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Job Title: Chemist 2 (35 Hour)
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Organization: State of Connecticut Department of Public Health
Posted: 1/3/2022
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Laboratory
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Rocky Hill,  CT   
Compensation: $59,393 - $80,587/year
Position Description: Are you ready for the next step in your career? If so, we have an excellent opportunity for you to join our laboratory’s team!

We are looking for a qualified individual for the position of Chemist 2. This person will work with the Environmental Chemistry Division of the Dr. Katherine A. Kelley State Public Health Laboratory, and will support the recommendations of the CT Interagency PFAS Action Plan. This role is located at 395 West Street in Rocky Hill. This is a full- time, first shift, thirty five (35) hour per week position with a Monday through Friday work schedule.

The Environmental Sciences section tests for over 100 toxic chemical agents in public drinking water supplies, private wells, rivers, lakes, streams, wastewater, spills, and soils. Additionally, this section provides testing services for consumer products and other materials where there is a potential for exposure to hazardous materials such as lead based paint. Other services include monitoring of the nuclear power industry, serving on the State’s nuclear response team including maintaining preparedness and capabilities to respond to radiation emergencies. The section is also designated as the state’s Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Response Laboratory in the event of a hazardous chemical exposure.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO WILL: Be involved in developing methods for the determination of chemical contamination, specifically per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water Conduct PFAS testing for drinking water to support Local Health Departments, the Department of Public Health Public and Private Drinking Water Programs, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as well as other State agencies as needed Perform analyses and examinations utilizing sophisticated instrumentation Test samples of drinking water for the presence of PFAS according to Environmental Protection Agency approved methodologies Develop standards and procedures and quality controls The Mission of the Department of Public Health (DPH) is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by:

Assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy Preventing disease, injury, and disability Promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state. DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.

We participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as paid time off! We encourage a healthy work/life balance. The Department of Public Health also offers free parking with shuttle service, educational support, and continuous access to training.

Please Note: This opportunity was previously posted and individuals that applied to that prior posting must apply to this new posting in order to be considered for this position.

Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE Six (6) years of experience in an industrial, public health, toxicology, medical or materials laboratory involving scientific work in the field of chemistry.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the junior working level in the field of chemistry. For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Chemist 1.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED College training in chemistry or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree. A Master's degree in chemistry or a related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 4/3/2022
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Joseph Fried,  Chemist 2 (35 Hour)
Contact Location: 450 Columbus Blvd

Hartford   CT  06103
United States
Contact Location: 450 Columbus Blvd
  Hartford   CT  06103
  United States
Contact Phone: 8609247053 
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How to Apply: Apply at: sp?R1=211228&R2=7520HC&R3=001

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