This position performs a wide variety of analytical and technical duties involved in the analyses of drinking water, wastewater and related material samples for organic and inorganic constituents. Duties include conducting quality assurance checks and passing unknown standards required by the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP). This position is responsible for interpreting analytical results for both water and wastewater quality; assisting in the development and implementation of various applied research projects; participating in activities supporting the City of Lawrence Industrial Pretreatment Program and Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Program; and ensuring compliance with federal, state and local requirements and regulations regarding water and wastewater quality standards.
Equivalent to an Associates degree with major course work in chemistry, biology or a related field. Minimum one year experience in water quality assurance, treatment or related laboratory experience is required. Must have the ability to respond to a variety of water quality service and 24-hour emergency calls as needed. Must have a valid driver’s license. The successful candidate must pass a City physical and drug screen.
The City of Lawrence employs approximately 830 full-time and 600 part-time employees. Lawrence is a diverse and multifaceted city that provides all many of the amenities of a large metropolitan area, while still maintaining a strong sense of community. Located in Northeast Kansas, Lawrence is just 45 minutes west of Kansas City, and 30 minutes east of Topeka, the state capital. Lawrence offers a r...ich and fascinating history, a wide range of exciting cultural experiences, nationally recognized educational institutions, and some of the most unique and enjoyable shopping opportunities in the Midwest. Lawrence possesses all of the aspects of a friendly, active and culturally diverse community. With the perfect combination of small-town hospitality and big-city attractions, Lawrence lays claim to its share of national recognition and historical significance.