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Water Quality Technician

City of Salem
Salem, OR 97301
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Salary: $23.53 - $28.66 Hourly
Job Type: Regular (Full-Time)
Job Number: 21-0123-01
Location: Salem, OR
Department: Public Works Department

Job Summary
The Public Works Department is hiring a Water Quality Technician! The Water Quality Technician is responsible for collecting samples, conducting field water quality analyses, and maintaining records of analytical results. This staff person will also calibrate and perform routine maintenance on water quality instrumentation and watershed sampling equipment. This staff person will also respond to water quality complaints. Job duties also include coordination of sample collection and analysis efforts with contracted laboratories, shipment of samples to contracted laboratories, and preparation of sampling events. This staff person will also provide backup assistance to the Geren Island Water Treatment Facility and the Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) well system.

The Public Works Department values employees and their professional development. If you are someone that takes pride in collaborating on innovative ideas, proactively responding to community needs, and being a good environmental and financial steward, we look forward to meeting you! The Public Works Department promotes a healthy work life balance, while maintaining the utmost dedication to the health, safety and welfare of our community, including our team!

What are the minimum qualifications?
  • Must pass the pre-employment background check
  • Must have an Oregon Driver's license and a driving record that meets the City of Salem's driving standards
  • Must possess an Oregon Water Distribution System Operator I certification within six months of date of hire.
  • Completion of two years of college with major course work in chemistry, bacteriology, or related subjects and one-year experience collecting water samples, analyzing data, interpreting results; or any combination of experience and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the examples of work.

Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Water Qual Tech or view by clicking here.

How can I apply?

The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

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For more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs .



Posted: 2021-04-05 Expires: 2021-05-07

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