Manage, supervise and coordinate the activities and operations of the Environmental Laboratory within the Utilities Department including drinking water quality and wastewater laboratories; coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; and provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Utilities Director.
Under general direction from the Utilities Director:
Oversee, direct and coordinate the programs, operations, services, and activities of the Environmental Laboratory Services for two separate laboratories; the Wastewater Lab and the Water Quality Lab.
Plan, develop, implement, and monitor goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned laboratories; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures.
Plan, direct, coordinate and review the work plan for assigned staff; select, train, motivate and evaluate assigned personnel.
Monitor regulatory compliance of water and wastewater treatment plant operations; ensure that proper regulatory agency reporting procedures are maintained.
Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the laboratory section's annual budget.
Serve as the liaison for the Environmental Laboratory with other divisions, departments, regulatory agencies, and the general public.
Manage and review capital improvement plans related to water and wastewater laboratory services.
Conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies; recommend modifications to programs, policies and procedures as appropriate; research and forecast environmental regulations; research governmental regulations for water and wastewater quality standards; interpret regulatory requirements and develop subsequent internal policies.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings.
Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; receive, research, and respond to citizen requests for information.
Five (5) years of increasingly responsible water and wastewater laboratory experience including two (2) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in chemistry, biology, microbiology, or a science related field.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver License. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid CPR/first aid certificate. Possession of, or ability to obtain, Colorado "D" water or wastewater certification.
Internal Number: 201900529
About City of Grand Junction
Grand Junction, Colorado is the gateway to the mountains and canyonlands of western Colorado and eastern Utah. Centrally located between Denver (250 miles east) and Salt Lake City (270 miles west), Grand Junction is surrounded by 1.2 million acres of public land and has easy access to the Rocky Mountains and western Colorado’s incredible landscape. Visitors and residents enjoy world-class whitewater rafting on the Colorado and Green Rivers, golfing, fishing, skiing and snowboarding on the slopes of nearby Powderhorn Ski Resort, and exploring mountain bike and hiking trails through the Colorado National Monument and the Grand Mesa. Grand Junction hosts several community and cultural events throughout the year including baseball games at the Junior College World Series, downtown events and festivals, and wine sampling at the many area wineries.
The mission of the City of Grand Junction is to be the most livable community west of the Rockies by 2025. The Core Values of the City of Grand Junction are Integrity, Respect, and Bridge Building. The City of Grand Junction employs a work force of over 1,000 in a variety of job classifications. Our employees are committed to delivering the... highest quality of service to the local community in areas of:
Parks and Recreation
Visit Grand Junction (tourism marketing)
Plus administrative services including:
City Attorney’s Office