Water Quality Laboratory Manager (20108605)

The Marin Municipal Water District Corte Madera , CA 94925

Posted 2 months ago

Northern Bay Area

Job Type

Full-Time

Close Date

6/1/2021 at 5pm or until 500 applicants

Salary

$11,837.00-$14,302.00 Monthly

Additional Questionnaires

Supplemental

About Marin Municipal Water District

Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) is located in Marin County, California, just over the Golden Gate Bridge, north of San Francisco. Marin County is a dynamic community of involved residents who enjoy a high quality of life marked by beautiful beaches, groves of redwoods and oaks, rolling foothills, and scenic valleys. Marin is a recreation destination for the entire Bay area and is known for its combination of rural and suburban lifestyles.

MMWD provides high-quality drinking water to approximately 190,000 residents and businesses in the central and southern portions of Marin County. MMWD owns and protects over 21,000 acres of pristine watershed lands that drain into its seven reservoirs located on Mt.

Tamalpais and in west Marin. MMWD's two water treatment plants and one finishing plant produce an average of 22 million gallons of water per day that are delivered to customers through 900+ miles of pipeline and 99 pumping stations.

The District employs 240 full time employees and is governed by a five-member Board of Directors. In addition to regular full time employees, MMWD also employs seasonal and summer positions in many of our departments. The District offers competitive benefits package for full time employees, and in certain circumstances, for temporary employees who are employed for more than six months.

Notification & Selection Process

All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application, generally within two - three weeks after the application deadline. The selection process consists of the assessment of the application and supplemental questionnaire responses, written and/or practical skills test, and oral and/or final interviews. Based upon information provided in the application documents, the applicants presenting the best job-related qualifications will be invited to continue in the process.

You are welcome to create a personal profile using the CalOPPS online profile form for a position that we are not currently recruiting; you will be notified when a recruitment opens in your area of interest.

Thank you for your time and interest in MMWD, and we wish you success with your job search.

PLEASE NOTE

Submitting An Application by Mail: Online applications are highly encouraged.

However, if the above online application process is not convenient for you, you may request a packet which includes the Marin Municipal Water District Application for Employment and job flyer for the position for which you are interested. Inquiries may be directed to humanresources@marinwater.org or 415 945-1434. Complete the MMWD Application for Employment, along with any other materials requested in the job announcement (responses to supplemental questions, rsum, etc.), and return it to Human Resources by the position's final filing date.

All materials must reach Human Resources by the final filing date; emails and faxes (415 927-2747) will be accepted up until 4:30 p.m. on the filing deadline and the originals of the application and supplemental questionnaire must be mailed and post marked by the deadline date. Mailing address: Marin Municipal Water District, Human Resources Department, 220 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925.

MMWD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Candidates with disabilities who may require special assistance in any phase of the application process may contact the Human Resources Office at (415) 945-1434.

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220 Nellen Avenue Corte Madera, 94925

Description

WATER QUALITY LABORATORY MANAGER

SALARY RANGE (depending upon qualifications/experience):

$11,837.00-$14,302.00 PER MONTH

SUMMARY

Marin Water is recruiting for a Water Quality Laboratory Manager to manage, supervise and coordinate the activities and operations of the District's state certified Water Quality Laboratory. Responsibilities will include the supervision, prioritization and scheduling of Lab activities and personnel to ensure that the District maintains compliance with drinking water regulations.

The Lab manager will also serve as the technical resource for and may perform a variety of chemical, biological, microbiological, and physical analysis of water samples. The ideal candidate will have a track record of driving continuous improvement and effecting change and experience managing a laboratory or major area of a laboratory. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate experience mentoring and supervising staff, the ability to adapt to evolving priorities, to understand and interpret water quality regulations and knowledge of state certification process for drinking water laboratories.

THE DISTRICT

The District provides high-quality drinking water to customers and visitors of its service area. The District is a medium-sized, municipal, water agency with a Board of Directors/General Manager organizational structure, 240 full-time employees and a $107,895,000 combined annual operating and capital budget for FY 2021.

Annually, the District delivers water to 190,000 residents and businesses in the central and southern portions of Marin County and has stewardship responsibilities for 21,000 acres of pristine watershed lands on Mt.

Tam. The District's two water treatment plants and one finishing plant produce an average of 22 million gallons of water per day that are delivered to customers through 900+ miles of pipeline 95 pumping stations and 138 storage tanks.

THE JOB

Typical duties may include but are not limited to the following. Please see job description for the full list of duties and qualifications: Click Here for the Water Quality Laboratory Manager Job Description.

The Water Quality Laboratory Manager is responsible for direction and supervision of a work unit and has responsibility for complex laboratory procedures, interpretation and application of federal and state water quality regulations, writing of comprehensive reports and documentation for governmental agencies and maintaining the state certification for the laboratory.

  • Manages the operations, services, and activities of the District's state certified Water Quality Laboratory, including the performance of a variety of chemical, microbiological, and physical tests on raw and treated water;

  • Develops, implements and evaluates laboratory programs to support regulatory compliance activities;

  • Directs, assigns, evaluates and administers the scheduling of laboratory analysis and establishes analytical procedures;

  • Establishes and reviews monitoring programs, recommends changes in methods or monitoring programs and policies including treatment plant process changes.

  • Directs the use by laboratory personnel of a laboratory information management system;

  • Manages lake water quality by developing and implementing adaptive monitoring and treatment schedules to minimize taste and odor.

  • Evaluates and interprets water quality data related to water treatment and distribution systems and watershed water quality studies;

  • Plans, assigns, supervises and reviews the work of water quality laboratory personnel; plans and implements sampling, data gathering, and special testing programs to evaluate and solve varied water quality issues and to meet drinking regulations and engineering needs.

Job Description URL:

https://www.marinwater.org/sites/default/files/2021-04/Water%20Quality%20Lab%20M...

Job PDF:

Water Quality Laboratory Manager Job Brochure 4-29-2021 final rev..pdf

Ideal Candidate

QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT

In addition to the skills and attributes mentioned above and outlined in the job description, the ideal candidate will meet the following minimum qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university with major course work in chemistry, microbiology, or other closely-related field; and

  • Five years of increasingly-responsible journey level analytical work experience in chemistry or microbiology or other appropriate discipline. A graduate level degree in a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience.

  • Three years of demonstrated managerial or supervisory experience over a laboratory facility or major laboratory functional unit engaged in chemical and bacteriological testing and analysis.

LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

  • Depending upon job assignment, possession of or the ability to obtain an appropriate California driver's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles and satisfactory driving record;

  • Possession of a AWWA Water Quality Analyst Grade IV Certificate (may be obtained within first 12 months of employment);

  • Per California Government Code, Title 1, Division 4, Chapter 8, Section 3100 "all public employees are hereby declared to be disaster service workers subject to such disaster service.

Please refer to the job description for full details of the position, including Physical Demands and Working Conditions. The job description can be found at: Click Here for the Water Quality Laboratory Manager Job Description.

Benefits

The following provides a brief description of the Marin Municipal Water District's (MMWD) benefit package for Mid-Management employees. Please refer to individual contracts or policies for details.

VACATION

Full-time regular employees earn vacation with pay at the following bi-weekly rates for each complete year of service with MMWD:

For the first nine (9) years of service 4.62 hours/pay period

For the next six (6) years of service 6.16 hours/pay period

Sixteen (16) years of service 6.47 hours/pay period

Seventeen (17) years of service 6.77 hours/pay period

Eighteen (18) years of service 7.08 hours/pay period

Nineteen (19) years of service 7.39 hours/pay period

For twenty (20) or more years of service 7.70 hours/pay period

Vacation may be used by an employee only after completion of six (6) months of service.

HOLIDAYS

MMWD grants 11 paid, set holidays each year; 1 or 2 paid floating holidays are granted dependent on hire date.

SICK LEAVE

Employees accrue 15 days per year and may accumulate paid sick leave with no limit, to be used for illness or other approved absences. A lump sum payout equal to 75% of the number of hours for unused sick leave (to a maximum payout of 750 hours) will be paid upon retirement. Annual incentive buy-back plan is available.

ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE

Each management category employee will be entitled to five (5) days of administrative leave.

HEALTH INSURANCE

MMWD contracts with CalPERS health care, which makes available a variety of medical plans. The premium contribution of MMWD, for an employee only or an employee plus one dependent shall be set at the rate of the plan that falls in the middle of the list of available plans. Coverage for additional dependents may be purchased by payroll deduction.

DENTAL INSURANCE

Dental insurance is available to employees and their families after three months of service through the Delta Dental Plan of California. MMWD pays the premium for the employee and dependents.

Delta Dental Plan will pay 100% of the dentist's usual, customary, and reasonable fees for services covered per the contract, to a maximum of $2,000 per eligible enrolled person per calendar year. Orthodontia coverage is provided for eligible dependent children, up to a lifetime maximum of $2,500.

GROUP LIFE INSURANCE

Coverage at 1 times the annual salary up to $100,000 is provided at District expense.

LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE

After completion of one month of employment, MMWD pays the premium for long term disability insurance for each full time, regular employee. The insurance provides payment of up to 60% of salary to a maximum of $8,000 per month for an employee who is disabled and cannot perform in his/her regular job functions. There is an eligibility waiting period of three months.

RETIREMENT PLAN

MMWD is a member of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). The program is mandatory for all full-time employees.

For new employees hired after January 1, 2013, the retirement formula is 2.0%@62. The current employee's retirement contribution rate is 6.25% of salary (subject to change). All provisions shall be as required by PEPRA.

For employees hired before January 1, 2013 the retirement formula is 2.7%@55. The employee's contribution rate is 8%. Employees hired after January 1, 2013 who are already members of CalPERS and who have had less than a 6 month break in service may be eligible for the 2.7%@55 formula.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION

All employees are eligible to participate in the 457(b) deferred compensation plan pursuant to the "Deferred Compensation Plan" approved by the District Board of Directors on May 22, 1985 consistent with current IRS regulations and requirements.

SOCIAL SECURITY

MMWD participates in the Social Security System and payroll deductions are made each pay period in accordance with Federal law.

WORKERS' COMPENSATION

To provide temporary disability income to an employee in the event of an on-the-job illness or injury, employees are covered under the provisions of MMWD's Workers' Compensation policy.

VISION CARE PLAN

This plan provides eligible full-time employees reimbursement of vision care expenses not covered by the health plan. Reimbursable expenses are up to $250 for glasses and frames, lenses and contact lenses, or other necessary vision care expenses per calendar year.

The employee may carry over any remaining monies for one year for an accumulated total of up to $600 to be used over a two year period. In the third year, the reimbursable amount returns to $250.

ANNUAL MANAGEMENT ALLOWANCE

Managers may use the $2,500 annual allowance for education and training, to offset the cost of his/her medical coverage, to offset the cost of personal medical (non-cosmetic) procedures not covered by the employee's insurance, to apply to a computer purchase, or place part or all of these funds into a deferred compensation plan.

Special Instructions

SELECTION PROCESS

The process may include a panel interview and final interview. Only those candidates with the best combination of qualifications in relations to the requirements and duties of the position will continue in the selection process.

To be considered for this position you must submit a completed application, the supplemental questionnaire, a cover letter, and a resume.

FINAL FILING DEADLINE

Apply by Tuesday, June 1, 2021, by 4:30 p.m. for manual submissions;

5:00 p.m. for online submissions.



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