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RESEARCH SCIENTIST SUPERVISOR II (CHEMICAL SCIENCES)
Salary: $7,572.00 - $9,156.00        Date Posted:08/30/2013
Working Title Position Number
Chief of ELAP 580 - 760 - 5650 - 001
Location
Richmond Campus
Timebase Tenure County
Full Time Permanent   month(s) CONTRA COSTA
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
03/01/2013 http://www.cdph.ca.gov/services/jobs/Pages/ResearchScientist.aspx
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Resource Management Section
1616 Capitol Ave, Suite 74.250
Sacramento, CA 95814
Juan Perez
(916) 449-5631
Juan.Perez@cdph.ca.gov
Special Requirements:
Job Description & Additional Information
Link provided is to CDPH, Job Opportunities, Current Open Examinations, Research Scientist Series
CURRENT OR FORMER EMPLOYEES IN THIS CLASSIFICATION, THOSE EMPLOYEES WITH EXAM LIST OR TRANSFER ELIGIBILITY OR EMPLOYEES DESIGNATED AS SROA/SURPLUS MAY APPLY. SURPLUS APPLICANTS, PLEASE ATTACH A COPY OF YOUR SURPLUS LETTER TO YOUR STATE APPLICATION. STATE YOUR ELIGIBILITY IN BOX 12 OF THE STATE APPLICATION

Job Summary: Under the general direction of the Drinking Water and Radiation Laboratory Branch Chief, the incumbent serves as the chief of the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP). The incumbent plans, organizes and directs the functions of ELAP encompassing the adoption, implementation and maintenance of the State Certification program and the Federal National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) as required by State and Federal laws and regulations. Directs and manages the program of State certification and National accreditation of environmental testing laboratories performing work and providing reliable analytical resources and services as required by the State regulatory agencies and Federal programs for the protection of public health in California.

Supervision Received: Under direction of the Drinking Water and Radiation Laboratory Branch Chief. Supervision Exercised: Directly supervises Research Scientist Supervisor I, Supervising Chemists, and Staff Environmental Scientists positions. Description of Duties: Percent of Time Essential Functions:

40% Plans, organizes and directs the operation of ELAP as a fully fee supported program. Hires and trains staff. Oversees preparation of management and program reports, research database and management information systems, and web page maintenance and updates. Manages staff and coordinates the functions and activities of the program headquarters in Richmond and field staff in Southern California and Sacramento. Directs the work of program supervisors and senior staff responsible for the field activities for on-site assessment/auditing of applicant laboratory performance evaluation/proficiency testing studies, and accreditation/certification and quality assurance. Directs the technical staff in ELAP. Monitors the performance of the program staff to ensure quality and productivity, and deals with the resolution of complex issues referred by staff and issues of concern not satisfactorily resolved at lower levels. Manages overall program budget, practices good management skills in the administration of the program, adheres to the Department’s policies and procedures, and performs other duties as required by the Department.

20% Adopts, implements, develops and manages the State certification and the Federal National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) as a two-tiered concurrent programs based on the provisions of the State mandates, and applicable Federal laws and regulations. Ensures the successful operation of the process of certification/accreditation, including the review of the quality assurance documents and applications, on-site assessments/audits, performance evaluation/proficiency testing studies, consultation, accreditation clearance, and investigation and enforcement as required for the management of ELAP. Provides consultation to laboratories on new methods and technology, regulations, and program updates, and certification issues and new requirements. Prepares information bulletins/announcements of technical and program updates for mass mailing to the laboratories and other stakeholders.

20% Consults with State and Federal regulatory agencies and public health programs on use of analytical methods, reporting and regulatory limits, and new analytes for public health concerns and monitoring needs. Works with upper management and legal staff in developing new regulations or legislative proposals for the adoption of changes required in the program. Adopts and implements new Fields-of-Testing to increase the scope of accreditation services as required by the State legislature or Federal regulations. Provides training and monitors the performance of the technical and scientific staff in carrying out the functions of the program and implementing the changes as required by adoptions of new laws and regulations, methods and technology.

10% Contributes and assists in the development of national standards of accreditation and quality assurance requirements of environmental studies and accreditation. Participates in coordination activities related to the program, gives presentations and lectures, and serves on panels involving environmental and accreditation issues. Provides and assists in the training of staff in the requirements of the national NELAP program and interacts with other NELAP approved States for the development of the accreditation program and maintenance of reciprocity and consistency of standards of accreditation required for national recognition.

Percent of Time Marginal Functions 10% Based on information provided by regulatory agencies, assigns staff and leads investigations involving allegations of laboratory fraud or unethical practices, consults with upper management on these issues, and assists with legal and enforcement actions as required by State laws and regulations. Develops policies, standard operating procedures, and training documents for the program and the adoption of changes in the Standards of accreditation. Performs other essential functions as required or assigned by the Department, Division, and Branch.

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