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Environmental Laboratory Analyst

County of Sacramento
Full Time, Permanent 24) semester per week Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District Administrative Office, 10060 Goethe Rd, Sacramento, CA 95827, United States Apply before 12/22/2023 5:00


This is a limited continuous filing exam. Next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on: 8/4/2023, 8/25/2023, 9/22/2023, 12/22/2023 (Final)

The Environmental Laboratory Analyst performs a variety of laboratory tests to determine chemical, bacteriological, biological, and physical data composition of liquids, solids, and gaseous substances. Incumbents work under general supervision and carry out a variety of assignments involving conducting and recording routine laboratory tests following standardized procedures and within prescribed times.

Examples of Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of

  • Basic laboratory and research techniques and methods
  • Purpose, use and operation of standard laboratory equipment; basic computer, automated equipment, and laboratory applications software.
  • Laboratory methods and procedures
  • Use and care of laboratory equipment
  • Sampling and testing procedures
  • Characteristics of chemical and bacteriological elements in water and wastewater
  • Chemical quantitative and qualitative analyses
  • General operation and use of computers, automated equipment and application software used for laboratory work
  • Acceptable safety standards in laboratory work and safe work practices
Ability to
  • Perform basic and standard laboratory testing and research
  • Maintain a variety of test and research records.
  • Analyze and interpret the results of laboratory testing
  • Keep records and prepare accurate reports of laboratory activities
  • Read, write, and speak English at a level necessary for satisfactory performance
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others
  • Operate motor vehicles
  • Operate motorized boats
  • Work with the laboratory information system and computer software
  • Operate computers and peripheral equipment and utilize laboratory applications software
  • Work weekends, shift and holiday schedules
Employment Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and ability is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the requisite knowledge and abilities would be:

1. One year of progressively responsible laboratory experience performing tests in chemical, bacteriological, or public health.


Twenty-four (24) semester hours in college or university laboratory courses such as chemistry, physics, biology, or bacteriology.

Note: The word "experience" referenced in the minimum qualifications means full-time paid experience unless the job announcement states that volunteer experience is acceptable. Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.

Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click or speak to someone in our office before the final filing date listed in this notice.

Special Requirements

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to use hands to hold, shake, twist laboratory equipment during analysis; distinguish visually colors, shapes, sizes, and numbers, and distinguish visually measurements as small as millimeter and a milliliter. Some positions in this series require the ability to climb ladders and walk on sloped ground such as river levees carrying a variety of laboratory equipment; the use of contact lenses is prohibited in the laboratory.

License Requirements:

Possession of a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher, is required at the time of appointment.

Note: Failure to maintain the appropriate valid California Driver's License may constitute cause for termination from the class in accordance with Civil Service Rule 11.4.

Probationary Period

The probationary period for this classification is six (6) months.

Application and Testing Information

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by on the posted cut-off date. Click to apply.

  • Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date.
  • Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.
Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered. All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination.This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job.All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination. Click for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)