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Assistant Microbiologist - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - La Verne, CA - EXPIRED

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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The Assistant Microbiologist is an entry-level position performing Assistant Microbiologist job duties required to support laboratory accreditation by California ELAP. The Assistant Microbiologist will work in Metropolitan’s Water Quality Laboratory to complete laboratory and analytical work as assigned and report to the Quality Assurance and Data Management Team Manager. The selected candidate will support the laboratory Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Program and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) functions to help ensure compliance with environmental laboratory regulatory requirements.

This position will work with a senior QA staff under the QA team manager to assist with efforts supporting laboratory QA/QC related to microbiological, physical and chemical tests, reagents, standards and media preparation; reviewing water quality data; verifying records; validating reports; reviewing Standard Operating Procedures and performing internal laboratory audits. The Assistant Microbiologist will assist with training on laboratory procedures and may participate in projects supporting quality management and other laboratory operations.

Schedule: 9/80, Monday through Friday with every other Friday off

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.

To view the full job description click here: Assistant Microbiologist


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field.

A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is defined as: microbiology, biology, chemistry, environmental science or other related science field.


Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing, and registrations:

License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent that allows you to drive during your employment is required at time of application.

30% Technical knowledge/skills
20% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)
20% Teamwork
10% Customer Service
10% Adaptability
10% Oral Communication
100% Total

• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment
• Public transportation reimbursements and van pools

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular Full Time Employee

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email: [email protected]

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.

Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).