- 10-May-2022 to 09-Sep-2022 (CST)
- Technical Services - Environmental
- Waco, TX, USA
- $67,685 to $87,990
- Full Time
Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Life Insurance, LTD, Wellness Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Holidays, Paid Time Off
Announcement of Vacancy
Central Office - Waco, Texas
SUMMARY OF POSITION: The purpose of this position is to manage a laboratory for the Brazos River Authority (BRA) and maintain compliance with all established policies, procedures, and regulations. This is accomplished by overseeing all functions of the laboratory; supervising lab staff; ensuring laboratory testing procedures comply with recognized state and federal guidelines for sample analysis; developing and educating staff on operational procedures; performing necessary laboratory analyses to determine chemical, physical, and bacteriological content of water samples; ensuring quality assurance and quality control procedures are followed; and supporting and educating staff on proper laboratory safety protocols. Other responsibilities include collecting, receiving, and shipping samples; completing analyses; performing required equipment maintenance; completing and submitting regulatory reports; preparing lab budget; and any other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES: Knowledge of scientific procedures, general laboratory techniques, basic statistics, and computer operation. Skill/Ability to operate a computer; operate specified laboratory instrumentation; maintain accurate records and a laboratory notebook; perform basic equipment maintenance and follow basic laboratory procedures. Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers. Familiarity with wet chemistry analysis, spectroscopy, fluorometry, ion chromatography, and flow injection analyses is a plus.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE & TRAINING: Work requires broad knowledge in a scientific profession or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, ecology, and/or environmental studies or an equivalent combination of knowledge and experience. A minimum of sixteen (16) college credit hours in chemistry, and a minimum of (16) credit hours in general microbiology and biology are strongly preferred. A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of knowledge and experience is required. At least seven years' experience is required, with at least three years in a NELAP accredited laboratory preferred.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: Texas driver's license and a good driving record.
SALARY RANGE: $67,685 to $87,990 annual salary commensurate with experience. This is an exempt position
POSTING DATE: May 10, 2022. Open until filled.
BRAZOS RIVER AUTHORITY, EOE: The BRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1929 and exists to develop, manage, and protect the water resources of the Brazos River Basin. Today, BRA's staff develops and distributes water supplies, provides water and wastewater treatment, monitors water quality, and pursues water conservation through public education programs. The BRA is looking for dedicated individuals who are team and customer-focused, perform their jobs ethically and with integrity, are adaptable and embrace diversity, seek innovative and creative ways to conduct business, have a desire to grow with a great organization, and are committed to the mission and goals of the BRA.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: All applicants, including employees, must submit an online Application for Employment by way of the Brazos River Authority Website at www.brazos.org/careers.