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Laboratory Section Employee Profiles
Employees of the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) Laboratory Section strive to provide exceptional service to both internal and external clients. Take a look at what some of our staff are doing.
Todd Crawford - 2011 Outstanding Employee
Mr. Todd Crawford was voted by his peers as the Laboratory Section's 2011 Outstanding Employee. Todd is an Auditor in the Laboratory Certification program and while he is a little camera shy, we are very proud of him. His nomination read:
This nomination recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of Mr. Todd Crawford. The economic downturn has presented unprecedented budget challenges to state government agencies and, although the NC WW/GW LC program is fully funded by receipts, laboratory certification is not exempt. The certification unit lost one position and currently has three vacancies. With over 700 certified laboratories in the program, meeting mandated responsibilities has become quite a challenge. We are grateful that Todd is quick to recognize areas of need and takes unsolicited action to fill in those gaps. He accepted the responsibility of an additional region assignment and has effectively managed both the Washington and Wilmington areas, consisting of almost 200 laboratories (50 labs is considered an ideal number per auditor) and continues to perform his regular responsibilities at an outstanding level. He actively pursues opportunities to expand relevant knowledge, skills and abilities and strives to improve the quality of data used by the Department for regulatory decision-making by providing technical support and training to environmental laboratory personnel which will improve their laboratory operations, quality systems and understanding of the framework of regulatory requirements which govern environmental laboratory operations.
Todd has also effectively managed and advanced the Chlorophyll a Round Robin testing program. He coordinates participation of certified and academic laboratories, the collection and distribution of samples, compilation of demographic data and analytical results, consultation with Division representatives, report generation and corrective action oversight. This annual project is in addition to his assigned responsibilities as a Laboratory Certification auditor.
Todd provides an exceptional level of support, training and technical assistance to everyone involved in the certification program including his peers, his clients and administrative support personnel and effectively strives to surpass program objectives by taking the initiative to improve the processes and daily functions of the program. Todd’s professional contributions exemplify the highest attributes in state government employment and public service.