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Job Specification

 LABORATORY TECHNICIAN WATER ANALYSIS

 DEFINITION:

 Under direction, performs standardized basic tests and analyses
 to determine the amount or concentration of various substances
 found in water samples collected from potable water, wastewater,
 or other sources; does other related duties.

 NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes only.  A particular position using this title may not
 perform all duties listed in this job specification.  Conversely,
 all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

 EXAMPLES OF WORK:

 Sets up apparatus, instruments, and equipment.

 Uses written guidelines and precautions to perform various tests
 and recognize common sources of error.

 Reads test results and reports or explains elementary
 relationships which exist between various test values.

 Performs simple qualitative tests of water for color,
 alkalinity/acidity, hardness, turbidity, and chlorine residual.

 Sets up laboratory equipment and prepares specimens for testing
 or microscopic examination.

 Prepares solutions and indicators by weighing, measuring, and
 mixing solid and liquid reagents; may heat and boil solutions.

 Prepares culture media from fresh and dehydrated materials by
 measuring, mixing, heating, and filtering.

 Maintains stock of media.

 Performs bacteriological examinations limited to standard and
 simple techniques not requiring specialized knowledge of the
 fields of bacteriology.

 Operates spectrophotometer for the analysis of parameters such as
 iron, nitrate, phosphorus, copper, and manganese.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual recording and information systems used by the
 agency, office, or related units.

 REQUIREMENTS:

 EXPERIENCE:

 One (1) year of experience conducting standardized basic
 chemical tests and procedures on water samples.

 NOTE: Successful completion of thirty (30) semester hour
 credits at an accredited college which includes eight (8)
 semester hour credits in chemistry, and a course in organic
 chemistry, may be substituted for the one(1) year of experience

 LICENSE:

 Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid 
 in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than 
 employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties
 of the position.

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge of methods used in operating basic laboratory
 equipment.

 Knowledge of safety precautions used to conduct chemical and
 microbiological analysis.

 Knowledge of the methods used to prepare simple stains,
 solutions, and culture media.

 Knowledge of the methods used to conduct standardized basic 
 tests and analyses in water samples.

 Ability to test and identify various organic and inorganic
 compounds found in water samples.

 Ability to prepare solutions and indicators.

 Ability to interpret and apply information from laboratory
 reference manuals.

 Ability to set-up and operate laboratory equipment.

 Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
 recording and information systems used by the agency, 
 office, or related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in
 English sufficiently to perform duties of this position.
 American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered 
 as acceptable forms of communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
 as they can perform essential functions of the job after
 reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.  
 If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause 
 the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

 This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Job
Spec
Code
VariantState,
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Common
Class of
Service
Work
Week
State
Class
Code
Local
Class
Code
Salary
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Note
05078LC N/A05-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

7/12/2001