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Environmental/Chemical Laboratory Scientist I

Recruitment #130130-R10A-01

Introduction

This position is located in the State Environmental Laboratory Services Division, Organics Analysis Group; Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Section, Extractables Analysis Unit.

MAJOR JOB DUTIES: Perform environmental testing on public and private water, hazardous waste, soils, and biological tissue using approved Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
By program type; independently accession, prioritize, and schedule analysis and analyze samples according to State Environmental Laboratory (SEL) policies, which includes the performance and documentation of all required quality control elements. Review, validate and accurately enter all sample results, quality control data and quality assurance information into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).  Thoroughly document all actions and decisions associated with the generation of analytical data.
Perform maintenance on equipment used in analysis as needed. Assist with the inventory control of all supplies and consumables required to perform testing. Conduct all work in accordance with the Chemical Hygiene Plan, Laboratory Safety Manual, and Laboratory Quality Assurance Plan. 

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

 Current permanent classified employees of the State of Oklahoma or former employees who are eligible for reinstatement to Oklahoma's classified service wishing to be considered for this position must submit one (1) complete set of the OPM-4B with cover letter specifying the title of position as shown above. Please include employee ID, email and mailing address, daytime phone number, current job classification, and class code. Submit by email: bridgett.griffin@deq.ok.gov; fax: 405-702-0121; or by mail: PO Box 1677, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-1677. This information must be received no later than the closing date listed on this announcement.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this family are responsible for planning, performing, implementing and supervising laboratory analyses, quality assurance and special studies.  This includes analyses and studies used to determine compliance with state and federal rules, consumer protection regulations, agriculture products standards, highway construction materials specifications, and environmental quality of lakes, rivers, aquifers and air. These positions will provide consultation and assistance in the formulation of regulations and standards.  Laboratory specialty areas will include chemistry, biology and physics.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Environmental/Chemical Laboratory Scientist job family has four levels of work which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned, and the responsibility for providing leadership to others.

Level I:  
This is the basic level of the job family where employees are assigned duties for performing routine entry level work in evaluating regulations concerning analytical data and methods, applying them to performance of assigned analysis, preparing technical reports for special studies, and making recommendations on remedial actions to correct problems.  In this role they will perform tasks involved with routine chemical analysis and report preparation, and will assist with technical investigations, planning and implementing research projects, and complex chemical analysis.  Assigned duties may include sample preparation and extraction, gas chromatography, gas chromatography mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography, atomic absorption spectrometry, inductively coupled plasma spectrometry (ICP) and ICP mass spectrometry, ion chromatography, flow injection, radio chemistry, wet chemical, biological, microbiological, and physical analyses.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:
Education and Experience requirements for entry at this level consist of a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biological or environmental science.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:   100% Written Test 

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.



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