Job Details

Laboratory Analyst II

City of Portland, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 07/22/2019

The Portland Water Bureau is seeking a Laboratory Analyst II to join their team.

This recruitment will remain open until 75 applications have been received or until the posted closing date, Monday, July 22, 2019, whichever comes first. Applications received after the 75 application limit has been reached will not be included in this recruitment process.

This position is responsible for conducting a wide variety of analysis on raw and finished water samples. Qualified candidates will have knowledge of: laboratory methodology as applicable to chemical and microbiological analysis; principles of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, environmental sciences, biology, microbiology and/or other related scientific fields; good laboratory practices, including quality assurance and quality control; standard computer programs and software used to perform data analysis; mathematics; statistical analysis; laboratory and hazardous chemical safety techniques; operation and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment; principles of laboratory ethics as applied to the production of valid analytical data.

This list may be used to fill vacancies in the City. Since these facilities operate 7 days a week, Laboratory Analysts are required to work any assigned shift, including weekends and/or holidays.

This classification is represented by the District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU). To view this labor agreement, please go to and click on the appropriate link. External applicants start at the entry salary rate.

Why join the City of Portland?
The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long-term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family. The City of Portland also participates in PERS, the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System. For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.


The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
1.Knowledge of Standard Methods and US EPA chemical and microbiology protocols for the analysis of environmental samples.
2.Knowledge of NELAC / ORELAP standards and requirements.
3.Knowledge of general chemistry and microbiology and the principals of quality assurance/quality control for environmental analysis.
4.Ability to perform analytical techniques such as pH; temperature; E. coli; total and fecal coliform; phosphates; nitrates/nitrites; ammonia; residual chlorine; suspended, dissolved, and total solids; and total alkalinity; etc.
5.Knowledge of laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and basic computer programs related to data analysis.
6.Knowledge and experience applying laboratory safety procedures and the ability to recognize and control chemical and biological hazards involved in laboratory operations.

Applicants must also possess:
•A valid state driver's license and an acceptable driving record at the time of hire.


An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in your resume and responses to the supplemental questions weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Recruitment Timeline:
•Position Posted: 07/08/19 - 07/22/19
•Applications Reviewed: week of 07/22/19
•Eligible List Notification: Week of 07/29/19

Please note: All timelines are approximate and subject to change.


Application Instructions

Applicants must submit a professional résumé and responses to the attached supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

Your résumé and responses to the attached supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
•Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained, which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
•Your résumé should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
•If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to your supplemental questions and resume any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

Applications for this position will be accepted, online, until 75 completed applications have been received, but will close no later than 11:59 PM, on July 22, 2019, whichever comes first. Do not attach materials not requested. Applications received after the 75 application limit has been reached will not be included in this recruitment process. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.

Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.

It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below no later than the closing date of this announcement.

Teresa Dahrens, Senior Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-4516

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