Water Laboratory Technician

Recruitment #22-5036-001


Collects water samples to determine the water quality and well efficiency of the well fields and related systems. Measures static well water levels; bails wells; collects samples and performs field analyses, sample preservation and sample bottle preparation. Interprets well logs and enters data into a computer. Performs calculations of weight, well volume, well depth and other forms of measurements. Installs, maintains, repairs and adjusts sample equipment. Works with lab personnel on customer service calls.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school (or G.E.D.). 

Must have 2 years of experience in performing field analyses of water samples, and entering data into log books and computers.

License Requirements

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

General Requirements

Must be physically able to install, maintain and handle the necessary equipment to collect samples, bail wells, perform field analyses and perform the other duties of this position.

Must not be colorblind.


Examination dates and times are subject to change. Calculators will be provided for the Civil Service examination. Identical scores will be broken by a random selection method. Applicants are responsible for providing all necessary employment dates, experience, training, or any other requirements as stated in the Exam Announcement, in order for their application to be considered for certification and admittance to the examination process. 

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.

Examination Date

Date & Time to be Announced
Civil Service Board Office 
371 West Second Street, Lower Level 
Dayton, Ohio 45402 

*Certified candidates will be sent a link to self-schedule their examination time at a later date.