Water Quality Technician (20059896)
311 Vernon Street Roseville, 95678
IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION.
The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the regular and full-time position of Water Quality Technician in the Environmental Utilities Department. The normal work schedule will vary between the hours of 6:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday; a flex schedule may be available. Evening and weekend work may be required.
The City of Roseville promotes a no smoking atmosphere.
The City of Roseville (COR) incorporates the following Core Competencies as part of the City's culture:
- Focus on people: Develop and deliver service-oriented solutions that meet or exceed expectations.
- Build trust: Ensure honesty and integrity to gain confidence and support of others.
- Ensure accountability: Take responsibility for the outcomes of one's own work and foster a sense of ownership in others.
- Communicate effectively: Deliver clear, concise messages and actively listen to ideas and questions.
- Collaborate inclusively: Build effective working partnerships, alliances, and teams.
- Make quality decisions: Make sound, timely decisions and recommendations.
- Be adaptable/agile: Change approach or methods to best fit the situation and effectively balance competing priorities.
To perform a variety sample collection and analyses associated with the testing of water quality to ensure that it is maintained and provides the highest level of safety for public use; and to perform related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general supervision from assigned management or supervisory staff.
May exercise technical and functional supervision over administrative support staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Assist in performing and interpreting chemical, biochemical, biological, bacteriological and physical analyses of samples related to the treatment, quality control and distribution of potable water following standard procedures and guidelines.
- Collect samples at various sites throughout the system for testing to determine the effectiveness of each stage of the treatment and distribution processes.
- Prepare samples for analysis by commercial laboratories; ensure that test results are reviewed and reported.
- Analyze and interpret laboratory results; enter laboratory data into a computer system for further analysis and reporting purposes; maintain laboratory records and prepare required reports.
- Set up, calibrate, operate and perform minor maintenance and repair to a variety of laboratory instruments and equipment.
- Maintain quality control and quality assurance and follow safe work procedures.
- Maintain accurate records of work performed and analysis results.
- Consult with Water Utility staff and management regarding analysis results.
- Prepare periodic and special reports for submission to appropriate regulatory agencies in a timely manner; ensures that laboratory certification is in compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Prepare standard chemical solutions and reagents; clean equipment and ensure that the laboratory is maintained in a clean and orderly condition.
- Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
- Analyze and interpret emerging water quality contaminates of concern including potential monitoring rules.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
- Principles and practices of chemistry, bacteriology and the chemical sciences, including methods and techniques of laboratory testing and analysis.
- Modern laboratory procedures and equipment, including computer uses and applications as applied to laboratory operation and analysis.
- Arithmetic, including proportions, percentages, and decimals.
- Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
- Independently perform a variety of chemical, biochemical, and bacteriological tests.
- On a continuous basis, know and understand operations, and observe safety rules; analyze problem equipment and/or procedures; know and apply techniques and terminology; communicate and explain test results to others.
- Intermittently, sit while studying or preparing reports or stand at laboratory bench while performing laboratory tests; bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist when performing various field site sampling duties; stand while performing laboratory tests; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; use telephone, computer or communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 40 pounds or less.
- Operate laboratory equipment and computer programs related to laboratory data analysis.
- Instruct operating staff in basic laboratory procedures and processes.
- Prepare and maintain clear and concise reports and accurate records and files
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Organize own work, set priorities and meet critical time deadlines.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Experience and Training
- Two years of increasingly responsible experience in a water quality environment including experience in water sampling and computerized data management of devices and tests.
- Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade, GED, or higher level degree.
License or Certificate
- Possession of a valid California driver's license by date of appointment.
- Possession of a California Department of Drinking Water Distribution Operator Grade 2 (D2) certificate issued within one year of appointment.
- Possession of any mandated regulatory certifications for water quality certifications required by regulatory agencies and the City within 18 months of notification
- Your response to question 3, the applicant's education, training and experience, will be scored using a pre-determined formula. Your responses to these questions must be consistent with your employment application information. This experience must also be described in the "Work Experience" section of this application. Responses to the supplemental questionnaire that are inconsistent from your "Work Experience" section in the application will not be scored. I understand and agree with the above instructions.
- Was any of the work experience listed on your application an unpaid internship, or volunteer work? If so, please list below which ones.
- How many years of experience do you have in a water quality environment including experience in water sampling and computerized data management of devices and tests?
- Less than 2 years
- 2-3 years
- 3-4 years
- 4-5 years
- 5-6 years
- 6+ years
- What computerized data management systems are you familiar with?
- This position will predominately be taking field samples, please describe your previous experience with water sampling.
- What is your experience with independently directed work?
All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will have their application scored in a Formula Rate Examination. The applicant's experience and education will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the Employment List. Supplemental questions will be utilized by the department hiring authority to make interview and selection determinations. Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid fingerprint check and depending on position applied for a pre-employment medical exam and a drug and alcohol screening test.
THE CITY OF ROSEVILLE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT LEAST 5 WORKING DAYS BEFORE A SCHEDULED INTERVIEW/EXAMINATION PROCESS. MEDICAL DISABILITY VERIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ACCOMMODATION.
For more information regarding the City's benefits, visit our website here. This position is in Local 39.