TSD Investigator - Water Quality

  • Hampton Roads Sanitation District
  • Virginia Beach, VA, USA
  • Feb 19, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Environmental Science - Engineering Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

Brief Description 

Under broad guidance, the Total Disolved Solids (TSD) Investigator is responsible for:

a. Assisting the WQ Operations Coordinator, TSD Technicians and TSD Specialists in performing a variety of technical, maintenance and organizational tasks in support of Technical Services Division environmental projects and programs

b. Assisting in the maintenance of field and laboratory equipment and instrumentation, preparation of equipment for field activities

c. Interacting with municipal agencies, consultants, and general public

d. Communication the HRSD Mission, Vision, Values, HRSD Universal Competencies, and WQ


Job Requirements

a. Education

1. Required

High school diploma or GED equivalent with courses in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Toxicology, or related science (as approved) 

2. Desired

AS or BS degree in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Toxicology, or related science (as approved) 

b. Experience


With the required education, previous experience in environmental laboratory and field sampling practices with emphasis on trace environmental contaminants desired. Some knowledge of cleaning procedures for trace environmental constituents required.  

c. Job-specific Technical Competencies


a) Knowledge of analytical cleaning procedures and maintenance of laboratory/ field equipment

b) Understanding of trace environmental constituents and implications/issues associated with sample integrity

c) Ability to meticulously follow detailed technical instructions and schedules for a varying array of environmental programs

d) Ability to develop effective working relationships with other HRSD employees

e) Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

f) Knowledge of safety and confined space entry requirements

g) Knowledge of equipment used in TSD work including preparation, maintenance and calibration

h) Ability to use MS Office products at an introductory level of proficiency and a variety of other profession-specific programs (e.g. LIMS) at an intermediate level of proficiency  

d. Special Licenses


a) Valid driver’s license from state of residence

b) Coast Guard Safe Boater Certificate in the first year of appointment to position to operate HRSD boats

c) Must obtain and maintain HRSD confined space certification 

e. Organizational Development

Water Quality Expectations

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Minimum Salary $33,724.61; Maximum Salary $47,633.16