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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The CHEMIST 2 provides accurate and timely detection and identification of chemical and radiochemical contaminants and constituents on a variety of environmental, agricultural, and biological samples. This requires the application of a variety of standard and technically complex tests and procedures whose results generally involve interpretations or correlations with other information.
This is the second level of a three-level series. It is distinguished from the lower level by the degree of specialized knowledge required, by the performance of more complex tests and procedures, and by exercising independent scientific judgment in the interpretation of data. It is distinguished from the higher level because of less emphasis as an analytical specialist who designs, develops, and implements state of the art methods and procedures.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Employees in this class may specialize in one of the fields of chemistry such as organic, inorganic, environmental, or analytical; however, the employee may be called upon to assist in any of these areas as the need arises.
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 daily in-person or telephone contact with agency staff to exchange information or discuss test results. They may have occasional contact 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, and any standard interpretation are reviewed routinely for accuracy and precision. Reports are reviewed for completeness and accuracy (may be used in cases of litigation). Records are reviewed routinely for quality control. Guidelines used in performance of duties include standardized testing procedures, accepted handling and cleaning procedures, established laboratory procedures, 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).
Three additional years of pertinent experience may substitute for the Bachelor's.