Water Quality Specialist

Department: Operations & Maintenance
Job ID: 2214

Water Quality Specialist- ESP-03


Hiring Salary Range: $4,986.80 min $6,084.00 mid-point Monthly


Full Time, 40 Hours/Week, Regular position, Shift                                 

Location of position: Marston Water Quality Lab


Opening Date:     03/27/17                                       

Closing Date:       04/11/17


Candidates must submit a completed Denver Water application in order to be considered. Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received.


Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.4 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs.  Denver Water aspires to be the best water utility in the nation.  The organization is a responsible steward of the resources, assets and natural environment entrusted to us in order to provide a high-quality water supply, a resilient and reliable system, and excellent customer service.

Denver Water’s Operations and Maintenance Division Water Quality and Treatment Section is currently seeking a qualified candidate to assist us as a Water Quality Specialist under general supervision, perform physical, chemical, and bacteriological tests and analyses on a variety of environmental samples. Perform a variety of research and development activities related to various laboratory programs and operations. Maintain quality assurance program for the laboratory, maintain and generate reports, and assist supervisory and management staff in a variety of laboratory administrative duties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform professional level water quality studies and analysis in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Colorado Regulation 84.

  • Perform professional level water quality studies and analysis to support internal and external stakeholder projects and programs.

  • Assist with developing programs and projects for internal customers (Treatment, Engineering, Planning, etc.).

  • Use data management and quality assurance systems to evaluate data integrity, produce reports, and interpret findings.

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of special studies on impacts to public health, including plant chemical contaminants, partial lead service line replacements, disinfection by-products and microbial contamination.

  • Perform related work as required.



Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Chemistry, Microbiology, Natural Resources or a related field. Minimum 5 years of related work experience. Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.


Licenses, Registration and Certifications:

  • Class R Driver’s License.

  • Required HIPAA Training



Denver Water offers excellent benefits that include a pension plan, a 401K Plan with 3% match, a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, Health and Dental coverage, Life Insurance, and vacation/holiday/sick leave.  A background check will be conducted to verify information submitted on application. 


An offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a post-offer drug test. For a position of this type, Denver Water tests for the following: amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana (THC), opiates, phencyclidine (PCP), and alcohol.


All positions require a Worker’s Compensation Background check.


Mr. Loren A. Robinson

1600 W. 12th Ave.

Denver, CO. 80204-3412



  • Denver Water will not accept or consider applications that are mailed, emailed, faxed, or dropped off at our office.
  • No resumes will be accepted unless they are attached to an online application.
  • Employment applications are accepted for current openings only.

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