Laboratory Technician I/II

Vallejo Flood & Wastewater District | 450 Ryder St, Vallejo, CA 94590

Salary Range: Monthly Salary $6958 - $8055
Open Date: 11/01/2017
Close Date: 11/27/2017

Position Description

The Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District invites applications for a LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I/II. The final filing date is November 27, 2017.

The District is seeking a Laboratory Technician I /II to perform tests to assist in the control of the wastewater treatment plant under general supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor. The Laboratory Technician I procures and analyzes the effluent produced in order to determine if it meets prescribed requirements; keeps records and assists in the preparation of reports; enters data on a computer; and performs related responsible work as required. The Laboratory Tech II procures and analyzes the treatment plant influent, effluent, and sludge to determine compliance with prescribed requirements; keeps records; enters data on a computer, and performs other related responsible work as required.

Position Qualifications

Knowledge of English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment; basic principles of record keeping.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; work with others and accept direction; prepare clear, complete and technically accurate data summaries and reports; to communicate with irate or difficult people; and to accept constructive criticism from supervisor, coworkers, subordinate employees.
In addition, the Laboratory Technician II must have the ability to generate reliable results and perform routine QA/QC procedures; communicate effectively with others and represent the District at public events.
The Laboratory Technician II must have a strong background in applied chemistry and math; have general knowledge of the wastewater treatment process; and be familiar with computer spreadsheets, databases, and word processing programs.

Education and Experience: Completion of college level courses in the physical or biological sciences field equivalent to an A.S. degree and two (2) years of experience. Experience may be substituted for education on a one (1) year of experience for one year of education basis up to a maximum of one (1) year. Experience must be in a laboratory performing tests similar to those described herein.

License(s): Laboratory Technician I must obtain a California Water Environment Association Grade I Laboratory Analyst certificate within one year from the date of hire.

Laboratory Technician II must possess a current California Water Environment Association certificate as a Grade II Laboratory Analyst at the time of employment.

Must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License at the time of employment. The ability to drive District vehicles is a specific requirement for this position. For that reason, it is the employee’s responsibility to maintain a driving record that is acceptable to the District’s insurance carrier or be subject to dismissal.

Job description and job announcement available at www.vallejowastewater.org

How to Apply

Please visit www.calopps.org
Contact Email: tgieffels@vallejowastewater.org
Website: www.vallejowastewater.org