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Laboratory Technician

HRSD Hampton Roads Sanitation Dist.

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
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Under broad guidance, the Laboratory Technician:

a. Performs a wide variety of chemical, biological and physical analyses of environmental samples in compliance with regulations and in support of HRSD operations and programs

b. Conducts analysis to produce high quality, legally defensible results in a cost effective and safe manner

c. Reports and validates analytical data and maintains sample integrity. Adheres to approved state and federal protocols, SOP’s, Quality Assurance plan and Laboratory Chemical Hygiene Plan

d. Participates in Laboratory Training program. Provides training to other staff members on analytical and QA protocols

e. Provides support to CEL operation during weekend, holiday and emergency situations 


a. Education

1. Required

Associate’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, or related science as approved

2. Desired

Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Biology or related science as



1. Required

a) Personnel are fully qualified with an Associate’s degree in an approved

field and four (4) years of applicable experience.


2. Training Levels

The following training levels and years of experience are established for

personnel who are not fully qualified:

a) Grade 5a - Associate’s Degree in appropriate field and 3 years applicable


b) Grade 5b - Associate’s Degree in appropriate field and 2 years applicable


c) Grade 5c - Associate’s Degree in appropriate field and 1 year of applicable


d) Grade 5d - Associate’s Degree in appropriate field and no applicable


Note: An appropriate degree requiring more college credits than an Associate’s

Degree and/or advanced degree(s) will be evaluated to determine if they satisfy

some of the training level requirements.


c. Job-specific Technical Competencies

1. Required

a) Must be able to follow technical instructions, analytical procedures and

perform analyses independently

b) Independent problem solving abilities and critical thinking skills with

application to biology and chemistry

c) Requires abilities to operate, troubleshoot and perform maintenance of

complex analytical instrumentation

d) Must be proficient with computer, have knowledge of excel, word processing

and database software

e) Must have effective communication skills (both oral and written) and the

ability to work in a team setting


d. Special Licenses


Valid driver’s license from state of residence


e. Water Quality Expectations

HRSD is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. HRSD does not discriminate against individuals in employment on the basis of race, sex, including sexual orientation, pregnancy, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, engaging in protected activity or any additional protected characteristics recognized by federal, state and local law.


HRSD is a Drug Free Workplace

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