CAREER DESCRIPTION Applications will be accepted year round on
a continuous basis.
OC WASTE & RECYCLING
OC Waste & Recycling owns and operates the Orange County landfill
system. The engineering group is tasked with maintaining compliance
with the standards set forth by the various regulatory agencies
such as the Air Quality Management District, the Regional Water
Quality Control Board, Cal Recycle, Health Care Agency and the
Local Enforcement Agency.
The engineering group at each landfill provides engineering support
services to the ongoing landfill operations, including drainage and
erosion control; site grading designs; landfill gas collection
system maintenance/expansion/monitoring; renewable energy program
management assistance; construction support service; groundwater
sampling/monitoring; and various regulatory compliance monitoring,
reporting, and remediation tasks. The engineering group at
Headquarters provides regulatory and additional technical support
for the landfills and prepares reports for the regulatory agencies,
in addition to a variety of other regulatory and legislative
INTERN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Intern duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to, one
or more of the following projects:
- Perform records search
- Organize, develop and archive documents, reports and drawings
that are stored as hardcopies and electronically
- Perform data entry and/or analysis
- Provide staff support with groundwater sampling and
- Assist with field survey duties and compliance report
- Attend renewable energy coordination meeting and prepare
Applicants must currently be enrolled in an accredited
college/university and have completed at least two years of
undergraduate studies or achieved an associate's degree in
chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science or engineering
(civil, environmental, solid waste). Basic understanding of math
and science is required. Recent graduates who have completed their
degree in one of the above fields are also eligible to apply.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Ability to calculate area, volume and density
- Basic understanding of math and science in fields related to
trigonometry, geometry, physics, chemistry, etc.
- Proficient in verbal communication/presentation and English
- Strong organization, problem solving and analytical skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 2016
- Knowledge of CAD and CIVIL3D is helpful, but not required
- Experience in databases and graphics programs such as
- Ability to work on team projects and handle several assignments
- Physical agility for field assignments
Minimum 20 - 25 hours per week for 3 or more months. A minimum of 3
months is required to obtain adequate training. Applicants able to
schedule the maximum hours/duration listed for the internship
typically gain a more in-depth experience.
BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO INTERN
Although this is an unpaid internship that does not lead to
permanent employment or include employee benefits, the position
offers a broad learning experience under the supervision of a
practicing engineer within an office and/or field environment, an
opportunity to apply academic skills/knowledge to the workplace,
exposure to the public sector and the field of waste management,
and an opportunity to gain insight into solid waste solutions
available for Orange County residents.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Interns will be responsible for supplying
their own clothing, boots, and sun protection appropriate for a
field/office mixed work environment.
Interns may be required to drive a personnel vehicle to off-site
locations. Mileage reimbursement is available for authorized
travel. Interns who operate a personal vehicle as part of their
duties must possess a valid state-issued driver's license and proof
of auto insurance coverage for personal injuries and property
Applicants must attach a cover letter, resume, and unofficial
transcripts to their application. The cover letter is an
opportunity for students to describe career and academic goals, to
elaborate upon personal and academic accomplishments, and to
identify what type of internship experience they are seeking. Learn
more about what to include in a cover letter HERE .
Applications that do not include a cover letter, resume, and
unofficial transcripts will not be considered.
REQUIRED BACKGROUND SCREENING/REFERENCE CHECK
Prior to placement, applicants may be asked to submit contact
information for reference checks, and a background screening will
be conducted that requires a state issued driver's license or ID
card and a U.S. Social Security number.
Internship recruitments at the County may close at any time at
the discretion of the Agency.
Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment
process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in
our application and use only one email account.
NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should
not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with
multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment
process for any positions for which you apply.
Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the
recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site.
Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders,
and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and
"ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update
your profile at www.governmentjobs.com .
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For additional internship postings, please check our Web site at
the following link: here for additional Frequently Asked
For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please
contact Jeff Hentzen at (714) 834-2892 or
EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.