Applications accepted from: ALL PERSON UNTERESTED
Posting Number: #26926
Division: Houston Water
Section: Drinking Water Operations
Reporting Location: 1770 Sidney Street, 77023
Workdays & Hours: Monday - Friday 8a.m. - 5p.m
*Subject to change
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Performs chemical and bacteriological analyses of water samples and other various materials, according to clearly prescribed procedures and laboratory techniques. Conducts routine analyses and non-routine analyses of drinking water and ambient water samples. Prepares standard solutions and reagents for use in testing. Receives, logs and stores samples for laboratory analysis. Check test results; interprets test results; prepares and distributes required reports. Maintains inventory, order laboratory chemicals, equipment and supplies. Implements quality assurance procedures. Maintains, troubleshoots and performs minor repairs on test equipment/instruments. Enters data into the LIMS system.
The position occasionally requires stooping or bending. Occasional very light lifting, such as three or four reams of papers or books (up to 20 pounds or an equivalent weight) may be required. There are routine exposures to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture and air pollution. The position may involve periodic exposure to chemical substances and physical trauma of a minor nature such as cuts, bruises and minor burns.
This is a Houston Public Works Emergency Management position at the Tier _II__ Level .
MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
A Bachelor's degree in Biology, Bacteriology, Microbiology or closely related fields.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
One year of experience in laboratory dealing with bacteriology, serology, or virology is required.
MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Preference will also be given to applicants NELAP experience, and with outstanding communication skills. Preference will also be given to veterans of any military branches.
* *Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED: None
However, the Department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION: Yes
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. The salary grade for this position is:
Pay grade 17
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.
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Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, with specific instructions, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required.
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.