Analytical Chemist II

Recruitment #122617-MGBA02-400400

Summary Statement

This is the primary position that implements the monitoring portion of the federally mandated Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Program.  This analysis is accomplished by using a gas chromatograph and manual sampling equipment.  The Analytical Chemist is also critical in managing the Chain of Custody for all the PM 2.5 program logistics.

Preferred Qualification

Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.

  • Six months experience in using a Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS).

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 II
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Six months experience in generating and interpreting chemical test data by performing quantitative and qualitative statistical analysis.
  2. Six months experience in selecting laboratory test methods and procedures.
  3. Six months experience in physical, organic, inorganic or analytical chemistry.
  4. Six months experience in using laboratory equipment and instrumentation including calibration and maintenance.
  5. Six months experience in technical report writing.

Conditions of Hire

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

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


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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.

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