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Laboratory Quality Assurance Officer job in Las Vegas

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Job Ref:  1400163RV O
Organization:  City of Las Vegas
Job Category:  Water and Sewers
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Nevada (NV)
City:  Las Vegas
Post Code:  89101
Salary and Benefits:  2238.09 bi-weekly
06/10/2014

Job opening date: 6/11/14

Job closing date: 7/9/14 at 4:30 pm PST

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Develops, implements and coordinates programs designed to ensure the validity of data generated by the Environmental Division laboratory, which conducts tests and evaluations to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements; evaluates and maintains a data management program; and performs a variety of technical tasks relative to area of responsibility.

 

Essential Functions:

Develops, implements, and coordinates programs designed to ensure the validity of data generated by the Environmental Division laboratory, which conducts tests and evaluations to ensure compliance with wastewater treatment regulatory requirements and assist with process control.

Compiles data and prepares analytical reports from sampling, field and laboratory testing, quality assurance evaluations, special projects or statistical analyses for review by the manager; submits reports to other staff and outside agencies.

Evaluates laboratory analysis and field sampling activities, analytical data and a variety of reports for validity, correctness and acceptance criteria according to standard quality assurance plans, standard operating procedures, and applicable local, state and federal regulations, including National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit requirements.

Ensures employees adhere to established work methods, techniques and schedules, and comply with applicable regulations, city and department policies, procedures, standards and specifications; reviews needs with appropriate management staff; allocates resources accordingly.

Assists in the development and maintenance of the laboratory information management system including report production mechanisms. Develops and maintains spreadsheets to evaluate chemical usage and costs.

Performs research and contributes to the development and modification of wastewater treatment processes and laboratory procedures. Reviews analytical procedures for best practices, and makes recommendations to laboratory management.

Serves as liaison for the division with other city departments, divisions, the public and other agencies. Represents the division in various committees and work groups. Coordinates the routine exchange of information and data with other city departments and agencies.

Provides training and guidance to less experienced laboratory staff in the routine sampling and analytical procedures and associated duties.

Completes and submits various permit applications and other required documentation to maintain appropriate permits and licensures with local and state agencies. Maintains various division records to ensure compliance.

Serves as the laboratory’s chemical hygiene officer as required by OSHA regulations.

 

Experience and Training Requirements

Three years of increasingly responsible chemical or biological laboratory testing experience.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major in chemistry, bacteriology, sanitary engineering, chemical engineering, public health engineering or a field related to the essential functions. 

May substitute a combination of equivalent education and related experience. The city assesses 1.5 years of fulltime experience as equivalent to one year of education.

 

License or Certificates

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license on the date of application, and maintenance thereafter.

Possession of a Wastewater Quality Analyst in Training certificate from the Nevada Water Environment Association within 9 months of the date of appointment.

Possession of a Grade 1 Wastewater Quality Analyst certificate from the Nevada Water Environment Association within 1 year of the date of appointment.

Possession of a Grade 2 Wastewater Quality Analyst certificate from the Nevada Water Environment Association within 2 years of the date of appointment.

Possession of a Grade 3 Wastewater Quality Analyst certificate from the Nevada Water Environment Association within 3 years of the date of appointment.

Possession of a Grade 4 Wastewater Quality Analyst certificate from the Nevada Water Environment Association within 4 years of the date of appointment, and maintenance thereafter.

 

 



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