6/10/2021 at 5pm
The City of Roseville, California is a dynamic, growing city
with friendly people, outstanding community services, scenic beauty
and prosperous businesses. Roseville's moderate climate, excellent
schools, expanding job opportunities and nearby recreation areas
attract new residents who are looking for a great place to live,
work, raise a family, or retire. Roseville is located in Placer
County just 16 miles northeast of Sacramento, the state capital.
Scenic natural areas, an extensive park system, bike trails and
playgrounds are close to home. Within one hour, you can explore
Gold Rush towns, enjoy water sports in nearby lakes and rivers,
hike the beautiful Sierra foothills and ski the High Sierra. Lake
Tahoe, San Francisco and the California coast are just two hours
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311 Vernon Street Roseville, 95678
FINAL FILING DATE: We are accepting applications until closing
at 5 pm, June 10, 2021
IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL
QUESTIONNAIRE. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED IF YOU DO NOT
PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION.
The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the
Temporary and Part-time position of Laboratory Technician I in the
Environmental Utilities Department. The normal work schedule is 3-5
days a week from 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM and may include weekends. This
position is limited to a maximum of 1,500 hours per fiscal
The City of Roseville promotes a no smoking atmosphere.
The City of Roseville (COR) incorporates the following CORe
Competencies as part of the City's culture:
- Focus on people: Develop and deliver service-oriented solutions
that meet or exceed expectations.
- Build trust: Ensure honesty and integrity to gain confidence
and support of others.
- Ensure accountability: Take responsibility for the outcomes of
one's own work and foster a sense of ownership in others.
- Communicate effectively: Deliver clear, concise messages and
actively listen to ideas and questions.
- Collaborate inclusively: Build effective working partnerships,
alliances, and teams.
- Make quality decisions: Make sound, timely decisions and
- Be adaptable/agile: Change approach or methods to best fit the
situation and effectively balance competing priorities.
To perform physical, chemical, biological, and bacteriological
analyses of wastewater, sludge, drinking water, industrial waste
and related samples; perform related work as assigned.
This is the entry level class in the Laboratory Technician
series. Positions in this class typically have little or no
directly related work experience and work under immediate
supervision while learning job tasks. The Laboratory Technician I
class is distinguished from the II level by the performance of less
than the full range of duties assigned to the II level. Incumbents
work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks,
progressing to general supervision as procedures and processes of
assigned area of responsibility are learned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives immediate supervision from the Water Quality Laboratory
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not
limited to, the following:
- Perform a variety of physical, chemical, biological, and
bacteriological analyses of wastewater treatment plant samples as
well as samples of sludge, drinking water, industrial waste, and
other water/wastewater products.
- Set up, calibrate, and operate a variety of laboratory
equipment and instruments; perform minor maintenance of laboratory
equipment and instruments.
- Recognize problems that may occur in an analytical procedure
and troubleshoot known procedures or confer with others to identify
possible problems affecting results; recommend changes to
procedures, as appropriate.
- Collect various samples for analysis from specific locations
according to a predetermined schedule; may collect special samples
as conditions warrant; prepare and preserve samples for transport,
storage, and laboratory testing.
- Prepare standard chemical solutions, reagents and
bacteriological media; keep laboratory facilities clean and in an
orderly condition; order supplies and make recommendations
regarding equipment purchases.
- Enter laboratory data into a computer system for further
analysis and reporting purposes; maintain laboratory records and
prepare required reports.
- Wash, clean, and sterilize glassware and other equipment;
sterilize bacteriological supplies.
- Build and maintain positive working relationships with
co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles
of good customer service.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
- Principles and practices of chemistry, bacteriology and the
chemical sciences, including methods and techniques of laboratory
testing and analysis.
- Modern laboratory procedures and equipment, including computer
uses and applications as applied to laboratory operation and
- Arithmetic, including proportions, percentages, and
- Perform a variety of chemical, biochemical, and bacteriological
- On a continuous basis, know and understand operations, and
observe safety rules; analyze problem equipment and/or procedures;
know and apply techniques and terminology; communicate and explain
test results to others.
- Intermittently, sit while studying or preparing reports or
stand at laboratory bench while performing laboratory tests; bend,
squat, climb, kneel and twist when performing various field site
sampling duties; stand while performing laboratory tests; perform
simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation;
use telephone, computer or communicate through written means; and
lift or carry weight of 15 pounds or less.
- Operate laboratory equipment and computer programs related to
laboratory data analysis.
- Learn to evaluate outcomes of laboratory results in order to
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
those contacted in the course of work.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
No experience is required.
An Associate's degree or 60 semester units of college level
course work including 18 units in a major field of study and 21
units in general education from an accredited college or
university, preferably with major course work in chemistry,
bacteriology, biology, or a related field. Two years of related
work experience can substitute for an Associate's Degree.
License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid California driver's license by date of
- Was any of the work experience listed on your application an
unpaid internship, or volunteer work? If so, please list below
- How many years of experience do you have working in a
laboratory? Please do not include volunteer work or internships
unless they were paid.
- 0-2 years
- 2-4 years
- 4+ years
- Please describe your experience and number of years working in
- Please specifically describe your experience with the
a. Preparing reagents, standards, and test media.
b. Performing standardized laboratory tests and
c. Assisting in more complex, specialized testing
- How many years of experience do you have in the water or
wastewater industry including disciplines outside of the
- Less than 1 year
- 1-2 years
- 2+ years
- Please specify and describe any experience in the water or
wastewater industry outside of the laboratory.
- Please list your completed education from an accredited college
or university. List the degree, major and institution.
- This is a part-time, temporary position. Do you understand and
wish to be considered for this position?
All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will have
their experience scored in the Formula Rate Examination. The
applicant's experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined
formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant
ranking and placement on the Employment List. Final promotional
appointment is contingent upon having successfully passed a
City-paid pre-employment medical exam specific for the position for
THE CITY OF ROSEVILLE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IF YOU
REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE CONTACT THE
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT LEAST 5 WORKING DAYS BEFORE A
SCHEDULED INTERVIEW/EXAMINATION PROCESS. MEDICAL DISABILITY
VERIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ACCOMMODATION.