|QUALITY ASSURANCE OFFICER|
|SEIU White Collar Non-Exempt|
|Performs advanced and specialized analysis of wastewater samples. Duties include performing detailed tasks associated with laboratory analysis and assisting lower?level laboratory technicians in the various phases of their work. Work is performed under the supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor/Chemist and is reviewed through conferences, analysis of results and evaluation of reports.|
|Analyzes various environmental samples using advanced laboratory equipment to determine concentrations, composition, or other environmental characteristics and parameters as required. Equipment such as GC/MS and GC is used to detect purgable organics, organochlorine pesticides, and base/neutrals and acids.
Performs various mathematical calculations, including solution of algebraic equations, basic statistical calculations, percentages, fractions, and ratios; verifies work and calculations for accuracy and reliability.
Prepares written reports documenting test results, procedures, and recommendations.
Instructs other assigned laboratory workers in procedures, techniques, and relevant theory; assigns and monitors work; trains new lab technicians.
Calibrates test equipment by analyzing solutions of known concentration or composition.
Serves as quality assurance officer, as dictated by governor agencies.
Conducts tours of laboratory when supervisor is not present.
Designs and conducts experimental tests or procedures for special analysis projects, or for troubleshooting of equipment or scientific techniques; determines procedures to be followed when test results deviate from the routine or standard.
Orders and maintains inventory of laboratory supplies; troubleshoots lab instrumentation when required, and contacts manufacturers for assistance.
Performs other related duties as required.
|Considerable knowledge of water analysis/characterization techniques and procedures.
Considerable knowledge of applied chemistry.
Knowledge of the hazards associated with various chemicals and substances.
Knowledge of safety principles, practices, and procedures in a HRS-certified laboratory or field setting.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations governing treatment plant process control and laboratory analyses.
Skill in analyzing complex technical data and formulating conclusions and recommendations.
Considerable ability to perform accurate statistical analysis using LIMS computer software to comply with regulatory agencies QA/QC requirements.
Ability to work in laboratory being exposed to corrosive chemicals, toxins, poisons and carcinogenic substances.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with scientific and administrative officials from the City, business, industry, other agencies and the general public.
Ability to operate sophisticated laboratory instrumentation such as automated colorimetric analyzers, auto-titrators, G. C. mass spectrometors, graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometers, and other equipment.
Ability to apply chemical and mathematical theories to solve practical problems in scientific analysis and laboratory testing.
Ability to train and lead assigned technicians.
Ability to perform tests requiring eye/hand coordination.
Ability to work under changes in work conditions and adjust.
Ability to prepare clear and concise reports, both orally and in writing.
Ability to stand for long periods of time.
|Bachelor's Degree in Science, Chemistry, or related field plus four (4) or more years of laboratory experience, one (1) of which must have been in environmental chemistry; or an equivalent combination of specifically related education, training, and experience. Some lead or supervisory experience preferred. Must demonstrate proficiency in all phases of general lab work.
REVISED: 3/5/92 BR