Our Treatment and Disposal Services group is current looking for an experienced Laboratory Director to join our team.
In accordance with Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations, the Laboratory Director coordinates, under general supervision in a team environment, conducts, and oversees a variety of laboratory programs, including the quality assurance, chemical hygiene, safety, and training programs; participates in the NPDES renewal process and oversees monitoring programs; takes all steps necessary to ensure compliance with the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) standards and maintain laboratory certification; represents the District to regulatory and other agencies, consultants, inter-agency laboratory committees, and the public; provides technical supervision to Laboratory staff including planning, assigning, directing, guiding and reviewing the work of staff; works on a variety of special projects; and coordinates laboratory services with other work groups.
This classification works under general supervision and as a team member. Successful performance of the work requires the ability to maintain up-to-date knowledge of regulatory requirements and other technical matters; exercise sound judgment, particularly with respect to laboratory practices and procedures; and demonstrate tact, discretion, and diplomacy in dealing with employees, regulatory and other agencies, consultants, and the public.
Comp and Benefits
Salary range for this position is $9,542 - $11,597 per month; depending on experience. We also offer an excellent benefits package including:
CalPERS retirement 2.5% at 55 formula. (If new to CalPERS or not from an agency with reciprocity with CalPERS, the formula is 2% at 62 by pension reform law.)
Medical, dental and vision insurance substantially paid for by the District for the employee and family.
Two weeks' vacation per year (increasing with longevity); and 13 paid holidays per year.
STD, LTD and Life Insurance paid by the District.
Alternative Work Week Schedule.
Educational Reimbursement, Student and Computer Loan programs for non-probationary employees.
About the Job
The Laboratory Director is a key member of the Treatment and Disposal Services team. The following is a list of just some of the things you will be working on:
Coordinate the laboratory's quality assurance program to ensure that the program meets the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) standards; review quality assurance/quality controls (QA/QC) records and reports; recognize QA problems and take all necessary action to resolve problems and maintain ELAP certification.
Evaluate, compile, manage and certify laboratory data and records for completion, regulatory compliance, and quality control; and prepare reports relevant to NPDES regulatory monitoring, source control, process control and ELAP certification; complete biennial ELAP certification renewal application.
Oversee and participate in activities related to obtaining certification under the National Laboratory Accreditation program (NELAC) should it become necessary.
Develop, schedule and manage sample collection and regulatory monitoring required for the plant process control and permit compliance.
Work with staff to plan and schedule the activities and work of Laboratory staff; review and provide feedback to staff. Provide input to Coach on performance evaluations.
Coordinate the laboratory safety program; act as the Chemical Hygiene Officer.
Perform higher-level technical analyses, using independent judgment in interpreting results; use highly specialized instruments such as ICP.
Perform careful and accurate routine and non-routine chemical, biological, and microbiological analyses of wastewater and related materials and advanced analyses when assigned; fill in for Analyst and Chemists in performing routine and non-routine analyses and in collecting routine and non-routine samples.
Candidates who are best qualified will be invited to a Qualifications Appraisal Interview and Work Sample tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
Hiring interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of September 18, 2017.
You will need the following education and experience. A typical way to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities for this position include:
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, or its equivalent, and a minimum of four (4) years' experience in an analytical chemistry laboratory performing chemical and biological analyses, at least three years of which must have been in wastewater analyses, and possession of the CWEA Laboratory Analyst Grade III; or
A minimum of five (5) year' experience in an analytical chemistry laboratory performing chemical and biological analyses, at least three years of which must have been in wastewater analysis, and possession of the CWEA Laboratory Analyst Grade III certificate within three consecutive exam cycles following appointment.
Union Sanitary District is a public agency whose goal is to protect human health and the environment by responsibly collecting, treating, and disposing of wastewater for the cities of Fremont, Newark and Union City, California. Through a labor-management partnership, we have made a commitment to become recognized as a competitive leader in the wastewater industry. To accomplish this, we have adopt...ed a team-based organizational structure, focused on customer service, continuous improvement, and high employee involvement in decision-making.