NATURE OF WORK
This is administrative, professional and technical work managing a chemical laboratory.
Work involves planning, coordinating and conducting investigations and monitoring programs for the analysis and testing of air and water. Work includes designing scientific surveys, interpreting and reporting study findings, and supervising professional and technical staff in accomplishing section activities. Work is performed to meet federal, state and local regulations within established policies and procedures, and is reviewed through conferences, reports and program effectiveness.
Develops and implements section policies and procedures; sets monitoring program goals and objectives.
Plans, coordinates and directs the activities of technical and professional laboratory staff in performing analyses.
Monitors, enhances and reports laboratory productivity; computes and controls testing costs.
Prepares and administers section budget, manages multiple projects and work loads, administers record keeping activities.
Provides expert testimony regarding lab testing, and procedures and results.
Represents the division at various functions, and reports on laboratory activities and issues to the Director.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis including advanced analytical instrumentation techniques.
Thorough knowledge of the scientific theories and principles of chemistry.
Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local regulations in assigned area.
Knowledge of the principals of supervision, organization and administration.
Knowledge of budget preparation and administration.
Ability to use and train staff in the specialized laboratory techniques of air, water and wastewater analysis.
Ability to plan, direct and supervise section operations and activities.
Ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in chemistry, environmental science or related field; thorough progressively responsible experience in chemical analysis work and data collection projects including experience in managing an environmental laboratory operation; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Office of Environmental Services
Class Spec Estab./Revised: E5/94