Wastewater Laboratory Technician

  1. Job Descriptions
  2. Qualifications
  3. Job Application


Under direction of the Wastewater Plant Superintendent performs sampling and analysis of wastewater samples, provides process control adjustments and assists in other operational activities involved with the wastewater treatment and collection system pumping. May be required to provide 24hr emergency response as part of a scheduled on call and weekend shift rotation.


$29.240 - $34.918 per hour ($60,819.20 to $72,629.44 annually) DOE. Represented by AFSCME Local #1619


Work is performed indoors or outdoors, and involves standing and sitting at a personal computer, stooping and bending during sampling procedures, and occasional lifting of heavy objects.  Ability to work in and during inclement weather and in objectionable environments, including confined spaces.


  • Completion of wastewater plant operation and maintenance courses from an approved school is required.  
  • Department of Ecology certification* as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Class II is required at the time of hire. 
  • Two (2) years of experience in wastewater treatment plant operation and maintenance is required, and
  • One (1) year of experience in wastewater treatment plant laboratory analysis, interpretation of data for process control and operation strategies is required.  
  • Must have good keyboard skills and a working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and database software as well as an ability to quickly learn new applications.
  • Must have valid Washington State Driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.   
  • A valid first aid card is required within 6 months of hire.  

*An out-of-state certification is acceptable at time of hire, however a Washington State Department of Ecology certification must be obtained within 6 months of hire. 

To Apply: Go to www.cityofpa.us/jobcenter to complete the on-line application and submit a letter of interest and resume. First Review of applications: November 12, 2021. 

Selection Process: Applicants will be evaluated on the requirements and related experience. Only applicants selected to receive an interview will be contacted. COPA is an EOE.


Human Resources Office

321 E 5th St

Port Angeles, WA  98362

(360) 417-4508 - lingraha@cityofpa.us - www.cityofpa.us/jobcenter