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.