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City of Austin



Austin, TX

$28.71 to $35.88

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Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Drive to various sites throughout the city including schools, wastewater plants and area water ways to train staff in sample collection protocol

  • Develop and conduct technical training for division staff and other laboratory customer

  • Review and approve work of other analysts.

  • Research, develop, implement, and maintain QA/QC and standard operating procedures.

  • Prepare and analyze water, wastewater or environmental samples.

  • Evaluate samples to determine appropriate methodology for analysis.

  • Maintain Chain of Custody process.

  • Follow strict analytical and documentation protocols.

  • Evaluate, verify, interpret, and prepare detailed reports, verbally and in writing. Notify appropriate staff of non-compliant or out of spec results.

  • Perform trend analyses and notify appropriate staff in the case of unusual changes.

  • Operate, maintain, calibrate and troubleshoot analytical/miscellaneous instrumentation. Research and develop specifications for technical instrumentation.

  • Perform proficiency tests and other quality assurance procedures.

  • Coordinate and ensure the performance of proficiency testing and QA procedures by staff.

  • Prepare reagents and/or media.

  • Assist in evaluating bid proposals.

  • Conduct Corrective Action investigations for PT and QA/QC failures/lapses.

  • Develop and implement new analytical methods.

  • Assist in development and participate in engineering studies and/or research projects.

  • May be required to testify regarding analyses performed.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • Provides leadership on work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others. Function as technical lead and/or coordinator of activities to meet project guidelines.

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