Applications Accepted From:All Persons Interested
Division: Environmental Health
Section: Wastewater Program
Workdays/ Hours: M-F, 6 a.m.- 4 p.m.
* Subject to change*
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Houston Health Department is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Environmental Investigator III to perform the following duties:
* Performs comprehensive technical investigative work relative to the detection, analysis of pathogens detected in wastewater samples.
* Oversees the daily technical inspections and investigative work of Environmental Investigator Is and IIs, including work assignments and schedules.
* Conforms to all quality objectives and documentation requirements for the collection of samples and analysis of field parameters.
* Delegates detailed sampling and monitoring work; assists sampling teams with sample collection, inspections, and investigations.
* Delivers samples to in-house and contract laboratory using proper chain of custody procedure.
* Trains employees on special field projects and sample collection procedures.
* Enters field data into the daily activities and other related logs in a timely manner.
* Reviews field activity, including investigation surveys and sampling reports for adherence to established standards; documents and records actions taken.
* Troubleshoots and makes minor repairs to instruments.
* Participates in the development and implementation of basic applied research projects and writes technical reports of results.
* Identifies opportunities to improve in quality and efficiency and takes a leadership role in special projects.
There are occasional exposures to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture and air pollution. The position may involve infrequent exposure to chemical substances and physical trauma of a minor nature such as cuts, bruises and minor burns. The position routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items, such as typewriters or records boxes (up to 40 pounds) and/or very long periods of walking on rough surfaces on a routine basis. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Health Engineering or a closely related degree.
Two (2) years of pollution/environmental control experience are required.
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.
Preference may be given to applicants with advanced skills in Microsoft Office and strong organizational skills; the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task is preferred.
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED
None. However, the Department may administer a skills assessment test.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION: Yes
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if candidate is promoted into this position, he/she must pass an assigned drug test.
SALARY INFORMATION Grant Funds
Grants & Special Funded positions are dependent upon continued available funds. If funding is no longer available, employee may be laid off or transferred.
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.
Pay Grade 20
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. 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, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.
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