Roseville

Laboratory Technician I (19946352)

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Environmental
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Sacramento/Metro Area
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Full-Time
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12/19/2019 at 5pm
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$3,505.89-$4,933.15 Monthly
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Location

311 Vernon Street Roseville, 95678

Description

FINAL FILING DATE: We are accepting applications until closing at 5 pm, Thursday December 19, 2019.

IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION.

THE POSITION

The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the Regular and Full-time position of Laboratory Technician I in the Environmental Utilities Department.  The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8 –5 pm; a flex schedule may be available.

The City of Roseville promotes a no smoking atmosphere.

THE CITY

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.

DEFINITION
To perform physical, chemical, biological, and bacteriological analyses of wastewater, sludge, drinking water, industrial waste and related samples; perform related work as assigned.
 
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the entry level class in the Laboratory Technician series.  Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience and work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks.  The Laboratory Technician I class is distinguished from the II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the II level.  Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to general supervision as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned.
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives immediate supervision from the Water Quality Laboratory Supervisor.
 
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform a variety of physical, chemical, biological, and bacteriological analyses of wastewater treatment plant samples as well as samples of sludge, drinking water, industrial waste, and other water/wastewater products.
  • Set up, calibrate, and operate a variety of laboratory equipment and instruments; perform minor maintenance of laboratory equipment and instruments.
  • Recognize problems that may occur in an analytical procedure and troubleshoot known procedures or confer with others to identify possible problems affecting results; recommend changes to procedures, as appropriate.
  • Collect various samples for analysis from specific locations according to a predetermined schedule; may collect special samples as conditions warrant; prepare and preserve samples for transport, storage, and laboratory testing.
  • Prepare standard chemical solutions, reagents and bacteriological media; keep laboratory facilities clean and in an orderly condition; order supplies and make recommendations regarding equipment purchases.
  • Enter laboratory data into a computer system for further analysis and reporting purposes; maintain laboratory records and prepare required reports.
  • Wash, clean, and sterilize glassware and other equipment; sterilize bacteriological supplies.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

  • 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.

Ability to:

  • 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 15 pounds or less.
  • Operate laboratory equipment and computer programs related to laboratory data analysis.
  • Learn to evaluate outcomes of laboratory results in order to detect errors.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Experience:

No experience is required.

Training:

An Associate’s degree or 60 semester units of college level course work including 18 units in a major field of study and 21 units in general education from an accredited college or university, preferably with major course work in chemistry, bacteriology, biology, or a related field. Two years of related work experience can substitute for an Associate’s Degree.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license by date of appointment.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

1. Your responses to questions 2-7, 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.

  • Yes
  • No

2. Was any of the work experience listed on your application an unpaid internship, or volunteer work?  If so, please list below which ones.

3. How many years of experience do you have working in a laboratory? Please do not include volunteer work or internships unless they were paid.

  • 0-2 years
  • 2-4 years
  • 4+ years

4. Please describe your experience and number of years working in a laboratory?

5. Please specifically describe your experience with the following:


a. Preparing reagents, standards, and test media.
b. Performing standardized laboratory tests and examinations.
c.  Assisting in more complex, specialized testing procedures.
 

6. How many years of experience do you have in the water or wastewater industry including disciplines outside of the laboratory?

  • Less than 1 year
  • 1-2 years
  • 2+ years

7. Please specify and describe any experience in the water or wastewater industry outside of the laboratory.

8. Please list your completed education from an accredited college or university. List the degree, major and institution.

9. Will you accept part-time, temporary work?

  • Yes
  • No

SELECTION PROCESS

All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will have their experience scored in the Formula Rate Examination. The applicant’s experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the Employment List. Final promotional appointment is contingent upon having successfully passed a City-paid pre-employment medical exam specific for the position for which applied.

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.

Benefits

For more information regarding the City's benefits, visit our website at here.  This position is in Local 39.

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(916)774-5475