Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern Califo
Location: La Verne
Posted on: August 18, 2019
The Assistant Limnologist's primary duties will be assisting with
sampling and monitoring of source waters to meet compliance
regulations and collecting data that will be used to make source
water management decisions. The source water storage and conveyance
facilities include Lake Mathews, Skinner, Castaic, Silverwood,
Havasu, Diamond Valley and Perris, as well as, Etiwanda and Live
Oak Reservoirs, and all of the interconnecting aqueduct systems.
This position will assist in evaluating taste and odor events,
conducting copper treatments, sample collection and analysis, and
report preparation. High reliance on SCUBA for monitoring and
inspection of lakes for water quality purposes is a necessity.
This position requires a wide variety of skills for monitoring and
sampling Metropolitan's source water conveyance and storage system,
including the use of a variety of hand-held and automated sampling
and electronic monitoring devices. The successful candidate for
this position must be qualified to perform SCUBA diving for
sampling, observation and measurements, and must be able to perform
delicate manipulations under water without disruptions to
sediments. Fundamental skills include towing, launching and driving
a boat, the latter with divers in the water. Much of the work is
conducted under adverse conditions outdoors, in and around water,
with a frequent requirement to lift containers of water or
equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
The Assistant Limnologist position is located in Metropolitan's
Water Quality Section within the Water Systems Operations Group at
the Weymouth Water Treatment Plant in La Verne, California.
Work Schedule: 9/80, Monday through Friday with alternating Fridays
This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general
nature and level of work being performed by employees in this
classification / job.
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation and Experience: Bachelor's degree
from an accredited college or university in a related field. (A
Degree in a related field is defined as a degree in Biology,
Environmental Science or related.)
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain
the following certifications, licensing and registrations:
CertificatesDiving positions require at the time of application:
--- Rescue Diver Certification --- Oxygen Provider Certification
--- CPR/First Aid/AED
Licenses --- Valid California Class C Driver license or equivalent
that allows you to drive in the course of your employment is
required at time of application. --- May be required to be a
licensed/certified SCUBA Diver.
Diving requirements for this position are set forth in the MWD
Diver Safety Manual, Section 2.C, as shown below.
Water Quality Scientific DiversRatings/Certificates To qualify for
a position as a Scientific Diver, candidates must have logged at
least 75 verifiable dives (required within 6 months from date of
hire). These dives can be a combination of working dives,
recreational dives, and training dives, but must be listed in a
signed recreational, commercial or scientific official logbook.
In addition, candidates must have the following certifications: ---
Rescue Diver --- Current CPR/First Aid certification
The above requirements can be obtained from any
nationally-recognized agency such as National Association of
Underwater Instructors (NAUI), SCUBA Diving International (SDI),
SCUBA Schools International (SSI), or Professional Association of
Diving Instructors (PADI), or the American Heart Association.
Skills and Knowledge To qualify as a Scientific Diver, candidates
must demonstrate that through training and experience they have
gained sufficient skills and knowledge of: --- Diving procedures
and techniques --- Emergency procedures --- Physiological hazards
as they relate to diving and diving equipment --- Open Circuit
JOB-RELATED SELECTION CRITERIA --- 40% Technical Skills and
Knowledge: o Perform maintenance and calibration on field sampling
and monitoring equipment. o Maintain and trouble-shoot mechanical
devices operated by the team. o Identify aquatic organisms such as
algae, invertebrates and vertebrates. o Conduct selected chemical
analyses. o Proficient use of MS Word, Excel and database software.
o Perform basic statistical analyses on water quality data in order
to produce standard reports. o Participate in SCUBA diving
operations. --- 20% Job Preparation (education, experience &
training relevant to the position) --- 20% Analytical Skills ---
10% Oral Communication Skills --- 05% Written Communication
Skills--- 05% Teamwork/Interpersonal Skills 100% Total
CLOSINGBenefits: --- Competitive compensation --- Excellent
medical, dental, life, vision plans. --- Deferred compensation in
the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457
plan. --- Retirement benefits under the California Public
Employees' Retirement System --- Tuition reimbursement --- Training
and advancement opportunities --- Excellent working environment---
Public transportation reimbursements and van pools
For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following
ABOUT MWD The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is
a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides
drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California.
Metropolitan's mission is to provide its service area with adequate
and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and
future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible
way. Metropolitan's facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River
Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of
2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800
miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed
to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals
with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who
need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection
process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email: email@example.com.
MWD is a Federal and State EO employer - Veterans/Disabled and
other protected categories.
Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated
in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing
end date if sufficient applications have been received. If
sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing
period end date may be extended.
Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water
District of Southern California must have work authorization that
does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for
employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other
employment-based immigration case).
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