Opening Date: June 25, 2012
Closing Date: July 13, 2012
Job Title: Water Laboratory Specialist II
Duties: Ensure the quality and safety of the municipal water supply by daily analysis of drinking water such as preparing standard chemical solutions and reagents for testing; performing chemical, bacteriological and physical tests on water; receiving/handling water complaint calls from customers; and complying with federal, state and local rules, regulations and standards.
Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, or General Science or related field including courses in Quantitative/Qualitative Chemical Analysis and Organic Chemistry. Must have 4 years of experience as a Water Laboratory Specialist. Must have a working knowledge of physical sciences as applied to water sample analysis. Must be certified annually in chemical and microbiological analyses to comply with Section 1401 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, Public Law 93-523. Must have a Grade IV Water Treatment Operator’s License from the State of Tennessee Board of Water and Waste Water certification and completed Hazardous Waste Materials Training (29 CFR 1910.120). Must successfully complete NIMS Training within one year of entering job. Must pass the Color Blind I Test. Must have skills in computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, etc. Must have a valid driver’s license from state of residence.
Works inside and outside under all conditions. Subject to hazards of traffic, falls and working around chemicals; standing for long periods of time; and carrying/lifting supplies and well equipment.
Candidates accepting Employment with MLGW must live and maintain their residence within the boundaries of Shelby County, Tennessee within six months of their employment date. EOE M/F/D/V