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Microbiology Unit Manager (Water Quality Laboratory) - 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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The Microbiology Unit Manager (Water Quality Laboratory) is responsible for supervising all laboratory functions associated with the microbiology discipline. Areas of responsibility include compliance monitoring; analytical methods development; reservoir management; technical support to outside agencies and other Metropolitan sections, units, or teams; and interfaces with outside agencies (regulatory, member agencies, advocacy groups, etc.). Specifically, this position requires supervising three team managers with responsibility for Treated Water Microbiology, Source Water Microbiology, and Reservoir Management. The position provides oversight of: compliance with regulations governing microbiological monitoring of drinking water; compliance with environmental regulations governing invasive species such as quagga mussels, including routine monitoring and reporting; cyanotoxin action and response program; applied research relating to microbiological issues and concerns in drinking water, including water reuse; reservoir and source water monitoring and management.

The position requires knowledge of: drinking water regulations, water treatment processes, and procedures; current and emerging analytical methods and concepts related to microbiology; emergency response policies and procedures; laboratory safety regulations; quality assurance procedures; business and organizational management theories and practices; public sector personnel practices and regulations; financial and budgeting practices and procedures; management and supervisory concepts and techniques; team building; relevant federal, state, and local laws; project management; contract administration; trends and emerging technologies of water quality; and experimental design and methods development.

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EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in biology, chemistry, environmental science or related scientific field and twelve years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which four years must have been in a management or supervisory position; or an advanced degree from an accredited college or university in biology, chemistry, environmental science or related scientific field and ten years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which four years must have been in a management or supervisory position.

Increasingly Responsible Relevant Experience is defined as: water quality microbiological monitoring regulations and techniques; regulatory compliance monitoring of drinking water; microbiological and pathogen monitoring methods; drinking water and relevant environmental regulations; microbiological aspects of recycled water; invasive species monitoring; detection and control of cyanotoxins; developing and conducting applied research relevant to water quality, including experimental design and data analysis; issues relating to monitoring and improving water quality in reservoirs; maintaining and monitoring microbiological integrity in distribution systems; developing and implementing a laboratory safety program; developing and tracking organizational budgets; providing presentations to audiences with varying levels of technical expertise; writing technical reports, reviews.

Related scientific field of study is defined as: Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Water Quality Sciences.

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

CLOSING
Benefits:
• 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 FT PT Employees (Represented)


ABOUT MWD
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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