West Basin Municipal Water District is a global leader in the water industry in water recycling, conservation, water resource management, youth and adult education, and desalination. West Basin provides drinking water and recycled water to eight local retail water agencies including four cities, three private water companies and one county water agency. The District serves a population of nearly one million residents in 17 cities and unincorporated areas along the coastal corridor from Palos Verdes to Malibu. The District is governed by an elected five- member Board of Directors and is a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
West Basin operates the state-of-the-art Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility (ECLWRF) and three satellite locations. ECLWRF is the largest treatment and water purification facility of its type in the world providing nearly 40 million gallons of water each day to over 450 sites. West Basin utilizes various advanced treatment processes to produce five types of customer-tailor recycled waters used for commercial, industrial and landscape purposes, including three ultra-pure waters.
West Basin owns and operates over 100 miles of recycled water pipeline, and supplies recycled water to customers for non-potable use. To expand the use of recycled water, the District assists customers with the process of converting their sites to utilize recycled water. In addition, the District conducts site inspections to ensure compliance for the safe use of recycled water.
The Water Policy and Resources Intern will assist staff in performing routine planning, research, analysis, grant and data management and customer agency support activities related to water demand/use, water supply availability, water conservation and other water resource management issues; and will perform other related duties as assigned. The Intern may also be required to attend conservation events, such as but not limited to, community outreach events, which on some occasions could take place on weeknights or during the weekend.
The Water Policy and Resources Intern must be a junior or senior level undergraduate student, graduate student, or very recent graduate attending an accredited college in good standing. A major in planning, environmental science, public administration, or a closely related field is required. Applicants who are not currently enrolled in an accredited college and who have graduated prior to May 2021 will not be considered.
The candidate must possess excellent communication and technical skills, the ability to work effectively in a team environment, have comprehensive computer skills, and possess strong interpersonal skills to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with District Board members, managers, staff, vendors, consultants, and representatives of other governmental agencies encountered in the course of employment. The incumbent must also have the ability to exercise sound judgment within established guidelines. Applicants must provide a resume and cover letter along with their application.
The Intern position is a part-time/temporary at-will position. The Intern must be able to work at least a minimum of six months. Work hours are flexible and average approximately 20 hours per week, not to exceed 1,000 hours in a fiscal period.
The ideal candidate will possess the ability to occasionally lift and carry materials up to 25 pounds; kneel, crouch, stand, walk, twist, reach or bend for prolonged periods of time, and occasionally be available at times other than regularly scheduled work hours, such as nights and weekends. Weekend work may be required on an as-needed basis.
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License, proof of car insurance and an acceptable driving record are required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment. Employee is required to use his or her own vehicle with mileage reimbursed at the standard IRS rate.
This part-time/temporary, at-will position pays $13.00 - $18.00 per hour, depending on qualifications. This position is not eligible for District benefits.
Apply by: November 5, 2021
Apply online at: www.westbasin.org. For questions or additional information, please contact: West Basin Municipal Water District, Human Resources Department, 17140 S. Avalon Boulevard, Suite 210, Carson, CA 90746, (310) 660-6228. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resumes and cover letters will not be accepted in lieu of a completed District Online Application. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate further in the screening process, which will include a panel interview and possible written exercise.