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WATER TREATMENT PLANT
LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I

PRIMARY FUNCTION

Under general supervision from the Water Quality Supervisor, to assist in the operation of the Water Quality Laboratory and in the Water Quality Program.

This is a non-exempt position and is part of the Administrative, Technical and Clerical Bargaining Unit.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Prepare bacteriological media and standard chemical solutions; perform analyses of water quality using laboratory instruments and procedures; clean glassware; maintain the laboratory in a neat and orderly fashion; collect samples for analysis; participate in the quality assurance program; record test results neatly, accurately, and promptly.

OTHER RELATED DUTIES

Perform other duties as required.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

Any combination of education, experience, knowledge and abilities may satisfy the necessary minimum qualifications. A typical way to obtain the education, experience, knowledge and abilities would be:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, chemistry, or sanitary engineering.

Experience: One (1) year of water quality laboratory experience.

Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of basic techniques of laboratory measurement and analysis; operation of basic laboratory instruments and apparatus. Ability to perform assignments reliably; use good laboratory work and safety practices; understand and follow written and verbal directions; provide technical assistance to the operators for the production of quality drinking water.

Special Requirements: Must have a valid California Class C drivers license; certification as a Water Treatment Plant Operator Grade II issued by the State of Calif. required within 12 months of appointment to the position and maintained thereafter.