Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Connecticut Careers Trainee (Health Care Professional) (35 Hour)

(Target Class: Chemist 1)

Recruitment #190205-1991HC-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health Laboratory, is currently recruiting for a Connecticut Careers Trainee (target title Chemist 1). This position is based in the Inorganic section of the Environmental Chemistry Division of the laboratory.  The selected candidate may perform duties and testing associated with environmental lead, safe drinking water and other inorganic parameters as requested.  The selected candidate may perform additional duties throughout Environmental Chemistry according to the needs of the laboratory.  The Environmental Chemistry Division is divided into several areas including: Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Radiochemistry and Clinical Chemistry.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Deb Lyons at or (860) 509-7180.


In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional position.


In a department or institution receives training in introductory governmental work for development of skills and knowledge in field of public administration in order to qualify for advancement into agency professional positions; performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during course of training period; performs related duties as required.


Oral and written communication skills; ability to acquire knowledge and skills required for the target classification; ability to understand, evaluate and solve problems by exercising judgement and logic; ability to read, interpret and understand written material; ability to perform basic arithmetical computations; ability to interpret charts, graphs and tables; learning and reasoning ability; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with superiors, associates and general public; ability to utilize computer software.


Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree.


  1. If the target job classification has a Substitution Allowed that requires the Bachelor's or Master's degree to be in a specific area(s), then these specific degree areas are required for appointment to the Connecticut Career Trainee classification.
  2. Candidates cannot be appointed until all degree requirements are complete.


Please note – For appointment as a Connecticut Careers Trainee with a target title of Chemist 1 only college training in chemistry or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

• Experience with use of laboratory preparation equipment such as pipets, centrifuges, incubators, shakers, balances etc.

• Experience with carrying out laboratory testing using written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

• Experience carrying out analytical testing procedures using laboratory instrumentation.

• Experience with using products such as Excel, Word or other programs for generating sample work lists and calculating results.

• Experience with adherence to Laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control requirements.



The Department of Public Health aims to provide equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and advancement, fostering an environment committed to supporting individuals in all protected classes.  If you require an aid/accommodation to participate fully and fairly, please contact the Human Resources Office at (860) 509-7177.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.