- Internship Program
Sanitary District No. 5 of Marin County (SD5) has an exciting opportunity for participants to take part in the District’s Maintenance Internship Program. The program will provide valuable work experience for possible careers in wastewater or environmental fields. Currently, SD5 is seeking to hire two interns. The selected candidate will work under the direction of facility staff and assist with maintenance of the District’s wastewater facilities and sewer collection system.
Sanitary District No. 5 of Marin County provides the collection, treatment, and disposal of wastewater for the City of Belvedere and the Town of Tiburon, south of Gilmartin Drive. The District operates and maintains two treatment facilities, 24 pump stations, and 33 miles of gravity sewer lines. The District, located at 2001 Paradise Drive, Tiburon, California, has 9 full time employees and is governed by a knowledgeable, dedicated, and community oriented Board of Directors.
The Position and Requirements
Under the supervision of operations and maintenance staff, the interns will learn the basics of wastewater treatment, sewage collection, and conveyance systems. The interns will be provided an opportunity to participate in hands-on training of treatment plant maintenance and collection system maintenance. The interns will also be assigned duties such as grounds maintenance, facility housekeeping, cleaning and organizing work areas, checking pump stations, assisting staff with the cleaning of sewer lines, and vehicle and equipment cleaning. The District will assist interns in applying for the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) collection and maintenance certification and/or the State Water Resources Control Board Operator-in-Training certification.
These positions are temporary, at-will positions, with compensation paid on an hourly basis at a rate of $24.50 per hour. Aside from hourly pay, no other benefits will be provided; however, the District will provide uniforms and boots for the interns. The work week will consist of up to 40 hours. Each position shall not exceed 975 total work hours during the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).
The requirements for the position are as follows:
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Graduation from high school or the equivalent
- Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License w/ satisfactory driver's record
- Interest in wastewater or environmental fields as a career is highly desirable
- Some experience in construction, maintenance, or repair work is desirable
Applications must be received by the District
Fully completed and signed applications and resumes must be either:
- mailed to P.O. Box 227, Tiburon, CA 94920
- faxed to 415-435-0221, or
- delivered to the District office at 2001 Paradise Drive, Tiburon, CA
Applications will be reviewed by the District’s management; selected candidates will be invited to participate in one or more of the following: written examination and oral interview(s). Applicants considered for appointment will be required to undergo background and medical examinations, including drug testing.
Applicants who are invited to continue in the selection process will be notified by U.S. Mail or telephone. Successful applicants’ names will be placed on an eligibility list, which will remain in effect for 18 months from the date it is established. Additional vacancies that occur for this classification may be hired from this list.