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Responsible professional technical, administrative and supervisory work managing laboratory personnel who perform chemical and bacteriological analyses of industrial discharge, potable water and wastewater. The incumbent also supervises and manages City personnel who administer the City’s Industrial Discharge and Pretreatment Program per City Sewer Use Ordinance Sections 21-76 through 21-240. Work of a challenging and specialized nature managing the personnel, logistical and regulatory requirements necessary to operate a NELAC accredited environmental laboratory. Position requires initiative and independent judgment in the administration, development, and execution this division. Work is performed under the general direction of the Water Resources Deputy Director and in close coordination with division heads.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology or Environmental Science plus a minimum of five years experience in the water/wastewater laboratory field. A minimum of three years supervisory experience is required. Meets minimum NELAC education and experience requirements for Laboratory Supervisor and essential Quality Control functions including but not limited to 24 credit hours of chemistry coursework. Experience with NELAC accredited labs is preferred.
Must possess of a valid Florida driver’s license. Subject to emergency call-out during off-duty hours and on weekends as required.
During occasions of local emergencies this position may be required to report to perform emergency tasks, which may result in extended work hours as well as extended periods of time away from family members. The Incident Commander and the employee’s department Head will make the determination as to who will be required to work.
Ability to distinguish colors and sounds; manual dexterity required on a daily basis handling glassware, etc; ability to stand/sit for extended periods of time on a daily basis while performing analyses and completing reports and calculations. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds occasionally; bending, reaching stooping and stretching while setting up and utilizing specific apparatus and/or performing analyses required on a daily basis.
The City will provide reasonable accommodations necessary to applicants with disabilities preventing them from completing a City application form. Please contact the Human Resources Coordinator immediately if you need a special accommodation.