Senior Chemist

  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Sciences and Laboratory

Job Description

Full-time position available with the KC Water Laboratory Division located at 2 N.E. 32nd Ave.
Salary Range: $3,957-$6,769/month
Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Application Deadline Date: Open Until Filled


Responsibilities

Performs a wide variety of duties in a division comprised of scientific, technical, and administrative professionals providing water/wastewater testing services and drinking water quality complaint resolutions for the Water Services Department and its customers. This is supervisory and professional laboratory work performing complex chemical and microbiology tests. Supervises chemists and field sampling personnel, working in conjunction with them performing chemical and microbiologic sampling and analyses of surface waters, drinking water, wastewater, and water treatment chemical samples. Delivers analytical services at the level of Chemist while assuming additional supervisory and administrative responsibilities. Manages a laboratory section, ensuring that all work in the section is conducted in a safe, cost-effective, and efficient manner. Reviews, evaluates, and verifies laboratory test results. Work involves the set up and operation of specialized scientific instrumentation and the development, review and modification of standard operating procedures and methods. Troubleshoots and repairs instrumentation problems and keeps detailed maintenance logbooks on all equipment. Oversees thorough, scientifically valid QA/QC processes for all analysis performed in the lab section. Compiles, prepares, and certifies analytical reports and electronic data deliverables. An employee of this class exercises independent judgment in assigning tasks to subordinates, interpreting test results, preparing reports, and establishing sample workload priorities. Performs related duties as required.


Qualifications

REQUIRES an accredited Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Sciences or related sciences and 3 years progressively responsible experience at the level of Chemist. Must possess a valid state issued drivers license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with the bachelor's degree in organic chemistry, 4 years of professional experience performing organic analyses in a water laboratory. In-depth knowledge and hands on experience with a wide range of organic extraction techniques, EPA procedures, GC/MS technology, instrument software and LIMS. Hands on experience performing method development and validation and the ability to interpret data generated by the instrument software. Experience testing taste and odor compounds by SPME-GC/MS is preferred. Excellent and effective oral and scientific/technical writing communication skills. Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a cross-functional team and maintain effective working relationships.


Other Information

URGENT!!! CRITICAL RECRUITMENT INFORMATION

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For positions requiring college education as part of the minimum requirement and/or an equivalency, the minimum education requirement is high school graduation. The requirement of "high school graduation" also includes the state-issued GED certificate.

For positions that require an accredited degree, qualifying professional, responsible experience must be obtained AFTER receipt of the accredited degree.

Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of "an accredited" degree includes only those degrees obtained from colleges or universities listed with the U. S. Department of Education and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

If claiming military veterans preference points, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other qualifying documents prior to the application deadline.

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All positions require successful completion of a pre-employment criminal history/background check. Non-residents, if appointed, must establish residency within the city limits of Kansas City, MO within nine months.

The City of KCMO is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. EOE.

POLICY OF NON DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY
The City of KCMO does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation should contact the KC Water Human Resources Division at (816) 513-0253.

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