Laboratory Specialist 2 Chemistry - Grade 23

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This title exists in Health, Department of and has approximately 6 positions.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Job Duties

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.

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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.

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.


Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

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 email notification so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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