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Environmental Chemist 2

Applications accepted from current State employees, former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement and 55-b/c candidates. You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Environmental Chemist 2
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 17-063+
Application Due By 03/03/2017
Title Environmental Chemist 2
Location: City
DEC Region
Division/Bureau
Gloversville
Region 5
Fish & Wildlife/Habitat
Salary:
Grade:
$69,057 - $87,351 Effective 04/15
23
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent/Provisional+
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities Serve as Unit Leader for the Analytical Services Unit of the Hale Creek Field Station. Provide the management and supervision necessary to accomplish its quantitative analysis mission. Supervise staff of a chemistry laboratory that analyzes environmental samples (especially fish and wildlife) for contaminants that are important to public health and environmental protection. Oversee and participate in the conduct of laboratory analyses of environmental samples for legacy chemical contaminants (e.g. PCBs, organochlorine pesticides, and mercury). Prepare and maintain laboratory SOPs and ensure all SOPs are followed by staff. Ensure that the appropriate quality assurance/quality control measures are implemented by the Analytical Services Unit. Interpret and report data to appropriate agencies. When needed, evaluate methods and conduct analyses for other chemicals of concern. Work with DEC staff and other research agencies involved in protection from chemical contaminants. Provide technical assistance for developing analytical service contracts for contract laboratories.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements

Minimum Qualifications for Provisional Appointment:
A bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or environmental chemistry, AND three years of professional experience in the field of chemistry, two years of which directly relate to air or water pollution, solid or hazardous waste, analysis of biological tissue for contaminants, or the regulation and analysis of pesticides; or 2. a master's or doctoral degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or environmental chemistry, AND two years of professional experience directly related to air or water pollution, solid or hazardous waste, analysis of biological tissue for contaminants, or the regulation and analysis of pesticides. A degree in other disciplines will NOT be considered qualifying.

Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC

or Reinstatement Eligible - Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis or held a title as indicated under the transfer eligible section on a permanent competitive basis.

Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 21 or higher and eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below:

Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided 70.4 transfer eligibles): a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or environmental chemistry, AND three years of professional experience in the field of chemistry, two years of which directly relate to air or water pollution, solid or hazardous waste, analysis of biological tissue for contaminants, or the regulation and analysis of pesticides; or a master's or doctoral degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or environmental chemistry, AND two years of professional experience directly related to air or water pollution, solid or hazardous waste, analysis of biological tissue for contaminants, or the regulation and analysis of pesticides. A degree in other disciplines will NOT be considered qualifying.

If there is a viable promotion examination eligible list (three acceptors) for this position, candidates who qualify based on the 70.4 transfer option cannot be considered.

If you are on an examination eligible list for the position title, you do not need to respond to this posting UNLESS you are also eligible for appointment by transfer, reinstatement or reassignment as defined above; or the appointment type is provisional or temporary. The eligible list(s) will be canvassed as appropriate. Always respond to an eligible list canvass.

Additional Comments

Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including respirator, will be required. Travel and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must successfully complete (or have completed) the 40 hour OSHA 1910.120 training course and all other required training. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 40 pounds.

To Apply Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the Control Number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. Send to:
Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060
Fax: (518) 402-9038

E-Mail: PostingResponses@dec.ny.gov

Additional Notes:

If you are a permanent NYS employee not employed by the Department of Environmental Conservation or applying for reinstatement, please provide your social security number so that appointment eligibility may be verified.

State Employees: If you wish to receive an acknowledgement that your application for this posting was received by the Bureau of Personnel and then receive information on the disposition of the position, please attach two self-addressed stamped envelopes (preferably inter-office or inter-agency) to the application. If you are applying for more than one position, you must include two envelopes for each position.

Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview.