STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B24

Class No. 2662

TOXICOLOGIST II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) toxicology work. Work involves overseeing and conducting toxicological evaluations to determine potential health risks associated with environmental contaminants, serving as a specialist or consultant for agency staff and the public concerning toxicology and risk assessment issues, conducting research studies, and preparing technical reports and presentations. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees and evaluates complex toxicological evaluations to determine potential health risks associated with exposure to environmental contaminants.

Oversees the evaluation and development of procedures and methodologies for conducting toxicological evaluations and risk assessments.

Oversees the distribution of new toxicological information to agency staff and ensures health effects databases are current.

Oversees and conducts the analysis and review of environmental and toxicological data.

Evaluates technical recommendations regarding agency permitting, monitoring, and enforcement activities based on analysis and interpretation of environmental and toxicological data.

Produces, edits, and reviews reports concerning toxicological evaluations of environmental contaminants.

Recommends and reviews enforcement activities, including the revision of policies, based on analysis and interpretation of environmental and toxicological data.

Serves as an expert toxicologist and risk assessor in agency hearings, courts proceedings, legislative hearings, and public meetings.

Provides technical assistance and expertise to other agencies.

Keeps abreast of latest advances in toxicology.

Coordinates the data collection, assessment, and evaluation processes in community health planning for disease surveillance and bioterrorism planning and response activities.

May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. 

Performs related duties as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the standard principles and methods of toxicology and chemical laboratory procedures.

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

Ability to initiate, plan, develop, interpret, and conduct risk assessments and evaluations of toxicological information; to determine the health risks associated with public and environmental exposure to toxic substances; to provide expert testimony; to conduct surveys; to perform investigative research and studies; to analyze environmental samples; to prepare reports; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15