Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-2326

Fairfax County Application Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., #270, Fairfax, VA 22035


Wastewater Planning and Monitoring Division,
Department of Public Works & Environmental Services

Job # 13-2326

$43,095 to $57,460  (Grade S19)

This position is part of the Environmental Services Branch and is physically located at the Noman M. Cole Pollution Control Plant in Lorton, Virginia. Follows EPA-approved methods and protocols and prepares environmental samples collected from a variety of sample matrices for laboratory analyses in accordance with the laboratory's quality system and VELAP certification. Routinely uses sophisticated instrumentation including Flow Injector Analyzers and Spectrophotometers to perform analyses specified in 40 CFR Part 136. Additional instrumentation that may be used includes AA, ICP-OES, and/or GC/MS. Typically conducts analyses such as alkalinity, BOD, chloride, COD, coliforms, conductivity, cyanide, nitrogen, oil and grease, pH, phenol, phosphorus, protozoan and bacterial characterizations, and dissolved and suspended solids testing in ash, compost, groundwater, leachate, sludge, surface water, and wastewater. Reviews, validates, and submits completed analytical results into the Laboratory Information Management System. As a member of a team-oriented program, contributes and participates on job-related teams as needed. Writes reports, develops and updates standard operation procedures, and performs related duties as required; duties are performed under general supervision.



Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or a university with a degree in chemistry, biology or related science; plus one year of directly related experience.



The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a medical examination to the satisfaction of the employer prior to employment. Physical requirements needed to perform essential duties include the ability to occasionally lift or carry, in cooperation with another employee, equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.



Experience performing instrumental analyses in an environmental laboratory.


To Apply:

Submit your resume on-line through the AIMS system.

If this is the first time you have used AIMS, you will need to create an account.

Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance; TTY 703-222-7314. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.


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Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.


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