The City and County of Denver - Denver, CO

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Great benefits, challenging work, use your chemical analysis expertise to help build a better Denver!

The Wastewater Management Division of Public Works is seeking a capable professional Chemist to join our team.

You will perform laboratory analysis of water and wastewater samples to determine compliance with water quality standards and provide technical analytic support for governmental agencies responsible for enforcement of standards.

Job Responsibilities:
Performs qualitative and quantitative analysis of water, wastewater, sludge, and industrial effluents using laboratory equipment and standardized procedures.
Calculates the chemical and biological oxygen demands, alkalinity, suspended solids, volatile solids, the presence of and identification of microorganisms, chemicals, or other contaminants constituting a public health hazard.
Performs tasks which may require familiarity with a variety of laboratory techniques and equipment including oxygen analyzers, pH/selective ion systems, total organic carbon analyzer, spectrophotometer, conductivity analyzers, turbid meter, atomic absorption systems (furnace and flame), gas chromatographs, high performance liquid chromatography, and fluorometer.
Provides information on water sampling and preservation techniques,
Performs water quality analysis for governmental agencies.
Testifies in court regarding laboratory test procedures and results.
Restocks supplies and maintains supply inventories.
Assists in training and checking the work of other employees on various projects.
Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, recordkeeping in laboratory notebooks, reports and data charts, quality assurance program, safety, environment and infection control standards.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, or in a directly related science with a semester of general chemistry and a semester of quantitative analysis.

Experience: Three years of experience in a laboratory performing quantitative analysis and testing.

Equivalency: Additional post graduate education in Chemistry may substitute for up to two years of the of the required three years experience requirement. (One year of post graduate education equals one year of experience.)

Additional Information:
The City and County of Denver values leadership that influences the commitment, ability and willingness of employees to provide quality service to the citizens of Denver. Information provided on the application / resume is used to determine if a candidate meets minimum qualifications. Only information provided at the time of the application being completed will be considered, and additional information that is not listed on either the application or an attached resume may not be considered when deciding if a candidate meets or does not meet the qualifications. Applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to include all information and details on their application and attached resumes. Classification Title : Chemist
Pay Grade : 810 E
Agency : Public Works, Wastewater Management Division
To Apply : please select the apply button at the top of this posting / visit
Background Check/Drug Testing: Candidates must pass a criminal background check, 10 year employment verification and education verification. Additional checks such as credit and drug testing may be required. Probationary Period : The successful candidate will be required to complete a minimum six month probationary period (benefits will be active during this time) prior to attaining Career Status with the City.
Recruiter : LCW We offer a very competitive benefits package including:
Medical, Dental & Vision Plans (multiple programs)
Paid Time Off (combined vacation/sick leave)
Paid Holidays
Retirement (Pension Plan & 457 Deferred Comp Plan)
Flex Spending Account
RTD EcoPass Discounts
Life Insurance; Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
Domestic Partner Programs
Wellness Center No relocation assistance is available.