The U.S. Geological Survey’s Water Mission Area (WMA) is looking to hire two outstanding leaders and managers: one will serve as the National Water Quality Laboratory (NWQL) Assistant Chief and the other as the Analytical Services Chief. We are committed to inclusive hiring practices that build a healthy workplace where diversity is a strength, and everyone has the support they need to succeed. We encourage applicants who are BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, have a disability, or are of any marginalized identity. Apply online at USAJobs, where the positions will be open for submission of applications under a single posting from Monday, May 9 to Monday, May 23, 2022. This posting will close when we have received 75 applications, which may be sooner than the closing date.
Mor einformation here: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/blog/nwql-hiring/
Apply online at USAjobs: USGS-SAC-22-11461902-DHA-SD Supervisory Chemist (National Water Quality Laboratory (NWQL) Assistant Chief and Analytical Services (AS) Chief) https://www.usajobs.gov/job/651909900
About the position: Analytical Services Chief
The NWQL Analytical Services (AS) Chief is responsible for supervision of the NWQL production analytical units that conduct fee-for-service environmental chemical contaminant analyses of water, sediment, and tissue samples collected by USGS Water Science Centers and other Mission Area and Federal Agency partners. We are looking for an experienced and dynamic individual with strong technical, communication, and management skills. The incumbent will collaborate with the Strategic Laboratory Science Branch (SLSB) to implement next-generation analytical methods on an array of existing and emerging contaminants.
Other AS Chief duties include development of workforce plans and the annual NWQL pricing model, participation in the International Program, coordinating implementation of quality assurance/quality control practices to assure data quality and integrity, ensuring consistent, effective transition of research methods into production, and ensuring that NWQL laboratories are operated and maintained in a safe and responsible manner by complying with all relevant regulations and ordinances.
The position will be in Lakewood, Colorado and is a GS-14 supervisory chemist with an annual salary of $122,941 (Step 01) to $159,823 (Step 10).
About the National Water Quality Laboratory
The NWQL is the WMA’s flagship laboratory: it analyzes approximately forty thousand water, sediment, and tissue samples annually. These samples are analyzed for hundreds of chemical constituents and physical properties and approximately 2 million individual analytical results are produced each year. These results are used by USGS scientists, partners, and stakeholders to evaluate the quality of the Nation’s water resources, their suitability for use as drinking-water supplies, to assess the health of aquatic ecosystems, and study the impacts of human activities and climate change on water quality temporally and spatially. The NWQL is located on the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood, Colorado. It is one of four branches within the WMA’s Laboratory and Analytical Services Division.