SENIOR LABORATORY TECHNICIAN WATER ANALYSIS
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,
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
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.
Two (2) years experience conducting standardized basic
chemical and/or bacteriological testing and analysis on water
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.
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
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
Ability to perform routine instrument and equipment maintenance.
Ability to interpret and apply information from laboratory
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:
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.