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CHEMIST II - 42005373 (FOR INTERNAL AGENCY EMPLOYEES ONLY)

Date: Apr 10, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 59686 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: CHEMIST II - 42005373 (FOR INTERNAL AGENCY EMPLOYEES ONLY)

Position Number: 42005373 

Salary:  $32,696.82 - $39,236.08 

Posting Closing Date: 04/23/2019 

CHEMIST II

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF FOOD SAFETY

BUREAU OF FOOD LABORATORIES

***INTERNAL AGENCY OPPORTUNITY--
ONLY CURRENT EMPLOYEES OF THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES WILL BE CONSIDERED***

 

CONTACT:

Sommer Patterson at (850) 617-7579

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in chemistry or biochemistry and one (1) years of professional chemical or biochemical experience; or

A master's degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry or biochemistry.

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

***Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile. Work history, hours
worked and formal education are required to qualify for this position. Responses to
Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile. Resumes and
other documentation can be attached to provide additional information. ***

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.

JOB DUTIES:

Working independently using standard operating procedures, performs a variety of routine chemical or physical tests and analyses of foods in a timely manner.  Verifies the analytical results generated.

Maintains personal expertise in analytical procedures, instrument technology, quality assurance and improvement through self-motivation. Recommends new or modified analytical procedures to improve the accuracy and effectiveness of laboratory analyses. Complies with state and department policies and procedures for analysis of foods. 

Works with supervisor, staff and laboratory quality manager to ensure quality assurance and ultimately, improvement, as required under ISO 17025.   Ensures inventories (equipment and chemical/reagent) are current and complete.

Ensures proper working of section, including equipment maintenance, maintaining supplies (including reagent and chemicals), ensuring laboratory and work areas are clean and orderly, etc.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the terminology, principles and techniques of chemical research, analysis or testing.   
  • Knowledge of the procedures, techniques, and equipment used in laboratory testing and analysis.
  • Knowledge of the methods of data collection.
  • Skill in the use of scientific laboratory equipment.
  • Ability to collect, record, and analyze scientific data relating to chemistry.
  • Ability to conduct chemical analyses using scientific methods and techniques.
  • Ability to perform quantitative analysis of scientific data.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to keep accurate research records.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to the chemical sciences.
  • Ability to comply with strict procedural and quality control/quality assurance guidelines in an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory. 
  • Ability to perform calculations. 
  • Ability to use laboratory computer applications (email, data processing, spreadsheet, database, word processing) in a networked environment.

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: Tallahassee