TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
- Oversees and actively participates in routine and specialized analytical chemical tests on drinking and source water samples;
- Performs complex examinations, which involve the application of advanced laboratory techniques, materials and equipment;
- Reviews reports and renders technical assistance with difficult analyses;
- Implements and oversees quality assurance/quality control and chain-of-custody records procedures;
- Monitors work activities to ensure that tests are performed promptly and that results are accurately reported;
- Conducts research and special studies to develop new analytical methods and techniques and to evaluate current methods;
- Maintains records and prepares reports on laboratory tests;
- Ensures that an appropriate amount of chemical supplies and equipment are available for use;
- Checks and adjusts analytical instruments and equipment to ensure proper functioning;
- Assist in the training of staff on current and or new laboratory methods and procedures.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Thorough knowledge of the principals, practices, instruments and methods of analytical environmental chemistry as applied in the collection and analysis of water; good knowledge of the current developments and trends in chemical analysis of water; ability to evaluate analytical test results and make detailed reports, verbal and written; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; a high degree of accuracy; sound professional judgment; initiative and dependability; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s Degree in Chemistry;
B. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered (4) year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or other relevant physical science discipline, which included the successful completion of twenty-four (24) semester credit hours of chemistry and three (3) years of experience in an analytical laboratory performing chemical analysis;
C. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).
NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements