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Laboratory Technologist II - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - La Verne, CA

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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This position provides essential laboratory support to Metropolitan’s Quagga Mussel Control Program, including much of the quality assurance and quality control that is required to ensure the accuracy and integrity of regulatory monitoring results. The position also provides routine laboratory work to support the team’s other activities, including waterborne pathogen assays for Metropolitan’s Advanced Purification Center Demonstration Plant and the Regional Recycled Water Program.

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To view the full job description click here: Laboratory Technologist II

Education and Experience: Associate's degree from an accredited college or university and two years of relevant experience; or two years in a MWD Laboratory Technologist I classsification.

Relevant Experience is defined as: work as a laboratory technician in a microbiology, biotechnology, biochemistry or other biological science laboratory; participation in environmental microbiology or environmental science projects; various types of microscopy, including sample preparation; preparing microbiological and cell culture media; preparing standard laboratory reagents; identifying invasive mussels or other aquatic organisms; analysis of water samples for pathogens; preparing and adhering to standard operating procedures; operating and maintaining laboratory equipment.

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

20% Job Preparations (education and training relevant to the position)
25% Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities that includes: aseptic technique, operation of standard laboratory equipment, microscopy, use of autoclaves, principles of preparing solutions and reagents, bacterial and cell culture techniques, quagga mussel and pathogen assays.
15% Analytical Skills
10% Laboratory Safety Awareness
10% Organization/Planning
5% Teamwork
5% Interpersonal Skills
10% Written 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

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).

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