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LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 1 (NON-COMPETITIVE)

City of Cincinnati

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023
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LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 1 (NON-COMPETITIVE)

Salary

$45,499.95 - $48,235.64 Annually

Location

Ohio 45202, OH

Job Type

Full-time Classified

Job Number

23-00846 (NC)

Department

Water Works

Opening Date

09/11/2023

Closing Date

9/25/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
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General Statement of Duties

This employee performs a variety of entry-level environmental sampling and laboratory tests on water or wastewater, records results, and maintains quality control in a laboratory. Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)

Knowledge of:

Analytical, organic, inorganic and environmental chemistry, biochemistry, bacteriology, and microbiology sufficient to learn to perform and interpret tests on water and wastewater.

Basic quality control procedures sufficient to perform and record results.

Basic scientific laboratory testing procedures sufficient to learn to perform a specific test.

The metric system sufficient to perform accurate readings and conversions from U.S. measure to metric.

Basic mathematics and basic research statistics such as range, mean, and mode.

Basic laboratory safety procedures.

Skill To

Use precise measuring instruments such as balance scales, volumetric glassware, thermometers, and other basic equipment.

Visually inspect samples and specimens through a microscope.

Use a calculator to solve equations used in reporting results.

Read a street map.

Drive a car.

Perform routine maintenance on cars such as checking oil and gas.

Perform fine finger movements and possess a high degree of hand-eye motor coordination to perform tests.

Ability To

Follow precise oral instructions.

Read and apply procedures in a variety of official and technical publications such as the Ohio EPA guidelines, Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater and 40 CFR part 136.

Read, understand, and follow written instructions.

Communicate results of tests to others.

Accurately complete reports and record test results.

Perform fine finger movements, and possess a high degree of hand-eye motor coordination to perform tests.

Prepare medias, broths, agars, dilutions, and other solutions required to complete tests.

Lift and carry heavy (25-50 lbs.) objects such as bottles of water.

Establish and maintain working relationships with others.

Required Education And Experience

Each applicant must have thirty-two semester credit hours (forty-eight quarter credit hours) of college level course work in science courses of which sixteen semester credit hours (twenty-four quarter credit hours) must be in environmental chemistry, biology, microbiology, or chemistry.

Other Requirements

Each applicant must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.

Must be willing to work irregular shifts at a variety of locations.

Military Education & Experience Evaluation

Military education and experience may be substituted for college level course work at the lower and upper division baccalaureate and graduate levels and apprenticeship training at the vocational certificate level on a case by case basis based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide recommendations.

The below information is solely intended as a summary of the benefits available and is subject to change. Not all benefits listed are available for every position. Benefits can vary depending on applicable labor agreements and/or salary plan. For specific questions, contact the HR Contact indicated on the Job Posting.

The City of Cincinnati offers its employees competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package designed to actively attract and retain quality employees' to add additional value to the City of Cincinnati's workforce. A summary of these benefits for full-time employment is listed below. This is a general listing of benefits for all employees and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing for all bargaining units.

The City offers a variety of training programs, ranging from job-specific skills such as computer and equipment instruction, to helping supervisors improve their management techniques.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Cincinnati is dedicated to providing equal employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation or transgendered status, or ethnic, national or Appalachian origin, or on the basis of any other category protected under federal, state and local laws.

Holidays

The City of Cincinnati has 11 paid holidays annually that include:

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Day

President's Day

Memorial Day

Juneteenth

Independence Day

Labor Day

Veterans' Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving

Christmas

Health Insurance

The City of Cincinnati 80/20 offers 3 medical plans to all full time City of Cincinnati employees and eligible dependents: the 80/20 PPO medical plan, the HDHP medical plan with an HSA contribution, and a Health Reimbursement Arrangement for those enrolled on another non-city eligible group plan.

Eligible Dependents Include

Legal Spouse or Equal Partner

Child (natural child, adopted child, and/or child who the group has determined is covered under a "Qualified Medical Child Support Order")

Step-child

Child for whom the employee or employee's spouse/equal partner is a legal guardian

Basic Life Insurance

A $50,000 Basic Life Insurance policy is paid for by the City for certain eligible employees. Full time employees not eligible for the City-paid basic life insurance policy are generally provided a similar benefit through their union group.

Supplemental Life, Long Term Disability, Accident & Critical Illness Insurance

Most full time City employees are eligible to participate in a supplemental life insurance program, a long term disability plan, and accident and critical illness insurance programs at their own expense. Premiums are determined by age, amount of coverage, and various additional factors.

Flexible Benefits Plans

Healthcare Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in the Healthcare Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay out-of-pocket medical, prescription, dental, and vision care expenses for employees and family members.

Dependent Care Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in a Dependent Care Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay work-related dependent care expenses. Participants can set aside money each year through pre-tax payroll deductions to pay for these expenses.

Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account

City employees can participate in a Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account (TERA) that can be used to reimburse expenses related to traveling to and from work. Participants can set-up a pre-tax payroll deduction up to an IRS regulated amount.

Healthy Lifestyles Program

City employees can voluntarily participate in a wellness incentive program that encourages and rewards employees and their spouses/equal partners for making positive choices for better health. The City of Cincinnati will contribute up to $300/year to a Health Reimbursement Account for each the employee and their spouse/equal partner for meeting specified program goals. These dollars can be used to offset qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Integrated Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)

This is a voluntary program that serves as an alternative healthcare option to traditional medical plans. If you have alternate group health coverage available to you through a spouse, equal partner, another job, or a non-city retirement plan, you may be eligible for this plan which reimburses you for the difference in premiums between the plans and your covered out of pocket expenses on the other plan.

Retirement Plan

The City provides a defined benefit pension plan for part-time and full-timeemployees. New hires and re-hired employees are required to participate in the City of Cincinnati's Retirement System (CRS), regardless of previous participation in an Ohio State pension system or any another state or federal pension system. CRS is funded by employer and employee contributions, and investment returns from plan assets. CRS provides retirement and health care benefits subject to eligibility requirements. The following groups are excluded from participation in CRS: Mayor and Members of City Council; Sworn Police & Fire; Police Recruits; and Rehired Ohio Police & Fire Retirees.

Deferred Compensation

As an Ohio government employer, the City offers employees the ability to participate in a 457(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plan. The City makes an annual match to your 457(b) of up to $750, or as otherwise specified in applicable regulations and union contracts.

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Do you possess thirty-two semester credit hours (forty-eight quarter credit hours) of college level course work in science courses including a minimum of sixteen semester credit hours (twenty-four quarter credit hours) in environmental chemistry, biology, microbiology, or chemistry? (ATTACH TRANSCRIPTS)
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Do you understand that if your application does not include your transcript that your application will be rejected?
  • I have read the above statement and understand that my transcripts must be attached to my application
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City of Cincinnati

Address

805 Central Avenue Suite 200

Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202

Phone

513-352-2400

Website

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