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Water Quality/Operations Quality Assurance Manager

HRSD Hampton Roads Sanitation Dist.
Virginia Beach, VA Full-time
Posted on October 18, 2019

Must be available to work occasional holidays, weekends, and overtime when nece

Under broad guidance, the Water Quality/Operations Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for:
a.Managing the Quality Assurance (QA) aspects of the Operations Department’s sampling and testing programs and Water Quality Department field activities and special projects to ensure all requirements related to quality systems are met
b.Leading staff in developing and implementing effective quality systems
c.Monitoring systems put in place to ensure sampling, reporting and other activities related to regulatory requirements continuously meet quality objectives
d.Monitoring the QA program for research and special project work
e.Advocating on behalf of HRSD and its customers based on HRSD’s Strategic Plan, Mission and Vision
f.Ensuring QA program and Quality Control (QC) protocols align with project/program data quality objectives
g.Communicating and supporting the HRSD Mission, Vision and Values; providing leadership, technical expertise and support to  staff.

 

Education
 1.Required
  Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, or related science as approved. Alternatively, a bachelor’s degree in other disciplines with at least 30 credit hours of college course work in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, or related science as approved.
 2.Desired
  Advanced degree in Chemistry, Biology, or a related physical science with an emphasis in environmental science and/or analytical chemistry

Experience
 1.Required
  a)Five years of progressively responsible experience with a quality assurance program in a waste water agency employing sampling and testing procedures
  b)Experience working in a team environment using quality principles, continuous improvement and participative management
 2.Desired
  Two years’ experience in wastewater analysis and sampling management or commercial  laboratory and sampling management

Job-specific Technical Competencies
 Required
  a)Strong managerial skills to plan, organize, implement, and control a quality assurance program in compliance with complex regulatory programs
  b)Knowledge of and a commitment to quality improvement are necessary to be successful in this position
  c)Thorough knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations that pertain to VPDES permitting, analytical environmental monitoring and quality assurance is required, including federal and state regulations
  d)Knowledge of municipal wastewater treatment plant operations
  e)Thorough scientific and technical knowledge of quality assurance and quality control applications, complex sampling and analytical techniques and instrumentation
  f)Knowledge of related computer database development/maintenance, statistics, and major computer applications
  g)Working knowledge of new technologies, equipment, and processes pertaining to QA applications
  h)Ability to manage/coordinate multiple projects and programs
  i)Ability to prepare clear and concise reports of a highly technical nature
  j)Ability to use SM LIMS, MS Office products at an advanced level of proficiency and a variety of other industry-specific programs (e.g. EDMS) at an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency

Special Licenses
 Required
  Valid Driver’s License from state of residence

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