|Step 1||Step 10||Step 2||Step 3||Step 4||Step 5||Step 6||Step 7||Step 8||Step 9|
|Salary Range 21||$2786||$4232||$2912||$3048||$3195||$3347||$3506||$3672||$3857||$4039|
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The CHEMIST 1 provides accurate and timely detection and identification of chemical and radiochemical contaminants and constituents on a variety of environmental, agricultural, and biological samples by performing standard tests and procedures.
This is the first level of a three-level series. The emphasis of this class is on performing standard chemical and physical tests and procedures on a production basis. It is distinguished from the higher level by the absence of performing technically complex tests and procedures whose results require more than routine interpretation and correlation with other information. At this level employees generally do not exercise independent scientific judgment in the interpretation of data nor make recommendations on the application of the findings. Employees in this class may perform analyses, under supervision, requiring more complex analytical techniques.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Allocation of positions to this class will depend on the total work performed which may include one or a combination of the duties or tasks listed below.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class may have occasional in-person or telephone contact with agency staff to exchangeinformation or discuss test results. They may have infrequent contact by phone with governmental agencies, industrial and business representatives, and other organizations to discuss issues pertaining to a sample or specimen.
Employees in this class work under general supervision of a laboratory supervisor or other administrative superior. Test data, results, reports, and any standard interpretation are reviewed routinely. Records are reviewed for quality control. Guidelines used in performance of duties include standard operating procedures, established methodology manuals, technical references, and applicable State and Federal regulations.
Positions are found in central and remote locations throughout State government (e.g., general government agencies, natural resource agencies, higher education institutions, or hospitals,). They require the willingness to work within the environment associated with the position's location (usually a laboratory).