Job Details

Union Sanitary District
  • Position Number: 5127373
  • Location: Union City, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Chemistry

Unlock Your Potential as a Chemist I/II with Union Sanitary District!

Chemist I - $57.37 – $69.73 Hourly ($119,329.60 - $145,038.40 Annually)
Chemist II - $60.24 - $73.22 Hourly ($125,299.20 - $152,297.60 Annually)

Final Filing Date: Sunday, April 28. 2024, 4:00 p.m.

This posting will remain open until 100 applications have been received or until the deadline, whichever occurs first. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure your application is received.

Salary $119,329.60 - $152,297.60 Annually
Location Union City, CA
Job Type Full Time
Job Number 240008
Work Group Treatment and Disposal Services
Team RST
Opening Date 03/21/2024
Closing Date 4/28/2024 4:00 PM Pacific

Join the Research and Support Team at USD Tri-City Wastewater!
Are you passionate about preserving the ecological richness of the San Francisco Bay Area? USD Tri-City Wastewater (USD) invites you to lead the charge in environmental stewardship. Dive into a dynamic environment where your work will directly impact the health of our beloved San Francisco Bay.

Why Choose USD? At USD, we're more than just a utility; we're custodians of one of the most prominent ecosystems. For over a century, we've been at the forefront of environmental stewardship in the tri-cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City. Join us and become part of a community committed to safeguarding the natural beauty of the SF Bay.

Your Journey Begins: As a Chemist I/II embark on a fulfilling career journey within our distinguished Research and Support Team (RST). Whether you're a seasoned expert or an emerging talent, USD offers a platform for growth and advancement opportunities. Be a catalyst for change that safeguards our environment for future generations.

Examples of Duties
Key Responsibilities:
  • Chemist I: Utilize your expertise to conduct precise laboratory analyses of environmental samples, focusing on the unique challenges of the SF Bay ecosystem. From wastewater to biosolids, your work will play a pivotal role in protecting the delicate balance of our local environment.
  • Chemist II: As a technical specialist, spearhead the development of advanced methodologies for environmental analysis tailored to the specific needs of the SF Bay region. Your insights will shape our strategies for sustainable resource management and conservation.
  • For a full description of these positions go to: Job Descriptions.

Opportunities Await:
  • Conducting detailed analyses of environmental samples using state-of-the-art instrumentation.
  • Collaborating on research projects to address pressing environmental challenges and develop innovative solutions.
  • Upholding strict safety and quality standards to ensure the integrity of our data and protect public health.
  • Contributing to the implementation of sustainable practices that minimize our ecological footprint.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Chemist I:
    • Completion of a bachelor's degree with a major in chemistry and/or biology or its equivalent.
    • One year of experience in a laboratory performing environmental analysis.

  • Chemist II:
    • Completion of a bachelor's degree with a major in chemistry and/or biology or its equivalent.
    • Two years of experience in a laboratory performing wastewater or drinking water analyses. Experience with a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is highly desirable.

Additional Information
Unlock Your Potential: Recruitment Process
At USD, we believe in fostering talent and nurturing growth every step of the way. Here's what you can expect from our comprehensive recruitment process:

1. Online Application: Submit your applicant online at Careers at USD by 4/28/2024 (or when 100 applications have been received) to be considered for this exciting opportunity.
2. Online Written Exam: Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an Online Written Exam schedule for Friday - Saturday, 5/3 - 5/4/2024. This exam will assess your knowledge and suitability for the role.
3. Virtual Qualifications Appraisal Interview and Work Sample: Top candidates will be selected to participate in a Virtual Panel Interview and Work Sample scheduled for Monday, 5/13/2024, and/or Thursday, 5/16/2024. This is your chance to showcase your skills and demonstrate why you're the perfect fit for USD.
4. Finalist Interviews: The best qualifying candidates will be invited to participate in our Finalist Interviews, held at the District and scheduled for Wednesday, 5/22/2024. This is your opportunity to engage with our team and learn more about the exciting opportunities that await you at USD.

Join the USD Family Today!

Note: USD is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Candidates requiring accommodations during the application process are encouraged to contact Human Resources.

Seize this opportunity to shape the future of environmental science and make a lasting impact with USD Tri-City Wastewater! Apply now and become part of our mission to create a greener, more sustainable world.

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