Analytical Laboratory Supervisor – South Plant

King County Wastewater Treatment Division
1200 Monster Road SW, Renton, Washington
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The Analytical Laboratory Supervisor (Chief Process Analyst) will supervise the day-to-day operations of an analytical laboratory for wastewater treatment facilities. This position will evaluate and implement new analytical methodologies and maintain the lab accreditation. The Analytical Laboratory Supervisor will also play a key role in staffing the lab for the future and working to develop existing team members. In addition, this position will play a critical role as the County develops a long-term strategy to respond to the Washington State Department of Ecology's new Puget Sound Nutrient General Permit. The laboratory staff will partner with the Process and Operations teams as the County tests nutrient removal strategies.

The Analytical Laboratory Supervisor plays a critical role in the Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) with direct exposure to the Treatment Plant Managers, the Operations Manager, and division senior leadership. Upwards advancement to leadership opportunities within the division or agency is possible. As for technical development, the successful candidate will work with the Process and Operations teams on a daily basis, with endless technical learning avenues available. A budget for formal leadership and/or technical training is available.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of scientific methods and experimental techniques.
  • Advanced knowledge of laboratory methods and analytical techniques.
  • Knowledge of sampling methods and techniques.
  • Advanced knowledge of statistical analysis methods, techniques and principles.
  • Advanced knowledge of project management techniques and principles.
  • Ability to prioritize daily and to shift attention to the top needs of the day.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Skill in supervising and directing the work of others including performance evaluations.
  • Skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with diverse groups of people. Skill in applying team building techniques and principles and participating on a work team.

Licensing, Certification and Other Requirements:

  • Wastewater Operator’s Group III certificate, or the willingness and drive to pursue and secure certification within 2.5 years of hire.
  • Some licenses, certifications and other requirements determined to be necessary to meet the business needs of the employing unit may be required.
  • Washington State Driver's License or equivalent (ability to commute to remote work locations with limited or no public transportation may be required).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of regulatory and permitting conditions.
  •  Knowledge of Washington state Environmental lab accreditation program and requirements.
  • Advanced knowledge of process evaluation and project design/implementation.


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