Water Quality Specialist 2

Water Quality Specialist 2

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, administers Rainier View Water Company’s water quality and water sampling requirements. Works directly with Water Quality Manager for department scheduling and organization. Responsible for the scheduling, development and training of the Water Quality Specialist 1.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform water sampling per DOH regulations, EPA and Federal Safe Drinking Water Act; record and maintain all records related to water quality sampling.
  • Prepare and organize water sample bottles, containers, and related tracking documents; collect water samples from wells, distribution systems, and water treatment facilities.
  • Deliver water samples to the laboratory for analysis; ensure the required documentation for each sample is complete and correct; monitor sampling schedules daily to ensure the timely completion of sampling.
  • Inspect sample sites and perform repairs or upgrades as needed.
  • Monitor sampling supplies and maintain adequate inventory to maintain the sampling program.
  • Flush distribution systems and maintain system flushing records; respond to inquiries from customers related to water quality.
  • Review statistical data for regulatory compliance; organize and compile water quality lab reports; store data both in hard copy and digital formats.
  • Review and analyze existing pending and potential potable and recycled water regulations.
  • Prepare water quality reports for water district management and the Washington State Department of Health related to wells, distribution system, and treatment plants; submit reports as required.
  • Support the relationship between Rainier View Water Company and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors, the public and city staff; maintains confidentiality or work related issues and company information.
  • Assist Quality Control Manager with designing and implementing procedures, and practices.
  • Development and training of personnel.
  • Operate and maintain chlorine pumps.
  • Handle hazardous materials.
  • Monitor and record chlorine residuals throughout the distribution systems.
  • Monitor and record overall operation and security of well sites.
  • Operate motor vehicles 9must produce 5 year driving abstract).
  • Perform duties after hours / on call when scheduled.
  • Perform basic computer / smart phone functions.
  • Operate fork lift.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.


Education, Training, and Experience guidelines:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid WA state driver’s license.
  • Two years water system maintenance or quality control experience.
  • Possess WDS certification.
  • Possess CCS certification.
  • Possess TPO 1 certification.
  • Possess flagger certification.
  • Possess first aid certification.
  • Possess fork lift certification.

Knowledge of:

  • Rainier View Water Company policies and procedures.
  • Local, state and federal laws, codes and regulations regarding water treatment.
  • Water sampling methods and techniques.
  • Distribution system flushing techniques.
  • Chlorine and pH analyzers.
  • Sodium Hydroxide.
  • Operation and Maintenance of pH treatment facilities and controls.
  • PLC operations and functions.
  • Water system operations and maintenance.
  • Chlorine pumps (Stenner, variable speed, LMI, Grundfos).
  • Chemical feed pumps (Milton Roy).
  • Operating a personal computer and various software applications.

Skill in:

  • Providing efficient customer service and communicate clearly and objectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Organizing with the ability to prioritize work and exercise independent judgment, wisdom, common sense, and initiative.
  • Thoroughly carrying out oral and written instructions.
  • Delivering clear oral and written instructions.
  • Using initiative, discretion, and judgement within established procedures guidelines and rules.
  • Defining problems establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions.
  • Managing situations requiring diplomacy, fairness, firmness, and sound judgement.
  • Interpreting and applying city, state, and federal codes, laws and regulations regarding water system operations.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationship with managers, supervisors, employees, vendors, suppliers, control labs, external public agencies and the general public.
  • Operation and maintenance of simple chlorination systems.


Work is performed both in an indoor and outdoor work environment. Incumbent must submit to random drug screening. Incumbent may be exposed to extreme weather conditions, heavy machinery, electrical hazards and hazardous materials.  Incumbent may be required to traverse uneven surfaces. Incumbent may be exposed to situations that require proper personal protective equipment. Physical demands consist of sitting, standing walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling. Use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls as well as lifting and carrying moderately heavy barrels boxes a or tools of up to 50 pounds and up to 150 pounds with assistance. Incumbent frequently works near moving mechanical parts. Incumbent must be able to see and hear in the normal range, with or without correction. Incumbent must be able to communicate verbally and in written form with great facility. Incumbent must have the stamina to work long hours and overtime, if assigned, and must be willing to work an irregular schedule including evenings, weekends, holidays, and or varying shifts. Incumbent will be responsible for scheduling, development, and training of Water Quality Specialist 1.

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