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Post-Doctoral Researcher- LT

Company: Las Vegas Valley Water District
Location: Henderson
Posted on: September 14, 2019

Job Description:

Education - Doctoral Degree Skills - Driver's License Please note, you need to submit your application before 11:59 p.m. on the date prior to the close date listed. Thank you for your interest in this position. Please note the following important tips foring. All portions of the application must be completed in detail. Work history, applicable education, and answers to the supplemental questions are all required. Applications missing any one of these sections will be rejected as incomplete. Referral to a resume is not acceptable. Set aside some time to complete your application. The system is unable to save applications that are in progress, and once you have submitted the application you cannot reapply. We strongly recommend that you review all the information on your application for accuracy. Once an application is submitted, you will be unable to edit it. Submitted applications are not viewable. If you would like to keep a record of what you will be submitting, we suggest you type your responses to the questions in a Word document, then copy and paste the answers into the application then save the Word document. Typing questions in Word will also minimize typing/grammatical errors since this is not an option in the system. NOTE: If you are a current employee, you MUST via the Career worklet in Workday and not through this site. If you submit an application on this site, it cannot be processed. Post-Doctoral Researcher- LT Open Date: 09/10/19 Close Date: 10/10/19 Salary: $83,546.00 per year Job Type: Limited Term (Fixed Term) Location: River Mountains Water Treatment Facility, 1299 Burkholder Blvd.,Henderson For any questions regarding this announcement, please contact Jessica Brown at ***********************. FILING DEADLINE: Position may close prior to, or be extended beyond, the posted deadline depending upon THE APPLICANT pool; therefore, APPLICANTS are encouraged to as soon as possible. The term of this appointment will be a maximum of 36 months. All persons hired into Limited Term (LT) positions will be required to sign a term of employment letter specifying conditions of employment. HOURS OF WORK: 4/10's, 6:30am-5:00pm, M-Th The ideal candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of physical, chemical, and biological drinking water treatment methods; will have the ability to communicate both orally and in writing; and will have experience performing bench, pilot, and full-scale research. INTRODUCTION: Human Resources will screen applications and supplemental questionnaires. Candidates possessing the strongest skills and experience for this position will be forwarded to the hiring department for further evaluation and to determine who will be invited to the formal interview process. The candidate hired will be required to pass a drug screening, background check and may be required to pass a job-related physical evaluation. GENERAL PURPOSE Under direction, independently conducts highly specialized research studies on raw and potable water to detect and analyze unregulated compounds and contaminants and develop methods for their detection and removal, using novel techniques and emerging technologies; assists in the design, execution and reporting on research studies and drafting of proposals for external research funding; and performs related duties as assigned. DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Theory, principles, practices, methods, chemicals and agents used in chemical and physical analysis and testing of water; water sample preparation methods; laboratory procedures for water analysis; methods and processes used in raw water treatment, including membranes, ozone, chlorine and activated carbon; federal EPA regulations and Safe Drinking Water Act; the operation and maintenance of applicable complex, laboratory instrumentation and related computer programs and software; programmable laboratory equipment; federal EPA methodologies; the use of standard laboratory glassware, beakers, flasks, pipettes, etc.; safe laboratory practices and procedures; quality control techniques. Ability to: Design and implement scientific studies and research related to the treatment and monitoring of unregulated contaminants and formation of byproducts, utilizing newly developed and emerging analytic methods and technologies; operate a computer and complex automated/programmable laboratory instrumentation; principles and scientific methods to the development of new methodologies for identifying unregulated compounds and contaminants; prepare accurate reports and records of test results and special analyses; conduct original research; present scientific data clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, outside consultants and researchers and others encountered in the course of work. Training and Experience: A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from a college or university with a doctorate in analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, engineering or another relevant scientific discipline. Knowledge and experience involving water treatment processes is required. Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements: A valid State of Nevada driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District's Vehicle Insurance Policy. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical Demands While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to walk; talk or hear by telephone and in person; sit; climb or balance; smell; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands or arms. Employees are frequently required to stand. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, the ability to distinguish basic colors and shades, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Employees must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds. Mental Demands While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use oral and written communications skills; read documents or instructions; analyze and solve complex problems; observe and interpret data or information; use math and mathematical reasoning; learn and new information or skills; perform highly detailed and precise work; and meet time-sensitive deadlines.

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