2017-10-02 2017-11-06

Water Quality Specialist

Company: Redwood City
Organization Type: Municipality / Public Works
Location: Redwood City, California
Job Status: Full-time
Salary: See Below
Job ID: 45164
Website: http://www.redwoodcity.org

Salary: $7,072 to $8,598 Monthly

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Open Until Filled with the first cut-off and review of application received on 10/20/2017.

Description

The City of Redwood City invites you to apply for the position of Water Quality Specialist. This current opening is in the Public Works Services Department, Water Resources and Water Maintenance division. This incumbent reports to the Utilities Field Supervisor and performs both field and office and technical work. Paramount responsibilities for this position include overseeing the work of maintenance workers, consultants, and contractors in duties related to water quality and answer inquiries from the public, responds to water quality complaints and keeps records.

Duties

  • Ensures compliance with all Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations and guidelines pertaining to potable and recycled water quality standards, sampling, testing, record keeping and reporting.
  • Establishes and implements water sampling operations and procedures.
  • Reviews specifications for water quality testing equipment and maintenance.
  • Conducts field sampling and analysis.
  • Coordinates and participates in the collection, interpretation and evaluation of water quality data, keeps detailed and accurate records in accordance with State Regulations.
  • Answers inquiries from the public, responds to water quality complaints; keeps records and tracks water quality complaints.
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of various public education programs related to water quality; makes presentations to community groups and associations.
  • Coordinates and inspects the work of a variety of contractors related to water quality projects.
  • Participates in preparing technical reports and presentations for City Council and other governmental agencies.
  • Sets priorities, exercises independent judgement, and communicates effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with fellow employees, members of the general public and representatives from other agencies.

Qualifications

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities are qualifying.

Education & Experience:

  • A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree from an accredited college or university in biology, bacteriology, environmental science or related field is preferred, or
  • Associate of Arts or Science degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, bacteriology, environmental science or related field and two additional years of experience performing water quality control and/or water treatment activities is preferred, or
  • Completion of the 12th grade or its equivalent with three additional years of experience performing water quality control and/or water treatment activities. Licenses & Certificates:
  • Incumbent will be required to travel between various locations during their scheduled work shift.
  • Incumbent will be required to drive vehicles used to transport materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record.
  • Must Possession of a California State Water Distribution Operator Grade D2 certificate prior to appointment.
  • A Water Distribution Grade D3 is required within 18 months of appointment.
  • Possession of an AWWA Water Quality Laboratory Analyst Grade 1 Certification is desirable.

Knowledge of:

  • Water quality control and quality assurance principles and practices, including nitrification prevention and control methods.
  • Water distribution systems, including storage tanks, mains, valves, dead ends, turnouts and water system hydraulics.
  • General principles and procedures of water treatment and distribution. AWWA water quality standards.
  • General principles and practices of mathematics, modern chemistry, bacteriology and microbiology as applied to water quality, treatment and analysis.
  • Computer systems and software application such as Word, Excel, Access, GIS, SCADA Systems and hydraulic modeling.
  • General safety practices and procedures.

Ability to:

  • Direct and oversee the work of others.
  • Investigate and analyze water quality situations within the City’s water distribution system.
  • Review specifications and maintain water quality equipment.
  • Conduct field sampling and analysis; coordinate and participate in the collection, interpretation and evaluation of water quality data.
  • Operate and troubleshoot analytical equipment and instrumentation.
  • Set priorities and exercise independent judgment; analyze complex data and reports and correspondence.
  • Prepare reports and requisitions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Use of a computer and a variety of word processing and software applications.
  • Have the ability to remain calm in emergency situations. May be required to work weekends and evenings as emergencies arise.

Apply Online

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