Water Quality Analyst

Company: City of Antioch
Organization Type: Municipality / Public Works
Location: Antioch, California
Job Status: Full-time
Salary: See Below
Job ID: 43816
Website: http://www.ci.antioch.ca.us

Under direction, oversees and supervises the overall operations of the water laboratory and performs the most complex chemical, bacteriological, and physical analyses of water using a variety of laboratory instruments, equipment and techniques to assure City's compliance with water quality standards; ensures that the Water Quality Laboratory (WQL) maintains WQL certification under the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP); ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; provides training on proper laboratory test procedures and sample collection processes; and performs the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Examples of Duties:
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

1. Oversee and supervise overall laboratory operations including staff responsible for collecting samples and performing routine chemical, bacteriological, and physical tests; perform the most complex bacteriological, chemical, physical, and microbiological examinations of water; analyze and interpret results of examinations of water samples; recognize and investigate problems and recommend solutions.

2. Establish schedules and methods for providing laboratory analysis and quality assurance program services; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly.

3. Participate in the development of goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies, and procedures; participate in the implementation of approved policies and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.

4. Participate in the selection of assigned laboratory staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.

5. Participate in the preparation and administration of assigned program budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures.

6. Perform the more technical and complex tasks of the work unit including ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations.

7. Maintain a fully accredited laboratory as certified through the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) by the California Department of Public Health.

8. Supervise, prioritize, schedule and/or perform the collection and analysis of source water, potable water, and wastewater; approve new water mains for connection with the City system.

9. Establish and review monitoring programs relating to treatment plant processes and system compliance.

10. Compile and prepare a variety of reports and correspondence; submit required reports to state and EPA regulatory agencies; maintain all lab records and use computer to store, retrieve and analyze data.

11. Oversee work of outside labs contracted by the City to perform specialized testing; assure that reports are completed to standards.

12. Maintain ongoing quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) program; review data generated in the lab and verify validity.

13. Collect, analyze, and summarize data produced by the laboratory and the operations SCADA system; recognize potential and actual problems which may occur in analytical procedures and take proper corrective action; recommend changes in treatment process to ensure highest quality water and regulatory compliance.

14. Wash, clean, sterilize, calibrate, and maintain equipment apparatus, and glassware used in all tests and analysis; keep laboratory facilities in a clean and orderly condition.

15. Operate and maintain a variety of lab equipment including but not limited to pH meter, analytical and top-loading balances, and field test kits.

16. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints in an efficient and timely manner; respond to emergency situations as necessary.

17. Coordinate assigned laboratory activities with those of other divisions and outside agencies and organizations; represent the City in meetings with other water agencies, regulatory agencies and the public.

18. Attend and participates in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of water quality analysis; incorporate new developments as appropriate into programs.

19. Perform related duties as required.

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in chemistry, biology, microbiology, or a related field.

Four (4) years of water treatment laboratory experience including one (1) year of lead supervisory responsibility.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a valid California driver's license. For out-of-state candidates, we will accept an out-of-state driver's license at the time of application; however, a valid California driver's license must be obtained by the time of appointment.

  • Possession of a Water Quality Analyst 2 certification issued by the American Water Works Association, California - Nevada Section.

Salary: $91,104.00 - $110,748.00 Annually

Filing Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications received by Thursday, 6/22/17 will be included in the 1st application review. This position can close at any time after 6/22/17 without notice.

For more information and to apply, visit http://agency.governmentjobs.com/antioch/default.cfm

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