LABORATORY SUPERVISOR

POSITION OVERVIEW


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Posting Number:PN# 23122
Service Line: DRINKING WATER OPERATIONS
Section: HOUSTON WATER
Reporting Location: 4200 Leeland St. Annex building
Workdays & Hours: M-F, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
  • Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Supervises all phases of the daily laboratory operations within a specific unit or section. Supervises the daily laboratory operations, including work schedules, work assignments, receipt and allocation of specimens for testing, employee training, evaluation, counseling, etc. Implements, maintains and monitors laboratory testing procedures, ensuring quality control and cost effectiveness. Performs routine laboratory tests on a fill-in basis. Performs evaluations of new test methodologies or of revised testing procedures. Assists in development and maintenance of safety protocols. Requisitions laboratory supplies and equipment. Compiles and reviews test result and distributes lab reports; Advises sample collector concerning proper procedures for sample collection and submission. Performs other duties as requested.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The position routinely requires lifting moderately heavy items (up to 40 pounds) and very long periods of walking on rough surfaces on a routine basis. There is routine exposure to inclement weather conditions.

This is a Department of Public Works and Engineering Emergency Management Essential Position at the Tier II Level.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a bachelor's degree in the Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences or a closely related field, along with a thorough understanding of water and wastewater treatment technologies as well as Federal and State regulations impacting environmental and potable water quality.
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MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Five years of professional experience in a Public Health laboratory or similar facility is required.

A Master's degree in Biological Sciences, Chemistry or a closely related field may be substituted for two years of the experience requirement.

MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
None

PREFERENCES

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in NELAC implementation in an environmental laboratory.

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.**

GENERAL INFORMATION

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 a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION
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 24

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
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.

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