Laboratory Technician – Water Services Department (Critical Position) – City of Phoenix – Phoenix, AZ

THIS IS A CRITICAL POSITION. During the current health crisis, any job interviews will be held by video or audio conference.

Please be aware that you may be required to undergo screening for symptoms of COVID-19 which may include answering questions regarding symptoms or having your body temperature read as part of this job. You may also be required to wear a face covering or use other personal protective equipment (PPE) related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Laboratory Technicians in the Laboratory Services Section of the Environmental Services Division are responsible for monitoring water quality for inorganic and organic constituents in order to maintain regulatory requirements. This position is engaged in the physical, chemical, microbiological, molecular, or process-related analyses of water and wastewater samples in accordance with federal and state laboratory requirements and internal quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) policies and procedures. Positions may be at a water production facility, a wastewater treatment plant, or a compliance laboratory.


This recruitment and any interview process as a result of this recruitment may be used by multiple hiring managers and multiple departments throughout the City to fill any related current or future vacancies; other recruitments and appropriate eligible lists may also be considered.


$16.84 (minimum) – $24.53 (maximum) hourly / $35,027 – $51,022 annually. Candidates may be hired above the minimum depending upon qualifications.

A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA/HDHP plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days. For more details, visit:

Unit 3 Benefits


  • Three years of standard laboratory tests or instrumental analyses in a public health, crime laboratory, or utility chemical laboratory, including courses in chemistry, bacteriology, or a related field.

  • Working irregular hours, second and/or third shifts, weekends, holidays, and evenings may be required.

  • Moving objects weighing up to 50 pounds may be required.

  • The City job description can be found here.

  • All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position.

The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry, microbiology, environmental sciences or closely related field.

  • Experience with Environmental Protection Agency and/or Arizona Department of Health Services policies and procedures for laboratory analysis.


First review of applications will occur the week of October 12, 2020. Recruitment will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications or on October 26, 2020, whichever is sooner.


Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


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Laboratory Technician, JC: 23310, ID# 37291, 9/28/20, 6 mos, VG, Benefits: 003

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