The Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District invites applications for LABORATORY AIDE. The final filing date is August 14, 2019.
The District is seeking a Laboratory Aide who assists with field sampling and laboratory analyses in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), as well as Federal and State regulations. The Laboratory Aide assists with sample tracking using a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), maintains a current chemical inventory and associated Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and assists the Laboratory Technicians I/II as needed.
Knowledge of Wastewater treatment methods and processes; Principles, practices, and functions of laboratory operations in public utility wastewater quality control and quality assurance; Basic techniques of laboratory measurement and analysis; Principles and practices of modern chemistry, microbiology, and the physical sciences; Operation of basic laboratory instruments and apparatus; Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work; Basic mathematics, algebra, and computer software and spreadsheets as applied to laboratory work; Safe working practices, safety hazards and appropriate precautions applicable to work assignments.
Ability to Understand and follow oral and written instructions; Work with others and accept direction; Write clearly and concisely in laboratory logbooks; Perform assignments reliably; Follow established analytical procedures in all activities using standard and routine quality assurance and quality control protocols; Use effectively and provide proper care for standard laboratory testing and analyses equipment; Operate transport equipment between collection sites (vehicle, cart), office and field communication equipment, and laboratory equipment and materials safely and efficiently; Use modern office and laboratory equipment and digital resource systems, programs, and hardware to perform the duties of the position efficiently; Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; Accept constructive criticism from supervisors, co-workers, and subordinate employees; Follow safe work practices at all times.
Education/Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Completion of college level courses in the physical or biological sciences field equivalent to an AS degree; or sufficient wastewater experience performing tasks similar to those described herein, or laboratory duties to demonstrate the possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
License/Certificate: Must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License at the time of employment. The ability to drive District vehicles is a specific requirement for this position. For that reason it is the employee’s responsibility to maintain a driving record that is acceptable to the District’s insurance carrier or be subject to dismissal.
The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the examination process. The examination process (which includes a one year probationary period upon hiring) may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, practical examination, application screening, oral board and/or selection interview.
A selection interview has been tentatively scheduled for September 5, 2019.
One or more of these steps may be used and in any order. Candidates successful in the examination process will be placed on an eligibility list. The list may be valid for up to two years. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the examination process. Placement on the eligibility list is not a guarantee of a final hiring interview.
About Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District
Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District is an independent Special District created by the State of California to collect and treat wastewater, and protect the Vallejo community from flooding. Since 1952, the District has protected public health and the San Francisco Bay by collecting and treating the wastewater generated by residents of Vallejo and the surrounding area. In addition, the District helps save lives and protects property from storm water damage. Every day of the year, skilled, dedicated District employees protect our health and environment using advanced treatment methods.