Analytical Chemist IV

Recruitment #102920-MGBA04-400400

Introduction

The Delaware Environmental Laboratory is a full-service lab that tests and assesses water, air, soil, hazardous materials, and biological samples. The lab helps monitor the water quality and biological health of Delaware’s surface waters.

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Summary Statement

Performs advanced laboratory analytical work, develops, implements complex projects, evaluates best management practices to protect/remediate water quality, habitat, living resources and human health. Performs advanced statistical analyses, interprets, publishes peer reviewed work, assesses emerging ground water impacts, resource conservation, and public safety. Provides expert scientific guidance and quality assurance expertise to all laboratory staff, state and federal agencies.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Prepares samples for instrument analysis, interprets instrument recordings and documents test results.
     
  • Uses analytical chemistry techniques including state-of-the-art instrumentation to gather data involving samples.
     
  • Analyzes laboratory data to determine quantity and quality of toxins, pathogens, chemical and biochemical constituents.
     
  • Prepares reports identifying samples, explains testing methods and documents findings and conclusions of analysis.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Analytical Chemist IV
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Chemistry or related field.
  2. Possession of a Certification in Environmental Analytical Chemistry by either the National Registry in Clinical Chemistry or the American Institute of Chemists OR a Masters degree or higher in Chemistry.
  3. Three years experience in developing new and modified methods for laboratory analysis.
  4. Six months experience in interpreting environmental laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  5. Three years experience in generating and interpreting chemical test data by performing quantitative and qualitative statistical analysis.
  6. Three years experience in conducting data review to ensure numerical input, calculations, formulas and interpretation of output is accurate, instruments were operating according to specifications, analytical procedures were followed and documentation is complete.
  7. Six months experience in project management which includes planning, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating projects to ensure objectives are met.
  8. Knowledge of budget management and control which includes managing a budget for the purpose of keeping expenditures within the limitations of available appropriations and available revenue and maintaining, monitoring, projecting and controlling a budget within set policies and procedures.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.

As a condition of hire you must possess a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at statejobs.delaware.gov.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Contact us via conventional means. For further assistance, you may contact us by phone at (302) 739-5458, or e-mail at jobs@delaware.gov.