City of DeLand
LABORATORY TECHNICIAN II
Pay Grade: U111 Dept: Lab/Utilities
Exempt: No Reports to: Chief Chemist
Hours: 40 per week Date: 2022
This position requires high-level skilled work with laboratory operations, field and technical work in a NELAP Certified Laboratory for the analysis of water and wastewater samples. Operates equipment in connection with tasks assigned. Work requires customer contact. Investigates and remedies water quality issues, does related work as required. Work is performed under the supervision of the Chief Chemist.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs routine field sampling and analysis under the general direction of the Chief Environmental Chemist.
Performs technical work in a NELAP Certified Laboratory.
Sets up and adjusts laboratory apparatus.
Assists in the preparation of reagents for bacteriological and chemical analysis.
Conducts sampling and analysis of drinking water, wastewater, sludge, industrial pretreatment and groundwater.
Able to perform competent related computer skills.
Cleans and sterilizes laboratory apparatus and glassware.
Assists in maintaining laboratory inventory of chemicals, reagents and glassware.
Assists in the preparation of reports and performs miscellaneous functions.
Performs other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and /or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Associates or Bachelor’s from an accredited college or university with a major in Chemistry, Biology or Environmental Science or related field is required.
A minimum three (3) year documented experience three (3) year as a Laboratory Technician I or equivalent is required.
An equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered for minimum requirements.
LICENSES AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license with an acceptable driving record is required.
Must be First Aid and CPR/AED certified or get certified within one (1) year of hire.
Class C Certification in Industrial Pretreatment from FDEP is preferred.
FOG I Certification from FDEP is preferred.
Ability to clearly and effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
Ability to read and write neatly.
Ability to deal with the general public in a professional, courteous manner.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public.
Ability to follow and apply common sense understanding, to carry out instructions furnished in written and oral form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations when immediate guidance from the supervisor may not be available.
Ability to read and comprehend safety manuals, work orders, operation guides, legal documents, instructions, letters, memos, journals, and maps.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Good physical condition is essential.
Ability to accept and understand directions.
Knowledge of laboratory practices concerning mixing of chemicals and reagents, preparation of stock solutions, and cleaning of glassware and equipment.
Skill in the use of laboratory equipment such as analytical balances, microscopes, and autoclaves.
Knowledge of laboratory function and quality assurance tasks on media, equipment, and supplies.
Knowledge of the City of DeLand area (streets, roads, landmarks, etc.) is preferred.
Ability to learn methods and practices of modern water and wastewater treatment.
Ability to learn standard operating procedures as they relate to laboratory, field and treatment facility operations.
Ability to teach other employees knowledge and skills to improve their work performance.
Ability to fill out reports and work orders with good penmanship.
Ability to work independently in a diligent manner.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/ADA: This job requires walking, standing, pushing, bending, stooping, equipment operation and driving. The employee will work outside in various weather conditions. Working in or with moving vehicles and/or equipment may be required as well as working from heights, in dusty condition, with hands, feet, and/or legs in water and may handle chemicals.
Lifting: Lift 75 Pounds and Over,
Vision: 20/20 or Corrected to 20/100
Environment: Inside Work/Outside Work in Various Conditions,
Hearing: Normal to Very High Noise Levels for Work Environment
*Class Descriptions are not intended to be restrictive. The use of (or absence of) a particular illustration of duties shall not be held to exclude or limit the authority of a Department Head to assign other duties which are similar and related to work.