Napa Sanitation District

Laboratory Analyst I/II

Onsite - Napa, CA
$75K - $125K Annually
Application Deadline: 5/29/24


The Napa Sanitation District is currently accepting applications for one full-time position of Lab Analyst I/II. This class is responsible for duties related to the District’s performance of bacteriological and chemical analysis and data interpretation of surface and ground water, wastewater, and recycled water. 

Under general supervision, the Lab Analyst I/II will perform a variety of routine duties such as field sampling collection, field investigations, calibration and operation of complex laboratory equipment, compilation of water quality data for regulatory compliance, evaluation of data, research and records management, inventory management, quality control, and facility maintenance. 


Must possess physical characteristics and mobility to climb stairs and ladders, bend, stoop and kneel, stand for long periods of time, work on uneven surfaces, work in and around raw and treated wastewater, and work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Must have vision to detect shades of color, read printed materials and a computer screen, hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone or two-way radio. 

Performs laboratory work, quality control, and quality assurance evaluation in accordance with the California State Water Resources Control Board Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program standards for laboratory accreditation and certification. Understand and carry out oral and written directions. Must possess physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the class, including sufficient strength to lift at least 50 pounds. This position must operate a boat to collect field samples; however, candidates are not required to have prior boating experience. 


Education and Experience:  Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Education: Equivalent to an associate degree with major coursework in chemistry, microbiology, or a closely related physical science. Bachelor’s degree is highly desirable.

Experience: Lab Analyst I – No prior experience required. Lab Analyst II – Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience performing testing analyses duties within a water or wastewater treatment plant laboratory.

License or Certificate: Lab Analyst I/II – Possession of a valid Class “C” California Driver’s License. Lab Analyst I must possess a California Water Environment Association Grade I Laboratory Analyst Certificate or the ability to obtain within twelve (12) months of appointment to the classification. Lab Analyst II must possess a California Water Environment Association Grade II Laboratory Analyst Certificate.

Other Requirements: Must be available for standby and response to off-hours emergency situations. Will be expected to work regular weekend and holiday shifts due to 7-day a week operation of the District.

The Napa Sanitation District has a comprehensive benefits package.

Pre-employment Physical examination: After an offer of employment is made, an applicant is required to pass a background check and pre-employment physical exam including a drug/alcohol screen.

Probationary period:  12 months is the normal probationary period.

In accordance with applicable laws and regulations, the District does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, disability or other prohibited status.

Completed application, resume and cover letter must be submitted online by the final filing deadline.


Candidates invited to test for this position should anticipate an in-person written exam tentatively scheduled for Friday, June 7, 2024.

Initial interviews tentatively scheduled for Friday, June 14, 2024.

If second interviews are warranted, they are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, July 9, 2024. The selection process may consist of an evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications including a written exam, and/or internal interviews. Any part of the selection process may be modified or canceled to meet the needs of the District.

Recruiter Information:

Amy Walcker