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Environmental/Chemical Laboratory Scientist II

Recruitment #180711-R10B-I01


Located in the State Environmental Laboratory Services Division, in the Metals Unit, in the Oklahoma City office.

Major Job Duties:
Position will be under general supervision of the section manager:
1. Perform environmental testing on public and private water, hazardous waste, soils, and biological tissue in support of state and federally funded environmental projects using approved standard operating procedures and Work Instruction Documents.
2. Prioritize, and schedule for analysis all samples and required quality control according to State Environmental Laboratory (SEL) policies. Review, validate and accurately enter all sample results, quality control data and quality assurance information into the laboratory information management system and quality control databases.
3. Thoroughly document all actions and decisions associated with the generation of analytical data as well as maintenance of instruments and equipment.
4. Assist with the inventory control of all supplies and consumables required to perform testing.  Assist with general housekeeping to include sample control and disposal.
5. The candidate must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
6. The candidate must be able to read, understand and interpret technical/scientific documents, regulations and methodologies.
7. The candidate must conduct all work in accordance with the Laboratory Quality Assurance Plan, Data Quality Manual, Safety Manual and Ethics & Data Integrity Program.
8. The candidate must be able to independently lift 20lbs.

All interested applicants must submit their resume and transcript at the time of application.

An EEO Employer.


Positions in this family are responsible for planning, performing, implementing and supervising laboratory analyses, quality assurance and special studies.  This includes analyses and studies used to determine compliance with state and federal rules, consumer protection regulations, agriculture products standards, highway construction materials specifications, and environmental quality of lakes, rivers, aquifers and air. These positions will provide consultation and assistance in the formulation of regulations and standards.  Laboratory specialty areas will include chemistry, biology and physics.


The Environmental/Chemical Laboratory Scientist job family has four levels of work which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned, and the responsibility for providing leadership to others.

Level II:
This is the career level of the job family, where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities at the full performance level including performing less complicated analyses or studies in a specialized area such as metals, organics, or biology, and may assist with more complex analyses.  Employees may further specialize by moving into more refined areas such as gas chromatography mass spectrometry.  In this role they will plan and outline normal work activities, interpret data and results, maintain records, and make recommendations related to the analyses and studies performed.  Emphasis is placed on the accuracy and precision of testing and in the achievement of optimum utilization of equipment methods and procedures used in laboratory analysis.


Level II:
Education and Experience requirements for entry at this level consist of a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biological or environmental science PLUS one year of professional level experience in a laboratory; OR a master’s degree in chemistry or biological or environmental science.

Selection Plan


Applicant must upload a copy of their transcript and resume  to their application submission

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