New York State has approximately 6 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Health, Department 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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There is currently no Career Ladder information available for this title.
The Laboratory Specialist 2 (Chemistry), under general direction and in the area of expertise in which the position is assigned, may plan and oversee the work of the laboratory and/or plans and conducts experiments to advance research. The Laboratory Specialist 2 (Chemistry) may direct one or more of the following activities: the analysis of environmental samples and/or clinical specimens for the purpose of identifying and quantifying levels of chemical constituents; the analysis of samples prepared for use in proficiency testing programs to validate the chemicals present, both qualitatively and quantitatively; the analysis of proficiency samples for establishing and/or maintaining certification of the laboratory by various regulatory entities; the preparation for sampling materials and reagents used in the collection and analysis of both environmental samples and clinical specimens; the development and/or implementation of new technologies and techniques that will address newly identified needs and/or requirements to keep the laboratory’s capabilities current; may consult with outside agencies; and may supervise subordinate staff.
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.
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.
On or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Health and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as either:
A. a Laboratory Specialist 1, Laboratory Specialist Trainee 1, or Laboratory Specialist Trainee 2;
B. a Clinical Laboratory Consultant, Environmental Laboratory Consultant, Mass Spectrometry Analyst 2, Senior Bacteriologist, Senior Bacteriologist (Virology), or Senior Chemist (Air Pollution).
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.37-787
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 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.