Environmental Chemist 2

Grade 23

New York State has approximately 22 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Environmental Conservation, Dept of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Environmental Chemist Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Environmental Chemist Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Environmental Chemist 1

    Grade 18

  4. Environmental Chemist 2

    Grade 23

  5. Environmental Chemist 3

    Grade 27

  6. Environmental Chemist 4

    Grade 64

Summary of Job Description

As an Environmental Chemist 2, depending upon the program area assigned, you would supervise subordinate chemists and technicians; develop, evaluate, and implement analytical methods and protocols designed for the chemical analysis of environmental samples; and initiate and coordinate source sampling programs. You might formulate and implement an appropriate quality assurance program, evaluate or direct the evaluation of analytical data generated by private and government laboratories engaged in contract work for the department, evaluate and mitigate environmental risks of pesticides in New York State, and prepare reports. You might also be involved in health and safety issues related to chemical hygiene or quality assurance plans.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

There are two examinations for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for both.

For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as an Environmental Chemist 1, Environmental Chemist Trainee 1, or Environmental Chemist Trainee 2.

Only the titles listed are qualifying.

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, you must have:

Either 1. a bachelorís degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or environmental chemistry, AND three years of professional experience in the field of chemistry, two years of which directly relate to air or water pollution, solid or hazardous waste, analysis of biological tissue for contaminants, or the regulation and analysis of pesticides;

Or 2. a masterís or doctoral degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or environmental chemistry, AND two years of professional experience directly related to air or water pollution, solid or hazardous waste, analysis of biological tissue for contaminants, or the regulation and analysis of pesticides.

For the purpose of this examination, a degree in other disciplines will NOT be considered qualifying.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

26-758 38-541

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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