|Environmental Research Technician|
|8/4/2017 12:00:01 AM|
|9/29/2017 11:59:59 PM|
|Under supervision, and in accordance with specified methods, performs a variety of technical duties associated with the collection of field and laboratory data related to agronomic, wastewater, surface water quality, or aquatic biology research and monitoring projects, the analysis of samples, and the operation and maintenance of equipment used in the field and laboratory. The Field and Laboratory Technician may be assigned to the District's Fulton County, Illinois location. The District's residency requirement will be waived for employees assigned to the Fulton County, Illinois location.|
|Absolute Requirement: Possession of a valid driver's license. Minimum Requirements: Graduation from a standard senior high school or the equivalent and two years of full-time study at an accredited college or university majoring in chemistry, biology, microbiology, or a natural, environmental, or agricultural science or a science curriculum involving scientific laboratory and field work, and one year of full-time experience in a scientific position operating and maintaining field monitoring and research equipment or laboratory apparatus and performing sample collection and analysis. Substitution: Additional full-time study at an accredited college or university majoring in chemistry, biology, microbiology, or a natural, environmental, or agricultural science or a science curriculum involving scientific laboratory and field work may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. Additional full-time experience in a scientific position operating and maintaining field monitoring and research equipment or laboratory apparatus and performing sample collection and analysis may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.|
|The examination will consist of a written test weighted 100%. The minimum passing score on the written test will be 70% unless determined otherwise by the Director of Human Resources. Candidates much achieve a passing score to have their names placed on the eligible list.
The written test will assess candidates' knowledge, skill and ability in areas such as natural sciences (including microbiology, biology, chemistry, and agronomy); principles and practices of scientific sampling of water and soil; metric measures of solids and liquids; reading, interpreting and executing protocols for collecting, processing and analyzing samples (including soil, groundwater, plant tissue, biosolids, and aquatic life) and calibrating sampling and monitoring equipment; tabulating and recording measurement data; interpreting written logs and equipment records; performing basic arithmetic calculations; utilization of spreadsheet software (such as Excel); and effective written communication skills.
|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 October 20, 2017 should contact the Employee Selection Office at (312) 751-5100.
WRITTEN TEST: The written test will be administered on Saturday, October 28, 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 a Promotional 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. This list will be merged with any existing Field and Laboratory Technician Original Entrance eligible list. The eligible list has a duration of three years. Appointment is subject to successfully passing a physical examination, a drug test, an evaluation of the candidate's ability to meet the specific physical demands of the job, and a criminal history background investigation.
Amended August 31, 2017 to change the Closing Date, Qualification Deadline, Admission Notification Date and Written Test Date.