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City of Chandler Salary Plan - 2013-14
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OT Status Legend:
Non-Exempt = Hourly Position
Exempt = Salaried Position
Excellence is the responsibility of everyone at the City of Chandler. We lead by our core values in constant pursuit of excellence:

*Commitment – Dedicate oneself to consistent and excellent public service
*Innovation – Implement unique, creative and cost-effective solutions
*Communication – Communicate in a positive, honest and productive manner
*Integrity - Adherence to high ethical standards
*Diversity – Promote inclusiveness and impartiality throughout the organization
*Personal Responsibility – Take initiative to achieve excellence and accept accountability
*Respect – Demonstrate a high regard for others
*Teamwork – Promote cooperative efforts, open communication and trust

All City employees are expected to conduct themselves in a way consistent with the above values.

 
Job Description
SENIOR CHEMIST

Pay Grade: 24                FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Group: Professional (P)        Class Code: S042            
Effective Date: 7/01            Revision Date: 8/03; 4/04, 7/05, 7/10
Classification Summary:
The primary function of an employee in this class is to perform professional and supervisory duties administering staff and laboratories in the Water Quality Division, which performs the chemical and bacteriological analyses of water samples to ensure compliance with federal, state, county, and City water standards. An employee in this class may be assigned to other duties in the City's Municipal Utilities Department.

Essential Functions:
Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
Supervises and evaluates chemical and bacteriological sampling and analyses of water samples from the potable water treatment, wastewater treatment, and industrial process water systems to determine compliance with applicable federal, state, county, and City standards;
Supervises and evaluates work of laboratory technicians in the collection, receiving, and testing of samples and use and recording of resultant date;
Evaluates laboratory performance in meeting applicable water quality standards and to maintain federal and state certifications;
Performs duties of Chemical Hygiene and Safety Officer as mandated by federal (OSHA) and state regulations;
Maintains laboratory testing and performance records and coordinates submission of reports to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and for periodic performance reviews;
Maintains laboratory inventory of supplies and equipment;
Assists in budget preparation and compliance;
Develops and implements new laboratory policies and procedures, including quality assurance polices, operating procedures, and manuals;
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures;
Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City's Safety Handbook.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
Methods, equipment, materials, and standard procedures of chemistry, biology, bacteriology, and microbiology sampling, testing, and recording as related to municipal water and wastewater systems;
Principles of organic, inorganic, and analytical chemistry and mathematics and statistics;
Use, care, and maintenance of standard and specialized laboratory equipment;
Supervisory skills, employee evaluations, and training methods;
Computer applications to water testing and analyses procedures;
Federal, state, county, City and other applicable standards for water quality;
Methods of quality assurance and quality control as applied to laboratory and environmental analysis;
Municipal budget procedures;
Federal (OSHA) regulations and City policies regarding safe work practices, including specific knowledge of safe laboratory policies and procedures and disposal of hazardous materials.

Ability to:
Follow written and oral instructions;
Read and interpret technical and operational manuals, regulations, and diagrams;
Perform a broad range of water sampling and testing procedures;
Observe, record, comprehend, interpret, and make recommendations from data;
Correlate laboratory findings and data to established water quality and safety standards;
Operate and maintain tools and standard and specialized laboratory equipment;
Prepare written reports, analytical reports, and recommendations, maintain computer databases and spreadsheets, and maintain system performance and compliance records;
Operate standard office equipment and a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties;
Communicate effectively with the public and other employees.

Supervision Received:
The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Water Quality Superintendent.

Supervision Exercised:
Supervises and evaluates the activities of technical personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Microbiology, Public Health, or a related field; and
Four (4) to six (6) years experience in laboratory testing and analyses of drinking water, including supervisory experience;
Federal and state laboratory manager and quality assurance certifications; and
Valid Arizona Driver's License; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Work Environment:
The primary duties of this class are performed in a public building environment that may include exposure to hazardous chemicals and materials.

Essential Physical Abilities:
Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions and communicate with employees;
Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions, technical manuals and related material, and operate laboratory equipment;
Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a variety of laboratory and office equipment, and to make adjustments to equipment;
Sufficient body flexibility, stamina, and balance to perform laboratory oversight and related office assignments.