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OPS CHEMIST III - 42902940

Date: Sep 17, 2021

Location: TAMPA, FL, US, 33609

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Requisition No: 428205 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: OPS CHEMIST III - 42902940

Position Number: 42902940 

Salary:  $18.59 Hourly 

Posting Closing Date: 09/30/2021 






 Nevena Bunijevac, (813) 868-8264


A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in chemistry or biochemistry and two (2) years of professional chemical or biochemical experience; or

A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in chemistry or biochemistry and one (1) year of professional experience as described above; or

A doctorate from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in chemistry or biochemistry. 

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

Please Note: There will be a numerically based work sample administered with an established minimum required passing score to all eligible candidates in order to move to the next phase of consideration.


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.


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


Analyze petroleum products to verify compliance with the latest ASTM and/or State of Florida specifications using the appropriate methods and Standard Operating Procedures. 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 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.

Under direction of laboratory manager, monitor the daily laboratory functions in assigned  area and provide feedback to the laboratory manager to aide in efficient and accurate operation of the laboratory. This includes monitoring analyses, data recording, and reporting  for all types of fuel samples and ensuring  that all samples are properly analyzed according to the appropriate ASTM and/or screening methods. Reports substandard products in a timely manner to the laboratory manager.  Be familiar with Florida law as it relates to fuel testing and specifications. Monitor the workflow of the laboratory and assist the manager with prioritizing the daily sample work load.  Be thoroughly familiar with the latest test methods, procedures, equipment changes, and fuel  specifications in order to act as an in-laboratory contact and technical resource for other Chemists and Technicians.  Recommend and oversee maintenance, calibration, and repair of  equipment.  Assist in the training of any  present or new employees.  Maintain a safe, organized and clean environment throughout the areas of responsibility.

Participate in and assist the Laboratory Manager in the monitoring  and verification of the locations implementation of 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.

Assist other laboratories and management on needed specifications, ordering and set up of equipment.  This will include writing of specifications and research to determine the maximum efficiency and requirements to perform a given task and to meet appropriate ASTM methods.  Assist supervisor as requested to conduct daily work and fill in as the person-in-charge in his absence.  This will require being familiar with the over all operation of the laboratory and coordinating laboratory operations with the Laboratory Administrator or designate in the absence of the laboratory manager. 

Perform other duties such as, but not limited to, administrative paperwork, shipping/receiving, sample custody and other non-technical duties as required by management. 


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.

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