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PUBLIC HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF

Title:  RESEARCH SCIENTIST I (CHEMICAL SCIENCES)
Salary: $4,833.00 - $5,831.00
Posted: 02/09/2015

Job Description:
Performs analyses of human blood and urine primarily evaluating lead content, using standardized laboratory protocols and QC and QA procedures to ensure high quality of results. Performs both routine and non-routine analyses of environmental samples for lead content. Select procedures most appropriate to the sample matrix and the desired level of detection (sensitivity). Use LIMS to manage laboratory sample, inventory and analytical data, track sample analysis status and monitoring turn-around time, conduct peer review of laboratory data and generate laboratory report. Prepares technical reports including standard operating procedures (SOP), laboratory quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) reports. Participate in preparation of research results for publications and poster presentations. Assist in laboratory-related activities such as: health & safety committee, chemical and equipment inventories, and ordering supplies. Maintain the laboratory work areas and ensure the safe handling and disposal of hazardous chemical and biological materials to minimize fire and safety hazards, and to provide a contaminant-free environment for chemical analyses. Provides technical consultation to scientists and public health staff on sampling and testing. Respond to requests for information from within or outside of the CDPH. If you have SROA/Surplus status, please indicate by attaching your SROA/Surplus letter and note it on line 12 of your application. Qualified candidates must have eligibility for State employment, be in a reachable rank on an employment list for this classification, former state employees who can reinstate into this classification, have transfer eligibility to this classification or currently be in this classification. Employees applying for this position who wish to be considered on a transfer basis must meet the minimum qualifications for the classification per CCR Rule 250. You may be required to provide copies of your college transcripts or a copy of your college diploma if applicable. If you are not a current or former California State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. Please fill out a Standard 678 Application and send to the address written below. Make sure you sign the application. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be selected for interviews. Include the basis for your eligibility. Attach any supporting documentation to your application, i.e. Resume, State last, highest list appointment. Incomplete applications will be disqualified. The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Research Scientist 1 (Chemical Sciences) 580 - 352 - 5576 - xxx
Location County
Richmond CONTRA COSTA
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
02/25/2015 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch
850 Marina Bay Parkway, P3
Richmond, 94804
Alexandra Shevchenko
510-620-5600

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Notice: If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies. Learn all about it.

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.