Website Marin Water
SALARY RANGE (depending upon qualifications/experience):
$12,436.00—$15,026.00 PER MONTH
Marin Water is recruiting for a Water Quality Laboratory Manager to manage, supervise and coordinate the activities and operations of the District’s state-certified Water Quality Laboratory. Responsibilities
will include the supervision, prioritization, and scheduling of Lab activities and personnel to ensure that
the District maintains compliance with drinking water regulations. The Lab manager will also serve as
the technical resource for and may perform a variety of chemical, biological, microbiological, and
physical analysis of water samples. The ideal candidate will have a track record of driving continuous
improvement and effecting change and experience managing a laboratory or major area of a laboratory.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate experience mentoring and supervising staff, the ability
to adapt to evolving priorities, to understand and interpret water quality regulations, and knowledge of
state certification process for drinking water laboratories.
The District provides high-quality drinking water to customers and visitors of its service area. The District
is a medium-sized, municipal, water agency with 240 full-time employees. Annually, the District delivers
water to 190,000 residents and businesses in the central and southern portions of Marin County and has
stewardship responsibilities for 21,000 acres of pristine watershed lands on Mt. Tam. The District’s two
water treatment plants and one finishing plant produce an average of 22 million gallons of water per
day that are delivered to customers through 900+ miles of pipeline 95 pumping stations and 138 storage
Typical duties may include but are not limited to the following. Please see the job description for the full list of duties and qualifications: Water Quality Lab Manager 04-21.pdf (marinwater.org)
The Water Quality Laboratory Manager is responsible for direction and supervision of a work unit and has responsibility for complex laboratory procedures, interpretation and application of federal and state water quality regulations, writing of comprehensive reports and documentation for governmental agencies and maintaining the state certification for the laboratory.
- Manages the operations, services, and activities of the District’s state certified Water Quality Laboratory, including the performance of a variety of chemical, microbiological, and physical tests on raw and treated water;
- Develops, implements and evaluates laboratory programs to support regulatory compliance activities;
- Directs, assigns, evaluates and administers the scheduling of laboratory analysis and establishes analytical procedures;
- Establishes and reviews monitoring programs, recommends changes in methods or monitoring
programs and policies including treatment plant process changes.
- Directs the use by laboratory personnel of a laboratory information management system;
- Manages lake water quality by developing and implementing adaptive monitoring and treatment schedules to minimize taste and odor.
- Evaluates and interprets water quality data related to water treatment and distribution systems
and watershed water quality studies;
- Plans, assigns, supervises and reviews the work of water quality laboratory personnel; plans and implements sampling, data gathering, and special testing programs to evaluate and solve varied water quality issues and to meet drinking regulations and engineering needs.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT
In addition to the skills and attributes mentioned above and outlined in the job description, the ideal candidate will meet the following minimum qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university with major course work in chemistry, microbiology, or other closely-related field; and
- Five years of increasingly-responsible journey level analytical work experience in chemistry or microbiology or other appropriate discipline. A graduate level degree in a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience.
- Three years of demonstrated managerial or supervisory experience over a laboratory facility or major laboratory functional unit engaged in chemical and bacteriological testing and analysis.
LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS
- Depending upon job assignment, possession of or the ability to obtain an appropriate California
driver’s license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles and satisfactory driving record;
- Possession of a AWWA Water Quality Analyst Grade IV Certificate (may be obtained within first
12 months of employment);
- Per California Government Code, Title 1, Division 4, Chapter 8, Section 3100 “all public employees are hereby declared to be disaster service workers subject to such disaster service.”
Please refer to the job description for full details of the position, including Physical Demands and Working Conditions. The job description can be found at: Water Quality Lab Manager 04-21.pdf (marinwater.org)
The process may include a panel interview and final interview. Only those candidates with the best combination of qualifications in relations to the requirements and duties of the position will continue in the selection process.
HOW TO APPLY
To be considered for this position you must submit a completed application, the supplemental questionnaire, a cover letter, and a resume.
Apply online: Water Quality Laboratory Manager | CalOpps
FIRST REVIEW DATE
Apply immediately! The first review of applications will occur on Monday September 26th.
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