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Environmental Lab Scientist in Training

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April 3, 2023

The City of Tacoma is recruiting for a temporary part-time to full-time (up to 960 cumulative hours) position of limited duration (six months with the potential to extend an additional 6 months as long as the cumulative hours do not to exceed 960 hours) as an Environmental lab Scientist-in-Training.  A person in this position will be working to assist laboratory, field, and project staff, in the preparation, coordination, sampling, analysis, and evaluation of laboratory and field data.  This position will support staff with projects and programs for wastewater, surface water, ground water and solid waste.

Enrollment in a college-level science course work designed to result in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemistry OR related science with at least a minor in Chemistry.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Most work is performed indoors in an Environmental Laboratory with moderate chemical exposure risk. Risks include acidic and caustic solutions, neurotoxins, and carcinogenic substances. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required within the work environment. Primary PPE consists of safety glasses or goggles, lab coat, appropriate protective gloves. Due to potential chemical exposure, no bare legs are allowed in the laboratory closed toed shoes are required in the laboratory work areas.  Must be able to work in a laboratory environment for long periods at a time.

Position may require repetitive handling of samples including pouring, mixing, dilution and/or filtering.  Bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, moderate lifting and bending, standing for extended periods of time, and unassisted lifting of up to 50 lbs. associated with job duties.

To be considered for this opportunity:
Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process and attach a current resume and cover letter that describes  your interest in and qualifications for this position. Applications are due April 17, 2023 by 5pm pst.