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CHEMIST I - 42001526

Date: Apr 6, 2021

Location: POMPANO BEACH, FL, US, 33069

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Requisition No: 343043 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: CHEMIST I - 42001526

Position Number: 42001526 

Salary:  $29,344.38 - $32,279.00 

Posting Closing Date: 04/13/2021 

CHEMIST I

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES
BUREAU OF STANDARDS

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

CONTACT:

Valeria Cheeping at (954) 546-6416 or (850) 728-1542

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major course in a physical or natural science (which included Biological Sciences, Agricultural and Natural Resources and Physical/Chemical Sciences).

Certain positions within this class require individuals to meet specific federal or state regulations as identified by the employing agency. 

***ATTENTION CANDIDATES***

To be considered for a position with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

  • All fields in the Candidate Profile must be completed.
  • Work history, hours worked, and formal education fields must be filled out to determine qualifications for this position.
  • Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities. Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Occasional travel required.

NOTES:

Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.

JOB DUTIES:

Analyze petroleum, antifreeze, and brake fluid products to verify compliance with the latest American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and/or state of Florida specifications using the appropriate methods and Standard Operating Procedures. (Analyses are assigned based on complexity and number based on the position title. This position will be assigned a combination of complexity and/or number of analyses greater than those  of a Laboratory Technician but less than more senior chemist positions). Utilize the bureau's Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to aide in the collection, analysis, review and authorization of analytical results, quality control system and other associated laboratory information. Maintain, calibrate and operate analytical instrumentation with minimal supervision by senior chemists and/or laboratory manager,  to facilitate accurate and timely sample analyses. Maintain inventory of supplies and parts required to ensure accurate and timely analyses of samples via assigned instrumentation.

Participate in  the bureau's Quality Control Program. This includes proper and successful analyses of proficiency samples in addition to routine quality control procedures as dictated by the bureau's quality control plan. 

Receive and unpack sample cases while observing strict safety rules due to the flammable nature of the samples.  Prepare samples, prioritize and distribute using quantitative and qualitative judgments.  Keep records and determine priorities of all types of shipments to and from the laboratory.

Keep up to date with applicable rules and regulations pertaining to the analysis of petroleum products, safety rules, analytical procedures, and available instrumentation.

Perform other related duties such as, but not limited to, administrative paperwork and other non-technical duties as required by management. 

SPECIAL NOTES:

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami