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On August 17, 2017, the City of Blackfoot launched a new online employment application that better serves job applicants.  All applicants, including previous applicants, will be required to create a new account and fill out an online employment application when applying for a position with the City of Blackfoot.

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Wastewater Laboratory Analyst

Location: WWTP | Blackfoot, ID | WWTP
Work Schedule: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.,
Open Until: January 8, 2018 at 11:59 PM MST
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $15.72 - $24.38
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Job Description


The primary function of an employee in this position is to perform wastewater sampling and analysis. The position is under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Manager with indirect supervision from the Wastewater Superintendent and the Public Works Director. Some latitude is granted for the exercise of independent professional judgment and initiative. The principal duties of the position are performed in a laboratory environment that may include working in adverse weather conditions, confined spaces, and exposure to hazardous materials.


  • Performs a variety of chemical, biological, and bacteriological tests and analyses of wastewater, industrial waste, and related samples;
  • Collects samples and prepares equipment, solutions, and reagents for tests;
  • Prepares and sends samples for outside testing;
  • Maintains laboratory equipment including cleaning and calibrating;
  • Prepares and maintains laboratory testing, analysis, chain of custody, and related records;
  • Reports results to wastewater treatment plant supervisors and maintains compliance with Federal, State, County, City and other applicable public health environmental and safety standards;
  • May train plant personnel in proper laboratory practices and procedures;
  • Performs general clerical duties, as needed;
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures, and safety practices;
  • May perform tests on City culinary water supply;
  • May be assigned to other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

LICENSURE - Idaho Class I Wastewater Laboratory License
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS - High school diploma or GED equivalency required and some college-level courses in chemistry, biology, advanced mathematics, microbiology, or a related field preferred; and one (1) year wastewater/water laboratory experience preferred; or any combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work;

Laboratory procedures and scientific knowledge of wastewater sampling/analysis;

Operation and maintenance of standard and specialized laboratory sampling and testing equipment;

Chemical safety and storage;

Knowledge of Federal (EPA, NPDES and OSHA), State (DEQ), County, City, and other applicable regulations and standards for wastewater treatment, hazardous waste handling and safe work practices;

Set up, calibrate, operate, and maintain a wide variety of laboratory sampling and testing equipment;

Prepare media, reagents, chemicals and solutions used in standard testing procedures;

Read and accurately interpret technical, regulatory, and operational manuals, papers, and diagrams;

GENERAL COMPUTER AND OFFICE SKILLS - Operate standard office equipment, including a computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties;

Accurately follow written and oral instructions

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;

Prepare and deliver oral and written reports and maintain laboratory testing logs and records;

Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with the public and other employees.

Physical Requirements

Sufficient clarity of speech, hearing, manual dexterity and personal mobility and stamina, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to:

• Comprehend written work instructions, text and written documents, technical and professional manuals, and operate laboratory sampling and testing equipment;
• Operate a variety of laboratory equipment, operate standard office equipment and a personal computer, operate a motor vehicle, and make adjustments to equipment;
• Perform tasks in confined spaces and around hazards found in a treatment plant environment,
• Frequently lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds, perform field sampling work, and work in a laboratory environment.      

Sufficient visual acuity required by this job, with or without reasonable accommodation, including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Application Special Instructions

Applications need to be filled out completely, even if you attach a resume. Do not state ‘see resume’ when asked to describe your responsibilities, experience and employment dates. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of information you provide on the application. Your resume will be reviewed for clarification purposes only.

You MUST submit a completed ‘Veteran’s Preference’ form (even if you are not claiming a Veteran’s preference) as well as an ‘Authorization for Release of Personal Information’ form in order for your application to be considered complete.