STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B18

Class No. 2473

CHEMIST II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs moderately complex (journey-level) chemical analysis work. Work involves coordinating and conducting the chemical analysis and physical testing of materials, chemicals, physiological specimens, and other products; conducting research; and preparing technical reports. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Conducts research and quality control tests on chemicals and materials.

Conducts chemical and physical analyses of food, drugs, human clinical specimens, construction materials, wastewater, stream pollution, hazardous waste, alcohol, or other materials.

Collects, prepares, and analyzes samples.

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

Verifies and interprets test results and prepares test reports.

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

Prepares specifications for laboratory chemicals, equipment, and supplies.

Prepares technical reports and research papers.

Assists in conducting audits of environmental laboratories to ensure compliance with applicable environmental or public health laws, rules, regulations, and policies.

Assists in the development and implementation of laboratory procedures, safety guidelines, or guidelines for laboratory assessments and/or accreditation.

May interpret laboratory and analytical results for use in regulatory determination decisions.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in chemical analyses and 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, to communicate effectively, and to train others.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15