Assistant Wastewater Laboratory Supervisor



JOB CODE: 1366

PAY GRADE: 2200

SALARY RANGE: $37,293 - $63,488

LOCATION OF WORK
Department of Environmental Services

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of the Wastewater Laboratory Supervisor, performs technical laboratory work supervising a chemical and bacteriological laboratory at a major treatment plant. Supervision is exercised over subordinate laboratory personnel. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Supervises the collection of samples of plant effluent, partially treated wastewater, sludge and other byproducts; performs advanced bacteriological examinations of water, sewage, and industrial wastes. Supervises and conducts various analytical pollution control tests as mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency and/or other health agencies. Instructs subordinate employees in proper procedures in conducting tests. Records data compiled as a result of testing; may inventory and requisition equipment and supplies. Operates specialized types of laboratory equipment, such as spectrograph, total organic carbon analyzer, autoclave, and a multichannel-automated analyzer with linearized digital printer.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of laboratory principles, terminology, laboratory tests, and equipment pertaining to sanitary engineering, pollution and environmental health control, bacteriology, and microbiology. Knowledge of applicable laws and regulatory codes relevant to pollution control and in methods of operation of a pollution control laboratory. Knowledge of safety precautions and procedures in dealing with hazardous chemicals and tests. Skills in the use and care of laboratory equipment. Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisory personnel, fellow employees, and the public. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to groups and to individuals. Ability to supervise, train, and motivate subordinate employees in a laboratory environment. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or a related environmental science, and two years of experience in a chemical or bacteriological laboratory.

SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.