring division’s request.
 

Q. What happens after I interview? How soon will I be contacted?
A. After being placed on eligibility list you will only be contacted if being considered.
 

Q. How do I track the status of my application?
A. No tracking is available; you will only be contacted if being considered.
 

Q. Will background and reference checks be performed?
A. Yes.
             

 

 

 

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