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Employment With The City of Osceola

Wastewater Lab Analyst – City of Osceola, IA


The City of Osceola Wastewater is accepting resumes and applications for the position of a Lab Analyst. Under general supervision; collects samples and performs a variety of chemical and microbiological tests to determine the quality of City wastewater, before and after treatment; performs related work duties as required and assigned. A full position description is available upon request.


Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, microbiology, biology, or related field with no experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Licenses and Certificates:
Valid State of Iowa Driver’s License.
Must be able to obtain a Grade I wastewater license within two (2) years from date of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Necessary to Perform Essential Functions:
Considerable knowledge of the principles of chemistry, basic math and algebra, and microbiology as they apply to water and wastewater laboratory analysis; knowledge of quality assurance procedures as they applied to analytical laboratory work; knowledge of quality control and reporting standards for Federal and State regulatory agencies; knowledge of the operation and preventive maintenance of modern laboratory instruments, equipment and facilities; knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access; some knowledge of the operation of water and wastewater treatment plants.
Skill in operating standard laboratory equipment; skill in performing conventional laboratory analyses, skill in organization; skill in time management and legible handwriting.
Ability to safely operate a variety of laboratory and/or field sampling equipment; ability to accurately perform a variety of analyses on fluids and solids; ability to analyze lab results and to assist in research studies; ability to maintain accurate records and prepare clear, concise reports; ability to establish and to maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and the general public; ability to troubleshoot problems with equipment or analysis; ability to perform and manipulate algebraic equations.

ANNUAL SALARY: Depending on qualifications.

Request an application by emailing or by going to Applications and resumes may be submitted to City of Osceola WWTP, PO Box 465, Osceola, IA 50213 or emailed to the aforementioned email address. Position is open until filled.

The City of Osceola does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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