Water Reclamation Bacteriologist Chemist

Recruitment #22-2019-001


Responsibilities

Performs chemical and biological analyses including the calibration, operation, and maintenance of complex scientific equipment 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. Determines pollutions characteristics in these diverse areas: wastewater, sludge, receiving stream water, groundwater, industrial waste, and biogas. Daily analyses are performed with considerable independent judgment and interpreted by the analyst for chemical and biological irregularities and trends in plant operations. Performs oversite for the operations of the wastewater treatment processes and collects samples that will be analyzed for regulatory compliance and/or process control. The incumbent evaluates and interprets online process instrumentation to verify consistency with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA).

Minimum Qualifications

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

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 have or obtain an Ohio EPA Wastewater Class I certification within two (2) years of appointment and maintain certification as a term and condition of continued employment until Ohio EPA Wastewater Class II certification is obtained.                                                                                                                           
  • Must have or obtain an Ohio EPA Wastewater Class II certification within five (5) years of appointment and maintain certification thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Must obtain the OWEA (Ohio Water Environment Association) Wastewater Laboratory Analyst I certification within two (2) years of appointment and maintain certification as a term and condition of continued employment until OWEA Class II certification is obtained.                                                                                                             
  • Must obtain OWEA (Ohio Water Environment Association) Wastewater Laboratory Analyst II certification within five (5) years of appointment and maintain certification thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

Notes

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

Background Check 
A background investigation and evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position. 

Medical Examination & Drug and Nicotine Testing 
Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination including drug screen. 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. 

Important COVID-19 Information 
Beginning November 1, 2021, newly hired City of Dayton employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be required to become fully vaccinated within 90 days of being hired. 

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 

M/F/H

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