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Chemist I - Novato, CA

Kelly Services
Novato, CA 94948
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**Chemist I - Novato, CA**

**Temporary Position through August, with the potential to turn into full time:**

**20-30 hours per week, 5-10 of those hours will be in the field collecting samples.**

**On-site housing is available if needed.**

Performs a wide variety of duties and tasks assigned to classes in the Chemist series including performing complex analyses of water and wastewater to ensure compliance with applicable District, State and Federal rules, regulations and standards; performs other responsible and complex duties in support of the District mission, goals and objectives; and performs other work as required.


The Chemist I is the mid-level in the Water Quality series. It is distinguished from the Laboratory Technician in that it is responsible for performing a full range of laboratory activities with minimal supervision. It is further expected to demonstrate a full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties. The Chemist I is distinguished from the Chemist II in that proficiency and use of sophisticated laboratory instruments (AA, GC, IC) is not expected of the Chemist I.


Receives general supervision from the Water Quality Supervisor, or Senior Chemist in the absence of the Water Quality Supervisor.

**ESSENTIAL DUTIES** (include but are not limited to the following)

- Performs a wide variety of tests and analyses of water and wastewater within the District to include chemical, bacteriological and physical testing

- Collects water and wastewater samples

- Performs testing and interprets results

- Collect(s) samples throughout the District which may include entering customer homes alone

- Analyzes test results and prepares analytical and/or statistical reports

- Operates and maintains laboratory equipment

- Calibrates instrumentation and equipment as necessary

- Conducts and/or assists in conducting quality assurance and quality control procedures

- Responds to questions, water quality complaints and inquiries from the general public and from District personnel

- Provides information as is appropriate and resolve issues and concerns regarding sampling and analysis results.


- Participates in performing basic laboratory duties such as washing labware and preparation of media and chemical solutions

- Inventories laboratory supplies and equipment within the laboratory and may be assigned assistant purchasing agent duties in accordance with District purchasing regulations

- Stays current on issues pertaining to water and wastewater analyses and quality; attends and participates in professional meetings as necessary.

**QUALIFICATIONS** (The following minimum qualifications are necessary for entry into the class)


Sufficient experience and education to successfully perform the duties of a Chemist I. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of one year of experience in water and/or wastewater laboratory work and a Bachelors degree in chemistry, bacteriology, biology or a related field from an accredited college or university.


Knowledge of: Quality assurance and quality control for all laboratory procedures and methods; Pertinent Federal, State and local water regulations and codes; basic principles of water and wastewater quality and analytical methods; English usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation; modern office procedures, methods and equipment usage including a personal computer and applicable software; principles and procedures of materials and equipment used in the performance of assigned duties; occupational hazards and standard safety practices; methods and techniques of hazardous materials handling, storage and disposal.

**Ability to:** operate modern laboratory equipment; perform, understand and interpret water and wastewater quality tests; monitor water system quality testing programs; compile information and prepare clear, concise and accurate records and reports; carry out quality assurance and quality control procedures; work overtime, weekends, holidays and be available in the event of an emergency; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of the day; respond effectively and courteously to questions and inquiries from the general public and outside agencies.


Possession of a valid, California Class C drivers license.

Possession of a Grade II AWWA Water Quality Analyst Certificate required to attain 4-year merit step.

**_For immediate consideration apply today!_**

**_Questions? Please reach out to Dustin at DUSG877@kellyservices.com_**


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**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

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Posted: 2021-05-31 Expires: 2021-07-01

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