Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Location: La Verne, California
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 2022-2236
As a Microbiology Team Manager, you will be responsible for managing and supervising the Source Water Microbiology Team.
The team is responsible for applied microbiological research and monitoring, including: detecting bacterial, viral, and protozoal contaminants in water, including wastewater and recycled water; development, evaluation, and recommendation of new strategies and technologies to improve water quality, protect source water against contamination, and to respond to emerging public health issues; detecting cyanotoxins in source waters and throughout the treatment process; recommending and evaluating new methods and technologies for detecting all biological contaminants; and routine monitoring of invasive quagga mussel populations.
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EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and eight years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which two years must have been in a project management, supervisory, or lead capacity; OR an advanced degree from an accredited college or university and six years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which two years must have been in a project management, supervisory, or lead capacity.
Increasingly responsible relevant experience is defined as: research on waterborne pathogens and a combination of any of the following which contributes to an advanced knowledge of microbiological water quality issues, monitoring, and regulations: development of microbial detection methods; assessment of drinking water, wastewater, and recycled water treatment processes for the removal and inactivation of pathogens; microbial source tracking to identify human and animal sources of water pollution; monitoring for cyanotoxins; monitoring for invasive mussels; and monitoring for unregulated microbial contaminants in source and finished drinking water.
A Ph.D. from an accredited college or university with a major in microbiology, biological sciences, biochemistry, environmental sciences, water quality science, or a related field. Pertinent and related post-doctoral experience also highly desirable.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.
CLOSING Benefits: • Competitive compensation • Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans. • Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan. • Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System • Tuition reimbursement • Training and advancement opportunities • Excellent working environment
ABOUT MWD The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email: email@example.com.
MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.
Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).
About Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California might not be a household name. But if you’re a Southern Californian, there’s a good chance you get some of your water through Metropolitan. We serve 26 public water agencies — cities, municipal water districts and one county water authority — that then deliver supplies directly or indirectly to 19 million people in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties.
We have imported water from the Colorado River since 1941 and from Northern California since the early 1970s. We are the largest single contractor of the State Water Project and a major supporter of Southern California water conservation and water recycling programs, along with other local water management activities.
Whether it’s historic drought or the longer-term threat of climate change, we’re here to protect the region and provide high-quality affordable water in an environmentally responsible way.