STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B16

Class No. 2472

CHEMIST I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs routine (journey-level) chemical analysis work. Work involves conducting chemical analyses and physical testing of materials, chemicals, physiological specimens, and other products; and assisting with research. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Conducts research and quality control tests on chemicals and materials.

Collects, prepares, and analyzes samples.

Prepares test solutions, compounds, and reagents for analytical procedures.

Interprets test results and prepares test reports.

Maintains, troubleshoots, calibrates, and/or sterilizes laboratory equipment.

Assists in the chemical and physical analyses of foods, drugs, human clinical specimens, construction materials, wastewater, stream pollution, hazardous waste, alcohol, or other materials.

Assists with preparing technical reports and research papers.

May assist in the development and implementation of laboratory procedures and safety guidelines.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in chemical laboratory work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in chemistry or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles of chemical processes and analyses; of the preparation, properties, structures, and use of chemical and physical substances; and of the laws and standards related to the technical areas of responsibility.

Skill in the operation of laboratory equipment and in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to conduct physical and chemical analyses and tests, to interpret test results, to prepare reports, and to communicate effectively.


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Revised 9-1-15