Laboratory Manager

Delta Diablo | Antioch

Salary Range: $146,123 - $182, 487
Open Date: 11/09/2021
Close Date: 12/06/2021

Position Description

This division-level management position is responsible for managing the activities of the District’s Laboratory Division, including overall management of division functions, short- and long-range planning and implementation of the laboratory, pollution prevention, and pretreatment programs, including annual recertification, data integrity, quality assurance, reporting, and regulatory compliance. Assists in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives related to the District’s Strategic Plan. The position reports to the Resource Recovery Services Director.

The candidate will manage and participate in the development and implementation of short- and long-term goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned functions and programs, ensure regulatory compliance for all laboratory and environmental programs and laboratory operations, prepare recommendations, reports, and other materials, represent the District at meetings, seminars, and conferences. To perform the job successfully, the candidate must have an in-depth knowledge of the principles, practices, and functions of laboratory operations in public utility water and wastewater quality control.

Success in this position requires strong knowledge in the principles, practices, and functions of laboratory operations in a public utility water and wastewater quality control; chemical laboratory and water quality principles, standards, practices, and technical support functions; sampling methodology under EPA protocols; and wastewater treatment pretreatment technologies and applications. Be a proven leader to foster effective self-directed team interactions, deliver optimum customer service at the most competitive cost and effort, and requires excellent collaboration to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders to understand their needs and develop creative and effective solutions.

Position Qualifications

The selected candidate is required to possess: 1) a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or a closely related field, 2) at least seven years of experience in water quality control laboratory operations and compliance work, with at least two years in a water or wastewater treatment plant facility, and 3) five years of experience in pretreatment. A valid California Class C driver’s license and the ability to be insured under the District’s insurance program is also required.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit required application materials via recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. The first application review deadline is Monday, December 6, 2021; however, applications will continue to be accepted while the posting is open.

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