SENIOR LABORATORY TECHNICIAN WATER ANALYSIS
Under limited supervision, performs a variety of complex tests and analyses
to determine the amount or concentration of substances found in water
samples taken from potable water, wastewater, or other sources; does
other related duties as required.
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:
Conducts chemical physical and bacteriological tests on water samples
using quantitative and qualitative analytical methods such as
gravimetric, titrimetric, and spectrophotometric.
Prepares solutions and indicators that require weighing, measuring,
heating, boiling, and distilling.
Conducts tests and analyses that may include trace metals such as zinc,
copper and manganese, organic chemicals including pesticides and
herbicides, volatile organics, and TOC (Total Organic Carbon).
Arranges and operates laboratory apparatus, instruments, and equipment.
Adheres to safety practices, guidelines, and procedures in the laboratory.
Performs routine instrument and equipment repair and maintenance.
Maintains laboratory records and files.
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.
Two (2) years of experience conducting standardized basic chemical
and/or bacteriological testing and analysis on water samples.
NOTE: Successful completion of sixty (60) semester hour credits at an
accredited college or university which includes sixteen (16) semester
hours credits in chemistry, and a course in organic chemistry, may be
substituted for two (2) years of experience.
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 the methods used to conduct standardized basic tests
and analyses on water samples.
Knowledge of the methods used to read and record test results.
Knowledge of the laboratory procedures used to prepare specimens
for micro-scope examinations.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques used to set up and operate
laboratory apparatus, instruments, and equipment.
Knowledge of the safety precautions used to conduct chemical and
Knowledge of the various chemical compounds and micro-organisms
found in water.
Ability to test and identify various organic and inorganic compounds
found in water samples.
Ability to conduct chemical tests, examinations, and analyses of varying
Ability to perform routine instrument and equipment repair and
Ability to interpret and apply information from laboratory reference
Ability to prepare solutions and indicators.
Ability to arrange and operate laboratory equipment.
Ability to maintain laboratory records and files.
Ability to record and report test results.
Ability to learn how to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and computerized 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 if they
can perform the essential functions of the job with or without
reasonable accommodation. 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:
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.