City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
August 31, 2023
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Job Type


The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.

Ensures all laboratory results are reported to proper regulatory agencies to meet deadlines and permit / compliance requirements for the water and wastewater treatment plants along with other environmental compliance requirements. Plans, coordinates, supervises and directs all sampling and testing activities to ensure that regulatory agency guidelines are followed and National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP ISO-17025) are met.

Assists in quality control of the laboratory including data validation, new protocol training, and review of new regulations that impact laboratory testing and reporting.
Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Supervises the work of assigned staff; delegates and reviews work assignments; conducts performance evaluations
  • Reviews and evaluates all chemical, physical, and microbiological analysis results and reports; reports required laboratory results to regulatory agencies
  • Maintains computerized logging system to facilitate ready access to information on sample status, to sort samples requiring particular tests, and to facilitate data manipulation in quality assurance procedures and data management
  • Performs quality control audits and training; ensures various Standard Operating Procedures are current with changes in regulations; prepares documentation
  • Assists with the preparation of the laboratory budget; forecasts funds needed for staffing, equipment, and materials; monitors and approves purchases and expenditures
  • Responds to inquiries from the general public, customers, large users, and government agencies on drinking water quality and environmental quality issues. Enters updates in customer issue tracking system.
  • Assists in preparing Consumer Confidence Report
  • Coordinates with the Water and Wastewater Treatment Manager pertaining to interfacing with regulatory agencies
  • Ensures employee compliance with safety regulations and standard operating procedures
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and County Regulations or requirements as it pertains to laboratory operations
  • May work around high voltage, rotating equipment and various hazardous chemicals.
  • Coordinates testing with contract laboratory and validates the results provided
  • Supports the efforts with the lab's ISO 17025 and NELAP (National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program)
  • Supports needs of distribution, collection, and stormwater sampling needs including during emergencies
  • May act as manager in the absence of the Laboratory Manager
  • Performs related work as required

Bachelor's Degree in chemistry, environmental science or a related field; and Five (5) to seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in chemical analysis work in an environmental quality control laboratory, preferably in water and wastewater treatment. Minimum of one (1) year of supervisory experience required.
Special Requirements:
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.


Work Environment Frequency Working in Designated Environment Office or similar indoor environment Frequently or Often Outdoor environment Seldom or Never Street environment (near moving traffic) Seldom or Never Construction site Seldom or Never Confined Space Seldom or Never In the community (homes, businesses, etc.) Seldom or Never Lab Frequently or Often Warehouse environment Seldom or Never


The position involves light physical demands, such as exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Ability to work around high voltage, rotating equipment and various hazardous chemicals.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.

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