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Drinking Water Program Analyst (Water Quality Analyst) - City of Redmond ( Job # 14-0063)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $4,999.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $6,248.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Public Works
Closes: July 28, 2014 at 11:30 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The City of Redmond is searching for a strategic, highly motivated, organized professional to formalize and administer the drinking water quality program and operational scheme of its blended well and purchased surface water system. Experience with program development, implementation and evaluation is essential. The Drinking Water Program Analyst ensures compliance with established and new local, state and federal drinking water regulations. The position develops and implements water quality monitoring plans and establishes and preserves program coordination between water quality and water system maintenance programs. Monitoring for both quality and quantity from supply sources is fundamental. In addition, the Analyst provides technical customer service to local residences and businesses regarding water quality issues. This position has a limited laboratory role. Some field testing is required.  


Under the direction of the Water Maintenance and Operations Supervisor, the selected candidate will:

  • Develop and administer the City's Water Quality Distribution and Source Monitoring programs
  • Monitor system operations and well production, and make recommendations on resource management techniques to supervisor and operations lead
  • Aid in managing outside contracts to evaluate water system and quality
  • Ensure City compliance with local, state and federal drinking water regulations
  • Write and aid in the development of maintenance activities to protect water quality and the City's wells and treatment facilities
  • Maintain effective, professional, collaborative working relationships with multiple departments/divisions within the City, regulators, other jurisdictions, local businesses, contractors, vendors, and residents
  • Actively engage and support the Cross Connection Control Program
  • Conduct investigations of unexplained water quality monitoring results or customer complaints
  • Ensure all necessary water quality samples are taken and tested
  • Adjust treatment systems to optimize water quality parameters to set standards (including disinfection, fluoride and pH)
  • Research emerging regulations and make recommendations for managing impacts, and participate on committees reviewing emerging regulations
  • Contribute to a comprehensive condition assessment of the City's water system for the City's Asset Management Program
  • Use multiple data sources to create a GIS database and map displaying the water system
  • Prepare detailed reports to demonstrate compliance with all applicable federal, state and local rules and regulations and performance measures as developed by the department, as they relate to water operation and management
  • Write the City's annual Water Quality Report
  • Keep accurate records
  • Assist with emergency or routine water maintenance operations
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge of and skill in:

  • Principles and practices of water quality system operations and maintenance
  • Development of Asset Management Programs
  • Water system hydraulics
  • Environmental protection and utility based programs, laws, regulations, policies and processes
  • Developing and managing programs
  • Data collection, analysis and interpretation techniques
  • Data and records management techniques
  • Water sampling collection and testing methods, tools and techniques
  • Federal, state and local environmental regulations and mandates related to potable water
  • Conducting investigations regarding potential contamination sources
  • Utilizing Geographic Information System applications (GIS), database management
  • Utilizing and reading maps and using mapping related software
  • Reading and interpreting lab results
  • Monitoring and operating SCADA system

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Develop regulations and procedures
  • Handle multiple priorities in an organized and effective manner
  • Exercise sound judgment and effectively problem solve
  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative, effort and commitment
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail
  • Keep accurate records
  • Approach situations from multiple angles to solve complex issues
  • Explain relationships between water quality and operational decisions
  • Embody the City Values of Commitment to Service, Integrity and Accountability
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, regulators, consultants, officials and the general public
  • Work independently and as a part of a team
  • Use personal computer and applicable software to perform word processing, spreadsheet, GIS mapping and specialized functions and relational databases (programs include but are not limited to: MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access), SCADA, Wonderwear, and Historian

A combination of education and experience equivalent to: a High School diploma or equivalent, and a minimum of two (2) years of work experience in a water treatment/system setting. Bachelors in Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Biology, Engineering, or equivalent is desired.

Licenses and Requirements:

A Water Distribution Manager 2 certification is required, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.

Valid Washington State Driver’s License by date of hire with a driving record that meets City standards.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed outside and inside, sometimes in inclement weather and confined spaces. Must drive a city vehicle to conduct work and reach sampling sites. Risk exposure to chemicals, and physical hazards from mechanical and electrical equipment.  Incumbents are required to lift up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and stairs, enter 24 inch diameter access openings, bend, twist, squat, and stoop, kneel and reach. Position requires manual dexterity, hearing and visual acuity.  Must be able to respond to emergencies during evening and weekends.

Union Affiliation:

Fulfillment of bargaining unit agreement membership is required within 30 days of hire.


The City of Redmond provides a generous benefits package including: medical, dental and vision benefits; paid sick leave, vacation and holidays; retirement; and life insurance.

City of Redmond Values:

Integrity:  We demonstrate sound, honest, truthful and consistent actions.

Accountability:  We take ownership of our actions and responsibilities.

Commitment to Service:  We are dedicated to seeking solutions for our community.

Selection Process:

Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application.

The City may review existing application pools to fill this position, or use this pool to fill future vacancies.

Top candidates will be contacted to participate in the next phase of selection which may include testing and/or an interview.

Candidates who are selected to interview will be required to complete a Background Authorization Form.


Public Works Maintenance
18080 NE 76th Street
Redmond, WA 98052