Senior Water Quality Specialist Opening for the City of Scottsdale (Municipal)
Robert Martin
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Scottsdale is looking for a water quality specialist to monitor the city's water supply.

This role is described as follows:

The Senior Water Quality Specialist position supports regulatory activities including record management, data tracking, data interpretation, report development and sampling for Water Quality Services. These regulatory activities may impact the Drinking Water, Wastewater, Reclaimed Water, Superfund, Cross Connection Control and Stormwater Programs.

Specifically, they mention the following tasks related to this position:

  • Collects and preserves water quality samples in accordance with federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Operates, calibrates and maintains technical sampling equipment.
  • Prepares computer spreadsheets, inputs data and performs other mathematical calculations.
  • Reads and interprets construction plans and specifications.
  • Evaluates and tracks water quality data received from the laboratory. Prepares and submits reports of activities and findings.
  • Reviews sampling data as it is received to ensure compliance with standards.
  • Promotes water quality and environmental awareness throughout the organization and to the general public.
  • Develops systems and protocols for data trending, water quality analysis and system mapping using computer software tools and programs (Arc View, Crystal Reports, Structured Query Language (SQL) Reporting Services).
  • Researches environmental regulations and policies. Aides in providing comments on rule implementation and regulatory impacts.
  • Conducts field visits for inspections and sampling activities.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual compliance reports submitted to regulatory agencies.

The are looking for someone with the following qualifications:

  • An Associate's Degree in a physical or biological science, water technology, environmental science or related field from an accredited educational institution.
  • Three years of experience in the field of water quality or environmental quality.
  • An equivalent combination of education and job related experience may substitute for the experience requirements on a year-for-year basis.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date. The Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles requires that out-of-state driver's licenses must be surrendered within 10 days of relocating to the State of Arizona.
  • Must possess, or obtain within one year of hire/promotion and maintain, a Grade 1 certification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality in Water Treatment or Water Distribution.
  • Must possess, or obtain within one year of hire or promotion and maintain, a Backflow Tester or Cross Connection Certification recognized by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
  • Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.

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