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Laboratory Analyst

City of Valdosta

Posted: Sep. 24, 2018

End Date: Oct. 15, 2018


Position Title:                           Laboratory Analyst
Annual Minimum Salary:       $34,540.90
Announcement Type:              Internal/External
City/State:                                 Valdosta, Georgia
Pay Grade:                                14
Closing Date:                            OPEN UNTIL FILLED



The City of Valdosta Utilities Department is seeking applicants for the position of Laboratory Analyst. This position collects and analyzes influent and effluent samples, performs laboratory analyses of water and wastewater samples, ensures compliance with quality control standards, prepares reports for the Superintendent and regulatory agencies, sets up, cleans and calibrates laboratory equipment and instrumentation, maintains discharge monitoring reports and supporting documentation. Assists other divisions with sample collection and laboratory analysis as needed and assists in the collection and shipping of samples for pollutant scans and toxicity testing. Repairs and maintains laboratory equipment, assists with after-hours emergencies when needed. Attends required training classes and performs related duties.


  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to analytical procedures, water or wastewater treatment principles and practices, chemistry, maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment, federal, state, local laws and regulations pertaining to sample collection and laboratory procedures and data analysis and records management principles.
  • Skills in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of water samples, the operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment, planning, organization, and decision making, collection and analysis of data and in the preparation of reports and oral and written communication.
  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain state certification as a water or wastewater analyst as appropriate.
  • A valid Driver’s license
  • Satisfactorily complete a background check, drug test and pre-employment physical


To be fully considered, applicants must submit a completed City of Valdosta Application form to LaToya Robinson at covhr@valdostacity.com, or apply in-person at the City of Valdosta Human Resources Department, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601. A resume cannot be submitted as a substitute for the application form; it is for additional information only. Sorry, we do not accept late applications. Sorry, No Phone Calls Please.

The City of Valdosta has excellent benefits. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify employer. For more information, go to http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees/e-verify-overview.


Posted by LaToya Robinson September 11, 2018 Categories: $30k - $40k Full Time