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Laboratory Analyst

City of Valdosta

Posted: Jul. 15, 2019

End Date: Jul. 22, 2019


Position Title: Laboratory Analyst
Division: Mud Creek Sewer Plant
Salary: $35,059.01
Hourly Rate: $16.85
Department: Utilities
Pay Grade: 14
Location: Valdosta, Georgia
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


Please complete a City of Valdosta Application form and email it to LaToya Robinson at covhr@valdostacity.com to be considered for the position you are interested in applying for. An application must be submitted for each position you are interested in. A resume and cover letter may be attached as additional information only. You may apply in person at the City of Valdosta Human Resources Department, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601.

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The City of Valdosta offers competitive salary with excellent benefits package. 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.