Contra Costa Water District

Laboratory Technician

Onsite - Concord, CA
$100K - $125K Annually
Application Deadline: 7/30/24

Contra Costa Water District is an innovative leader in water management and provides employees with a fast-paced and stable work environment that encourages professional growth and development. 

The Mission of the Contra Costa Water District is to strategically provide a reliable supply of high-quality water at the lowest cost possible, in an environmentally responsible manner.

Our Values:

  • Safety: We provide, as a top priority, a safe and healthful work environment for our team. 
  • Trust: We protect the public trust with uncompromising integrity, commitment to our professional standards, full transparency, and fairness in all our business dealings. 
  • Responsibility: We take ownership for our results and deliver on our performance outcomes to responsibly serve our customers, our community, and our planet. 
  • Exceptional Service: We value our customers, act in their best interest, and take pride in delivering personalized service. 
  • Employee Success: We share a meaningful sense of purpose in an environment that strives to offer professional growth, diversity, inclusivity, and work-life balance. 
  • Teamwork: We engage in respectful, collaborative, trust-based relationships at all levels within the organization and with our business partners. 
  • Continuous Improvement: We continuously seek opportunities to optimize our business practices and assets by engaging the expertise of our employees and embracing innovation.
  • Recognition: We reward the positive contributions of our employees at the organization, team, and individual levels. 
  • Communication: We strive for open, effective dialogues at all levels of the organization to ensure input is valued and considered and reasons for decisions are explained.


Initially under close supervision, incumbents learn and perform routine laboratory testing and analysis duties. As experience is gained, assignments become more varied, complex, and difficult; close supervision and frequent review of work lessen as an incumbent demonstrates skill to perform the work independently. Positions at this level usually perform standard laboratory testing and analysis duties required of the Chemist/Microbiologist but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods. 

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Committed to continuous improvement
  • A problem solver & adaptable 
  • Committed to public service

What you will typically be responsible for:  

  • Collecting and preserving varied samples for analysis from specified locations according to a predetermined schedule
  • Setting up, calibrating, operating and performing minor maintenance on a variety of laboratory equipment and instruments.
  • Assisting the Chemist / Microbiologist on specific analytical projects
  • Performing physical, chemical, biological and bacteriological analysis of water, wastewater, industrial waste and related materials.

 A few reasons you might enjoy this job: 

  • You will have the ability to serve your community through public service 
  • You will have the opportunity to work in a collaborative team environment

A few challenges you might face in this job:

  • Work in all types of weather 
  • Teamwork expectations require supporting the work of others 
  • Interfacing with the public in diverse situations

Join us in our mission to provide reliable, high-quality water in an environmentally responsible manner. 

Apply today and be a part of our dedicated team at Contra Costa Water District!  

For a full listing of required knowledge, skills, and abilities, please refer to the job description by visiting the following link:  Laboratory Technician (Base)

Recruiter Information:

CCWD Human Resources