Performs as quality control / quality assurance management, e.g., updates and revises the QC/QA manual; writing standard operating procedures (SOP); maintains knowledge of current regulations; performs inspections; recommends changes to improve the program; advises supervisor of any non-compliance with established protocols.
Prepares the National Pollutant Discharge Monitoring System Report for submission to the Environmental Protection Division.
Analyzes wastewater, stream and industrial samples for the presence and levels of nutrients, suspended solids and other elements, e.g., ammonia, phosphorus, nitrates, nitrites, nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, turbidity, chlorides.
Acts as a liaison between the laboratory and wastewater plants, e.g. recommends changes in plant operations; gathers current and historical data; troubleshoots chemical and biological conditions; trains operators in QA/QC procedures and proper laboratory equipment maintenance.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology or a related field; supplemented by two years of experience in laboratory analysis of wastewater, surface water and industrial water systems; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
Valid Driver's License.
Certified Georgia Wastewater Laboratory Analyst (Issued by GA Board of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators) OR must obtain within one year of employment.
Master's degree in a science field is preferred and may substitute for a portion of the required experience.