Water Quality Scientist II

  • Jefferson Parish
  • Jefferson Parish, LA, USA
  • May 31, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Environmental Science - Engineering Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

Purpose of Announcement

EXAMINATION IS ANNOUNCED TO ESTABLISH AN EMPLOYMENT LIST TO FILL ONE (1) CURRENT EAST JEFFERSON VACANCY IN THE WATER DEPARTMENT AND FUTURE VACANCIES AS THEY OCCUR.

Kind of Work

Under the general supervision of the Water Quality Scientist III, employee performs analysis of environmental samples using several gas chromatographs including, but not limited to: analytical methods development, sample preparation, sample analysis using the gas chromatography data system, meeting all analysis quality control and quality assurance requirements, analysis report generation, database management and maintenance of historical records, and the maintenance of the gas chromatographs and associated equipment and supplies. Must be able to troubleshoot and resolve analytical, mechanical and software problems. Must be able to satisfactorily analyze performance evaluation unknowns within acceptable range and meet the all other requirements of State laboratory certification. Position requires driving of a Parish vehicle, thus possession of a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record will be given preference.
 
NOTE: Will be on-call in case of emergency one week in every six.

Minimum Qualifications For Admission to Examination

Permanent status as a Water Quality Scientist I with one (1) year of satisfactory work experience in the Chemistry Division of the Water Quality Laboratory which shall include at least six (6) months of work experience in one of the following specialized technical areas of analysis - Wet Chemistry, Trace Metals, Gas Chromatography.
OR
At least two (2) years of satisfactory work experience in a laboratory performing professional level chemist work (above technician level) conducting analyses in one of the specified technical areas of analysis indicated above; PLUS one of the following education requirements: 

1. Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry recognized by the American Chemical Society.
2. Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or Bio-Chemistry which includes successful course work in Quantitative and Instrumental Analysis, Organic and Physical Chemistry.
3. Possession of a Master's degree in Chemistry.

(ALL COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES MUST BE ACCREDITED BY U.S. ACCREDITING  COMMISSION.)

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Sector

Government- Local/Regional

Salary

$42,817.00 Annually