Job Posting: Associate Chemist in DEP's Kingston Lab

Job ID: 177470

Business Title: Associate Chemist

Civil Service Title: ASSOCIATE CHEMIST

Title Code No: 21822 Level: 03

Job Category: Public Safety, Inspections, & Enforcement

Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)

Proposed Salary Range: $ 62,800.00 - $ 88,807.00 (Annual)

Work Location: 71 Smith Avenue, Kingston, NY

Division/Work Unit: Ben Neslin Lab

Hours/Shift 35 Hours per week/Day Shift

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Quality Assurance (QA) Director, and located in Kingston, NY, the Associate Chemist will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of maintaining an Environmental Lab Approval Program/National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP/NELAP).

Duties will include the following:

• Assessing field sample collection, field testing, and laboratory testing related to water quality compliance monitoring
• Maintaining document control for Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and forms
• Assisting the QA Director in tracking corrective actions and SOPs
• Reviewing and approving data related to analyst certification and implementation of new test methods
• Providing training related to quality assurance.

The candidate must also comply with applicable environmental, health & safety laws and regulations as well as DEP’s policies and procedures. All tasks must be performed in an ethical manner with adherence to Bureau Policies and Procedure. Weekend work may be required to meet deadlines related to compliance requirements. A valid NYS driver’s license is required.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Qualification Requirements

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, including or supplemented by 16 semester credits in chemistry and 8 semester credits in any one or a combination of the following areas: chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, environmental science, forensic science, or other natural science.

Certificate Requirement

At the time of appointment to a clinical laboratory, candidates must possess a valid License as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist issued by the New York State Education Department. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment.

Additional Qualification Requirements For Assignment Level II and above.

To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II and above, individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements described for Assignment Level I, at least two years of fulltime satisfactory experience performing chemical or physical analyses in a laboratory. Education may be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 graduate semester credits from an accredited college in any of the areas of study described in the qualification requirements above for one year of experience. However, all candidates must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with the specialized credits as described above.

To Apply

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Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position.

The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer