Lab Analyst - Environmental Laboratory Analyst II

Charlotte Water (City of Charlotte)
Charlotte, NC
Apr 15, 2017
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Job Description

The City of Charlotte, Charlotte Water Department, is seeking an experienced Environmental Laboratory Analyst II to work in the Laboratory Services Division. The ideal candidate would have either two or more years' experience in the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of ICPMS and/or ICP-OES as well as proven proficiency in data interpretation, or would have two or more years' experience in the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of GCMS, GC/ECD, GPC, as well as proven proficiency in data interpretation and experience with various extraction procedures, such as SPE and/or CCLE

Major Duties and Responsibilities: This position will receive samples in the laboratory, validate and maintain legal chain of custody, perform adequate maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment and maintain inventory of all supplies. Observations and calculations must be accurate and neatly recorded according to established laboratory protocols and state and federal requirements and results submitted on time for review and final reporting. Chemicals, samples, equipment and instrumentation must be handled according to specific sample requirements, approved methods, SOPs, QA procedures and CHP. All deviations must be promptly reported, documented and investigated. Perform other duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: A four year Bachelor of Science Degree in natural or physical science is required. Two years recent related work experience required, preferably in a certified or NELAP-accredited environmental laboratory. An appropriate level of Laboratory Analyst certification should be obtained within 18 months of hire. Job requires standing, walking, bending and light lifting up to 50 lbs.

Salary Range: Hiring is negotiable, commensurate with qualification and experience.

How to Apply: All applications should be made on line at If you need assistance completing your online application, you are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays. We recommend that you call for an appointment at (704) 336-2285 or you may email a question to . In addition to applying online, you may e-mail a copy of your resume directly to Myra Zabec-Thompson at

Conditions of Employment: The City's Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate's written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments. Some positions may require the ability to obtain a City Driving Permit. Candidates may also be required to pass a physical examination, polygraph exam, other skill evaluations and background check screens.
The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Company Description
Charlotte Water is the largest public water and wastewater utility in the Carolinas and proudly serves more than 833,579 customers in the City of Charlotte, Union County, and greater Mecklenburg County. Its operation is divided into six areas: Administration; Billing & Customer Service; Engineering; Environmental Management; Laboratory Services; Field Operations; Water Supply & Treatment.

Charlotte Water owns and/or operates seven (7) Wastewater Treatment Plants and five (5) package plants with a combined wastewater treatment capacity of 124 million gallons per day (mgd); three (3) Water Treatment Plants with a combined water treatment capacity of 242 mgd; more than 8,000 miles of water & sewer lines; and 267,664 active water service connections.

Providing both high-quality drinking water and wastewater services, Charlotte Water is an enterprise department of the City of Charlotte with more than $3 billion in assets. Our annual budget is about $340 million including operating and debt service costs. We enjoy the highest credit ratings from three major credit rating agencies as a result of sound financial planning and management and strong support from our City Council.

Charlotte Water employs a workforce totaling about 822. We work both day and night to deliver water and wastewater services. Our employees are trained in many different disciplines such as chemistry, biology, civil engineering, physics, public health, and the operation and maintenance of the many types of infrastructure you rely on daily for our services. We value competent, skilled candidates with a service focus to work in a team environment.

Charlotte Water oversees more than $140 million worth of water and sewer improvement projects each year. We are committed to providing timely, accurate information to customers and the general public about work that may affect them. All projects are paid for by customers through water bills.

Charlotte, NC


Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:44:25 PDT