Are you a dedicated professional that puts customers first, thrives in a demanding environment, and displays solid teamwork? Are you interested in being part of an energetic organization that strives to deliver timely, reliable and consistent service using the latest technology--and have fun while you're doing it?
Join our team and use your knowledge and experience as a Pretreatment Technician to make a difference for our residents. Come work for a department that develops, trains and promotes their employees.
**Please Note: This position is open until filled. First consideration for those who apply by 7/3/2019.
Our next successful team member can look forward to...
Performing quantitative and qualitative laboratory analysis of wastewater and biosolids for chemical and microbiological contaminants according to protocols. Performing strict quality control (QA/QC) procedures including calibration of instruments, analyzing standards, keeping logs, and performing statistical analysis of data.
Recording, calculating, and compiling data utilizing computerized software.
Performing on-site industrial inspections, sampling and monitoring of industrial discharges, municipal sewers, surface water, manholes, and confined spaces.
Reviewing permit applications, engineering reports, plans, and discharge monitoring reports to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
Writing and administering professional documents including industrial pretreatment permits, letters advising industries on matters concerning discharges to the sewer, and investigative reports when incidents of discharge violations occur.
Our next successful team member should possess the following...
Ability to produce, interpret and evaluate analytical data with strong attention to detail.
Knowledge and principles of inorganic, organic, analytical, and instrumental chemistry, mathematics, and statistics.
Ability to follow laboratory instructions to evaluate and resolve problems with procedures or equipment with minimal supervision.
Ability to work independently as well as productively with others.
Ability to effectively communicate technical information verbally and in writing to audiences of various backgrounds.
Our next successful team member will have...
Bachelor's Degree in a natural or physical science discipline with at least 18 quarter-hours (12 semester hours) of laboratory theory and laboratory course work in Chemistry.
One or more years of related experience in environmental sampling and analysis at a wastewater treatment plant is preferred.
Complete and submit an online Pierce County Employment Application.
If you do not have internet access, you may visit your local public library or any WorkSource location and use their computers.
Individuals needing accommodation in the application, testing process or need this job announcement in an alternative format you may call Human Resources at (253) 798-7480, at least two days prior to the need.
This is a competitive selection process. Your application form will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the County's needs will be eligible for further consideration. Notification of application status normally occurs 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date. Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include written, oral and performance examinations, and final interviews.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Pierce County welcomes a diverse workforce. Pierce County does not discriminate based on race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person.
Position #19-00217 WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT LAB/PRETREATMENT TECHNICIAN PA
Internal Number: Position #19-00217
About Pierce County, Washington
Planning and Public Works strives to support a livable Pierce County. Planning and Public works infrastructure, facilities and services protect the environment, improve public health and safety, contribute to economic vitality, and enhance the quality of life in our community. Pierce County Planning and Public Works is responsible for the maintenance, operation, preservation and improvement of 1550 miles of county roads with 145 bridges, a regional sewer system with 100 pump stations and over 700 miles of pipe, a regional stormwater system with 67 miles of levees and over 500 ponds, solid waste facilities, ferries, and airports.