Monterey One Water

Laboratory Supervisor

Onsite - Marina, CA
$125K - $175K Annually
Application Deadline: 5/27/24

Laboratory Supervisor

Laboratory Department

Monterey One Water

Marina, California

Annual Salary: $133,203 to $170,004 DOE/DOQ plus additional incentives (see benefits)

Working Together to Provide Cooperative Water Solutions


Ensure the safety and sustainability of our community’s water resources! Monterey One Water is seeking a technical expert and experienced leader to serve as their new Laboratory Supervisor. This role offers ample opportunities for professional development and career growth. As a crucial member of the organization, the Lab Supervisor will oversee the day-to-day operations of the water quality laboratory as well as eight direct reports, ensuring that all testing and activities meet the highest standards of quality control and compliance, and overseeing the laboratory’s ELAP and TNI certification. Additionally, they will play a key role in budget oversight, administering the lab budget and procuring necessary technology and equipment to support operations effectively. Technical proficiency in laboratory procedures, troubleshooting, and instrumentation is essential, as is a comprehensive understanding of environmental lab maintenance and regulatory requirements. Prior experience in water or wastewater is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate is an ambitious and driven professional with the ability to prioritize multiple projects, who values efficiency and communicates effectively. If you are a proactive, hands-on leader with a passion for environmental and laboratory science, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Apply now and join the dynamic team at Monterey One Water!

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The Lab Supervisor will provide technical guidance, mentorship and development for their team, and take ownership of the lab’s annual accreditation process with ELAP and TNI. With a focus on strategic planning and continuous improvement, this role will coordinate the laboratory’s workflow, administer the budget and work schedule, and ensure efficient operations. While this position is more administrative in nature, the Supervisor will also spend time on the floor with lab staff, so an extensive understanding of sampling procedures and testing methodologies is essential. This role will involve liaising with other M1W departments, executive leadership, regulatory agencies and the public, which will require excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively convey technical information to a variety of audiences. The Lab Supervisor will be instrumental in maintaining the high standards of M1W’s laboratory.

The ideal candidate will be a detailed, analytical and hands-on leader, with an enthusiasm for learning and teaching others. Familiarity with wastewater or potable water systems is ideal, as is a strong background in environmental compliance. M1W cultivates a work environment that prioritizes collaboration, integrity, and humility; these values, as well as an innovative and forward-thinking mindset, are key to success. The Lab Supervisor should also be transparent, approachable, personable, and eager to act as a resource for their team.



Any combination of experience and education/training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

·      Education: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, microbiology, environmental engineering, biochemistry, or a closely related field.

·      Experience: Four years of progressively responsible laboratory experience performing technical analysis work, including a minimum of two years of supervisory and administrative experience.

·      Certifications:

– Grade III Laboratory Analyst Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association and continued maintenance of a valid certificate, with the ability to obtain a Grade IV within 12 months after completion of probation.

– Agency-provided First Aid/CPR training certificates, obtained during the initial 12 months of employment and maintained as a condition of employment.

·      Driver’s License: Possession of a valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and insurable by the Agency’s insurance at the standard rate.



·      Experience: Two to three years of experience in water or wastewater field.



An annual salary of $133,203 to $170,004 DOE/DOQ, plus a generous benefits package.


HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration, apply by May 27th at


Round one virtual interviews will take place on June 12th. Finalists will move forward to round two in-person interviews on June 24th. Selected candidates must be available for both dates.


Please contact your recruiter, Lauren Gerson:


·      866-929-WBCP (9229) toll free

·      541-664-0376 (direct)