Water Reclamation Bacteriologist Chemist I

Recruitment #19-5044-001


Performs laboratory procedures and records and interprets the results necessary for operation of the Water Reclamation Facility and/or the Industrial Pretreatment Program in compliance with Federal, State and NPDES regulations.  This is a multi-incumbent position which operates under the direction of the Wastewater Treatment (Water Reclamation) Laboratory Supervisor.  The incumbents determine pollution characteristics in these diverse areas:  processes for treating wastewater, processes for treating sludge, receiving stream water, groundwater, and industrial waste.  An extensive knowledge of wastewater treatment is recommended to determine the type of analysis necessary in each area.  Responsible for a general knowledge of all computer software and hardware which is generated by the Laboratory for the purpose of building a database for report generation and the evaluation of plant processes.  Records results, writes reports, and interprets results of analytical test for department use.  The incumbents are responsible for routine maintenance, calibration and operation of complex scientific equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biological, Environmental or Physical Science or closely related discipline.

Degree must be from a college or university that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission or equivalent region. 

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

Special Requirements

Must obtain Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA) Wastewater Laboratory Analyst I certification within 24 months of appointment and maintain certification thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment for incumbents assigned to Water Reclamation.

A Class I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's (WWTPO) license is preferred at time of application, or in lieu of Class I WWTPO license, must complete and pass the Operator Training Committee of Ohio (OTCO) Basic Wastewater Course or Sinclair Community College Course, EGV2630, within 24 months of appointment.


Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.

Appointment to positions in this classification will require applicants to pass a police background investigation.

Final permanent appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination, including drug screen, and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity required by the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Effective July 15, 2019, the City of Dayton adopted the Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy (HR 1.03). Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment.  

The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees subsequent to HR Policy 2.09.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer