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|Under general direction, conducts microbiological monitoring and research to meet regulatory objectives and support wastewater treatment operations, water quality monitoring and public health protection. |
|Possession of a bachelor degree in an appropriate academic specialty. One year of service with the District as an Assistant Environmental Microbiologist, Senior Laboratory Technician or Senior Environmental Research Technician. Civil service status in one of the foregoing classifications.
|The examination will consist of a written test weighted 90%, an efficiency rating weighted 5% and a seniority rating weighted 5%. The minimum passing score on the written test will be 70% unless determined otherwise by the Director of Human Resources. Candidates must achieve a passing score on each test to have their names placed on the eligible list.
The written test will assess candidates' knowledge, skill and ability in areas such as standard microbiology laboratory techniques, including aseptic technique, media preparation and evaluation, filtration methods, creation of dilutions, inoculation of samples - and associated QA; analytical methods for the quantification of fecal coliform bacteria, total coliform bacteria, E. coli, and heterotrophic plate count bacteria, as they apply to water, wastewater, and biosolids - and QA associated with the methods; analyses for Helminth ova and viruses; microbiology laboratory equipment such as pipets, filtering manifolds, stereomicroscopes, and autoclaves; interpreting regulations regarding method requirements; understanding of statistics and data calculations, including use of Excel and LIMS; and chemical hygiene and laboratory safety.
|All applicants will be advised by email if they have been admitted to the examination process. Applicants who do not receive a response to their application by August 11, 2017 should contact the Employee Selection Office at (312) 751-5100.
WRITTEN TEST: The written test will be administered on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, 3857 West 111th Street, Chicago, IL.
Candidates should report at 9:00 a.m. with the approved admission letter and a driver's license or other form of photo identification. Calculators will be provided. The use of books, study guides, cell phones, tablets, laptops, or other aids during the test is prohibited.
|Appointments will be made from an eligible list with three categories: A (Exceptionally Well Qualified), B (Well Qualified) and C (Qualified). Candidates in the highest category will be given first consideration for appointment. This examination is also being given on an Original Entrance basis. In instances where both Original Entrance and Promotional eligible lists result from an examination process, it is the District's practice to appoint only from the Promotional eligible list until all names from that list have been considered. The eligible list has a duration of three years.|