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Job Specification

 SENIOR LABORATORY TECHNICIAN WATER ANALYSIS

 DEFINITION:

 Under direction, performs a variety of complex tests and analyses
 to determine the amount or concentration of substances found in
 water samples taken from potable water, waste water, 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:

 Conducts chemical 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).

 Sets-up and operates laboratory equipment.

 Performs routine instrument and equipment maintenance.

 Maintains 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.

 REQUIREMENTS:

      EXPERIENCE:

      Two (2) years 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 which includes sixteen (16)
 semester hour credits in chemistry, and a course in organic
 chemistry, may be substituted for two (2) years 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 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 microscopic examinations.
 Knowledge of the techniques used to set up and operate laboratory
 apparatus, instruments, and equipment.

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

 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 complexity.

 Ability to perform routine instrument and equipment maintenance.

 Ability to interpret and apply information from laboratory
 reference manuals.

 Ability to prepare solutions and indicators.

 Ability to operate laboratory equipment.

 Ability to maintain records and files.

 Ability to record and report test results.

 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 the 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 the 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
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Note
05084LC N/A12-

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