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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Environmental Analyst I
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City of Cocoa, FL | Cocoa, FL
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Job Description


Under the direction of the Water Quality Laboratory Manager, performs entry level technical work in the analysis of specific chemical, bacteriological and physical parameters of the drinking water and wastewater treatment process. The Environmental Analyst I assists the Environmental Analyst II in the performance of standardized laboratory tests in accordance with an established testing schedule.


* Collects and analyzes all environmental water samples (drinking water, waste water, groundwater, and surface water) and collects various samples in specific locations throughout the distribution system.
* Helps to maintain sampling procedures and quality control records and test results and helps calculate and compile data for the monthly reports and process control.
* Calibrates lab equipment and maintain logbooks, assists in lab inventory control and prepares reagents for analytical testing.
* Performs general laboratory housekeeping duties (i.e., sweeping, mopping, dusting, trash disposal, washing dishes, restock and order supplies, check temps), performs routine preventative and corrective maintenance of lab equipment/apparatus, and sterilizes glassware and reagents.
* Responds to call out outages and rotating stand-by duty.
* Responds to customer complaints.
* Collects and analyzes Bacteriological sample as a result of a Boil Water Notice.
* Performs quality control elements as required by the all regulatory agencies governing the City of Cocoa's Water Quality Assurance Laboratory (DOH, DEP, EPA, NELAC).
* Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared or undeclared emergency.
* Performs other related job duties as assigned.


* Knowledge of laboratory safety practices and procedures.
* Skill in the use of a variety of computer programs, including Microsoft Office, GIS or CAD and various other office equipment.
* Ability to read and understand written and oral instructions and procedures.
* Ability to learn lab principles and methods of analyses as applied to wastewater and water treatment.
* Ability to learn the care and operation of specialized lab equipment.
* Ability to communicate verbally and written.
* Ability to meet with general public and contractors.
* Ability to work shift work, weekends and holidays.



Education and Experience:

Associate's degree in biology and/or chemistry with two (2) years of laboratory experience (College level laboratory experience will satisfy this requirement); or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Special Qualifications:

For positions requiring the operation of City vehicles, must possess a valid current Florida driver's license, or be able to acquire one within 45 days of hire. Must be able to obtain a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Transportation Worker Identification Credential and Port Canaveral Identification Credential within six (6) months of employment.


The work is generally medium and may require exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 30 pounds frequently to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:

* Climbing: ascends / descends ladders, stairs, scaffolding, or ramps.
* Crouching: Ability to bend the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
* Feeling: Ability to perceive attributes of objects by touch.
* Dexterity: Primarily with fingers, as in picking, pinching, or typing.
* Grasping: Applying pressure with the whole hand.
* Handling: Picking, holding, or otherwise working with the whole hand.
* Hearing: Ability to hear and understand at normal speaking levels with or without correction.
* Kneeling: Ability to bend legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
* Lifting: Ability to lift and move objects
* Mental Acuity: Ability to make rational decisions.
* Pulling / Pushing: Ability to occasionally move objects up to 50 pounds.
* Reaching: Ability to frequently extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
* Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
* Speaking / Talking: Ability to communicate clearly, accurately and concisely through speech.
* Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
* Stooping: Ability to frequently bend body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
* Visual Acuity: Ability to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading, operating motor vehicles; including color, depth perception, and field vision.
* Walking: Ability to walk long distances to perform tasks and to move from one job site to another.


Work is performed in a dynamic environment that requires the ability to be sensitive to change and responsive to changing goals, priorities, and needs. Work may be performed in both in and out-of-door environments with exposure to the wind, rain, cold, heat and cramped spaces.

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