Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
  • 09-Mar-2022 to Until Filled (MST)
  • HQWW-Environmental Comp. & Lab. Dept.
  • Fort Defiance, AZ, USA
  • 45,406.40
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Excellent Benefits


High School Diploma or GED Certificate

Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biology or closely related field or any combination of training, education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university.

5 years of experience in certified environmental laboratory.

2 years of experience in developing and applying quality assurance criteria and procedures.

Valid Driver's License (subject to motor vehicle record review).


Researches, develops, writes, and implements the QA/QC procedures that defines the QA/QC program. Ensures that all laboratory analytical and data generating procedures comply with EPA mandates for proper method development, proficiency requirements, training, and data validation in a certified environmental laboratory.

Develops, reviews, modifies, and maintains Quality Assurance Manual in accordance with EPA approved guidelines; regularly reviews federal regulations for method changes and makes recommendations.

Develops, reviews, modifies, and maintains Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) for sampling and analysis in accordance to EPA approved guidelines.

Develops and maintains procedures to ensure a complete and accurate documentation trail of samples and sample events from collection through analysis, reporting and final disposal utilizing Lab Information Management Systems (LIMS) and SAMS.

Prepares laboratory operation reports related to laboratory control; performs statistical analysis of data and data validation in preparation for reports; maintains equipment records of maintenance and calibration.

Develops and presents training programs including initial and annual demonstration of capability and proficiency testing (PT); reviews, recommends and coordinates outside training and seminars.

Conducts both announced and unannounced audits of all project protocols and procedures and prepares reports of all findings and documents corrective actions taken; conducts internal audits interpreting policies and procedures and providing detailed reports to management.

Conducts lab audits, reviews data, requests resamples, resolves data problems, and assists in the selection of contract laboratories.

Reviews contract laboratory QA/QC documents to ensure consistency with EPA requirements for regulatory compliance; reviews contract laboratory QC reports, and maintains contact with contract laboratory Project Managers/QA Administrators.

Coordinates and conducts quality problem investigation; issues and tracks corrective action documents.

Coordinates and maintains laboratory certification through satisfactory performance of proficiency testing (PT).

Oversees purchases as to the quality of lab equipment, materials and chemicals.

Prepares special reports and templates in response to internal and external requests in order to provide accessible data for reliable analysis, management review, research purposes and/or reporting requirements.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Navajo Preference

Navajo Veteran Preference

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
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