STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B26

Class No. 2663

TOXICOLOGIST III

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly advanced and/or managerial (senior-level) toxicology work. Work involves directing agency toxicological functions and serving as an expert or consultant for agency staff and the public concerning toxicology and risk assessment issues. 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

Directs complex toxicological evaluations to determine potential health risks associated with exposure to environmental contaminants.

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

Directs the distribution of new toxicological information to agency staff.

Oversees the analysis and review of environmental and toxicological data.

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

Oversees the production, editing, and review of reports concerning toxicological evaluations of environmental contaminants.

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

Oversees the coordination of the data collection, assessment, and evaluation processed in community health planning for disease surveillance and bioterrorism planning and response activities.

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

Provides technical assistance and expertise to other agencies.

Keeps abreast of latest advances in toxicology.

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

Added 9-1-15