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Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority
Little Rock, AR, United States
14 days ago
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Sheridan, AR, United States
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Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
14 days ago



This position has been evaluated as to whether a momentary lapse of attention may result in grave and immediate danger to the employee, coworkers, or the public.  If the designation is yes, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) of 2016 will govern working conditions.  If no, the AMMA will not apply to the position.


This position has been evaluated as to the mandated wearing of a company uniform during working hours.  


Responsible for coordinating Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) functions within Environmental Affairs (EA).     Coordinates QA/QC activities for the Laboratory and Sampling Sections.  Reviews and updates Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for sampling and laboratory functions.  Provides technical assistance to other sections of EA.  Tracks trending test data and prepares graphical presentations of data trends across treatment facilities and industrial users.  Prepares special reports to support other departments within LRWRA and is responsive to meet reporting requests in a timely manner.  

Examples of Duties


Quality Assurance/Quality Control

  • Provides Coordination of Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) functions within Environmental Affairs (EA).  Reviews and updates the EAD QA Plan, as necessary.
  • Plans, coordinates, assigns, prioritizes, and reviews work of the EA staff related to QA/QC tasks.  Ensures assigned objectives are met.  Provides initial and ongoing training to EA staff regarding QA/QC tasks.
  • Reviews and updates SOPs, as appropriate.   Assists in Method Development and Review.
  • Assists Laboratory Administrator in reviewing work of the Laboratory Technicians and Industrial Sampling Technicians for accuracy, precision, comparability, and completeness.
  • May review EA reports, DMR reports, and contract laboratory data in coordination with Laboratory Administrator. 
  • Prepares QC check standards and samples.   Purchases QA/QC standards and other supplies needed for applicable QC checks.
  • Schedules external QC checks for standards, equipment, and instrumentation.  
  • Conducts audits of work performed by sampling and laboratory staff to ensure proper technique and adherence to SOPs.  Assigns corrective action reports, as necessary.

Data Assessment/Evaluations

  • Evaluates data comparisons between EA’s laboratory and contract laboratory.
  • Validates or invalidates data reported to state and federal agencies for permit compliance, as well as data provided to industrial users for compliance and surcharge purposes.
  • Generates QC reports and charts.
  • Analyzes data trends from water reclamation facilities, industrial users, and QC testing. Prepares written reports and graphical presentations of data trends.
  • Evaluates and prepares statistical reports for data comparisons within the EAD lab and with contract laboratories.


  • Provides technical assistance to other sections of EA and coordinates activities with these sections.
  • Provides support during state and federal compliance inspections.
  • Assists in EA’s Budget preparation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Follows established work procedures and practices.
  • Follows safety practices and guidelines.
  • Undertakes any reasonable request within capabilities that is for the good of the community and the utility.

Typical Qualifications



  • Bachelors Degree in chemistry, biology, or other related environmental science from an accredited college or university.   Experience can be substituted on a 2-year experience for 1-year of education.
  • 3 years experience working in a water/wastewater treatment plant laboratory or private environmental testing laboratory.
  • Knowledge of Federal, state, and local regulations related to the Laboratory and Sampling sections of the EAD.
  • Knowledge of methods, principles, procedures, practices, terminology, and equipment/instruments used in performing water quality analysis, including wastewater treatment process control, industrial wastewater analytical testing, and compliance testing for state and federal water permits.
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative laboratory techniques.  
  • Strong analytical skills, including the application of statistics to laboratory data.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Strong coordination and organization skills with strict emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to organize multiple projects at once.
  • Obtain and maintain a valid Arkansas driver’s license.
  • Obtain and maintain Arkansas Class III Wastewater License within 3 years.


  • Prior experience in a laboratory management position.
  • Experience using Hach WIMS and an automated laboratory information management system (LIMS).

Supplemental Information

LRWRA’s Mission

Serving our community by protecting public health and the environment while leading the industry by reclaiming water for a more sustainable tomorrow.

LRWRA’s Value Statement

We commit to exceptional service, integrity beyond reproach, respect for people, communities, and cultures with tangible and lasting results.

Core Values

Community Partnerships – 
We build community partnerships and provide public outreach regarding our “One Water. One Future.” Commitment.

Embracing Change 
– We develop forward-thinking and creative solutions to enhance our processes, practices, and services.

– We commit to providing exceptional service through professionalism in our words, actions, attitudes, and communication for the betterment of our community and environment.  

– We demonstrate the highest standards of morals, honesty, respect, and accountability for our results and actions.

– We value, solicit, and embrace the unique differences and perspectives of each employee. We are committed to a hiring process that reflects the diverse makeup of the community we serve. 

Safety –
 Above all, we are strongly committed to providing a safe environment for our employees.

 We embrace an environment where all voices are heard and respected through collaboration to achieve the overall best outcome.


Health/Dental/Prescription Drug/Vision

  • Health & Prescription Drug - Health Advantage - High Deductible with H.S.A
  • Dental - Blue Cross
  • Vision - Blue Cross


  • 10 days per calendar year. To check specific dates, click on this link for a calendar.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)- Hours accrue for vacation, personal time, illness, funeral, etc. based on length of service (1 day equals 8 hours):
    • 0-1 years 18 days
    • 1-5 years 20 days
    • 6-15 years 25 days
    • 16-25 years 30 days
    • 25+ years 35 days

Retirement Plans

  • Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System. Defined benefit. Vested at 5 years. Mandatory employee contribution of 5% tax-deferred.
  • 401(a) Money Purchase Plans. Eligible after 5 years of employment.
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plans. Supplemental pre-tax plan. Funded entirely by employee.
  • Roth IRA Plans. After-tax plan where earnings accumulate tax-free. Funded entirely by employee.

Disability Leaves

  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Catastrophic Leave (supplements STD) (optional)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)

Miscellaneous Benefits


Job Information

  • Job ID: 64791655
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • Position Title: QA Specialist
  • Company Name For Job: Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority
  • Job Function: Operations
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary: $46,296.00 - $66,137.00 (Yearly Salary)

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